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 Dover excitement http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/DOVER-EXCITEMENT_17795630 JAMAICA'S finest circuit racers went all-out for the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift & Speed held at Dover Raceway in St Ann, on Monday. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Push for success http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Push-for-success_17789858 IT was a fun day for all at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT And the best cart is... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/And-the-best-cart-is---_17789888 THE Western Region continued to rack up accolades even after the racing was over at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby in New Kingston, as along with their Under-14 race victory they collected the Best Cart prize. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT KYLE IS KING http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/KYLE-IS-KING_17795040 TOTAL Summerbell Racing's (TSR's) Kyle Gregg was crowned the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) drivers' champion for the 2014 season at the club's awards ceremony held on Wednesday at the KIA Motors Showroom, St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 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 PHOTO FINISH - Fond farewell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/PHOTO-FINISH---Fond-farewell_17790050 As the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) racing season came to end at the Seaboard Marine Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann on Monday, our cameras caught several of fans who turned out for the finale. Local Auto Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT New direction for DRC http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-direction-for-DRC_17753827 RALLY veteran Conrad Burns is new head of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) after the club's annual general meeting at Off The Hook, New Kingston last Tuesday night, . Local Auto Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT JUTC buys vehicles for on-the-road maintenance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JUTC-buys-vehicles-for-on-the-road-maintenance_17782946 THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three vehicles for maintenance purposes at total $12.9 million through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company. Local News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Road deaths inch towards 300 mark http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Road-deaths-inch-towards-300-mark_17758241 WITH the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) missing its target of keeping fatalities below 240 this year, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing said it is doing everything in its power to keep that figure below the 300 mark. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Two-day drift for Dover http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Two-day-drift-for-Dover_17759698 IT will be two days of racing for the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed scheduled for Dover Raceway, St Ann, October 19 and 20. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Speed interrupted http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Speed-interrupted_17754586 SUNDAY'S National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Drag Challenge number four at Vernamfield, Clarendon was brought to an abrupt end around 6:00 pm, leaving five races left to be run. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Whittingham is 2014 sprint champ http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Whittingham-is-2014-sprint-champ_17753959 MAURICE Whittingham added another title to his illustrious motorsports career when he was announced the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC)'s Tru-Juice RallySprint Champion for 2014 at the DRC's annual general meeting held at Off The Hook in New Kingston, on Tuesday. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT New Ford F-150: toughest, smartest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/New-Ford-F-150--toughest--smartest_17759128 DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2015 Ford F-150 -- the reinvention of America's favourite pickup - is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future of tough, thanks to the all-new vehicle's impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Teams rally for Round Six of Defender Challenge http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Teams-rally-for-Round-Six-of-Defender-Challenge_17760727 RALLY teams racing the iconic Land Rover Defender will descend on North Wales this weekend as Round Six of the Defender Challenge by Bowler series takes place at the Cambrian Rally. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Accolodes for Honda CR-V http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Accolodes-for-Honda-CR-V_17760244 THE Honda CR-V has won Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year for 2015. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH - Quarter-mile cuties http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Quarter-mile-cuties_17752762 The National Drag Racing Circuit's meet at Vernamfield in Clarendon saw high-performance machines facing off in heat finishes for bragging rights. The off-track scenes, however, were quite as interesting. Local Auto Fri, 17 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Rent-A-Car group seeks meeting with Minister Davies http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Rent-A-Car-group-seeks-meeting-with-Minister-Davies_17721153 THE Jamaica Rent-A-Car Association has written the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr Omar Davies, requesting a meeting to iron out problems with the proposed changes to the Road Traffic Act. Local Auto Tue, 14 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Lewis Hamilton wins inaugural Russian GP http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Lewis-Hamilton-wins-inaugural-Russian-GP_17736486 SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix yesterday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first Formula One constructors' title and stretched his lead in the championship. Local Sports Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: TO THE RESCUE http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/TO-THE-RESCUE_17737088 This is what was left of a Honda Civic motor car after it and a passenger bus collided along Washington Boulevard in St Andrew yesterday evening. The female driver had to be cut from the vehicle with jaws of life and rushed to hospital. Local News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT PHOTO: Dilemma http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Dilemma-_17731346 This truck which broke down along the main road in Whitehorses, St Thomas delayed other truckers for an entire day as that section of the road was too narrow to allow big units to pass each other. The Observer North East later learnt that the disabled truck was eventually towed away by a crane the following day. Local News Mon, 13 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Toyota 'busses' Padmore Primary http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Toyota--busses--Padmore-Primary_17722692 IT was a joyous occasion for Padmore Primary School students, parents, and well-wishers, when they were declared winners of the Toyota Jamaica Bus Di School Competition on Thursday. Local Auto Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Ram Goat Run is back! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Ram-Goat-Run-is-back-_17716488 ATL Ram Goat Run, the inter-parish cross-country road challenge, is scheduled for November 1. And, according to organisers, it promises to be bigger and better than its inaugural staging last year. Local Auto Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT 1/4-mile action on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/1-4-mile-action-on-Sunday_17716230 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will host the fourth event in its Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge series at Vernamfield in Clarendon, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT ITA fees coming http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ITA-fees-coming_17720205 EIGHTY per cent of the fees paid by motorists for their certificate of fitness in the future will go to the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) to finance its increased responsibilities under the proposed new road traffic law. Local Auto Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sweet 16 for McConnell http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sweet-16-for-McConnell_17716408 SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD Fraser McConnell drove himself into the record books, when he became the youngest-ever driver to win the championship segment of a national sprint series as he took victory at Sunday's RallySprint Finale, Bog Walk in St Catherine. Local Auto Fri, 10 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT