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ATL Autobahn West to showcase 2017 BMW and MINI in MoBay Saturday

The new
BMW 328i

MONTEGO BAY, St James — BMW and MINI enthusiasts will get a chance to see some of the luxury brands of vehicles in the 2017 model-year during the ATL Autobahn West’s 2017 Model Showcase to be held at the Bogue Showroom in Montego Bay on Saturday, October 1. The event follows the succe ... Read More

Chinese Ambassador to Jamaica Niu Qing Bao (left) and Transport Minister Mike Henry celebrate the handover of 35 Golden Dragon buses to the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, as the company’s chairman Gregory Mair (third left) and directors Theresa Turner and Errol Edwards share the occasion on Saturday. (Photo: Aston Spaulding) JUTC unleashes the Golden Dragon
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) on Saturday officially launched its new Golden Dragon buses ... Read More

Kyle Gregg in action at a previous rally meet. DRC finale on Sunday
Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will hold its third and final sprint of 2016 on Sunday in Bog Walk, S ... Read More

It’s what Honda fans have been dreaming about, the famous VTEC paired with turbocharging from the factory itself. Tenth time’s a charm
THE 2017 Honda Civic is like an old friend. It’s been lurking in the background for years but ... Read More

Henry calls for ACT-ION

BY BALFORD HENRY Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, September 23, 2016    

Ministerof Transport and Mining Mike Henry believes the newly tabled version of the Road Traffic Act is the last and should be in place by year-end. “The gestation period for the bill has been over 10 years. It is time for the baby to be delivered,” Henry told Auto yesterday. He said he craved the indulgence of his colleagues in parliament to ensure that “this time around” it is passed. Henry said he is satisfied that the new Bill tabled, when the House of Representat ... Read More

Pike heads ATL rental division

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Mike Pike

MARK Pike has been appointed to the position of general manager and head of business for ATL Automotive’s car rental division. Come November, Pike will be in charge of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent-A-Car brands in Jamaica; a groundbreaking agreement that brings the entities to facilities in locations across the country for the first time ever. Pike heads the new team having joined from affiliate company Sandals Resorts International (SRI) where he developed ... Read More

Magna offering milestone deals

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Hyundai Creta

Magna Motors Dealership Limited has kicked off its first anniversary celebrations with a massive sales promotion; discounts, free service, and giveaways up to October 1. The anniversary special will feature a factory clearance on all 2016 models, inclusive of zero down payment, a special six per cent interest rate with NCB for 24 months, and 8 1/2 years to repay. Plus, up to 70 per cent off insurance and two years of free servicing by Hyundai-certified technicians at the world-class Hyundai Ser ... Read More

JRDC on track

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Leroy Spence (centre) teaching future Bracket 45 drivers at a recent free track day on September 4, at Dover Raceway, St Ann. (Photos: Jamaica Tuner Magazine)

IN an effort to bolster its competitor numbers, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) held its second free track day on September 4 at Dover Raceway in St Ann. “We had 22 drivers attend the track day,” Leroy Spence, event coordinator, told Auto. With the first track day taking place earlier this year at JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland, Spence is already planning a third for the upcoming Heroes Day race meet. The track day is open to all, as long as they meet the minimum safety and ... Read More

Courtney Hedge masters Honda

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Courtney Hedge

COURTNEY Hedge began his career as an electrician at Honda Jamaica in May 1998. Showing potential and eagerness to learn, he was encouraged to train in other fields such as alignment, braking and engine work in the service department. Always keen to know more, when Honda started an online university in 2001 for technicians to advance their skill level to that of a Master Technician, Hedge took full advantage of this opportunity and completed a number of self-studying modules online. Upon comple ... Read More

Public urged to give feedback on new Traffic Act

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry (second right) and  (from left) director of the Road Safety Unit in the ministry, Kenute Hare; chief technical director in the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Stephen Wedderburn; and executive director of the Bureau of Standards Jamaica, Yvonne Hall, examine a poster for a road traffic safety standard, JS ISO 39001, which was  launched at the agency’s offices on Winchester Road in Kingston this week.

MINISTER of Transport and Mining Mike Henry is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the new Road Traffic Act now before Parliament. “Go on the website and tell me what is wrong, what is right, what must be added or subtracted,” he urged. Noting that he is prepared to articulate this feedback when the Bill is debated in the House of Representatives on September 28, Henry said he would be pushing to have it passed in a timely manner. Henry was addressing the launch of th ... Read More

Audi Q5 teased ahead of Paris show

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Audi Q5

Audi has released a teaser video of its new Q5 crossover before it heads to the Paris auto show next week. As showcased in the video, narrow headlights dominate the new front end. Out back, the Q5 receives new tail lights, which appear to have unique lighting elements that correspond to the turn signal. Lines and creases make it clear that the shape of the Q5’s back end has changed a bit, though cut lines seem to suggest the model will retain its signature clamshell liftgate. Now that th ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Sizzlin Simone!

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Simone McGowan is no stranger to the automotive world. As brand marketing manager for Jamaica Tuner Magazine, she is a regular on the circuit. “I love cars,” she told Auto. However, she also loves fashion design. Her label is Marlene Simone. “It’s classy, sexy and chic,”she said. She recently showcased her line on the recently concluded StyleWeek. Read More

Honda 125 Monkey Bike Revealed?

Friday, September 23, 2016    

Honda 125 Monkey Bike

Honda’s venerable Z50 Monkey bike was arguably the world’s most popular entry to motorcycling for youngsters in the 60s, and likely the most widely used pit bike in history. Now, following the huge success of the 125cc Grom, Honda appears poised to launch a big brother to the Monkey with the same engine. Mechanically, the Gromlin (not the official name, but it should be) owes more to the Grom than the original Monkey bike, but the Z50 styling is spot-on and the engine is already cer ... Read More

High expectations in MoBay

Friday, September 16, 2016    

Marvia Virgo, CIBC retail sales specialist, stands beside the new Honda Civic.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Heavy afternoon showers in this tourism resort city could not put a damper on the Honda 10th Generation launch here at the showroom of ATL Automomotive West on Wednesday. After weather improved later in the afternoon, the steady stream of patrons who flowed into the facility could not conceal how impressed they were with the latest collection of Honda Civics on display. “This car is going to do really well,” predicted well-known Montego Bay businessma ... Read More



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