Three-vehicle crash on Mandela

Three-vehicle crash on Mandela

Luckily there were no fatalities from this early morning three-vehicle collision on Mandela Highway on Friday. Details of the crash are unclear, however the Jamaica Observer was told that the injured were taken to hospital. The crash occurred a week after the the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) ... Read More

LONDON, England — One of the cars on display at the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London
Film Museum. Bond in Motion is the official exhibition of James Bond vehicles that feature in the
renowned film series. It is the largest display of its kind ever staged in London. (PHOTO: XINHUA) Largest ever James Bond car exhibition in London
LONDON, England (Xinhua) -- No James Bond movie would be complete without at least one fast car pack ... Read More

The Ram Goat Run mascot displaying important
road safety messages. JAA 'rep' at run
JAMAICA Automobile Association (JAA) used its roadside assistance expertise and road safety advocacy ... Read More

The Bizol range of lubricants conforms to the higher
European ACEA standard and meet or exceed requirements
for most major auto manufacturers Alrobe brings in Bizol lubricants
Alrobe International Corporation Limited introduced German lubricant and car-care producer Bizol to ... Read More

Run raises US$10,000 for charity

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, November 20, 2015    


IN a tightly contested event, Team Rock N Rolla topped the points table to come out victors in last Saturday's inter-parish scavenger hunt -- Ram Goat Run. "The win was unexpected because we found teams way ahead of us, but we just pushed on," Andrew Wilson, one of the team's four members, told Auto. Wilson was joined by brother, Ryan, and friends Nadia Chambers and Sheree Lee. This was the team's second try at Ram Goat Run, which is now in its third year. The event took participants from it ... Read More

Crash victims remembered

Friday, November 20, 2015    

Sharlene Rädlein, Miss Universe Jamaica and NRSC
ambassador, addressing the audience at a vigil held at
Emancipation Park in St Andrew, last Friday.

ROAD fatality victims were remembered at vigil hosted by the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) at Emancipation Park in St Andrew, last Friday. Paula Fletcher, NRSC executive director, said losing a loved one is an experience that no can fully recover, especially parents. "Everyone in Jamaica has been affected by road crashes, whether directly or indirectly. We either were close to someone who died in a road crash or know someone who have been emotionally hurt due to the loss of a family memb ... Read More

Monthly car raffle launched

Friday, November 20, 2015    

One of the vehicles which will be raffled monthly.
(Photo: Bryan Cummings)

At least 52 cars will be won over a one-year period with the new Win Dem Wheelz raffle game. The very first of its kind in Jamaica, Win Dem Wheelz is the brainchild of Raffprom Limited, which is partnering with ATL Automotive Limited. Each winner will choose between a Honda City or a Volkswagen Jetta. Speaking at the media launch yesterday at the VW Showroom on Oxford Road, Raffprom director Peter Heppell said that each winning raffle ticket will be selected electronically via a computerised r ... Read More

A prize car per week with ATL and Raffprom raffle game

BY KARENA BENNETT Business reporter | Friday, November 20, 2015    

Group general manager of ATL
Automotive Matthew Cripps (left)
with director of Raffprom Limited
Peter Heppell (centre) and assistant
vice president of Supreme Ventures
Group Adam Harris.

Luxury car dealer ATL Automotive has inked a deal with new raffle company Raffprom Limited to facilitate Jamaica's newest raffle game - Win Dem Wheelz. The new game -- which will be introduced to the public on Sunday -- will guarantee one winner of a VW Jetta or Honda City car valued at roughly $3.7 million, every week for at least a one year period. Managing director of Raffprom Limited Peter Heppell, yesterday told the Jamaica Observer that he has been in talks with Supreme Ventures Limited ... Read More

St Thomas road falling into sea

Thursday, November 19, 2015    

A section of the roadway at Wharf Road
near Lyssons in St Thomas where the sea
has eroded the seawall posing serious risk
to motorists. (PHOTO: KARL MCLARTY)

