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 Speed on display http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Speed-on-display-_19231591 IT was tuner Seymore Anderson, head of SeymoreSpeed, that won the Best Team Presentation at the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Promotional Road Tour on Sunday in Ocho Rios, St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Gregg takes Peterkin rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gregg-takes-Peterkin-rally_19231456 Sunday's Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally 2015 held in the stages of New Works, St Catherine, served the dual purposes as a tribute event to one of motorsports' fallen and providing a testing ground for November's Rally Jamaica. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Toyota on a 'Hi'-lux http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-on-a--Hi--lux_19231460 THE pick-up market has shifted a bit over the decade since the seventh generation Toyota Hilux has been in production. For 2016, Toyota has responded by splitting the difference between demands of the modern pick-up owner and the original ingredients that made it the standard bearer. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT No JORC-ing around http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/No-JORC-ing-around_19231446 SUNDAY'S JEEP® Jamaica Off-Road Challenge (JORC) Navigational Rally is shaping up to be serious business as the organisers have enlisted the assistance of the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) and talents of Michael Fennell Jr. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT ‘Open house’ for remote cars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Open-house--for-remote-cars_19231604 The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club will be having an open track day for lovers of the hobby on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: File) Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Hyundai takes aim at Rally de France http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hyundai-takes-aim--at-Rally-de-France-_19231610 Hyundai Motorsport entered four cars in the 11th round of the 13 event FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) WRC Rallye de France in Corsica, yesterday. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT Honda unveils Neowing ahead of Tokyo show http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Honda-unveils-Neowing--ahead-of-Tokyo-show-_19231619 IF there's one market segment where Honda has been notably absent, it would be tilting three-wheelers. That's about to change, though, as the new concept model that Honda plans to unveil in Tokyo undeniably demonstrates its intent to enter this relatively new vehicle class. Local Auto Fri, 02 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT VW Passat to be unveiled http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/VW-Passat-to-be-unveiled_19230491 THE 2016 Volkswagen Passat will be unveiled at CM Corporate Mingle at the VW Showroom on Oxford Road in Kingston, this evening. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT An Audi adventure - Test-driving the new Q7 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/An-Audi-adventure---Test-driving-the-new-Q7_19230430 A SELECT group of personnel from the region were given the pleasure of test driving the 2016 Audi Q7 in Panama earlier this month. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Ready for off-road http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ready-for-off-road_19230540 WITH a hugely successful first event under their belts, Jamaica Off-Road Challenge is bringing the thrill of off-roading back at Irie Racing Off-Road Park in Temple Hall, St Andrew, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Golaub starts with a blast http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Golaub-starts-with-a-blast_19230502 HAVING won the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) 2014 Island Electric Series (IES) 1:10 scale RCGT class in January, Raffique Golaub has his eyes set on the 2015 Island Nitro Series (INS), which started on September 20 at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard, after being delayed from September 13 due to rain. Golaub took home the 1:10 Touring and 1:8 scale four-wheel drive (4WD) class wins. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Classics bloom in the 'Gardens' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classics-bloom-in-the--Gardens-_19229248 RAINS couldn't dampen the enthusiasm for Jamaica's vintage vehicles as the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) held their monthly meet at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, two Sundays ago. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Head-turning Audi A4 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Head-turning-Audi-A4_19230472 Its tasteful styling and elegant lines make the head-turning Audi A4 a must-have young, A-List professionals with an active lifestyle. Local Auto Fri, 25 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Begging a chance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Begging-a-chance_19230215 The driver of this car opens his door and pleads unsuccessfuly with this wrecker crew to give him a chance as they tow the vehicle on Barry Street in downtown Kingston on Tuesday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Local News Thu, 24 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Rain resets remote-car rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rain-resets-remote-car-rally-_19229237 LAST Sunday's torrential rains forced a shift in date for the first round of the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club's (JRRCCC) Island Nitro Series at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Hilux gets updated for 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hilux-gets-updated-for-2016_19229249   Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Audi unveils the Q7 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-unveils-the-Q7_19229257 FOR an automobile maker with a tagline Vorsprung durch Technik (Advancement through Technology), there is only one option: finding ways of making the best better. Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'Eyes on the road' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Eyes-on-the-road_19228778 SENIOR Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's traffic division, says any lapse in concentration while operating a motor vehicle can prove to be fatal. Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Narrow escape http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Narrow-escape_19229383 PASSENGERS travelling in this bus plying Rowlandsfield to Morant Bay route in St Thomas, on Tuesday, narrowly escaped injuries when the tyre flew off the vehicle. The bus travelled some distance on only three wheels before the driver realised something was wrong. While some individuals were breathing a sigh of relief for the near miss other irate passengers berated the driver for not realising soon enough that the wheel had fallen off. Local News Fri, 18 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Audaciously Audi A5 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audaciously-Audi-A5_19229240 Who said diamonds are a girl's best friend certainly never saw the new Audi A5? Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Karting season gears down http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karting-season-gears-down_19229243 THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will hold its sixth meet of the 2015 season this Sunday at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT The Subaru strategy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/The-Subaru-strategy_19229306 GERMANY is home to the Nurburgring 24-hour race and the 2015 Subaru WRX STI NBR race car that won the gruelling race this year is on display at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2015. Subaru will use this to their advantage at the show as they show off the STI that brought them victory in impressive fashion in May. Local Auto Fri, 18 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT Shop owner 'graced' with Nissan X-Trail http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Shop-owner--graced--with-Nissan-X-Trail_19228198 "I feel as if I could touch heaven!" Local Auto Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT JAA, St John Ambulance alliance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JAA--St-John-Ambulance-alliance_19228202 ST John Ambulance and the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) have established a unique partnership which will result in the nation's leading roadside assistance organisation improving the level of post-crash care available to Jamaicans. Local Auto Thu, 17 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT Motorists rue missing pumps at petrol stations http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Where-is-the-air-_19227338 Leaving home without a spare tyre is something that one may want to reconsider, in light of the predicament which many motorists face when they try to find air pumps at local petrol and service stations. Local Auto Sun, 13 Sep 2015 02:00:00 GMT