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Issa set for three-peat

Zachary Sirgany (front) has made himself the class of the 50cc
field as he holds off rookie Brandon Finzi Smith, Ryan Lue and
Mattea Issa.

WITH the summer karting period over and six meets under his belt, 2013 Abe Zaide championship winner Thomas Issa is on track for his third national title after last Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at Palisadoes International Raceway. "It was an exciting day of racing for all. Thomas ... Read More

Rajik Brown holds the keys to the
1995 Honda Civic he won at Import
Tuner Night (ITN) 2014: Street Tuner
Invasion at the National Stadium
parking lot last Saturday night.
(PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) ITN delivers for St Ann patron
SATURDAY night's Import Tuner Night 2014: Street Tuner Night at the National Stadium's parking lot i ... Read More

The 2015 Nissan Qashqai launched in tandem with the
Altima at Fidelity Motors Hanover Street Showroom on
Tuesday. Fidelity committed to downtown Kingston
FIDELITY Motors Limited, authorised dealers of Nissan vehicles, announced their further commitment i ... Read More

Assistant Superintendent at the Savanna-la-Mar Fire Brigade, William Dixon (kneeling), shares
emergency first response (EFR) tips with motorcyclists in Little London during a Sandals Resorts
Motorcycle Safety Awareness session on August 15. Lying down to assist with the
demonstration is motorcyclist Orain Reid. More than 50 peeople were exposed to road safety
lessons and EFR and received safety gear, including helmets, courtesy of Banmark, Prento Bike
Rental, Gas Bike Rental, Happy World Negril, and Wassy Bikes. Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training
MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road ... Read More

Photo Finish logo - Tuning in

Friday, August 22, 2014    

(From left) Hot and fresh Aaliyah
Watson, Rasheda Whyte, Jordanna
Duhaney and Christina Wellington
all deliver for the camera.

Suped-up fast cars and pretty girls were the order of the day at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion at the National Stadium in St Andrew, last Saturday. Here are a few of the lovely ladies who Auto saw the annual event. Photos: Rory Daley Photo Finish logo - Tuning in --> Read More

Masania Moore for sure!

Friday, August 22, 2014    

Masania Moore is Miss Skunk
Nation 2014.
(PHOTOS: NAPHTALI JUNIOR)

IT was the passing of the torch as Sue Ann Gordon, who won the inaugural the Miss Skunk Nation contest in 2013, sashed the 2014 winner Masania Moore at Saturday's Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion at the National Arena Parking Lot, St Andrew. "I'm so happy I'm speechless right now. This is my first time winning something like this," Moore told Auto. The tall, toned, buxom twenty-two year old student and part-time promotional model was a crowd favourite from the start finding herself wh ... Read More

Top Gear dream come true

Friday, August 22, 2014    

It was a dream come true for Rene Harris (right) as she met her F1 hero
Mercedes AMG driver Lewis Hamilton.

The recent Top Gear Festival in Barbados was a watershed moment for Caribbean motorsports and for one lucky Jamaican fan, Rene Harris, it facilitated a moment she only though possible in her wildest dreams, meeting her Formula One hero Lewis Hamilton. "When I found out that Lewis Hamilton was going to be at Top Gear Festival Barbados, I just had to go," Harris told Auto. The 26-year-old had been well washed in motorsport by her father. "At the tender age of six, my love affair with motorsport ... Read More

Sprint action for 'St Bess'

Friday, August 22, 2014    

2013 Rallysport champion Daryl King will be back in action at
the Brighton River Sprint, Santa Cruz, St Elizabeth this
Sunday to defend his title. (PHOTO:RORY DALEY)

IT'S another picturesque round of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) Sprint Championship as it heads to Brighton River, Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, on Sunday. "Brighton River is a beautiful motorsport and recreational venue that has been missing from the motorsport calendar for a few years now," Wayne Piper, DRC president, told Auto. Piper also pointed out that St Elizabeth has had a great history when it comes to rallysport, as it used to play host to the Malvern Rally and was home to a previo ... Read More

Land Rover previews new Discovery interior

Friday, August 22, 2014    

Land Rover previews
new Discovery interior

LAND Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating. In the film, viewers are shown around the new Discovery Sport's interior as the camera glides through the cabin. The footage reveals details of the highly flexible first-in-class seating layout and shows desi ... Read More

China fines Japanese firms for monopoly

Friday, August 22, 2014    

Workers assemble cars at the HuaChen Group Auto factory in
Shenyang, north-east China's Liaoning province. (Photo: AFP)

SHANGHAI: China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than US$200 million (S$250 million) in total for price-fixing, authorities said on Wednesday, reportedly the biggest-ever such penalties, in the latest step of the country's anti-monopoly drive. Beijing has over the past year launched a wide-ranging crackdown on alleged malpractice by foreign firms across diverse sectors, including pharmaceuticals, baby formula and technology, raising fears overseas companies are being targeted. The a ... Read More

Elderly hit hardest by bus fare hike

BY KARYL WALKER walkerk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August 21, 2014    

THE elderly will be the hardest hit when the new Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fare structure comes into effect on August 24. Transport, Housing and Works Minister Dr Omar Davies announced yesterday that people 60 years and older will now pay 200 per cent more for bus fares in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region. The fare was previously $20 and will now rise to $60. Fares were last increased in 2013. Davies also announced that all other adults will pay $120 or 20 per cent more, w ... Read More

Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:23 PM    

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors. Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in US District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from reaching "dangerously high temperatures that would burn human flesh." Verrill is paralyzed from the waist down and can't feel hot and cold in her lower body. She tells the Portland Press Herald her ... Read More

Desperate measure

Monday, August 18, 2014    

This route taxi driver resorts to this most desperate measure of lying under his car to prevent it being towed after the police asked him for his documents in downtown Kingston recently. The man was overheard saying that he had just managed to get the car back on the road. In the end he was allowed to go. (PHOTOS: TYRONE SIMMS) Desperate measure --> Read More

'62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million

Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:22 PM    

$34 million Ferrari

CARMEL, California (AP) — A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for US$34.65 million. Thursday's sale at an auction in California during Monterey Car Week is believed to be a record public auction price for a classic car, topping the nearly $30 million paid for a Mercedes W196 last year in England. The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1kGzqcD ) reports the US$38 million total price — including 10 per cent buyer fees &mdas ... Read More



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