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Superb Hamilton breaks losing jinx in Monte Carlo

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton celebrates on the podium with his trophy at the Monaco street circuit in Monaco yesterday. (Photo: AFP)

MONACO (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton produced a superb drive to score his first victory of the Formula One season with success in a dramatic Monaco Grand Prix here yesterday. The Brit, whose paternal grandparents are Grenadian, started from third on the grid, but capitalised on wet conditions and th ... Read More


Drag meet on Sunday
It will be a big meet on Sunday for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) at Vernamfield, Clarendo ... Read More

The ill-fated 2007 Golden Dragon bus that was involved in the accident. Photos: Renae Dixon St Ann tragedy - Five killed in Llandovery bus crash
LLANDOVERY, St Ann — The police have been once again pushed to step up their message of cautio ... Read More

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Santa Fe Sport takes award
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, equipped with optional front-crash prevention, earned the Insurance ... Read More

Heelz N Wheelz delivers

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

FOR Heelz N Wheelz organiser Andrew Leesing, the 2016 staging at the National Stadium Car Park, St Andrew, last Sunday was one of the best ever in its eight-year history. “It went great and I felt we definitely delivered as the crowd and the cars came out to support us,” he told Auto. After adding several new categories to rev things up, it was ultimately the final three major contests — Best EG, Best Honda and Best Nissan — that held the attention of everyone, as thes ... Read More

KIG eyes driving tourism market

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, May 27, 2016    

WITH the growth of the adventure tourism automotive dealers Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG) believes they can help further increase that interest through their JEEP brand. “KIG thinks this is an untapped market as the local tour rental/transport market is dominated by boring four-door sedans,” Jeffrey Panton, managing director at KIG, told Auto. Panton says the JEEP brand of products, especially the Wrangler, offers the best way to experience the Caribbean lifestyle and is ideally ... Read More

The excellent BMW X1

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, May 27, 2016    

The 2017 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) retains all of the primary attributes of its larger sibling the X5, albeit in just a smaller package. From the outside, the X1 continues the more confident styling of its bigger brother. It wouldn’t be hard to say they ran the X5 through the photocopier in reduction mode and the X1 came out the other end. That’s not a bad thing, as it now moves the vehicle away from the previous awkward sedan styling to that of the new confident design l ... Read More

Steve Chin fuels his passion

Friday, May 27, 2016    

xxxxxx, sales representative at ATL Automotive — Honda takes a selfie with Takuji Yamada, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Company Inc on his inaugural one-day visit to Jamaica in November.

Steve Chin’s passion for auto mechanics began more than 20 years ago. After reading a car magazine in high school, he realised his dream was to be in the industry. He got an early start at Excelsior High where he enrolled in the school’s technical programme, and then continued his studies at the Jamaican-German Automotive School (JAGAS). In 1994 his dream was beginning to come true when he was selected as an apprentice at the local Honda dealership, where he had the opportunity to pa ... Read More

Toyota’s day out

Friday, May 27, 2016    

Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club’s first excursion for 2016 on May 22 to the Cinchona Botanical Gardens in the hills of St Andrew was a sizeable adventure from start to finish. “This was one of our biggest events yet,” Tracy-Ann Fletcher, Toyota Jamaica’s assistant marketing manager, told Auto. The trek saw a convoy of 26 4x4 Toyotas of varying vintage and sizes attempt to make their way from Toyota’s Old Hope Road showroom all the way to Cinchona via one of the to ... Read More

Gas prices - May 27

Friday, May 27, 2016    

87 (up) $1.92 per litre $104.98 90 (up) $1.92 per litre $106.63 Diesel (up) $1.71 per litre $97.56 ULSD (up) $1.68 per litre $105.78 Read More

Dangerous men!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

A motor vehicle accident on the one of the island’s roadways.

NINETY-FOUR per cent of the 19 drivers killed in private motor vehicle accidents since the start of the year are males. Males also accounted for 92 per cent of the 26 pedestrian deaths for the period, according to the latest weekly traffic crash report from the Road Safety Unit of the transport ministry. The report said, too, that all of the 48 motorcycle fatalities that have occurred up to May 19 are males. The overall death toll from fatal crashes since January 1 and May 19 now stands at 1 ... Read More

Kyle Gregg opens account

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 20, 2016    

Kyle Gregg’s bid to make 2016 his year got off to great start when he bagged maximum points after winning the championship run in Sunday’s Tru-Juice/DRC Sprint #1, at Bog Walk, St Catherine. “The car ran well, making it a good start to my season,” Gregg told Auto. Gregg battled through slippery conditions and lingering dust, to put his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX a full six seconds ahead of second place and the fastest overall time for the event. He said the new layo ... Read More

Big CMRC weekend

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, May 20, 2016    

Action from a previous Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship meet at JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland. Photo: Donovan Montague

MORE than 19 overseas drivers are expected to be in attendance for the first round of the 2016 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland, on May 21 and 22. The announcement was made by the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Sports Development Foundation office in St Andrew on Tuesday. “Come out. It’s going to be a great meet,” Monique Gibbs, JRDC president, told Auto. May 21 will be a full day of qualifying, with the ... Read More

JAMROCK racers back from Curaçao

Friday, May 20, 2016    

Team JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club comprising (from left) Nikoli Yapp,       Denise Clarke and husband, Mike, had a good showing at the 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Controlled On-road Competition in Curaçao, last weekend.Photo: Contributed

THE three-member JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC)team, which competed at the recent 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Controlled On-road Competition in Curaçao, is calling the experience a positive one. The team, comprising Nikoli Yapp and husband-and-wife team of Mike and Denise Clarke, returned to the island last week Monday. “It went pretty well,” Denise Clarke told Auto. She said despite the lack of practice heading to the event, due to heavy rai ... Read More



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