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 Endless Summer of Tiguan http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Endless-Summer-of-Tiguan_17438206 THERE'S no better time than now to purchase a VW Tiguan as ATL Automotive Ltd, dealers for the Volkswagen brand, launched their Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion last week Thursday at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT The GTI of small SUVs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/The-GTI-of-small-SUVs_17438223 The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort, confidence and convenience. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT A score for Gore http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/A-score-for-Gore_17438209 SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallysport Club (DRC)/Tru-Juice Brighton River Sprint, Brighton River, St Elizabeth last Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT NDRC gets nod http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/NDRC-gets-nod_17438248 THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will begin to display their support of the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) via an information booth at their upcoming October 12 meet at Vernamfield in Clarendon, and the foreseeable future. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Franchising: How JUTC could avoid a fare hike http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Franchising--How-JUTC-could-avoid-a-fare-hike_17438372 THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) lost $2.8 billion last year. Local Business Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT PHOTO FINISH: Import Tuner Night rewind http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Import-Tuner-Night-rewind_17438213 Just like the high-performance motor vehicles and motorcycle on display, the lovely ladies were out in force at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion held at the National Stadium in St Andrew, recently. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Classic cars head for Mandeville on Sunday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Classic-cars-head-for-Mandeville-on-Sunday_17438262 THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will pull out all the stops for this Sunday's Ultimate Classics Car Show at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester, starting at midday. Local Auto Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Hamilton says he may not trust Mercedes teammate Rosberg in future http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Hamilton-says-he-may-not-trust-Mercedes-teammate-Rosberg-in-future_17411000 SPA, Belgium (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton revealed on Monday that he may not be able to trust his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in their future on-track duels for the drivers' world title. Local Sports Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Gloves are off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud continues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Gloves-are-off-as-Hamilton-Rosberg-feud-continues_17409841 SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his Formula One championship lead after finishing second at the Belgian Grand Prix, with his main title rival Lewis Hamilton claiming the German driver later acknowledged he had deliberately crashed into him early in the incident-packed race. Auto Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Get ready, highway wreckers! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Get-ready--highway-wreckers_17383730 THE highway wrecking service could soon be doing brisk business along the newly opened Linstead to Moneague leg of the North/South link of Highway 2000, which begins attracting a toll charge next month, as several vehicles are breaking down along the busy thoroughfare as they traverse the steep incline. Local Auto Sun, 24 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT ITN delivers for St Ann patron http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/ITN-delivers-for-St-Ann-patron-_17391620 SATURDAY night's Import Tuner Night 2014: Street Tuner Night at the National Stadium's parking lot in St Andrew was a life changing moment for Rajik Brown as he found himself winner of the show's grand prize, the Skunk'd Out 1995 Honda Civic hatchback. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Fidelity committed to downtown Kingston http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Fidelity-committed-to-downtown-Kingston-_17394023 FIDELITY Motors Limited, authorised dealers of Nissan vehicles, announced their further commitment in helping revive downtown Kingston as the business centre on Tuesday. The announcement came at the launch of the first wave of their 2015 line-up, the Nissan Altima and Qashqai at their Hanover Street showroom in the city's capital. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Issa set for three-peat http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Issa-set-for-three-peat-_17395084 WITH the summer karting period over and six meets under his belt, 2013 Abe Zaide championship winner Thomas Issa is on track for his third national title after last Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at Palisadoes International Raceway. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Westmoreland-motorcyclists-get-road-safety-training_17394128 MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril amidst concerns about rising road accidents and fatalities in the area. Local News Fri, 22 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT Photo Finish logo - Tuning in http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Photo-Finish-logo---Tuning-in_17390179 Suped-up fast cars and pretty girls were the order of the day at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion at the National Stadium in St Andrew, last Saturday. Here are a few of the lovely ladies who Auto saw the annual event. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Masania Moore for sure! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Masania-Moore-for-sure--_17391655 IT was the passing of the torch as Sue Ann Gordon, who won the inaugural the Miss Skunk Nation contest in 2013, sashed the 2014 winner Masania Moore at Saturday's Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion at the National Arena Parking Lot, St Andrew. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Top Gear dream come true http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Top-Gear-dream-come-true-_17395486 The recent Top Gear Festival in Barbados was a watershed moment for Caribbean motorsports and for one lucky Jamaican fan, Rene Harris, it facilitated a moment she only though possible in her wildest dreams, meeting her Formula One hero Lewis Hamilton. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sprint action for 'St Bess' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sprint-action-for--St-Bess--_17391168 IT'S another picturesque round of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) Sprint Championship as it heads to Brighton River, Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth, on Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Land Rover previews new Discovery interior http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Land-Rover-previews-new-Discovery-interior-_17393381 LAND Rover has revealed a first look inside Discovery Sport with the release of a short film showing glimpses of the cabin design. The bold new premium, compact SUV is the first member of the new Discovery family. Inspired by the Discovery Vision Concept, it features versatile 5+2 seating. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT China fines Japanese firms for monopoly http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/China-fines-Japanese-firms-for-monopoly-_17395988 SHANGHAI: China has fined 10 Japanese auto parts firms more than US$200 million (S$250 million) in total for price-fixing, authorities said on Wednesday, reportedly the biggest-ever such penalties, in the latest step of the country's anti-monopoly drive. Local Auto Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Elderly hit hardest by bus fare hike http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Elderly-hit-hardest-by-bus-fare-hike_17388504 THE elderly will be the hardest hit when the new Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) fare structure comes into effect on August 24. Local News Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:00:00 GMT 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