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 Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Maine-woman-sues-GM-after-suffering-burn YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors. Local Auto Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:23:02 GMT Desperate measure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Desperate-measure_17373104 This route taxi driver resorts to this most desperate measure of lying under his car to prevent it being towed after the police asked him for his documents in downtown Kingston recently. The man was overheard saying that he had just managed to get the car back on the road. In the end he was allowed to go. (PHOTOS: TYRONE SIMMS) Local News Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:05:00 GMT '62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-62-Ferrari-sold-at-auction-for--34-million CARMEL, California (AP) — A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and Olympic gold medalist has sold for US$34.65 million. Local News Sun, 17 Aug 2014 13:22:24 GMT Karting on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karting-on-Sunday_17355600 AN exciting day of racing is expected at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday, when it plays host to the sixth meet for the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA). Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Seeing red at the top http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Seeing-red-at-the-top_17355291 WITH only one meet left to go in the circuit racing season, Total Team Summerbell (TSR) holds the top three spots in the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) drivers' championship chase, led by Andre Anderson with 94 points. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Slippery Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Slippery-Sunday_17355249 CENTRAL Jamaica's top summer motorsport event Slippery Wen Wett heads for its 12th staging at Pines Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Audi S3 sedan sizzles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-S3-sedan-sizzles_17355619 ATL Automotive's Audi Terminal in New Kingston saw its line of premium offerings swell with the introduction of the 2015 S3 sedan yesterday morning. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Revving up for ITN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Revving-up-for-ITN_17355290 THE grounds of the National Stadium in St Andrew will play host to the aftermarket performance community's biggest event, Import Tuner Night (ITN): Street Tuner Invasion tomorrow. The event is set to start at 9:00 pm. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rookies take Classic Mug Rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rookies-take-Classic-Mug-Rally_17355375 IT was the husband-and-wife pair of Omoy and Lakeish Bent who went home with the Mario Hernandez Memorial Mug Rally Challenge Trophy after winning the Jamaica Classic Car Club's (JCCC) Mug Rally at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kent LaCroix under pressure http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Kent-LaCroix-under-pressure_17355612 THE driver's seat of the usually no-drama Automobile Dealers Association (ADA) has suddenly become hot for 11-term chairman Kent LaCroix. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Taxi driver wins car http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Taxi-driver-wins-car_17355373 WHEN Winston Henry attended Ninja Man's Taxi Operator's Appreciation Day held at Turtle River Park in St Ann recently, little did he know he would be driving away with the grand prize. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Motorcycle safety awareness session today http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Motorcycle-safety-awareness-session-today_17355411 THE Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts in Negril will host their third motorcycle safety awareness session today, starting at 11:00 am, at the Little London Square in Westmoreland. Local News Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Photo Finish — Showtime! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish---Showtime-_17355299 The stage has been set for tomorrow night's Miss Skunk Nation 2014 contest at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion on the grounds of the National Stadium in St Andrew. Today, we feature the eight of the remaining 11 beauties vying for that title. Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Petrojam gasolene prices http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Petrojam-gasolene-prices-_17355598 87 Local Auto Fri, 15 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Motorists urged to obey speed limit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Motorists-urged-to-obey-speed-limit_17348828 MINISTER without Portfolio in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Morais Guy, is again appealing to road users to be vigilant and to obey road traffic signs. Local News Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT NY judge to encourage settlements of GM lawsuits http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NY-judge-to-encourage-settlements-of-GM-lawsuits_17343301 NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge told lawyers on Monday last he'll encourage settlements in lawsuits brought on behalf of nearly 1,000 plaintiffs against General Motors (GM) for defective ignition switches. Local Business Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT India Tata Motors first quarter profit triples, driven by Jaguar Land Rover sales http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/India-Tata-Motors-first-quarter-profit-triples--driven-by-Jaguar-Land-Rover-sales-_17343314 NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Tata Motors' net profit more than tripled in the first quarter, the Indian giant said yesterday, driven by soaring sales of its British luxury marque Jaguar Land Rover. Local Business Wed, 13 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: On the edge! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/On-the-edge--_17337495 Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP leads the field during the MotoGP Red Bull US Indianapolis Grand Prix - Race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana. (PHOTO: AFP) Local Sports Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT No CMRC for Gore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/No-CMRC-for-Gore-_17316900 AFTER last weekend's Jamaica Automobile Association/Total Lubricants Emancipation of Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann, Doug Gore has thrown his defence of his 2013 Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) title in doubt. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Secrets brought to light http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Secrets-brought-to-light_17317517 MARLON Powell may be part of the Darker Shades car crew, but his 1995 Nissan Sentra is anything but so with its bright flawless white paint job and striking coloured wheels. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Long Short Walk excites Dover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Long-Short-Walk-excites-Dover-_17319669 THE Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) made a major statement at the Emancipation of Speed racing meet held at the Dover Raceway in St Ann on Sunday, August 3, with the staging of the Long Short Walk for Road Safety activity, which had approximately 400 participants. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT JCCC hosts Mug Rally http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JCCC-hosts-Mug-Rally_17317583 THOSE looking to wet their feet in rallying can do so this Sunday at Hope Gardens, St Andrew, as the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will open their Mug Rally series to the general public. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Tough weekend for bikers http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Tough-weekend-for-bikers_17316936 MOTORCYCLE Racing at the Jamaica Automobile Association/Total Lubricants Emancipation of Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann was a weekend of major ups and downs for all involved. The highpoint was a large contingent of 13 riders. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: On track http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO-FINISH--On-track_17316170 Eleven contestants will be vying for the coveted title of Miss Skunk Nation 2014 at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion scheduled for the National Stadium in St Andrew on August 16. Today, we feature three. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Audi wins another award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-wins-another-award_17316965 INGOLSTADT/Stuttgart - Five first-place finishes for the four rings: Those are the results of a first-ever reader survey conducted by auto motor und sport and CHIP, in which over 42,500 readers chose the best connectivity features. The awards ceremony will be held in Stuttgart on September 17. Local Auto Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT