Speed on display

Flanked by Nestlé Supligen promo girls, Seymore Anderson,
head of SeymoreSpeed, accepts the Best Team Presentation
award from Junior Buzzar, executive of the NDRC (left).
(Photo: Contributed)

IT was tuner Seymore Anderson, head of SeymoreSpeed, that won the Best Team Presentation at the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Promotional Road Tour on Sunday in Ocho Rios, St Ann. "SeymoreSpeed was just happy to support the NDRC," Anderson told Auto. The Ocho Rios-based tuner showed up with ... Read More

Joel Jackson continues to keep close numbers with
Kyle Gregg to set up a potentially exciting Rally
Jamaica battle. Gregg takes Peterkin rally
Sunday's Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally 2015 held in the stages of New Works, St Catherine, served ... Read More

The 2016 Toyota Hilux is 100 per cent bold styling. (Photos: Rory Daley) Toyota on a 'Hi'-lux
THE pick-up market has shifted a bit over the decade since the seventh generation Toyota Hilux has b ... Read More

Given the
impact of KIG
and Toyota
Jamaica, Powell
has created an extra
class for auto dealers
wishing to show off the prowess
of their off-road vehicles. No JORC-ing around
SUNDAY'S JEEP® Jamaica Off-Road Challenge (JORC) Navigational Rally is shaping up to be serious ... Read More

‘Open house’ for remote cars

Friday, October 02, 2015    

The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club will be having an open track day for lovers of the
hobby on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: File)

The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club will be having an open track day for lovers of the hobby on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. (Photo: File) 'Open house' for remote cars The JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) will host an open day on Sunday at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard. "Think of it as a fun day for those interested in the hobby of RC cars," Franklin Thomas, JRRCCC director of promotions, told Auto. Franklin hopes the da ... Read More

Hyundai takes aim at Rally de France

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Hyundai Motorsport entered four cars in the 11th round of the 13 event FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) WRC Rallye de France in Corsica, yesterday. The event is scheduled to end on October 4. The team had put in a strong performance at the previous round of the championship, Rally Australia, with a competitive top-five finish. As WRC returns to Europe, Hyundai Motorsport is vowing to strengthen its hold on second place in the Manufacturers' Championship. Thierry Neuville and Da ... Read More

Honda unveils Neowing ahead of Tokyo show

Friday, October 02, 2015    

Honda Neowing is a tilting three-wheeled hybrid concept
bike (Credit: Honda)

IF there's one market segment where Honda has been notably absent, it would be tilting three-wheelers. That's about to change, though, as the new concept model that Honda plans to unveil in Tokyo undeniably demonstrates its intent to enter this relatively new vehicle class. Honda calls its tricycle the Neowing, evidently pursuing a connection to the company's touring icon, the Goldwing. The 4-cylinder boxer engine helps a lot in this direction, as it's definitely reminiscent of the Goldwing's h ... Read More

VW Passat to be unveiled

Friday, September 25, 2015    

VW Passat

THE 2016 Volkswagen Passat will be unveiled at CM Corporate Mingle at the VW Showroom on Oxford Road in Kingston, this evening. The 2016 Passat features a winning combination of design, interior and cargo space, class-leading technology, available driver assistance systems, and powerful, yet frugal, engines. In addition, a revised trim structure will enhance the Passat's value story. The 2016 Passat features more aggressive styling than its predecessor, with a new hood, front fenders, grille, ... Read More

An Audi adventure - Test-driving the new Q7

Friday, September 25, 2015    

A front view of the
2016 Audi Q7

A SELECT group of personnel from the region were given the pleasure of test driving the 2016 Audi Q7 in Panama earlier this month. What a pleasure it turned out to be. The first thing one notices is how much more aggressive, powerful and altogether taut-looking it is than its hugely-successful predecessor. Despite shedding 700lb, the new model has remained, give or take an inch, the same size. Perfectly proportioned and seemingly lower to the ground, the 2016 Audi Q7 has incorporated a look th ... Read More

Ready for off-road

Friday, September 25, 2015    


WITH a hugely successful first event under their belts, Jamaica Off-Road Challenge is bringing the thrill of off-roading back at Irie Racing Off-Road Park in Temple Hall, St Andrew, on Sunday, October 4, 2015. The announcement was made at the launch of JEEP JORC Navigational Rally & Obstacle course held at Kingston Industrial Garage's (KIG) newly established second showroom on Old Hope Road on Wednesday. "2015 has been a benchmark year for the Jamaica Off-Road Challenge team; we have seen ... Read More

Golaub starts with a blast

Friday, September 25, 2015    

Golaub starts with a blast

HAVING won the JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC) 2014 Island Electric Series (IES) 1:10 scale RCGT class in January, Raffique Golaub has his eyes set on the 2015 Island Nitro Series (INS), which started on September 20 at Sovereign Centre on the Boulevard, Washington Boulevard, after being delayed from September 13 due to rain. Golaub took home the 1:10 Touring and 1:8 scale four-wheel drive (4WD) class wins. "It felt great to win," he told Auto. Golaub missed out on the 2014 INS 1:8 sc ... Read More

Classics bloom in the 'Gardens'

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, September 25, 2015    

The rain puddles didn't stop a healthy turnout on Sunday at Hope Gardens, St
Andrew, for the Jamaica Classic Car Club's monthly meet. (Photos: Rory Daley)

RAINS couldn't dampen the enthusiasm for Jamaica's vintage vehicles as the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) held their monthly meet at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, two Sundays ago. "Despite the weather, we had 22 cars in attendance," said Shane Angus, JCCC president. The heavens opened for a short while casting the 2:00 pm start in doubt. But by late afternoon, club members and classic car aficionados took advantage of the cooler temperatures to turn on. Seemingly in defiance to the inclement wea ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Head-turning Audi A4

Friday, September 25, 2015    

Its tasteful styling and elegant lines make the head-turning Audi A4 a must-have young, A-List professionals with an active lifestyle. Pulse model Alicia Burke in her Uzuri gown and Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment wearing Hugo Boss suit and PUMA sneakers certainly caught our attention in the Audi A4. Photos: Bryan Cummings  | Makeup: Dawn Lindo, principal D'Marie School of Make-Up Artistry | Venue: The Refuge at Villa Ronai, Stony Hill Read More

PHOTO: Begging a chance

Thursday, September 24, 2015    


The driver of this car opens his door and pleads unsuccessfuly with this wrecker crew to give him a chance as they tow the vehicle on Barry Street in downtown Kingston on Tuesday. (PHOTO: JOSEPH WELLINGTON) Read More



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