Founded in 1964, Checkered Flag Motor Car Company, with 15 employees, began as an automobile dealer in Hampton Roads selling MG, Austin Healey and Jaguar. Checkered Flag added the Toyota franchise in 1967, and has not slowed down since, and now represents Toyota, Scion, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai, BMW, MINI, Jaguar, Porsche and Audi. The company’s commitment to bring exceptional customer service and fresh innovative ideas to the automotive industry, has been its driving force for forty-seven years now. Its unwavering dedication to customers, coupled with the gutsy merchandising, has served the community well. A firm believer in change and progress, Ed Snyder constantly seeks ways to improve his company's operations. Across the board, each of Checkered Flag’s dealerships has won manufacturer honors and accolades, from the Toyota President’s Award and the Pride of Jaguar to the Audi Magna Society and BMW Center of Excellence. The company is a generous contributor to hundreds of charitable organizations throughout Hampton Roads. The staff, now at 538 employees, also serves on multiple charitable boards throughout the community.