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 Classic route planned for this Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classic-route-planned-for-this-Sunday_71183 The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will host their post-Independence parade this Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 19 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Deadly Sundays http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Deadly-Sundays_71177 SUNDAYS — the day of worship for most Jamaicans — is proving to be deadliest on the island’s roadways, according the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. Local Auto Fri, 19 Aug 2016 01:00:00 GMT Karters burn up track http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karters-burn-up-track_71172 WHETHER day or night, the karting action is always hot at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. And Sunday’s sixth meet for the Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) was no different. Local Auto Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT VW increases delivery figures http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/VW-increases-delivery-figures_71174 The Volkswagen Group grew deliveries in the first seven months of the year by 1.3 per cent compared with the previous year: 5.90 million vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to July. 787,300 vehicles were delivered in the month of July. Local Auto Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Rain halts Carib invitation meet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rain-halts-Carib-invitation-meet_71175 Inclement weather disrupted the finals of the second staging of the Caribbean Invitational at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew, last Sunday afternoon. Local Auto Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT REAL VINTAGE AUDI! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/REAL-VINTAGE-AUDI_70591 Group General Manager, the ATL Automotive Group Matthew Cripps (second right) shares some interesting facts about the 1984 Audi Quattro Race Car that is on display at the ATL Audi Showroom, to Jean Todt (right), the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety and President of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), as José Abed (centre), President Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), North America and Central America (NACAM), Earl Jarrett (second left), President of the Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA), and Duane Ellis, General Manager of the JAA look on. Todt headed a delegation from the FIA that toured the ATL Showroom last Tuesday, as part of a one-day visit to the island to discuss motorsports and road safety issues. Local News Sun, 14 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Karting meet this Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karting-meet-this-Sunday_70337 THE Jamaica Karting Association’s (JKA) championship season will be two-thirds over on Sunday with the staging of their sixth meet at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston. Local Auto Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Audi turns jolts into electricity http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-turns-jolts-into-electricity_70342 Regenerative brakes capture a lot of wasted energy in hybrid and electric cars, but there’s another energy source automakers could exploit: potholes. To harness those tailbone scourges, Audi developed an active suspension called eROT that replaces hydraulic shocks with electromechanical ones. “Every pothole, every bump, every curve induces kinetic energy in the car,” says Audi’s Dr Stefan Knirsch. “With the new electromechanical damper system in the 48-volt electrical system, we put this energy to use. Local Auto Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Boss’s sale extended  http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Boss-s-sale-extended-to-tomorrow_70378 Jamaica’s leading automotive company ATL Automotive and ATL Autobahn have decided to extend their annual 48-hour Boss’s Sale to Saturday, August 13, due to the high customer requests. Local Auto Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT ‘RC’ hosts Caribbean http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/-RC--hosts-Caribbean_70348 The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) will play host to the Caribbean Invitational this weekend, August 12 through 14, at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard in St Andrew. Local Auto Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Gas prices - August 12, 2016 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gas-prices_479772016-08-13T07-54-59 87 Local Auto Sat, 13 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Dover action heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dover-action-heats-up_70335 I was driving talent on display at last Sunday’s Independence of Speed, Dover Raceway, St Ann, as the competitors set up what will surely be a spectacular end to the circuit racing reason in October. Local Auto Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Jamaica well positioned to tackle road fatalities http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Jamaica-well-positioned-to-tackle-road-fatalities_70401 Jean Todt, United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, says Jamaica is well positioned to tackle the high incidents of road traffic fatalities and achieve a reduction. Local Auto Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Clean streets http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Clean-streets_70417 HEAD of the Police Traffic Division, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Calvin Allen, says tackling the problem of windscreen washers (squeegee men) at stop-lights requires a strategic and multi-agency approach. Local Auto Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT Super Starlet http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Super-Starlet_70365 When it came time to replace his fourth-generation Toyota Starlet GT Turbo there was not much choice for Mike Chin: a 1998 Toyota Starlet Glanza V, the fifth-generation successor. Local Auto Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT UN official implores traffic police not to let up on road safety http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/UN-official-implores-traffic-police-not-to-let-up-on-road-safety_70304 United Local News Fri, 12 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Woman hit by truck in Cross Roads hospitalised http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Woman-hit-by-truck-in-Cross-Roads-hospitalised_70208 A woman narrowly escaped death yesterday after she was hit by a trailer truck in Cross Roads, St Andrew. Local News Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT ATL’S New rent - erprise http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-S-New-rent---erprise_69583 IN the next three months, ATL Automotive will become a major player in the rental car sector and operate as Enterprise Jamaica, Alamo Jamaica and National Jamaica. Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT All set for Dover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/All-set-for-Dover_69532 A 14-race programme is scheduled for this Sunday’s Independence of Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann. Action is scheduled for a 10:00 am start. Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT ATL’S NEW RENT-ERPRISE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ATL-S-NEW-RENT-ERPRISE_69554 IN the next three months, ATL Automotive will become a major player in the rental car sector and operate as Enterprise Jamaica, Alamo Jamaica and National Jamaica. Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT MINI brings maximum joy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/MINI-bringsmaximum-joy_69454 ATL Autobahn, exclusive dealer for MINI in Jamaica, delivered its first MINI Cooper recently. Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT JN launches new auto loan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JN-launches-new-auto-loan_69443 Imagine Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Audi Q5 hits million mark http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Audi-Q5-hits-million-mark_69509 A production milestone has been reached at the Audi plant in Ingolstadt: the one-millionth Audi Q5 drove off the production line at Audi’s main plant in Ingolstadt. The jubilee car, an SQ5 in Sepang Blue, will be delivered to a family in Germany. The international success of the Audi Q5 began in 2008 when Audi launched this model in the segment of mid-range SUVs — the second Q-model from the brand with the Four Rings after the Audi Q7. Since then, the Audi Q5 has developed into a favourite with the customers and is to be seen on the roads of more than 100 countries. Because Audi produces this top-seller also in China and India for the respective local markets, worldwide deliveries sum up to nearly 1.6 million vehicles. Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT Volkswagen Golf wins award, again http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Volkswagan-Golf-wins-award--again_69450 The Local Auto Fri, 05 Aug 2016 02:00:00 GMT 3 family members killed in Trelawny crash http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/3-family-members-killed-in-Trelawny-crash-_69067 DUNCANS, Trelawny — Three male members of a family died from injuries they sustained in a motor vehicle collision along the Duncans bypass road in Trelawny yesterday morning. Local Auto Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT