All systems go for Dover

Racecar driver Douglas ‘Hollywood’ Gore (Photo: Philp Lemonte)

DOVER Raceway is slated to come alive on Heroes weekend (October 19) with its 25th anniversary meet — Heroes of Speed: Back To The Good Old Days. Meet organiser Dean Corrodus is looking forward to a jam-packed venue as he promises motorsports fans an awesome show. "All systems are go and the ... Read More

The 2016 Audi Q7 unveiled to the Jamaican public last
Sunday night at the ATL Group Hangar at Tinson Pen
Aerodrome, Kingston. (Photos: Joseph Wellington) The quintessential Audi Q7
NOT even the heavens could contain its excitement at the launch of the All-New 2016 Audi Q7 at the A ... Read More

For two hours, skills will be tested at the JAMROCK
Remote Control Car Club 1:8 scale Nitro GT Endurance
Race starting at 1:00 p.m at Sovereign Centre on the
Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: Rory Daley) 'Remotes' raring to rev
LAST weekend's torrential showers may have forced the cancellation of the JAMROCK Remote Control Car ... Read More

Kaysian Bourke (centre), Flower Child 1999
designer, hanging out with pals Rachel
Barrett (left) and Christina Benjamin. PHOTO FINISH: Audi Takes Style Out
Last Thursday's Jamaica Observer's Takes Style Out saw specially guests joining Audi, the world's m ... Read More

Drag challenge this Sunday

Friday, October 09, 2015    

Eugene Grandison, as part of Team M.A.D, leads the current
National Drag Racing Circuit’s Team Championship.

Drag racers will be chomping at the bit to get back into action at Sunday's Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #4 at Vernamfield, Clarendon. As usual the Test & Tune, put on by the series organisers National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) on October 4, proved a good litmus test for the upcoming event. "We had a high turnout despite the poor weather in other parts of the country which is very encouraging for Drag Challenge #4," Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, told Auto. With 71 cars ... Read More

NRSC appeals to road users

Friday, October 09, 2015    

NRSC appeals to road users

THE National Road Safety Council (NRSC) is concerned about the thousands of Jamaicans who continuously flout the law and refuse to wear seat belts and helmets. Paula Fletcher, executive director of the NRSC, said many Jamaicans fail to realise that while travelling in the back of motor vehicles, they need to wear seat belts. She said not doing so make them vulnerable in crashes, as do motorcyclists and pillions who travel without helmets. "Despite our gains of 2012, Jamaica has already record ... Read More

Top-five finish from Hyundai

Friday, October 09, 2015    


HYUNDAI Motorsport has concluded Rallye de France with two Hyundai i20 WRC cars inside the top seven after a strong final day, last Sunday. Hayden Paddon was the highest placed Hyundai Motorsport driver in fifth place, two places ahead of Dani Sordo, who put in a stellar performance to take a stage win and move up into seventh place overall after a competitive Power Stage run. Thierry Neuville brought his Hyundai i20 WRC home safely to register a rally finish, while Kevin Abbring, who had been ... Read More

Manoj Ramchandani: Doing what makes him happy

Thursday, October 08, 2015    

Manoj Ramchandani

Manoj Ramchandani is not your typical 33-year-old. The Cornwall College past student has set his sights on developing a strong and reputable brand on the business landscape of western Jamaica. That brand, Dream Corp Investments, is the parent company of Dream Auto, Dream Mart, Dream by the Beach, Dream Property Management and Dream Developers. After obtaining his MBA with honours from Nova Southeastern University, Manoj returned home and started an electronics store. His passion for motor veh ... Read More


Monday, October 05, 2015    


Students at the Mile Gully Primary School in North Manchester were recently reminded of the importance of using the road safely at a seminar organized by the Mines and Corporate Services Departments of bauxite alumina company Jamalco. The seminar formed part of the Jamalco - In Schools Programme. Photo shows Leonard Francis of Jamalco's Mines Department showing students how they should walk in single file on the roadway. (PHOTO: JAMALCO) Read More

Speed on display

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Flanked by Nestlé Supligen promo girls, Seymore Anderson,
head of SeymoreSpeed, accepts the Best Team Presentation
award from Junior Buzzar, executive of the NDRC (left).
(Photo: Contributed)

IT was tuner Seymore Anderson, head of SeymoreSpeed, that won the Best Team Presentation at the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Promotional Road Tour on Sunday in Ocho Rios, St Ann. "SeymoreSpeed was just happy to support the NDRC," Anderson told Auto. The Ocho Rios-based tuner showed up with an impressive display of four cars from his crew primarily Nissans. His coordinated display stood out among the 40 vehicles that showed up for the event capturing the eye of the NDRC judges. "We've b ... Read More

Gregg takes Peterkin rally

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, October 02, 2015    

Joel Jackson continues to keep close numbers with
Kyle Gregg to set up a potentially exciting Rally
Jamaica battle.

Sunday's Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally 2015 held in the stages of New Works, St Catherine, served the dual purposes as a tribute event to one of motorsports' fallen and providing a testing ground for November's Rally Jamaica. In the end, it was just over eight seconds that separated winner Kyle Gregg from second placed finisher Joel Jackson. "It was a good test for the car. It's in great shape for Rally Jamaica," Gregg told Auto. The road to victory wasn't an easy one. A spin in the first s ... Read More

Toyota on a 'Hi'-lux

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, October 02, 2015    

The 2016 Toyota Hilux is 100 per cent bold styling. (Photos: Rory Daley)

THE pick-up market has shifted a bit over the decade since the seventh generation Toyota Hilux has been in production. For 2016, Toyota has responded by splitting the difference between demands of the modern pick-up owner and the original ingredients that made it the standard bearer. On the design front, there's no question that the 2016 Toyota Hilux is the best of the bunch with a fresh, aggressive look combining a slanted shark nose-style to the cab while slight taunt curves add visual muscle ... Read More

No JORC-ing around

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, October 02, 2015    

Given the
impact of KIG
and Toyota
Jamaica, Powell
has created an extra
class for auto dealers
wishing to show off the prowess
of their off-road vehicles.

SUNDAY'S JEEP® Jamaica Off-Road Challenge (JORC) Navigational Rally is shaping up to be serious business as the organisers have enlisted the assistance of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) and talents of Michael Fennell Jr. The event is scheduled to start at Manor Centre in St Andrew. Fennell Jr is known in the motorsports community as the route-setter for Rally Jamaica, the JMMC's largest annual rally, for over a decade now. "We wanted the JEEP® JORC navigational Rally to h ... Read More

‘Open house’ for remote cars

Friday, October 02, 2015    

The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club will be having an open track day for lovers of the
hobby on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: File)

The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club will be having an open track day for lovers of the hobby on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: File) 'Open house' for remote cars The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) will host an open day on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. "Think of it as a fun day for those interested in the hobby of RC cars," Franklin Thomas, JRRCCC director of promotions, told Auto. Franklin hopes the da ... Read More



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