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Gregg takes rally opener

Kyle Gregg opened his account by taking the chequered flag at Sunday’s Macklin Peterkin Memorial Rally in Bog Walk, St Catherine. “It felt good to win after nearly not entering. I’m a bit relieved and glad to win for my dad on Father’s Day,” Gregg told Auto. Gregg fou ... Read More

A motor vehicle accident on the one of the island’s roadways. Summer safety WARNING
AS the summer party season shifts into high gear, the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is reminding ... Read More


JKA readies for the dark
Karting fans will have a chance for a unique experience this Saturday at the Palisadoes Internationa ... Read More

The 2016 VW Passat Passat named Best Midsize Sedan
Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc is announcing that the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat ha ... Read More

New Audi brings breath of fresh air

Friday, June 24, 2016    

Beginning in June 2016, compact Audi models will roll off the assembly line with a new filter in the air- conditioning system. This not only removes fine particulates and harmful gases from the air, it also neutralises a majority of all allergens. With the new filter, Audi is setting a new standard worldwide in the premium compact segment. A new air-conditioning filter will be used in the Audi A1, A3, Q3 and TT model series beginning in June. The new Audi Q2 will be equipped with the filter at ... Read More

Rally season begins Sunday

Friday, June 17, 2016    

JAMAICA’S rally season begins with the Tru-Juice Macklin Peterkin Rally in Bog Walk, St Catherine, on Sunday. The action is slated to start at 10:00am. “We took the initiative. We looked around and saw people with rally cars, but no events to use them,” Larry Henriques — event organiser, told Auto. The event will see 57.7 kilometres of stage miles as competitors tackle the familiar gravel stages in Bybrook. According to Henriques, there will be eight stages in total, fo ... Read More

Show-stopping BMW M4 hits Jamaica

Friday, June 17, 2016    

Curators of sheer driving pleasure, BMW, have continued to define high performance and aesthetics following the introduction of the 2017 BMW M4 to Jamaica courtesy of exclusive dealers, ATL Autobahn. The coupé variant of the revered BMW M3 has preserved the mechanical characteristics of its prototype, but its stunning good looks make for great sibling rivalry. The M4 represents an ideal all-round coupe for enthusiasts thanks to the combination of innovation and pleasure never felt befo ... Read More

Classics coming out on Father’s Day

Friday, June 17, 2016    

Classics ranged from all sizes and countries of origin.

Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) is hoping to make this Sunday a memorable one as it heads back to Hope Gardens, St Andrew, for Father’s Day. “Our theme for the day is Father and Son,” Shane Angus, president — JCCC, told Auto. An extra effort has gone into making Sunday’s outing a big one, as club members will take the opportunity to celebrate fathers as well as the classics. “We hope to pull about 40 cars, including a few new surprises and a real classics f ... Read More

Hyundai Motorsport celebrates victory

Friday, June 17, 2016    

Hyundai Motorsport has secured its second victory of the 2016 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season with a dominant performance by the Hyundai Motorsport team’s Thierry Neuville in WRC Rally Italia Sardegna (June 9~12). Thierry Neuville has been on sublime form throughout the rally, extending his lead over Volkswagen Motorsport’s Jari-Matti Latvala on the final day to win the rally by 24.8 seconds. The result marks the second victory for the New Generation i20 WRC this season ... Read More

Audi celebrates 10th anniversary

Friday, June 17, 2016    

Audi SQ7 TDI

AUDI has made history at Le Mans. In 2006, the premium brand became the first manufacturer to win what is arguably the world’s toughest endurance race with diesel power. This year marks the tenth anniversary of such an achievement. Today, the TDI engine is more efficient than ever before and part of a highly complex diesel-hybrid powertrain. Never before has an Audi LMP1 race car been as powerful and fuel-efficient as the current Audi R18. The revolution, literally, came quietly. The &ldq ... Read More

Cops target illegal motorcyclists in Westmoreland

BY HORACE HINES Observer West reporter | Thursday, June 16, 2016    

SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland - The Westmoreland police has revved up its drive to clamp down on illegally operated motorcycles, which continue to be the leading cause of road fatalities in the parish. “In light of the problems that we face, we have intensified our operations to remove illegal motorcycles from our streets,” head honcho of the Westmoreland Police Division, Deputy Superintendent (DSP) David White, told the Jamaica Observer West. According to White, 21 people have die ... Read More

Phew!

Friday, June 10, 2016    

A policeman attempts to get a look inside the crashed vehicle.

RESCUERS were yesterday relieved that the driver of this Mitsubishi Galant motor car survived this horrible crash on the Albion main road in St Thomas. The driver’s side of the vehicle, in particular, was extensively damaged when it smashed into a light post — causing several Jamaica Public Service customers to be without power. It took firefighters a while to separate the wrecked vehicle from the wooden post. Alleged eyewitness Leo Brown said that he was leaving the Advanced Serv ... Read More

Too early to call at karting

BY RORY DALEY Observer Writer | Friday, June 10, 2016    

Karters at a previous meet.

With the karting season now officially at its mid-point, with the completion of round four on Sunday at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston, several of the classes are still not a foregone conclusion. “So far things have been good to us,” Craig Lue, father of 2015 Abe Zaidie Champion Ryan Lue, told Auto. Lue said his team isn’t focusing on title defence, but continuing to use the year to learn the Minimax class. “All it takes is one bad mistake, so its sti ... Read More

GM wants to keep steering wheels, pedals in self-drive cars

Wednesday, June 08, 2016    

DETROIT, United States — General Motors CEO Mary Barra introduces the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze in Detroit in this file photo from June 2015.Paul Sancya

DETROIT, United States (AFP) — General Motors chief executive Mary Barra came out strongly yesterday for regulations requiring the retention of steering wheels and foot pedals in self-driving cars. As the largest US automaker pushes into developing autonomous cars and trucks, Barra said keeping the vestigial appendages of traditional human-piloted vehicles is crucial for safety. “We do think we have a leadership position in autonomous,” Barra said. “It is very importan ... Read More



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