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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

‘Polo’ position

Friday, March 10, 2017    

VW Polo

The Volkswagen Polo follows three main elements: performance, practicality, and safety. Safety is foremost as the car has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. With a 1.6-litre naturally aspirated engine, it’s paired to six-speed transmission that offers a manual shifting via a tiptronic mode. On the practicality front the Polo has exceptional cargo space for its segment, can give up to 46 miles to the gallon, and is filled with plenty of technology such as Bluetooth and USB compatibility ... Read More

Gore on show

Friday, March 10, 2017    

H e may no longer be sponsored by ATL Racing, but Doug “Hollywood” Gore has never relinquished his affinity for the Audi brand, as he has continued to race his Audi TT-R DTM around the Caribbean to much success. “We have captured local and international championships with this car, which is a testament to its reliability,” Gore told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. The Audi TT-R DTM will be on show with Gore at the Revolution Auto Show at ATL Automotive&rsquo ... Read More

ADA to host AutoCircuit

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor – Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 03, 2017    

Brands of five of Jamaica’s dealers at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday. (Photos: Michael Gordon)

NEW-CAR umbrella group Automobile Dealers’ Association of Jamaica (ADA) will be hosting a four-day motorshow dubbed AutoCircuit in the Corporate Area from March 9 - 12. Long-time ADA chairman Kent LaCroix shared the details with the Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine at its launch held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston yesterday. “This unique four-day auto experience will feature five of Jamaica’s top automobile dealers in seven locations showcasing more than a d ... Read More

‘GR8’ things from Audi

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, March 03, 2017    

Audi will have its supercar, the R8 Spyder, on display at REV-olution scheduled to be held at the Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in New Kingston from March 10 - 12.

AUDI’S sporty side will be on full display as the brand intends to make full use of its ‘home court advantage’ for REV-olution scheduled to be held at the Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in New Kingston on March 10 to 12. “We are looking forward to REV-olution, as we feel this will be the biggest car show in Jamaica ever,” Damien Kerr, Audi head of business, told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. Audi will unveil three models at the event: the R8 Spyder; the RS ... Read More

Maitland in charge

Friday, March 03, 2017    

Rain brought the fourth round of the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC)’s Island Electric Series (IES) at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard to an abrupt end. (Photo: Rory Daley)

The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) penultimate round of the Island Electric Series (IES) at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, on Sunday, February 19, came to an abrupt halt due to rain. The original event was scheduled for Sunday, February 12. “We got rained out again and were not able to do the main finals,” Denise Burton-Clarke, JRRCCC president, told the Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. With that, the event results were deter ... Read More

Hat-trick for Whittingham

Friday, March 03, 2017    

Gary Gregg, father of Kyle Gregg, collects his son’s 2016 DRC Sprint Championship trophy from Kat Chin See.

Montegonian Maurice Whittingham secured his third successive Driver’s Rallysport Club Championship (DRC) trophy when he was crowned 2016 champion on February 25, at Triple T’s Eatery, St Andrew. “It was a very eventful year and very challenging on several levels for me,” Whittingham told Auto. However, Whittingham was unable to replicate his trifecta this year, only taking the DRC Dexterity Championship. The champion rally driver title went to Fraser McConnell while Kyl ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Tiguan time!

Friday, March 03, 2017    

With a turbo gasoline 1.4L TSI engine, 4Motion six-speed automatic transmission, and sitting on 16” alloy wheels with standard auto-hold control, the Volkswagen Tiguan is equipped with all the specs for not only a comfortable drive, but a fun one too. In true Volkswagen statement, safety is of utmost importance and the Tiguan has the most airbags in its class, which includes front airbags for both the driver and passenger, side airbags, curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Don ... Read More

Honda pilots a new line

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, February 24, 2017    

Larger than the CR-V, the Honda Pilot will now offer three-row convenience to buyers looking for more.

AS ATL Automotive heads into its 20th anniversary celebration event, REV-olution, its Honda division will be bringing two exciting new products to the Jamaican market. The ‘REV-olution’ is scheduled for ATL’s Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in New Kingston from March 10 to 12. “ATL Honda will be unveiling the Ridgeline and Pilot at the show,” Sam McKenzie, head of business for ATL Honda, told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. McKenzie revealed that after much ... Read More

Police widens scope

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 24, 2017    

Police removing the licences
plate of a vehicle along
Spanish Town Road recently.
(Photo: Karl McLarty)

THE Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is widening its tint-removal exercise to include private vehicles. “This is not limited to public passenger vehicles (PPV),” head of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent (SSP) Calvin Allen, told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. “The focus has been on the public passenger vehicles, but it is not limited to these vehicles.” Recently, recording artiste and producer Wayne “Lonesome” Brown Snr learnt abou ... Read More

Big meet for classics

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, February 24, 2017    

There were rows are interesting cars to look at. (Photos: Rory Daley)

THE start of 2017 has been a bumper period for the Jamaica Classics Car Club (JCCC). Their third meet at Upper Manor Park Plaza in St Andrew saw close to 40 cars turn out for a massive display of old and modern machinery, much to the delight of the large crowd that followed. “Our members have been coming out,” Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. The event started small as the threat of afternoon rain appeared to have dampened spirits. However, ... Read More



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