RESIDENTS of Wharf Road in St Thomas yesterday renewed their call for the authorities to visit the community and repair the roadway they have described as "an accident waiting to happen". A section of the roadway just outside of Morant Bay has fallen into the sea as erosion eats away the retaining wall, posing serious risk to motorists. "We want authorities to visit the area, especially to fix a section of the road that is severely eroding," roadside vendor Gloria Robinson told the Jamaica Obs ... Read More

Yamada gives ATL nod

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, November 13, 2015    

President and CEO of American Honda Motor Company Inc,
Takuji Yamada (second right), is flanked by (from left) Sam
McKenzie, head of business at Honda — ATL Automotive;
Robert Escobedo, export sales — American Honda Motor
Company Inc; and Matthew Cripps, group GM — ATL

IT was a whirlwind inaugural one-day tour for Takuji Yamada, president and CEO of American Honda Motor Company Inc, who visited ATL Automotive's Honda dealerships on Sunday. "The most important thing for Honda is not just the facilities, but the people and ATL Honda has great staff," said Yamada, who visited the dealership's Kingston and Montego Bay offices. Yamada's visit was to recognise ATL Automotive's hard work with the Japanese brand which they began distributing in 1997. To Yamada, the ... Read More

'Mutton' but fun!

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment | Friday, November 13, 2015    

Adam Stewart, CEO of
Sandals/ATL Group and
conceptualiser of the Ram
Goat Run, affixes the decal to
his vehicle before the start the
charity run’s first staging.
(Photos: Observer file)

A NEW route, new challenges, and plenty of excitement will be in store for participants in this year's Ram Goat Run, scheduled to begin at Hope Garden in St Andrew, tomorrow. The inter-parish charity run -- set for a midday start -- will see entrants heading to the resort town of Ocho Rios in St Ann in search of the elusive goat. A prize-giving party at the start point culminates the day's activities. "Participants can expect a day of hilarious challenges, quality time spent with friends and f ... Read More

Emancipation Park vigil today

Friday, November 13, 2015    

Sharlene Rädlein, Miss Universe Jamaica, will be guest

THIS evening the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) will be hosting a vigil at Emancipation Park in St Andrew to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. The two-hour vigil will begin at 6:00 pm. Guest speaker is Sharlene Rädlein, Miss Universe Jamaica. Paula Fletcher, NRSC executive director, is encouraging families, relatives and friends of individuals who died as a result of road crashes to join her Council in remembering these loved ones. "Everyone in Jamaica h ... Read More

'Teach'-ing the Bajans

Friday, November 13, 2015    

Jamaican Christopher ‘Teach’ McFarlane — Barbados Rally
Club (BRC) 2015 Autocross Champion, the first non-Bajan to
do so. (Photo: Ahmad Boodhoo

DESPITE moving to Barbados in 2014, Christopher 'Teach' McFarlane has continued his winning ways by becoming the first non-Bajan to be crowned the Barbados Rally Club (BRC) 2015 Autocross Champion after taking victory in the fourth event in the series on November 1. McFarlane credited the competition in Jamaica for his success in Barbados in beating out, Omar Boodhoo, the four-time defending BRC Autocross Champion. "We have been blessed in Jamaica to have had great dexterity/autocross events a ... Read More

For a charitable 'Audi'-ence

Friday, November 13, 2015    

Matthew Cripps (left), ATL Automotive — group GM, with
Christopher Lai, director of Jamaica Down's Syndrome
Foundation, at last Friday’s Wine Down at the Audi
showroom on Oxford Road in St Andrew. The event was
held to raise funds and awareness for the foundation.
(Photo: Rory Daley)

ATL Automotive's Audi Terminal on Oxford Road in St Andrew played host to Wine Down charity event last Friday. The event was aimed at raising awareness and funds for the Jamaica Down's Syndrome Foundation (JDSF). "It's essential for Corporate Jamaica to continue to support and encourage great events such as this. We are always happy to play our part", Matthew Cripps, group GM -- ATL Automotive, told Auto. Christopher Lai, director - Jamaica Down's Syndrome Foundation, shared a similar sentime ... Read More



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