Drag racing 101

Action from a previous
drag racing event.

THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will be hosting a drag racing technical seminar tomorrow at Curphy Place in St Andrew. Scheduled start time is 9:00 am and continues until 5:00 pm. The event is free to the public and open to registered NDRC racers as well as thrill seekers looking to partici ... Read More

Deborah Stewart, Audi marketing manager and Carlton
Brown, bespoke tailor, stand behind a new Audi A3.
(Photo: Rory Daley) Suited for summer
SLEEK, elegant, classy are some of the words used the describe the 2014 World Car of the Year: the A ... Read More

The constantly changing road conditions kept all on
their toes. TJAM Experience bigger and better
LAST Sunday saw Toyota off-roading aficionados enjoying the trails with the second staging of the To ... Read More

(From left) Osric Forrest,
director School of Advanced
Skills — Caribbean Maritime
Institute; Fritz Pinnock,
executive director —
Caribbean Maritime Institute;
and Melissa McHargh, general
manager EdgeChem Jamaica
Limited, at Wednesday’s The
Painting Programme
graduation at the Technology
Innovation Centre (TIC)
Courtyard, University of
Technology, St Andrew. Paint pros get an edge
FORTY-THREE students received their certificates as they graduated from The Painting Programme at th ... Read More

Road alerts at your finger tips

Friday, July 03, 2015    

Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr (right), director at Mona GeoInformatics Institute, outlines the new JNGI
Fatal Crash Map to (from left) Chris Hind, general manager, JN General Insurance Company
(JNGI); Senior Superintendent Calvin Allen, head of the police Traffic and Highway Division, and
Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works, and Housing.

JAMAICA'S road users can now know where fatal road crashes are occurring daily with the development of the JNGI Fatal Crash Map. According to Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee, director of Mona GeoInformatics Institute at The University of the West Indies (UWI), anyone can now retrieve this information online. "We want to be able present information to stakeholders as it happens," Dr Lyew-Ayee told guests at the crash map's launch at the Mona Visitors' Lodge, UWI, Mona campus, last Thursday. Sponsored by J ... Read More

Wealth show goes Montego Bay, again

Friday, July 03, 2015    

(From left) The Wealth crew of Leighton Davis, managing
director of Creative Media and Events Ltd; Simone Riley,
brand manager; and Garth Walker, chairman of Creative
Media and Events Ltd, at year’s media launch.

WEALTH Auto Show returns for its third staging at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James, on November 28-29. Leighton Davis, managing director of Creative Media and Events Ltd -- parent company of Wealth Magazine and Business Access TV, said this event will be larger than previous ones. "This year's staging will be bigger and better as people in the West will be treated to a spectacular show of automobile brands fitted for any pocket," said Davis. The auto show is set to have a variety ... Read More


Friday, July 03, 2015    

This motorcyclist is being accosted by cops for alleged traffic breaches on Trafalgar Road in Kingston yesterday. (PHOTO: LIONEL ROOKWOOD) Read More

Photo Finish - Your next adventure starts here

Thursday, July 02, 2015    

KIG Jeep presents the right-hand drive 2.8L Diesel, Wrangler Unlimited Sport in brilliant black, with elements of The Journey Collection by Lubica Photographs by Alty Benjamin Jr Creative Director and Fashion Stylist Fidge Fletcher Model - Nastasia Mitchell Special thanks to KERRY manwomanhome Shot on location at Kingston Industrian Garage 381 Spanish Town Road Read More

TJAM heads to Yallahs

Saturday, June 27, 2015    

Off-roaders making their way to St Thomas. (Photos: Observer file)

THE Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club is gearing up to again tackle the tough trails that will lead them to Yallahs River, St Thomas, on Sunday. "We've been getting plenty of calls on it from people asking if everything is ready, so there should be a larger turnout this time," Howard Foster, marketing and sales manager at Toyota Jamaica, told Auto. The drive will start from Northside Plaza at 9:00 am taking participants up through Papine, into Jamaica's famous coffee lands Mavis Bank, before head ... Read More

Rosberg top for Mercedes in testing

Saturday, June 27, 2015    

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton (right) chats
with teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany after Hamilton won the Formula One
Chinese Grand Prix and Rosberg finished second in Shanghai on Sunday.

SPIELBERG, Austria (AFP) — Nico Rosberg posted the fastest time in private tests Wednesday at the Red Bull Ring circuit where last weekend he saw off Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to win the Austrian Grand Prix. The German led the timesheets with a lap of one min 09.113 in the second session in Spielberg after Valterri Bottas in a Williams had led the way in the morning with a lap of 1:10.029. Ferrari's test driver Esteban Gutierrez split this pair to post the second fastest time of t ... Read More

New Golf: A hole in one

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, June 26, 2015    

Front view of
2015 VW Golf

ATL Automotive, local dealers of the Volkswagen brand, launched the 2015 VW Golf to the media at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew, on Thursday. "This is the first major launch we've had here in the VW showroom and the first of many as we move forward," said Matthew Cripps, group general manager at ATL Automotive. Cripps called the Golf 'the mother of all hatchbacks' and now in its seventh generation, it continues to be the benchmark in the class, racking up multiple awards worldwide suc ... Read More


By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, June 26, 2015    

Nigel Wilmot has taken his passion for off-roading and
modification to the masses via his social media
channels and through motorsport. (Photos: Rory Daley)

FOR security fencing contractor Nigel Wilmot, his passion and social media has driven him into the limelight of the Jamaican off-roading community with his vehicular 'creations'. "Wilmotorsports represents my creativity," Wilmot told Auto. Six years ago, friend and mentor Wayne Reynolds exposed Wilmot to off-roading and he has been hooked ever since. But it didn't stop there. Already into modifying cars for street performance, he turned those skills to his first 4x4 vehicle, a Suzuki Samurai, ... Read More

Sunday's dexterity meet off

Friday, June 26, 2015    

Maurice Whittingham is on top in both the Dexterity and DRC
Rallysport Championship. (Photos: Observer file)

THE Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) third dexterity event for the year, scheduled this Sunday, June 28 at Garmex, Marcus Garvey Drive, has been postponed to a later date. The DRC issued an apology on Tuesday indicating that the circumstances were beyond their control. "We are thinking about holding it on July 19 at a different venue, but that is only tentative," a source within the club shared with Auto. Had the event taken place it would have been the first time in quite a long period that de ... Read More

JGRA blood drive in ‘Sav’ July 4

Friday, June 26, 2015    

Sandra Molyneaux

IN observance of National Road Safety month, the Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) will be hosting a blood drive at Dunbars River Petcom Station in Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland, on July 4. Organiser Sandra Molyneaux, western chapter chairperson, spoke to Auto about the project. "The hospitals islandwide are generally short of blood, and we had a drive in Kingston and Ocho Rios, so I figured I would bring it to the western end of the island," said Molyneaux. The drive will be done ... Read More



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