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 Thomas Issa tests UK circuit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Thomas-Issa-tests-UK-circuit_17570375 THOMAS Issa, 2013 Abe Zaidie Championship winner, walked away with lessons learnt after participating in the recently concluded final round of the CIK-FIA European KF Championship at the PFI Circuit, United Kingdom. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Audacious Audi S3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audacious-Audi-S3_17477207 THERE'S no clear way to say this than Audi has taken the concept of the high-performance sedan and rewritten the rules on expectations with the 2015 S3 sedan. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT SSP Calvin Allen, new traffic divison head http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/SSP-Calvin-Allen--new-traffic-divison-head_17559056 THERE was no honeymoon period for Senior Superintendent of Police Calvin Allen, newly appointed head of the Elletson Road-based Police Traffic Division. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Pushing ahead http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Pushing-ahead_17568999 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) and the Child Development Agency (CDA) have joined forces to ensure that the CDA's Pushcart Derby will be an exciting one for all involved. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT JAA revs up member support services http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JAA-revs-up-member-support-services_17568936 HAVE you ever forgotten the date for your vehicle fitness renewal? If you have, then the thought of someone calling or sending you an e-mail reminder is probably a dream come true. The Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) is making this dream a reality through its member support services, which include dispatching renewal reminders to its members each month. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Crunch time for karters http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Crunch-time-for-karters-_17570455 THE Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) championship season begins to wind down as the seventh meet in their nine-meet schedule takes place at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT JUCDA lawyers up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUCDA-lawyers-up_17567745 LYNVALLE Hamilton, president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealers' Association (JUCDA), said his organisation has retained the services of high-profile attorney-at-law Bert Samuels with regards to the impasse over the recently published ammendments to the Government's Motor Vehicle Import Policy. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT 3-D car rolls off press http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/3D-car-rolls-off-press_17569136 AS Changing Technologies, Inc (CHGT) continues to explore opportunities in the multi-billion dollar 3D printing industry, the cutting-edge technology continues to amaze as the first 3D printed car was unveiled earlier this month. With global sales of passenger cars projected to reach 72.2 million vehicles this year, the fast-growing 3D printing industry promises to continue its upward trajectory as it enters the car manufacturing arena. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Photo Finish - Beauty streak http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Beauty-streak_17559255 Drag racing may be known for its lightning fast action, but our camera's slowed down to capture these lovely women at the recent Jamaica Drag Racing Circuit meet at Vernamfield, Clarendon. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT The ins and outs of owning your dream car http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/The-ins-and-outs-of-owning-your-dream-car_17570337 LEAVING behind the stress of travelling by public transportation, or saying goodbye to your reliable taxi provider, in favour of your own car keys, is a dream for many individuals. Owning your own car can be a reality, sooner rather than later. Local Auto Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT One injured in St Andrew crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/One-injured-in-St-Andrew-crash_17544588 A sideman on a truck transporting scrap metal was seriously injured on Friday when the vehicle flipped over and slammed into a wall on Kirkland Close, St Andrew. Local News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Self-driving cars now need a permit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Self-driving-cars-now-need-a-permit_17553897 California, USA — COMPUTER-DRIVEN cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years -- but until now, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around. Financial Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/GM-expert-says-19-deaths-eligible-for-compensation_17553468 DETROIT (AP) — The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. Local Business Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Poor support for traffic bill committee http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Poor-support-for-traffic-bill-committee-_17535860 A joint select committee (JSC) of Parliament, which was appointed to review the draft bill for a new Road Traffic Act, is to seek to increase public involvement in its deliberations, after receiving only four submissions from the public. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Used-car dealers, Gov’t at odds http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Used-car-dealers--Gov-t-at-odds_17533489 JAMAICA Used Car Dealers Association (JUCDA) and Government appear to be on a collision course over the recently published amendments to the importation policy. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Passing the test! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Passing-the-test-_17535726 Kerry Chen's 2004 Subaru Impreza isn't the hot-rod WRX or STi version, but that hasn't stopped her from entering the cult of Subaru ownership head-first. Having put her Subaru to the test she swears by it 100 per cent. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Traffic police lauded for work http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Traffic-police-lauded-for-work_17534884 DR LUCIEN Jones, vice-chairman of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC), has commended the island's police officers attached to the Traffic Division for their work in helping to reduce road fatalities across the island. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Miss Jamaica World gets new Audi A3 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Miss-Jamaica-World-gets-new-Audi-A3-_17534253 NEWLY crowned Miss Jamaica World Laurie-Ann Chin was aglow as she received the keys to her brand new Audi A3 Sedan at the Audi Terminal at ATL Automotive on Oxford Road in St Andrew, on Wednesday afternoon. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Of helmets and the law http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Of-helmets-and-the-law_17535438 Dear Editor, Local Letters to the Editor Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - Ultimate beauties http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ultimate-beauties-_17533119 Collectors from central and western Jamaica came out in their numbers at last Sunday's Ultimate Classic Car Show at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester. At least 100 vintage vehicles decorated the venue, as adoring patrons feasted their eyes. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunday Sprint off http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-Sprint-off_17535639 SUNDAY'S fourth and final round of the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC) Sprint Championship at Bog Walk, St Catherine has been postponed to October 5 by the event organisers. Local Auto Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Last look! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Last-look-_17477064 When it came to lovely ladies, there was no shortage of them at the recent staging of Import Tuner Nightâs Street Tuner Invasion held at the National Stadium in St Andrew. Today, we give our readers a final glimpse of some women who came out to see some of the best cars in Jamaica. Local Auto Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT Hamilton back in title hunt with Monza win http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-back-in-title-hunt-with-Monza-win_17506984 MONZA, Italy (CMC) — Lewis Hamilton overcame a nightmare start to win the Italian Grand Prix here yesterday and reignite his floundering title chances in the Formula One drivers championship. Local Sports Mon, 08 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ultimate Road Hog http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ultimate-Road-Hog_17477189 THE recent CB Pan Chicken Championship eastern regional finals in Portmore, St Catherine, could not have been a more conspicuous outing for Copperwood Pork brand new mobile smoker dubbed the 'The Road Hog'. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Spike in road deaths http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Spike-in-road-deaths_17477895 SINCE last Thursday, 18 persons have been killed on the island's roads, bringing the total so far this year to 220 -- an eight per cent increase over last year's tally at this time. Local Auto Fri, 05 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT