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 Photo Finish - Sold on Subaru http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Sold-on-Subaru_17931394 The anticipation was in overdrive at the KIG showroom on Spanish Town Road in Kingston on Wednesday, as car and motorsport enthusiats turned out to see the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. They were not disappointed. Local Auto Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Gov't in car assembly plant talks, says Hylton http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gov-t-in-car-assembly-plant-talks--says-Hylton_17966537 A car maker is in talks with the Government to set up an assembly plant within the conceptualised logistics hub, Industry Minister Anthony Hylton has said. Local Business Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:00 GMT Toyota aims to replicate Prius success with fuel cell Mirai http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota-aims-to-replicate-Prius-success-with-fuel-cell-Mirai_17967535 California, United States (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corporation on Monday said it will introduce its first mass-market fuel cell car in the United States next year, hoping to replicate the success of its Prius hybrid with a vehicle that runs on hydrogen instead of gasoline. Local Business Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:19:00 GMT Fewer deaths in Nov http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fewer-deaths-in-Nov_17938011 THE month of November has seen a decline in road fatalities, according to the latest figures from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT TRUE ‘STI-LE’ & FASHION http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TRUE--STI-LE----FASHION-_17937824 KINGSTON Industrial Garage (KIG) had its first launch under the new Jeffrey Panton-led management when it unveiled the 2015 Subaru WRX STI at its Spanish Town Road showroom on Wednesday evening. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Teams prepare for Rally Jamaica 2014 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Teams-prepare-for-Rally-Jamaica-2014_17939443 WITH the start of Rally Jamaica only a week away, two of the top young teams -- Jetcon Racing and Team BD Gregg -- are getting ready to tackle the stages of Bog Walk, St Catherine, for the final. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT A Toyota Day indeed http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-Toyota-Day-indeed_17885154 NOT even the inclement weather could keep the crowd away for the first-ever Toyota Day at the Falmouth Pier parking lot in Trelawny, recently. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT NRSC to host church service http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NRSC-to-host-church-service_17939337 ON Sunday, the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will host a church service at Church of the Open Bible in St Andrew, in recognition of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Local Auto Fri, 14 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Motor show plans now in high gear http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Motor-show-plans-now-in-high-gear_17885803 PLANS for this year's Automobile Dealers' Association (ADA) Motor Show are progressing quite steadily says Kent LaCroix, chairman of the group. Local Auto Thu, 13 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ford's aluminium F-150 almost ready for prime time http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ford-s-aluminium-F-150-almost-ready-for-prime-time_17924387 Ford started production of the 2015 F-150 yesterday at its Dearborn Truck Plant, four miles from the company's headquarters. It will arrive at US dealerships next month. Local Auto Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Compact format for Rally Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Compact-format-for-Rally-Jamaica_17885168 BOG Walk, St Catherine, will be the epicentre of this year's staging of the biggest event in the Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club's Motorsport calendar, Rally Jamaica scheduled to take place on the weekend of November 22 through 23. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT VIDEO: 'Mutton' but the best! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-Mutton--but-the-best_17884634 ATL's innovative inter-parish challenge, Ram Goat Run, outperformed its initial staging at Hope Gardens in Kingston, last Saturday. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Ram Goat Run 101 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ram-Goat-Run-101_17885838 FOR the November 1 staging of Ram Goat Run (RGR) at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, the Jamaica Observer's Auto team had the tough task of not only covering the event, but participating as well. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Reggae Racers head to Guyana http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Reggae-Racers-head-to-Guyana_17885172 IT will be two drivers and three bikers leading the Jamaican charge to next weekend's Guyanese round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at that country's South Dakota circuit on November 15 and 16. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT Address change take centre stage http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Address-change-take-centre-stage_17885897 DID you know that under the Road Traffic Act, drivers must report each change of address within 14 days? Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: All or 'mutton' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-or--mutton-_17883963 Close to 130 teams turned up for the second staging of the prestigious inter-parish challenge, Ram Goat Run, at Hope Gardens in Kingston, last Saturday. Local Auto Fri, 07 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT October world factory activity expands slowly, China’s output declines http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/October-world-factory-activity-expands-slowly--China-s-output-declines_17871940 LONDON/SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global manufacturing activity increased last month at the same modest pace as in September, suggesting the need for continued economic policy stimulus, especially in Europe. JPMorgan's Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index, produced with Markit, held steady at 52.2 in October. But it was one of the lowest readings this year, suggesting factory activity is expanding slowly. Local Business Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT US October auto sales best in several years, GM misses http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/US-October-auto-sales-best-in-several-years--GM-misses_17871941 DETROIT, United States (Reuters) - Automakers reported their strongest US October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Local Auto Wed, 05 Nov 2014 03:00:00 GMT JA gets 'Radicalised' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JA-gets--Radicalised-_17789889 THERE was nothing but praise from the Radical Race team of US-based Jamaican Taj Alvaranga and Radical factory driver Englishman Tom Drewer for Dover Raceway at the recent Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed that took place in St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Karting action heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karters-wind-down_17828945 THERE is only one more meet to go in the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA) championship season after last Sunday's event at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunday is Toyota Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-is-Toyota-Day_17828554 THE Falmouth Pier's parking lot, Falmouth, will be transformed into a mecca for all things Toyota for the first annual Toyota Day, this Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT J'cans ready to ROC Barbados http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/J-cans-ready-to-ROC-Barbados_17828654 LOCAL motorsport icons Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton have been confirmed this week to represent Jamaica at December's Race of Champions (ROC) 2014 to be held at the recently renovated Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Raring to 'GO-AT' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Raring-to--GO-AT-_17828981 A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Work to begin this week on Lady Musgrave, Montrose roads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Finally-_17824272 THE National Works Agency (NWA) said work is to begin this week on Lady Musgrave Road and Montrose Road in St Andrew. Local News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:00:00 GMT Bond's submarine for sale http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Bond-s-submarine-for-sale_17781006 ROGER Moore's submarine car from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) is for sale on eBay for a whopping US$1 million. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT