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Porsche 718 Cayman S: The everyday sports car

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 10 2020    

Balance is a significant element that is difficult to get right. That's what makes the 2020 Porsche 718 Cayman S so special. It's able to dole out the adrenalin-fuelled fun of a sports car and provide the practicality needed for everyday usage. Read More

New process for 'Learner's' licence

Friday, January, 10 2020    

As of January 25, 2020, the process to obtain a Provisional (Learner) Driver's Licence will change. Persons wishing to obtain a “Learner's Licence” will now first have to visit any of the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) Examination Depots to do the multiple choice Road Code... Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 10 2020    

Fuelled by wanton indiscipline and irresponsible road use, fatalities soared past the... Read More

New age limit on imported vehicles

Friday, January, 10 2020    

The new age limit at which motor vehicles can be imported into the island took effect last year.The Trade Board had announced on May 31 that the maximum age limit on all categories of vehicles being imported into the island would be raised. Read More

McConnell is the man

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, January, 10 2020    

Twenty-one year-old Fraser McConnell ended 2019 with the title of Americas Rallycross (ARX) ARX2 champion, finishing fourth in the World Rallycross (WorldRX) RX2 championship and securing that series fan favourite award. Read More

Musical chairs at JCF's traffic branch

Friday, January, 10 2020    

CALL it musical chairs, if you wish, but two months after being appointed head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Public Safety and Traffic Enforcement Branch (PSTEB), Assistant Commissioner of Police Bishop Gary Welsh was replaced by Assistant Commissioner of Police Kevin... Read More

Lawson takes over classic car club

Friday, January, 10 2020    

Jason Lawson took the helm of the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) in September at the club's 2019 Annual General Meeting. He replaced Shane Angus, who, after six years of running the club, declined to be nominated due to personal reasons. Read More

Gregg rules rally

Friday, January, 10 2020    

Kyle Gregg dominated rally headlines for 2019 on the back of a strong finish to his 2018 season where he won the prestigious end of year Rally Jamaica, paired with then new co-driver Marcia Dawes. Read More

Caio for Pulido

Friday, January, 10 2020    

In September, GB Energy/Texaco Jamaica said goodbye to their former CEO Mauricio Pulido and welcomed his replacement Bela Szabo. Read More


BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 10 2020    

THERE is concern within the retail petrol sector as service station owners watch the developments arising from the current US-Iran crisis. Read More

2019: The Year That Was

Friday, January, 10 2020    

As customary, the Jamaica Observer's Auto magazine desk looks back at some of the major stories that captured the headlines during 2019. Read More

Jeep Wrangler: Nothing like it

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 3 2020    

The 2020 Jeep Wrangler is the embodiment of the statement: I f you're going to do one thing, do it well. It is able to deliver a sense of off-road adventure like no other sport utility vehicle in its... Read More


BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 3 2020    

WITH the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) finishing on a strong note for 2019, the club is looking forward to an even stronger 2020, under its new leadership. Read More


By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 3 2020    

ARE the major road projects in Kingston and St Andrew (Corporate Area) completed? Or, is there some fiduciary issue which is stalking them? Read More

Wheel and come again!

Friday, January, 3 2020    

Popular car show Heelz N Wheelz: Pop Up Series pulled up at Portmore City Centre in St Catherine on December 15. The occasion brought out some of the country's wildest rides and female fans who attended.Our camera was on hand to capture a bit of it. Read More


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