Karting action heats up

William Myers (front) trying to hold off Thomas Issa in Rotax Seniors

THERE is only one more meet to go in the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA) championship season after last Sunday's event at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. While the karters raced all day, it was a special moment for the 32 boys and girls from Jonathan Grant High School Auto Club, ... Read More

Adam Stewart, conceptualiser of the Ram Goat Run, which is aimed at raising funds for the
We Care For Cornwall Regional Hospital Foundation. This year’s target is US$50,000. Raring to 'GO-AT'
A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. That's what participants are to expect for ... Read More

Toyota Day is scheduled for this Sunday at Falmouth Pier,
Falmouth. The event is expected to showcase the best the
brand has offered through the years. (PHOTO: RORY DALEY) Sunday is Toyota Day
THE Falmouth Pier's parking lot, Falmouth, will be transformed into a mecca for all things Toyota fo ... Read More

Doug Gore’s Audi TT-R DTM. J'cans ready to ROC Barbados
LOCAL motorsport icons Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton have been confirmed this week to represent Jamai ... Read More

JA gets 'Radicalised'

Friday, October 31, 2014    

The Radical SR3 RS is more than capable to tackling Dover
Raceway, according to its drivers. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)

THERE was nothing but praise from the Radical Race team of US-based Jamaican Taj Alvaranga and Radical factory driver Englishman Tom Drewer for Dover Raceway at the recent Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed that took place in St Ann. "Dover is awesome. It has everything that a race driver could ask for," Drewer told Auto after the race meet. He went on to describe the local track as a mini-Monaco built into a hillside as it's bumpy like ... Read More

Work to begin this week on Lady Musgrave, Montrose roads

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Motorists try to navigate this pothole-riddled section of Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston, recently. The road, which is a major thoroughfare, has been in this
disgraceful condition for months. (FILE: PHOTO)

THE National Works Agency (NWA) said work is to begin this week on Lady Musgrave Road and Montrose Road in St Andrew. Manager Communication and Customer Services at NWA Stephen Shaw said the repairs to be undertaken will include drainage improvement, construction of sidewalks, replacement of base, removal of old asphalt and repaving. The Jamaica Observer recently highlighted the condition of the pothole-riddled section of Lady Musgrave Road, which has been in a disgraceful condition for month ... Read More

Bond's submarine for sale

Friday, October 24, 2014    

James Bond’s Lotus Espirit S1 sports car from the movie
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

ROGER Moore's submarine car from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) is for sale on eBay for a whopping US$1 million. With that price tag, it'll sure to leave you shaken not stirred. The amphibious vehicle: a modified 1977 Lotus Espirit S1 sports car, was seen in the flick driving directly from road into the sea. According to the vehicle's eBay listing, of the six Esprit props used in the film, only three are still in existence. It was recently restored by Rick Dale and featured ... Read More

Dover excitement

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Gore set new lap record and went
home Thundersport champion.

JAMAICA'S finest circuit racers went all-out for the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift & Speed held at Dover Raceway in St Ann, on Monday. Chief standouts were Doug Gore, the Total Summerbell Racing (TSR) team, and Heath Causwell in his PETCOM-sponsored Subaru Impreza. For Gore, he captured the lap record with a time of one minute 17.019 seconds set on Sunday, and then completed his season with the 2014 Thundersport tr ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Fond farewell

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Petcom ladies Patricia Nicholson (left), Melissa
Scott (centre) and Carla Wiggandi showing
their true colours.

As the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) racing season came to end at the Seaboard Marine Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann on Monday, our cameras caught several of fans who turned out for the finale. Photos: Rory Daley PHOTO FINISH - Fond farewell --> Read More


Friday, October 24, 2014    

Kyle Gregg 2014 JDRC drivers’ champion.

TOTAL Summerbell Racing's (TSR's) Kyle Gregg was crowned the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) drivers' champion for the 2014 season at the club's awards ceremony held on Wednesday at the KIA Motors Showroom, St Andrew. "It was unexpected," Gregg told Auto. The irony of the award didn't escape Gregg, who started the season very vocal in his opposition to the new rules and moving his focus to Rallysport. "It actually does mean a lot for me and the team, given how we started the year and the few ... Read More

Push for success

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

The Southern Region Over-14 boys
pushing their way to victory over
the Western Region Over-14 team
and posting the fastest overall
time at the Child Development
Agency’s Pushcart Derby in New
Kingston, St Andrew, on Sunday.

IT was a fun day for all at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, St Andrew. "We can only classify the Pushcart Derby as a success, given the response from the children when it came to building and racing their carts," Michelle McIntosh, director, financial management and accounting services at the CDA told Auto. The derby saw eight teams — three in the Under-14 and five in the Over-14 categories — participating along Knust ... Read More

And the best cart is...

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Rosalee Gage-Grey, (front left) CEO Child Development
Agency poses with the Western Region team after it was
announced that they’d won the Best Cart prize at the CDA’s
Pushcart Derby, last Sunday in New Kingston. (PHOTOS:

THE Western Region continued to rack up accolades even after the racing was over at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby in New Kingston, as along with their Under-14 race victory they collected the Best Cart prize. "I can say without a doubt that I'm one of the proudest persons here right now," Lee Lynshue, team engineer, told Auto. As part of the derby, each competing team had to build their own cart to the specifications provided by the CDA. Judged in areas such as safet ... Read More

New direction for DRC

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Conrad Burns (centre), president of the Drivers Rallysport
Club, is surrounded by his new executive (from left) Maurice
Whittingham, vice-president – competition; Tanee Green,
secretary; Terry Hamilton, vice-president – marketing; and
Warren Lamey, treasurer. (PHOTO: RORY DALEY)

RALLY veteran Conrad Burns is new head of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) after the club's annual general meeting at Off The Hook, New Kingston last Tuesday night, . "We intend to continue the work that the outgoing president has started," Burns told Auto. Burns takes over the 17-month organisation from former president Wayne Piper, who declined re-election for personal reasons. He is joined by Terry Hamilton, vice- president - marketing; Tanee Green, secretary; Warren Lamey, treasurer; and ... Read More

JUTC buys vehicles for on-the-road maintenance

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

Director Colin
Campbell (left)
accepts the key
for one of three
handed over
to the JUTC by
Minister Omar
Davies (centre)
at the Transport
Dr Garnett
Roper looks on.

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three vehicles for maintenance purposes at total $12.9 million through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company. Managing Director Colin Campbell said that the vehicles, bought from Toyota Jamaica, are assigned to three of the depots in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) --Spanish Town, Portmore and Rockfort. "What used to happen is that the regular buses were sent out to assist buses in distress, but that ... Read More



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