Vettel wins for Bianchi and Ferrari on emotionally charged day

Ferrari’s German driver Sebastian Vettel (front) celebrates winning the Hungarian Formula One
Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest yesterday. (PHITO: AFP)

Budapest, Hungary (AFP) -- German driver Sebastian Vettel delivered an emotional high-speed tribute to his late colleague Jules Bianchi yesterday when he stormed to victory for Ferrari in a dramatic and incident-filled Hungarian Grand Prix. The four-time world champion claimed his second victory of ... Read More

Drag racing returns full force this Sunday at Vernamfield. (Photo: File)
Big Sunday for 'Vernam'
SUNDAY is shaping up to be another full day of quarter-mile action for the National Drag Racing Circ ... Read More

Jackson drove to the maximum,
while his rivals fell by the
wayside. (Photos: Rory Daley) JETCON Racing dusts competition
IT was a one-two finish for JETCON Racing as both their drivers, Joel Jackson and Dmitri Dawkins, dr ... Read More

A Petcom service station at Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. EDJ fired up for Petcom
LOCAL consortium group, Existing Dealers of Jamaica (EDJ), said it is extremely positive in its ques ... Read More

Dover out, JamWest in

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Action from a previous meet at JamWest Speedway in

FOR the first time, the Jamaica Race Drivers Club's (JRDC) annual Emancipation Day race meet will not be held at Dover Raceway, St Ann. Instead, the meet will take place at JamWest Speedway, Westmoreland on August 2. The news was broken to the media at a press launch for the upcoming Emancipation of Speed event, at the Phoenix Avenue offices of the Sports Development Foundation, yesterday. "Our move to JamWest for race meet #3 will again feature our western race circuit to both help the club, ... Read More

PHOTO: Welcome to the team

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Samuel McKenzie (left), ATL Automotive's head of business at Honda, welcomes new senior sales consultant to the Honda team, Kevin Jackson. Jackson, a former consultant at Toyota, has years of experience in the automotive industry and is Jamaica's top SUV salesman. Welcomes to the team --> Read More

ADA takes stand

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Kent LaCroix

IN light of the continued unavailability of license plates from the Island's Collectorates, members of the Automobile Dealers Association of Jamaica (ADA) have decided to suspend any further payments of motor vehicle import duties to Jamaica Customs. This was announced by Kent Lacroix, Chairman of the ADA. LaCroix explained that various assurances for delivery dates by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ) over the past two weeks had not been met. "We have therefore decided to suspend any further p ... Read More

Oil prices fall further

Friday, July 24, 2015    

OIL prices fell further yesterday a day after US benchmark crude tumbled below US$50 a barrel for the first time since April as bloated US inventories and the prospect of increased Iranian crude shipments fueled concerns about swelling supplies even as demand is waning. "We've had a lot of supply," says Tom Kloza, global head of energy analysis for the Oil Price Information Service. "Now the worry is that demand is going lower." West Texas crude for September delivery fell 67 cents, or 1.4 per ... Read More

Photo Finish - Flash Forward

Friday, July 24, 2015    

Boosting our spirits is
the lovely René Fletcher.

With the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) in preparations for this Sunday's Drag Challenge number 3 at Vernamfield in Clarendon, Auto gives a quick look back in the proverbial rear-view mirror at several beauties that graced the quarter-mile. (Photos: Rory Daley) Read More

Multimillion dollar rehabilitation for Hanover roads

Thursday, July 23, 2015    

Residents in attendance at the community meeting.

RIVERSIDE, Hanover APPROXIMATELY $583 million has been earmarked for the much-needed rehabilitation of three critical roadways in Hanover. The projects are being undertaken under the Government of Jamaica's US$82.9 million Major Infrastructure Development Programme (MIDP). The projects will be executed by local contract under sub- contracts with the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), under the supervision of the National Works Agency (NWA). Among the thoroughfares to be reh ... Read More

Classics take over Portland

Friday, July 17, 2015    

Albert Chung’s brightly coloured 1983 Mazda RX-7 was the
centre of attention at last Sunday’s Jamaica Classic Car
Club trip to Errol Flynn Marina, Portland.
(Photo: Contributed)

THE east coast welcomed the Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) for their second annual trip to the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio, Portland on Sunday. "We had about 20 cars make the trip, mostly from Kingston and St Ann," Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Auto. As they drove to their destination for the day, Angus noted that at every stop the convoy easily grabbed the attention of most members of the surrounding communities. When they arrived, it was plain to see why, as there were two major ... Read More

ATL bids farewell to JLR

Friday, July 17, 2015    

Range Rover Sport

ATL Automotive is set to end its four-year relationship with iconic British brand Jaguar Land Rover effective September 1. Adam Stewart, CEO of Sandals/ATL group, said the move will enable his company to focus on "new opportunities". "Working with Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) has been an enjoyable and exciting journey, but ultimately we've made this decision based on what is right for our company and to enable us to focus on our other brands, and where we believe the future of the automotive in ... Read More

Competition close at karting

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, July 17, 2015    

Ryan Lue hauled away the most points from Sunday’s
Karting meet. (Photos: Donavan Montague)

Ryan Lue was the toast of the day at Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association meet number four at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston. His set of victories in his 80cc class assured him the spot of highest points scorer for the event. "It was great to see him drive like that. The key has just been practice, practice, practice," Craig Lue, Ryan's father, told Auto. Lue admitted his son has been already preparing for his move into the 125cc Minimax class next year, which has helped him ga ... Read More

Gregg staves off competition

Friday, July 17, 2015    

Kyle Gregg

KYLE Gregg beat the heat both literally and figuratively to win for the second year running, the Lloyd's of Montego Bay Raynor King Memorial Rally, in Frome, Westmoreland, on Saturday. "It felt good to win again," Gregg told Auto. Despite winning the rally last year he wasn't the pre-event favourite as he would be joined on the hot, dusty stages that typify Westmoreland by two of the biggest names in the sport, Doug Gore and Jeffrey Panton. As Gregg took to the opening stage, the heat of comp ... Read More



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