Seven-seat heaven

Based on the D-Max pick-up, the 2015 Isuzu mu-X combines off-road
competence, on-road manners, and the conveniences expected from
the modern Sport Utility Vehicle. (Photos: Rory Daley)

SEARCHING for real off-road capabilities and seven seats? Then look no further than the 2015 Isuzu mu-X Sport Utility Vehicle fresh off the showroom floors of local dealers Isuzu Vehicles and Supplies. In a world where other automakers are simply converting their cars into SUVs feigning off-road ab ... Read More

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Wendy Wallace, sales executive of Sol Petroleum Jamaica,
highlighting the display of Shell Helix Ultra with Pure Plus
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DRC sprint on Sunday

Friday, April 24, 2015    

Joel Jackson in action

THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will open its DRC/Tru-Juice Sprint Championship series on Sunday at Bybrook in Bog Walk, St Catherine, by paying tribute to two of the motorsport community's recent losses. The action will start at 11:00 am. "We're planning various tributes to Orville Bloise and Daryl King at the event," DRC president Conrad Burns told Auto. Bloise, a veteran in rallysport, died on April 1 at age 50, while King, 30, passed on April 9, both from complications related to long-s ... Read More

One down, two to go

One down, two to go | Friday, April 24, 2015    

David Crawford, marketing officer at Fidelity Motors Ltd, and Louise Bryan stand beside
her prize, a Nissan Versa, which she won in the Grace On The Move competition.

St Catherine resident Louise Bryan became the first entrant in the 'Grace On The Move' competition to win one of the three Nissan motor vehicles up for grabs. Bryan was informed and received her prize, a 2014 Nissan Versa sedan, at the ISSA GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Championship on March 28. "I was very excited to win," she told Auto. Bryan had little doubt she'd win after hearing the promotion on radio and television, which encouraged her to enter. As a user of Grace products she had no pro ... Read More

Title chase begins here

Friday, April 24, 2015    

William Myers leads Collin Daley Jr at last Sunday’s Jamaica Karting Association race meet.
(Photo: Rory Daley)

WITH two meets under their belt as the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) completed its second race meet on Sunday at the Palisadoes International Raceway, St Andrew, several of the young racers have put in performances that signal their intent to capture the 2015 Abe Zaidie Memorial Trophy, the sport's highest honour. "The stars of the day were Zachary Sirgany in 50cc and William Myers in Rotax senior," Heather Eaton, JKA president told Auto. Despite a major gap in age and performance class be ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Reverse gear

Friday, April 24, 2015    

(From left) BFFs Brijaye Greene, Tiffany Waugh
and Cody-Ann Green taking in the sights and
sounds of the first ever Club SkunkLIFE party.

With a second serving of Club SkunkLIFE scheduled for Susie's Bakery & Coffee Bar in St Andrew tomorrow, we give a rear-view glance at its last staging. Read More

New CR-V for JA

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, April 17, 2015    

There was plenty of hot rides to look at while partying.

STARTING next month, the Honda CR-V will be available in Jamaica for the first time with two-wheel-drive from local Honda dealers ATL Automotive. The two-wheel-drive CRV will replace the entry-level four-wheel-drive model, increasing value to buyers in the market for a Sport Utility Vehicle. Without the extra cost of the 4WD system, Honda has packed the 2WD CR-V with plenty of features above the now obsolete base 4WD trim at a market-competitive price with similar rivals. At first sight, the ... Read More

Long live the King!

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, April 17, 2015    

Racer Daryl
King (Photos:
Observer file)

THE funeral service for motor racer Daryl King will be held at the St James Parish Church in Montego Bay, St James, tomorrow at 10:00 am. King, 30, was pronounced dead at the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay after falling ill at the movies. King's brother Rory said he is moved by the outpouring of love from the motorsport community. "I was a bit surprised, at first, but moved by the outpouring of love from the motorsport community. Having him around me basically everyday, I didn't re ... Read More

SkunkLIFE lives up to billing

Friday, April 17, 2015    

At the musical controls are Nick Lue (left) and DJ Donny at
the first in the Club SkunkLIFE party series, at Suzie’s Bakery,
St Andrew. (Photos: Rory Daley)

Buoyed by the success of the inaugural Club SkunkLIFE party series at Suzie's Bakery and Coffee Bar in St Andrew last month, organisers are in high gear for the next staging. Club SkunkLIFE: 2nd Gear Pull is scheduled for April 25. According Skunk Nation, event organisers, the feedback has been positive. "The party was great. We are very happy with the overall turnout and for our first staging; we can't complain," Eddie Bond, Skunk Nation co-founder, told Auto. The event managed to pull clos ... Read More

Obama leaves mark on JCCC

Friday, April 17, 2015    

The medal given to Retired Major Victor Beek by American
President Barack Obama during his recent one-day working
visit to the island.

IT was an extra-special trip to Mandeville for the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) last Sunday, as they joined with club members from the southern end of the island in the parking lot of the Manchester Shopping Centre. "Major Beeks, one of the founding members of the club, took the time to show us the medal given to him by President Obama during the wreath-laying ceremony at Heroes Circle during his recent visit," Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Auto. Obama visited the island recently on a o ... Read More

Kart crown up for grabs

Friday, April 17, 2015    

Karting action returns this Sunday
to the Palisadoes International
Raceway in Kingston. (Photo: File)

WITH 2014 Abe Zaidie Championship winner Thomas Issa abroad in school, the 2015 season is wide open for any driver mounting a serious effort at this Sunday's second Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway. "It's early in the season," Heather Eaton, JKA president, told Auto. After the JKA's first meet in March, there have already been battles across the classes. Minimax sees plenty of action from the progeny of several of Jamaica's top racers starting wit ... Read More

Biker blues

Friday, April 17, 2015    

A crashed motorcycle

STEPHEN Noble, 38, of Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, became the 105th fatality in as many days on the island's roadways. According to report, Noble — who was operating a motorcycle — lost control of the unit and crashed, on Wednesday. He was not wearing a helmet and became the 28th person to die in this category. Kenute Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, believes Noble's death could have been prevented if he had on proper safety gea ... Read More



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