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Young cop killed in Clarendon crash

The remains of Constable Jamie Robinson’s motor car (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-eight-year-old police constable, Jamie Robinson, lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday. According to the police, about 6:30 pm the policeman was driving his Nissan Skyline motor car along the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon when he lost control ... Read More

A Transport Authority rep removing tint from the window of a public-passenger vehicle. (Photos: Karl McLarty) LIGHTS OUT
The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says it will be intensifying activities against drivers who con ... Read More

Ryan Lue leads his class Rotax Minimax and could potentially clinch his second karting championship title. (Photo: Rory Daley) Karting season begins
THE 2017 karting season gets the green light at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on ... Read More

The procurement of the spare parts for the JUTC is intended to enhance the company’s capacity to effect repairs to its fleet of buses as part of its preventive maintenance strategy. JUTC to double the experience
Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) commuter bonanza promotion, Big Bacchanal Double Day, i ... Read More

Fewer motorcyclists dying

Friday, March 24, 2017    

A Jamaica Observer file photo of a crashed motorcycle.

Seventeen fewer motorcyclists have died on the nation’s streets since the beginning of the year when compared to the corresponding period in 2016, representing a decrease of almost 50 per cent. Data from the Jamaica Constabulary Force Highway and Traffic Division show that, up to Thursday, March 16, 19 motorcyclists had been killed, compared with 36 over the similar period in 2016. Executive director of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) Paula Fletcher told JIS News that the decline ... Read More

Lyons is king

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Nicole Seaga, advertising and marketing manager at The Body Shop Limited, receiving the Honda Ridgeline key from Adam Stewart (right), CEO of Sandals Resorts International and ATL Automotive, while David Lyons, owner of The Body Shop Ltd, looks on. (Karl McLarty)

TO say David Lyons is an automotive enthusiast would be an understatement. In fact, his business is solely dedicated to providing accessories for vehicles. So, it came as no surprise when he was the first person to purchase a Honda Ridgeline from ATL Automotive at its REVOLUTION car show held at its Oxford Road facility last weekend. “Honda has been known for reliability and it’s a new model vehicle. It’s a pick-up that has the versatility and comfort of a car,” said ... Read More

Video: ATL on show

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor – Auto and Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 17, 2017    

Honda Pilot (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

ATL Automotive said it is willing to participate in any event hosted by the new-car umbrella group, Automobile Dealers’ Association of Jamaica (ADA), providing that it is willing to embrace new ideas and the latest trends. "ATL doesn't want to participate in an old-fashioned auto show which not be able to generate the level of excitement Jamaica deserves. ATL Automotive's REVOLUTION was successful as its format was very refreshing and in keeping with where the auto industry should go &nd ... Read More

5 PRICIEST RIDES

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Audi R8 Spyder

By now, everybody must have heard about the show-stopping Audi R8 Spyder. Well, it was among the most expensive rides at the recently concluded REVOLUTION show hosted by ATL Automotive last weekend. Here are the top five at the show. Make: Audi Model: R8 Spyder Price: $35,000,000 When Audi moved into the supercar game, they came with the R8 and soon the model was being mentioned in the same breath as the other established players in the market. Already blessed with a powerful 540bhp V10 engi ... Read More

Chad-Ad happy with auto show

Friday, March 17, 2017    

McKoy...  we stock a wide range of tyres for all applications

Nicholas McKoy, general manager of Chad-Ad Distributors Ltd, said he’s pleased to have been part of the REVOLUTION auto show held at ATL Automotive’s Oxford Road facility in New Kingston last weekend. “Overall, the show was well executed; it was well advertised and we saw a lot of the visitors to the show visiting our booths. We did get some good responses. Even this week, a lot of the commitments we got on the weekend have come through. A lot of the people visited us since th ... Read More

REVOLUTION IN NUMBERS

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Audi R8 Spyder

3 Days of auto show 6 Brands on show (Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Honda, BMW and MINI) 4 Model launches (Audi R8 Spyder, Honda Ridgeline, Honda Pilot, and MINI Countryman S) 271 test drives 7,000 total visitors $44m in total discounts Read More

PHOTO FINISH: TRULY, A REVOLUTION!

Friday, March 17, 2017    

Shama Ramballie, manager at Babybop, enjoying the “top-down” motoring in the MINI Cabriolet. (Photo: Rory Daley)

There was plenty to see at last weekend’s REVOLUTION auto show hosted by ATL Automotive at its Oxford Road facility in New Kingston. Guests were “introduced” to the new Audi R8 Spyder, the MINI Countryman S, the Honda Ridgeline and the Honda Pilot. The occasion also saw reggae singer Tarrus Riley as well as female acts Denyque and Tosh Alexander entertaining the audience. ’Twas a revolution indeed! Read More

Tarrus Riley revs up auto show guests

BY BRIAN BONITTO Auto & Entertainment Editor | Monday, March 13, 2017    

TARRUS Riley was the toast of Saturday’s live performance segment at the ATL Automotive’s free car show, dubbed Revolution, at its Oxford Road, St Andrew facility on the weekend. The singer, who dedicated his performance to the female guests, was a hit among them. “Dem say wha day yah was International Women’s Day, but mi nah stop big up the women dem,” said Riley before belting out the lyrics to his hit song She’s Royal. The crowd sang along in unison. His ... Read More

Video: Welcome to the Revolution!

Friday, March 10, 2017    

STEWART… this is an exciting billion-dollar industry

As many may know, 2017 marks the 20-year anniversary of our company’s rich history. We started in 1997 with just one great brand, Honda, and have since evolved into the ultimate automotive lifestyle brand with something for everyone. To mark the occasion, we wanted to create something that celebrated our love of Jamaica, our love of all things automotive and something that said “thank you” for helping us become the company we are today. Jamaica, welcome to the Revolution! For ... Read More

No itsy, bitsy Spyder!

Friday, March 10, 2017    

Audi R8 Spyder.

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. However, that certainly doesn’t apply to the Audi R8 Spyder which resides at the top of the food chain in supercar category. The current model is a visual delight, backed up by super levels of performance, which is afforded by its 540-bhp V10 engine and full-time AWD. This allows the Audi R8 Spyder to race to 60-mph under 3.5 seconds. The Spyder adds to the excitement of ownership with a folding roof that can be activated at 31 mph. Don’t miss ... Read More



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