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 Karting action heats up http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Karters-wind-down_17828945 THERE is only one more meet to go in the Jamaica Karting Association's (JKA) championship season after last Sunday's event at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Raring to 'GO-AT' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Raring-to--GO-AT-_17828981 A NEW route, new clues, a new app, and more excitement. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Sunday is Toyota Day http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Sunday-is-Toyota-Day_17828554 THE Falmouth Pier's parking lot, Falmouth, will be transformed into a mecca for all things Toyota for the first annual Toyota Day, this Sunday. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT J'cans ready to ROC Barbados http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/J-cans-ready-to-ROC-Barbados_17828654 LOCAL motorsport icons Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton have been confirmed this week to represent Jamaica at December's Race of Champions (ROC) 2014 to be held at the recently renovated Bushy Park Circuit, Barbados. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT JA gets 'Radicalised' http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/JA-gets--Radicalised-_17789889 THERE was nothing but praise from the Radical Race team of US-based Jamaican Taj Alvaranga and Radical factory driver Englishman Tom Drewer for Dover Raceway at the recent Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed that took place in St Ann. Local Auto Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT Work to begin this week on Lady Musgrave, Montrose roads http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Finally-_17824272 THE National Works Agency (NWA) said work is to begin this week on Lady Musgrave Road and Montrose Road in St Andrew. Local News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:00:00 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 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 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 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 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 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