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KIG eyes driving tourism market

WITH the growth of the adventure tourism automotive dealers Kingston Industrial Garage (KIG) believes they can help further increase that interest through their JEEP brand. “KIG thinks this is an untapped market as the local tour rental/transport market is dominated by boring four-door sedans ... Read More


The excellent BMW X1
The 2017 BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) retains all of the primary attributes of its larger si ... Read More

xxxxxx, sales representative at ATL Automotive — Honda takes a selfie with Takuji Yamada, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Company Inc on his inaugural one-day visit to Jamaica in November. Steve Chin fuels his passion
Steve Chin’s passion for auto mechanics began more than 20 years ago. After reading a car maga ... Read More


Drag meet on Sunday
It will be a big meet on Sunday for the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) at Vernamfield, Clarendo ... Read More

Toyota’s day out

Friday, May 27, 2016    

Toyota Jamaica (TJAM) 4x4 Club’s first excursion for 2016 on May 22 to the Cinchona Botanical Gardens in the hills of St Andrew was a sizeable adventure from start to finish. “This was one of our biggest events yet,” Tracy-Ann Fletcher, Toyota Jamaica’s assistant marketing manager, told Auto. The trek saw a convoy of 26 4x4 Toyotas of varying vintage and sizes attempt to make their way from Toyota’s Old Hope Road showroom all the way to Cinchona via one of the to ... Read More

Dangerous men!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016    

A motor vehicle accident on the one of the island’s roadways.

NINETY-FOUR per cent of the 19 drivers killed in private motor vehicle accidents since the start of the year are males. Males also accounted for 92 per cent of the 26 pedestrian deaths for the period, according to the latest weekly traffic crash report from the Road Safety Unit of the transport ministry. The report said, too, that all of the 48 motorcycle fatalities that have occurred up to May 19 are males. The overall death toll from fatal crashes since January 1 and May 19 now stands at 1 ... Read More

Kyle Gregg opens account

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 20, 2016    

Kyle Gregg’s bid to make 2016 his year got off to great start when he bagged maximum points after winning the championship run in Sunday’s Tru-Juice/DRC Sprint #1, at Bog Walk, St Catherine. “The car ran well, making it a good start to my season,” Gregg told Auto. Gregg battled through slippery conditions and lingering dust, to put his Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX a full six seconds ahead of second place and the fastest overall time for the event. He said the new layo ... Read More

Big CMRC weekend

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, May 20, 2016    

Action from a previous Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship meet at JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland. Photo: Donovan Montague

MORE than 19 overseas drivers are expected to be in attendance for the first round of the 2016 Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at JamWest Speedway in Westmoreland, on May 21 and 22. The announcement was made by the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) at the Sports Development Foundation office in St Andrew on Tuesday. “Come out. It’s going to be a great meet,” Monique Gibbs, JRDC president, told Auto. May 21 will be a full day of qualifying, with the ... Read More

JAMROCK racers back from Curaçao

Friday, May 20, 2016    

Team JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club comprising (from left) Nikoli Yapp,       Denise Clarke and husband, Mike, had a good showing at the 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Controlled On-road Competition in Curaçao, last weekend.Photo: Contributed

THE three-member JAMROCK Remote Control Car Club (JRRCCC)team, which competed at the recent 17th Annual Open Invitational International Radio Controlled On-road Competition in Curaçao, is calling the experience a positive one. The team, comprising Nikoli Yapp and husband-and-wife team of Mike and Denise Clarke, returned to the island last week Monday. “It went pretty well,” Denise Clarke told Auto. She said despite the lack of practice heading to the event, due to heavy rai ... Read More

Gregg, the new face of Texaco

Friday, May 20, 2016    

GB Energy, owners of the Texaco brand, unveiled their partnership with racer Kyle Gregg under the Team GB Speedy banner at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston, on Wednesday. “We welcome Kyle to the GB family and are proud, honoured and blessed to have him aboard,” Mauricio Pulido, CEO of GB Energy Jamaica, told Auto. The event saw Gregg’s recently acquired Radical RXC race car redone in the company’s Techron fuel additive brand. Gregg was formerly part of the Tota ... Read More

Heelz N Wheelz to pull out stops

Friday, May 20, 2016    

Several cars at a previous staging of Heelz N Wheelz held at the National Stadium Car Park in St Andrew.

Car competition event Heelz N Wheelz returns this Sunday, May 22, to the National Stadium Car Park for what Andrew Leesing, event organiser, calls one of the best stagings ever. Start is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. “We want people to come and be surprised,” he told Auto. Rather than just the static display of cars to be judged, Leesing wants a more participatory event and has shaken things up by adding several new categories. Nestled in with the standard Best Honda, Best Toyota, are Be ... Read More

Road safety markings must be approved by NWA

Friday, May 20, 2016    

The National Works Agency says it has to ensure that locations of pedestrian crossings are safe.

THE National Works Agency (NWA) is advising communities and civic groups making plans to paint pedestrian crossings and other road safety markings on Labour Day that they must obtain authorisation from the agency before undertaking any such project. Manager of Communication and Customer Services at the NWA Stephen Shaw told JIS News that the agency has to approve the site for the markings. “We have to go out and look at the locations to ensure that they are safe as we wouldn’t wan ... Read More

Slippery Wen Wett slides to Portmore

Friday, May 20, 2016    

KINGSLEY Scott, organiser of the Slippery Wen Wett dexterity series, is hoping to bring the event to the Sunshine City this Sunday. The event — Slippery Wen Wett Carz, Drifterz & Bikers Face Off — is scheduled for the Portmore Town Centre, St Catherine. The action is slated for a midday start. “We tried to bring the event to Portmore before; however, the weather stopped it,” Scott told Auto. Scott is hoping for better this time around as he attempts to expand his S ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Cocktails and Cars

Friday, May 20, 2016    

Wednesday was a busy one on the automotive calendar in the Corporate Area. ATL Autobahn (ATL Automotive’s BMW/MINI division) hosted an exclusive cocktail event at their Orchard Road showroom in St Andrew. That same evening, GB Energy, through their Texaco brand announced their sponsorship of Kyle Gregg’s Team GB Speedy on the lawn of the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. Here are a few moments from the events. Read More



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