Rally starts today

competitors will
add to the action

RALLY Jamaica will start today at 6:30 pm at 100 Hope Rd, St Andrew, and will continue through tomorrow to conclude on Sunday afternoon on the waterfront streets of downtown Kingston. "It's been a lot of challenges to pull off the rally this year, but it's all going well," Larry Henriques, event or ... Read More

Vehicles on a wharf in Jamaica. Auction war
A MEETING between Jamaica Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and the commissioner of customs is te ... Read More

Ryan Chisholm (left) and Senna Summerbell battled hard
in Rotax Mini Max all day. Exciting end to karting season
MANY drivers went all out for victory instead of playing it safe to secure points for class champion ... Read More

Audi S1
Sportback Audi in seventh heaven
READERS of the popular German magazine, Sports Auto gave the Audi seven 'podium finishes' at its 23r ... Read More

Simon says

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Two-time French Rally Champion and European Rally
Champion Simon Jean-Joseph will be driving a 2015
Ford Fiesta R5 at this weekend’s Rally Jamaica 2015.
(Photo: Rory Daley)

AT 47, French rally driver Simon Jean-Joseph may say his professional career has been over since he retired in 2008. However, as the first Caribbean driver to ascend to the post of factory World Rally Championship, one would be crazy to count him out of the running for Rally Jamaica 2015 overall honours. "This is my first time ever to Jamaica and it's been a fantastic experience, thanks to my friends John Powell and Jeffrey Panton for the opportunity," he told Auto at Wednesday night's Rally Ja ... Read More

Road safety tour for Glenmuir High

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Radio personality Miss Kitty (centre), Respect Jamaica youth
ambassador Shanda Wallace (left), and Joel Lee Bishop,
volunteers from the Positive Organisation, share lens time
during a school tour of Ardenne High in St Andrew recently.
The event was sponsored by the National Road Safety Council.

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is partnering with radio personality Miss Kitty and Respect Jamaica to promote road safety at Glenmuir High School in Clarendon, today. The school visit is part of Miss Kitty's School Tour with Nationwide 90FM, which occurs on the last Friday of each month. Sharlene Rädlein, Miss Universe Jamaica and the NRSC's ambassador, will be addressing students on the need for road safety and responsibility on our roads. Paula Fletcher, NRSC executive directo ... Read More

Photo Finish - MoDA shifts in high gear

Friday, November 27, 2015    

Katrina Earle
with the Audi
A7 Sportback.

ATL Automotive's Audi terminal and Volkswagen showroom on Oxford Road in St Andrew were converted into a collage of creativity for the annual MoDa Market, last Sunday. The occasion saw fashionable clothing, accessories and decorative items for the home on sale. Photos: Rory Daley Photo Finish - MoDA shifts in high gear --> Read More

Transport Authority offering licences for 438 bus, taxi routes

Thursday, November 26, 2015    

Taxis in a section of downtown

THE Transport Authority is now offering licences for 438 bus and taxi routes islandwide, in what it said is a move to satisfy the increased demand for public transportation services in rural Jamaica. These routes include 374 route taxis and 64 rural stage carriage bus routes. Applications for these routes, the Transport Authority said, will remain open until the allocations are met. "... The decision to reopen the 438 routes [is] in keeping with [our] mandate to ensure the provision of road licences to ... Read More

Three-vehicle crash on Mandela

Monday, November 23, 2015    

Three-vehicle crash on Mandela

Luckily there were no fatalities from this early morning three-vehicle collision on Mandela Highway on Friday. Details of the crash are unclear, however the Jamaica Observer was told that the injured were taken to hospital. The crash occurred a week after the the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) hosted a vigil at Emancipation Park in St Andrew to remember road fatality victims. For the period January 1 to September 30 this year a total of 267 road deaths were recorded, up from 247 over the ... Read More

Largest ever James Bond car exhibition in London

Sunday, November 22, 2015    

LONDON, England — One of the cars on display at the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London
Film Museum. Bond in Motion is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the
renowned film series. It is the largest display of its kind ever staged in London. (PHOTO: XINHUA)

LONDON, England (Xinhua) -- No James Bond movie would be complete without at least one fast car packed with gadgets. Bond cars in Spectre, the new film in the franchise, have joined about 40 other cars and vehicles from previous Bond films at the 'Bond in Motion' exhibition in London's Covent Garden district. "The collection is the largest official collection of James Bond vehicles and the majority of them come from the Eon Archive (the Bond franchise production company). The collection is ove ... Read More

JAA 'rep' at run

Friday, November 20, 2015    

The Ram Goat Run mascot displaying important
road safety messages.

JAMAICA Automobile Association (JAA) used its roadside assistance expertise and road safety advocacy to influence participants during the Ram Goat Run held last Saturday. Serving as the official roadside assistance partner for the event, the JAA participated in the scavenger hunt, to raise funds for charity, and to reinforce the need for safe road use, while having fun. "Our team was prepared to assist any participating teams in the event that developed challenges with their motor vehicles dur ... Read More

Alrobe brings in Bizol lubricants

Friday, November 20, 2015    

The Bizol range of lubricants conforms to the higher
European ACEA standard and meet or exceed requirements
for most major auto manufacturers

Alrobe International Corporation Limited introduced German lubricant and car-care producer Bizol to the local market on Wednesday night at The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, New Kingston. "As a company, we are always on the technological edge and as we deal primarily with European and high-end automobiles Bizol is a perfect fit for the Jamaican consumer, and us," Robert Walker, director of Alrobe Enterprise, told Auto. The extensive line up of products are all made in Germany to high technologic ... Read More

Run raises US$10,000 for charity

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, November 20, 2015    


IN a tightly contested event, Team Rock N Rolla topped the points table to come out victors in last Saturday's inter-parish scavenger hunt -- Ram Goat Run. "The win was unexpected because we found teams way ahead of us, but we just pushed on," Andrew Wilson, one of the team's four members, told Auto. Wilson was joined by brother, Ryan, and friends Nadia Chambers and Sheree Lee. This was the team's second try at Ram Goat Run, which is now in its third year. The event took participants from it ... Read More

Crash victims remembered

Friday, November 20, 2015    

Sharlene Rädlein, Miss Universe Jamaica and NRSC
ambassador, addressing the audience at a vigil held at
Emancipation Park in St Andrew, last Friday.

ROAD fatality victims were remembered at vigil hosted by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) at Emancipation Park in St Andrew, last Friday. Paula Fletcher, NRSC executive director, said losing a loved one is an experience that no can fully recover, especially parents. "Everyone in Jamaica has been affected by road crashes, whether directly or indirectly. We either were close to someone who died in a road crash or know someone who have been emotionally hurt due to the loss of a family memb ... Read More



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