Auto

Off-road adventure

Park anywhere.

The off-road community came out in strong numbers for the recent staging of Ultimate Adventure Safari, the second event of 2016 for Jamaica Off-Road Challenge (JORC). “It went very well as we had even more vehicles than anticipated,” Craig Powell, event organiser, told Auto. In all, 42 ... Read More

Patrons enjoying the vibes at a Negril party last year. (Photo: Observer file) Road Safety unit eyes partygoers
KENUTE Hare, director of the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining, said he ... Read More

Once the clouds lifted and the track dried, it was
non-stop action to the late evening at Drag Challenge
#3, Vernamfield, Clarendon. (Photos: Rory Daley) A fast break
THE massive field of 140 racers that showed up on Sunday for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC ... Read More

Erick Gutierrez (right), supply chain director of Magna Group, and Elis Jimenez, after-sales manager of Magna Motors Dealership Ltd, make a presentation of a US$10,000 cheque to Christine Rodriguez (left), executive director of Jamaican Association on Intellectual Disabilities; and Sonia Jackson, President, Jamaican Association on Intellectual Disabilities, at the Randolph Lopez School of Hope, 7 Golding Avenue. The funds will go towards the installation of a state-of-the-art wheelchair lift. Magna Motors gives US$10,000 for lift
Magna Motors Dealership Limited, exclusive dealer of Hyundai in Jamaica, recently donated a US$10,00 ... Read More

Sagicor Bank, Toyota offer deal

Friday, July 29, 2016    

Toyota Corolla

SAGICOR Bank and Toyota Jamaica have partnered to offer easier and more affordable car loan financing through their programme called Toyota Finance. Clients purchasing vehicles through Toyota Finance may access 100 per cent financing with up to 10 years to repay at a low competitive interest rates. Sabrina Cooper, vice-president of retail banking, explains that the partnership makes it easier for clients to access loans for any of the vehicles available at Toyota Jamaica. “We see thi ... Read More

Purple reigns on Hardy’s March

Friday, July 29, 2016    

Purple is the theme
for the car.

THE Nissan March isn’t the most masculine of cars. But thats fine with Chantall Hardy of audio equipment specialist Sound City. She has managed to turn her 2007 into a ‘masterpiece’. “The first reaction is always: ‘Is that a girl driving?’” she told Auto. From the outside, there doesn’t seem much in the way of ‘macho-ness’ as the bubble shape of the March is accented by purple in the headlight surrounds and door mirrors. Inside it&rs ... Read More

JUTC heads to Denbigh show

Friday, July 29, 2016    

JUTC buses

Patrons attending the annual Jamaica Agricultural Society’s (JAS) Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show in Clarendon this weekend will again benefit from a special bus service provided by Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). Denbigh show will be held on July 30, July 31 and August 1. President of the JAS, Norman Grant said the organisation is extremely happy with the JUTC’s decision. “We are very happy that they are doing this, because we are expecting over 100,00 ... Read More

ATL Auto’s Boss’ Sale to return

Friday, July 29, 2016    

Remember last year when ATL Automotive created quite the stir with its first-ever Boss’ Sale, giving away over $38 million in savings and convincing everyone that they’ve gone a little crazy? Well, they’re doing it again — the annual Boss’ Sale will run August 11 — 12. ATL Automotive will be hosting a range of deals on all of its vehicles, as the ATL Group celebrates 48 years of business, during this 48-hour blow-out sale, with up to $48 million in savings. ... Read More

Time for new approach to end road carnage

Friday, July 29, 2016    

A policeman attempts to get a look inside the crashed vehicle.

Dear Editor, I am frightened by the continuous carnage on Jamaica’s roads and the reckless abandonment with which many motor vehicle operators use their vehicles. It is a forgone conclusion that, in general, there is poor regard for the road traffic laws of our island nation, and one would think that the horrific accidents would be cause for pause. Instead, every week there are multiple deaths to report. I disagree with the prime minister that it is approaching a health crisis. It is wa ... Read More

Airborne adventure

Friday, July 29, 2016    

DESPITE challenging windy conditions, the collection of international and local extreme sports athletes managed to keep the crowd enthralled at Best Dressed Fun In The Son at the National Heroes Park in Kingston on Saturday. “It went really well,” said American cyclist Vic Murphy of Stuntdudes. Over the two sessions, fans lined the full length of safety barriers to catch a glimpse of the bikers, skaters, and motocrossers performing their exciting trick routines. The bikers and skat ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Jetting away

Friday, July 29, 2016    

The all-new Volkswagen Jetta is the perfect companion for your Dream Weekend getaway in Negril. From its powerful 1.4-litre TSI engine to its size, comfort and safety features, the VW Jetta is sure to get you to your destination fast and safe while making a statement, as Dream Girl Sade Robinson shows. You can own a VW Jetta, just visit at ATL Automotive or call 1-888-ATL-SERV. Read More

Honda working on F1 upgrade

Friday, July 29, 2016    

Honda is working on proving the durability of its next Formula 1 engine upgrade and is encouraged by the numbers on the dynos back at its base in Sakura. The Japanese manufacturer spent two development tokens on an internal combustion upgrade for McLaren ahead of the British Grand Prix and has 11 remaining. Though Honda chief Yusuke Hasegawa told Autosport earlier this month the firm is planning to wait four or five races before introducing its next update, he said that timescale was flexible, ... Read More

Designed for driving pleasure

Monday, July 25, 2016    

BMW 4 series Gran Coupe

ATL Autobahn has announced the arrival of the 2017 4 Series sedan to Jamaica. The athletically styled 4 Series comes in three different forms to suit the distinctive tastes of BMW enthusiasts; the Coupe, the Convertible and the Gran Coupe variant. And while all three makes excite in their own way, the Gran Coupe possesses a certain flair that exudes sophistication. The 4 Series Gran Coupe’s physique commands attention with its emotionally designed lines, gently sloping roofline, chrome f ... Read More

ATL promotion here to stay

Monday, July 25, 2016    

Honda CR-V

Building on the success of its current Time to Trade promotion at the ATL Automotive Certified Pre-Owned division (CPO), the ATL Group has made it a permanent offer. The campaign — which began in May — offers customers $150,000 cash back on any new ATL vehicle. The promotion has seen huge uptake across Honda, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW owners after successfully trading in their used vehicles. This influx of vehicles has also given individuals looking for a used car peace of mind in ... Read More



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

Should the government impose stiffer penalties to tackle the high number of road fatalities?
Yes
No


View Results »


ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT