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 Wealth Auto Show begins tomorrow http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Wealth-Auto-Show-begins-tomorrow_65740 THE Montego Bay Convention Centre will be transformed into motor-vehicle mecca with the staging of the two-day Wealth Auto Show, which begins tomorrow. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT A touch of Fortune http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-touch-of-Fortune_63451 IT has been said the modern-day iPhone has more computing power than what was used to launch the first man on the moon mission. Such a seismic shift can be equated with the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Great night for the JKA http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Great-night-for-the-JKA_65693 The Jamaica Karting Association’s (JKA) first ever Fun Nite last Saturday at the Palisadoes International Raceway was a success on two fronts: serving as the test bed for their upcoming night race on July 9 and providing a revenue stream for the club. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Honda celebrates four decades of Accord http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Honda-celebrates-four-decades-of-Accord-_65712 With sales of more than 12.7 million units since its debut in 1976, Accord is America’s most popular, best-selling car over the last four decades. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Finally! Audi wins at the Norisring http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Finally--Audi-wins-at-the-Norisring_65751 In the first of the two DTM races at the Norisring, Edoardo Mortara kept a cool head in sweltering heat and, 14 years following the brand’s most recent success at the Norisring, finally gave Audi a victory again. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT New format for Sunday sprint http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-format-for-Sunday-sprint_65703 Sunday will see Jamaica’s rally stars out in action for the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Rallysprint starting at 11:00 am in the Tru-Juice Orchards, Bog Walk, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - Denyque makes a Splash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Denyque-makes-a-Splash_65670 Singer, television personality, and fashion designer Denyque models her swimsuit line, Wetswim Collections. She certainly knows how to make a splash. Local Auto Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT Gregg takes rally opener http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gregg-takes-rally-opener_64794 Kyle Gregg opened his account by taking the chequered flag at Sunday’s Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in Bog Walk, St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Summer safety WARNING http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Summer-safety-WARNING_64881 AS the summer party season shifts into high gear, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reminding road users not to take the driver’s seat after consuming alcohol. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT JKA readies for the dark http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JKA-readies-for-the-dark_64797 Karting fans will have a chance for a unique experience this Saturday at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. The Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will be hosting its first ever Fun Nite scheduled to begin at 3:00 pm until 10 pm. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Passat named Best Midsize Sedan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Passat-named-Best-Midsize-Sedan_64827 Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc is announcing that the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat has taken top honours in Cars.com’s Midsize Sedan Challenge. Put to the test against eight of the most popular 2016 models, the Passat won judges’ hearts with its spaciousness, safety, available VW Car-Net® App-Connect technology, and most of all, its fun-to-drive nature. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT New Audi brings breath of fresh air http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-Audi-brings--breath-of-fresh-air_64858 Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air- conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralises a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment. Local Auto Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rally season begins Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rally-season-begins-Sunday_64180 JAMAICA’S rally season begins with the Tru-Juice Macklin Peterkin Rally in Bog Walk, St Catherine, on Sunday. The action is slated to start at 10:00am. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Show-stopping BMW M4 hits Jamaica http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Accelerate-to-exhilarate_64175 Curators of sheer driving pleasure, BMW, have continued to define high performance and aesthetics following the introduction of the 2017 BMW M4 to Jamaica courtesy of exclusive dealers, ATL Autobahn. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Classics coming out on Father’s Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classics-coming-out-on-Father-s-Day_64158 Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) is hoping to make this Sunday a memorable one as it heads back to Hope Gardens, St Andrew, for Father’s Day. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Hyundai Motorsport celebrates victory http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hyundai-Motorsport-celebrates-victory_64195 Hyundai Local Auto Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Audi celebrates 10th anniversary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-celebrates-10th-anniversary_64196 AUDI has made history at Le Mans. In 2006, the premium brand became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the world’s toughest endurance race with diesel power. This year marks the tenth anniversary of such an achievement. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain. Never before has an Audi LMP1 race car been as powerful and fuel-efficient as the current Audi R18. Local Auto Fri, 17 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Cops target illegal motorcyclists in Westmoreland http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Clampdown-_64052 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland police has revved up its drive to clamp down on illegally operated motorcycles, which continue to be the leading cause of road fatalities in the parish. Observer West Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Phew! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Phew-_63562 RESCUERS were yesterday relieved that the driver of this Mitsubishi Galant motor car survived this horrible crash on the Albion main road in St Thomas. The driver’s side of the vehicle, in particular, was extensively damaged when it smashed into a light post — causing several Jamaica Public Service customers to be without power. Local News Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT Too early to call at karting http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Too-early-to-call-at-karting_63484 With the karting season now officially at its mid-point, with the completion of round four on Sunday at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston, several of the classes are still not a foregone conclusion. Local Auto Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT GM wants to keep steering wheels, pedals in self-drive cars http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/GM-wants-to-keep-steering-wheels--pedals-in-self-drive-cars_63296 DETROIT, United States (AFP) — General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly yesterday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars. Local Auto Wed, 08 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Think Kingston’s bad, check Beijing’s traffic problems http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Think-Kingston-s-bad--check-Beijing-s-traffic-problems_62958 ONE interesting thing visitors to China’s capital, Beijing, will note is the constant traffic in the urban area, with motor car drivers resorting to using small lanes designated for motorcycles and three-wheeled buggies. Local News Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT PHOTO: BUSTAMANTE HIGHWAY FLIP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/BUSTAMANTE-HIGHWAY-FLIP_62981 This Nissan Serena motor car overturned into a ditch along the Bustamante Highway on Thursday after its driver was forced off the road by a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. Four of five persons who were in the vehicle were treated at hospital. (Photo: Aston Spaulding) Local News Sun, 05 Jun 2016 01:00:00 GMT Getting a grip on things http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Getting-a-grip-on-things_62798 The National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) held its second meet of the year, Drag Racing Challenge #2, at Vernamfield, Clarendon, last Sunday, continuing its pledge to improve the sport. Local Auto Fri, 03 Jun 2016 02:00:00 GMT Audi SQ7 TDI wins innovation award http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-SQ7-TDI-wins--innovation-award_62747 THE new Audi SQ7 TDI has won the “Autocar Innovation Award 2016” hosted by the British motoring magazine Autocar Local Auto Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT