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PHOTO: Nasty crash

Two of the three vehicles involved in a crash last Thursday afternoon at Hart Hill in Portland. Drivers of two of the vehicles were seriously injured and were admitted to the Annotto Bay Hospital. Their condition was said to be critical. Police reported that firefighters had to cut one of the vehicl ... Read More

Mercedes-AMG’s German driver Nico
Rosberg races during the German
Formula One Grand Prix at the
Hockenheimring racing circuit in
Hockenheim, southern Germany,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP) German Nico Rosberg wins home Grand Prix
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AFP) — World championship leader Nico Rosberg completed the happiest two ... Read More

Tasheika Stewart-Watson, sales advisor at Guradian Life, tries out one of the Land Rovers on display. (PHOTOS: ACEION CUNNINGHAM AND PHILLIP LEMONTE) Car enthusiasts flock Wealth Auto Show
ROSE HALL, St James — The doors of the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall opened to ea ... Read More

Williams driver Felipe Massa (left) of Brazil, Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg (centre) of Germany and Williams driver Valtteri
Bottas (right) of Finland pose for a photo after the qualification at the German Formula One Grand Prix in Hockenheim, Germany,
yesterday. (PHOTO: AP) Rosberg claims pole position at German GP
HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Formula One leader Nico Rosberg earned pole position for the German ... Read More

Big turnout for Subaru link-up

Friday, July 18, 2014    

Subaru vehicles were packed two-deep
through the entire gas station giving patrons
a lot to look at. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)

SUBARU Owners Club of Jamaica (SOCOJ) had a banner turnout for their first public event for the year at the Mary Brown Corner Texaco in St Andrew, on Saturday. "We estimate anywhere between 160 to 200 people passed through our event," Rhoneil Williams, SOCOJ events coordinator, told Auto. The evening also saw the club adding six new members on the spot, with a potential 30 prospects for the future. Starting at 6:00 pm, the service station packed with heavily-tuned performance Subaru models, e ... Read More

Fun in the Son gets Xtreme 

Friday, July 18, 2014    

Justin Homan thrilling the crowd at Fun in the
Son in Portmore, St Catherine, on Saturday.

STUNT Rider Justin Homan was hurt in a freak accident during Saturday's Xtreme Sports session at Best Dressed Fun in the Son, bringing the action to an early close. Until then, fans had been enjoying the proceedings. "It was a great show up until Justin broke his leg," Vic Murphy, of Stuntdudes, told Auto. Homan was quickly attended to, but his injury confirmed that the windy conditions were too risky to continue with anything further. "He just managed to put his foot wrong when he landed," ... Read More

Wealth readies for show

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July 18, 2014    

Work being done on the
Montego Bay Convention
Centre in St James ahead
of the Wealth Auto Show
2014 this weekend.

IT'S full steam ahead for this weekend's Wealth Auto Show 2014 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St James. The event will run from July 19 to 20. "All is well and everything will be set up for tomorrow's 10:00 am opening," Garth Walker, chairman of Creative Media and Events, told Auto. The show has already broke ground by being the first new-car dealer focused show of significant magnitude to be happening both at the venue and on the western end of the island. The size of the event has r ... Read More

Prized possession

Friday, July 18, 2014    

Skunk Nation has
breathed some life into
this old icon the Honda
Civic EG5 hatch.

THE fifth generation Honda Civic is an icon in the tuner arena and is often credited for jump-starting the import performance craze on this side of the planet. So what's better vehicle for Skunk Nation to work their collective magic on? Even better, the 'spruced up' ride will be up for grabs at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion at National Stadium, in St Andrew, on August 16. "The EG Civic is a timeless model. The after-market accessories are easily accessed and our country is about 7 ... Read More

Kia recalling 52,000 Soul SUVs

Friday, July 18, 2014 9:25 AM    

DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling nearly 52,000 Soul small SUVs to fix a problem that can cause steering failure. The recall covers vehicles from the 2014 model year built from July 21, 2013, through January 17, 2014. The Korean automaker says a plug that secures a pinion gear to the steering assembly can loosen and cause the gear to separate. That can cause a driver to lose steering and increase the risk of a crash. Kia says in documents filed with US safety regulators that it has three ... Read More

Toyota gambles on hydrogen car

Friday, July 18, 2014    

Toyota gambles on hydrogen car

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker. Buoyed by its success with electric-gasoline hybrid vehicles, Toyota is betting that drivers will embrace hydrogen fuel cells, an even cleaner technology that runs on the energy created by an electrochemical reaction when oxygen in the air combines with hydrogen stored as fuel. Unlike internal combustion ... Read More

BMW recalls 1.6 m 3-Series for airbag problem

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 1:59 PM    

DETROIT (AP) — BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix an air bag problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the US. The company said Wednesday that it's a precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. Air bag inflators in systems made by Takata Corp can rupture. If that happens, the ... Read More

VW to build new SUV in Tennessee

Wednesday, July 16, 2014    

Employees at the Volkswagen
plant in Chattanooga,
Tennessee, work on the
assembly of a Passat sedan.

Tennessee, USA Volkswagen plans to build a new seven-passenger SUV at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, adding about 2,000 factory jobs as it tries to reverse US sales that have fallen for the past two years. The German automaker announced Monday that it will invest US$600 million to expand the factory and set up a new research centre that will employ about 200 engineers. The research facility will coordinate products for North America to quickly include customer feedback into planned and ... Read More

15 children left fatherless as brothers killed in car accident

Tuesday, July 15, 2014    

File photo shows a motor vehicle accident
along one of the island’s road networks.

OCHO RIOS, St Ann — Fifteen children are left fatherless, while one family mourns the loss of two brothers killed in an early morning crash outside Brown's Town on Sunday. Dead are Lambert Davidson, 34-year-old barber, and his younger brother Simon Davidson, a mechanic. Both men, who fathered a total of 15 children, were reportedly returning from a party when the crash occurred about 8:00 am. The other occupants of the car were hospitalised in critical condition. Police reported that the ... Read More

Narrow escape

Monday, July 14, 2014    

The driver of this concrete mixer truck narrowly escaped injuries when the unit flipped on to its side as he attempted to negotiate the Caymanas intersection along Mandela Highway in St Catherine, yesterday. (Photo: Llewellyn Wynter) Read More



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