Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 Million-dollar battle http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Million-dollar-battle_19227106 LOCAL television series, Test Drive Auto Show, returned on Monday after a three-year break. Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Turning over a new leaf http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Turning-over-a-new-leaf_19227104 IT'S never too late to make a change. And at 63, Stephen Hodges has made the shocking decision to go all-electric for his automotive needs. His choice: a 2011 Nissan Leaf. Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT KIA scores high in JD Power study http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/KIA-scores-high-in-JD-Power-study_19227085 KIA Motors recently reached another milestone when JD Power recognised the brand as the second-highest scoring nameplate industrywide in its 2015 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gregg does it again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gregg-does-it-again_19227099 KYLE Gregg took the Tru-Juice/Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) Sprint #2 in Bog Walk, St Catherine, on Sunday, when he posted the fastest time for the event. Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT A drive to good health http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-drive-to-good-health_19227125 FIDELITY Motors, local dealers for Nissan, is on board with the Heart Foundation of Jamaica for the 26th staging of Simply Red on the lawns of Jamaica House in St Andrew, on Friday, September 25. Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ford introduces knee airbags in Mustangs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ford-introduces-knee-airbags-in-Mustangs_19226081 COLONIA, USA — The all-new Ford Mustang is the first vehicle to be equipped with a new type of knee airbag that is integrated within the lid of the glove box, instead of the instrument panel, preserving maximum passenger space. Local Auto Fri, 04 Sep 2015 01:00:00 GMT Singer Denyque is new brand ambassador for ATL Auto http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Singer-DENYQUE-is-new-brand-ambassador-for-ATL-Auto_19226090 SINGER and media personality Denyque has signed on as brand ambassador for ATL Automotive Limited. Local Auto Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Maurice Whittingham the 'Boss' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Maurice-Whittingham-the--Boss-_19226068 MAURICE Whittingham continued to prove why he's one of the best drivers, and the 'Whurl Boss' of dexterities in the island with a sparkling performance at Slippery Wen Wett, in St Elizabeth, on August 16. Local Auto Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Subarus roll out on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Subarus-roll-out-on-Sunday_19226079 SUBARU Owners Club Of Jamaica (SOCOJ) will have its first road trip for the year on Sunday morning, starting at Angels Plaza, Spanish Town, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Bog Walk to blaze http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Bog-Walk-to-blaze_19226083 THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will host its second sprint event for the year this Sunday at Bybrook in Bog Walk, St Catherine, to start at 11:00 am. The event will also see the prizes for the third Dexterity handed out upon its conclusion. Local Auto Fri, 28 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Parents urged to protect children on the road http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Parents-urged-to-protect-children-on-the-road_19225362 EDUCATION and Information Officer of the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Cameal Stewart, is urging parents to pay keen attention to their children while on the road. Local News Mon, 24 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: FRANCE TRAGEDY http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/FRANCE-TRAGEDY_19225334 MONTPELLIER, France -- A car is being dragged away by waters following heavy rainfalls in Montpellier yesterday, killing its two passengers, an octogenarian couple. (PHOTO: AFP) International Mon, 24 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ashamed of Silver Star Motors' behaviour http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ashamed-of-Silver-Star-Motors--behaviour_19225192 Dear Editor: Local News Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Mini cars, big fun http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Mini-cars--big-fun_19224797 IT could have been best described as NASCAR in scale, as the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) hosted their first ever international race meet at Sovereign Centre of the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, last weekend. Local Auto Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT JGRA hosts blood drive today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JGRA-hosts--blood-drive-today_19224796 THE Jamaica Gasolene Retailers Association (JGRA) is slated to host a blood drive at the RUBiS Service Station in Port Antonio, Portland, today. Local Auto Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Classic showing at fun day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classic-showing-at-fun-day_19224860 IT was a bumper turnout by members of the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) as they lent their support to the St Mary Lay Magistrate Fun Day & Classic Car Show, at Buccaneers Jerk & Juice in St Mary, last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTOS: Mandela Highway crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Mandela-Highway-crash_19224942 The driver of this Coaster bus escaped unhurt yesterday when the vehicle ran off the Mandela Highway and ended up in a ditch, causing a major traffic pile-up. The driver was said to be the only person in the bus at the time. Here, a policeman points to the spot where the bus ran off the road . Local News Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Action-packed karting meet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Action-packed-karting-meet_19224798 PATRONS got their money's worth at Sunday's karting meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston, courtesy the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA). Local Auto Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT 90 accidents per month http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/90-accidents-per-month-JUTC-bleeding-millions-from-smash-ups_19224162 THE State-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it is recording an average 80 to 90 accidents per month. The accidents are costing the company millions of dollars to repair buses, repay massive insurance claims and to compensate victims. Local Auto Mon, 17 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT 'Ah fish pond in our roads' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Ah-fish-pond-in-our-roads-_19219010 RESIDENTS of Dunn's Ville, located just a few miles outside the resort town of Ocho Rios, have likened the water-filled potholes inundating the roadway to that of fish ponds. North & East News Mon, 17 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Crash waiting to happen http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Crash-waiting-to-happen_19223897 A plastic bag is placed over protruding metal rails of this broken manhole grill on Old Hope Road in Kingston warning motorists of the danger. (Photo: Lionel Rookwood) General News Sat, 15 Aug 2015 01:00:00 GMT Used-car group makes submissions today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Used-car-group-makes-submissions-today_19223613 TODAY, the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA) is expected Local Auto Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Smooth sailing for Noah http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Smooth-sailing-for-Noah_19223596 FOR the first time, the 2016 Toyota Noah is now available to the public from local dealers Toyota Jamaica. Local Auto Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bikes to rev up go-kart action http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Bikes-to-rev-up-go-kart-action_19223604 IN an effort to ramp up competitor and spectator numbers, the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) has enlisted two big additions to its race programme going forward from their fifth meet this Sunday at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Big money up for grabs in St Bess http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Big-money-up-for-grabs-in-St-Bess_19223606 Promoter Kingsley Scott has put up $150,000 in cash prizes for Slippery Wen Wett, scheduled for Pines Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT