Endless Summer of Tiguan

Hugh Okoye, assistant to the managing director, ATL Automotive Ltd (left); Flora Humphrey,
assistant manager, personal banking, Bank of Nova Scotia; and Omar Spence, manager, marketing
programmes at Bank of Nova Scotia, show off the new Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion
launched last week at the VW Showroom, Oxford Road in New Kingston. The promotion runs for
the next five weeks allowing buyers a break on the first two monthly payments.

THERE'S no better time than now to purchase a VW Tiguan as ATL Automotive Ltd, dealers for the Volkswagen brand, launched their Endless Summer of Tiguan promotion last week Thursday at their Oxford Road showroom in St Andrew. "The Tiguan is a fresh take on the compact sport utility vehicle from VW ... Read More

The 2014 VW Tiguan bridges the gap between off-road ability and confidence-inspiring onroad
performance. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY) The GTI of small SUVs
The 2014 VW Tiguan hits the three Cs for those shopping for a compact sport utility vehicle: comfort ... Read More

Douglas Gore (centre) celebrates his 1st place with Maurice Whittingham (right)
and Fraser McConnell (left) after the completion of the championship laps at last
Sunday’s Brighton River Sprint. (PHOTOS: RORY DALEY) A score for Gore
SEVERAL months back into rallysport, Doug Gore has scored his first victory at the Driver's Rallyspo ... Read More

Casey Perue, senior consumer marketing manager, Nestlé
(left), and Stephen Gunter, National Drag Racing Circuit
(NDRC) executive member (right), with Paula Fletcher,
executive director, National Road Safety Council (NRSC), at
the NRSC’s Maxfield Avenue office in St Andrew, recently.
The occasion was the road safety council endorsement of
THE National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) will begin to display their support of the National Road Saf ... Read More

Franchising: How JUTC could avoid a fare hike

TERRON DEWAR Business reporter | Friday, August 29, 2014    

JUTC buses

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) lost $2.8 billion last year. The deficit piled on top of the $18 billion in losses it had accumulated up to that point. And that's after it received billions of dollars in Government grant support. The state-run company was expecting an even larger deficit this year; even with a projected 35 per cent rise in revenue to $4.7 billion for the year to next March. Following a 25 per cent fare increase last year August, the bus company figured that it could ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH: Import Tuner Night rewind

Friday, August 29, 2014    

A classy MG for
a classy lady like
Shantal Russell.

Just like the high-performance motor vehicles and motorcycle on display, the lovely ladies were out in force at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion held at the National Stadium in St Andrew, recently. Here are a few beauties we caught on camera. Photos: Rory Daley Import Tuner Night rewind --> Read More

Classic cars head for Mandeville on Sunday

Friday, August 29, 2014    

Observer file photo shows Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) members posing beside their
vintage motor vehicles at a previous event.

THE Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will pull out all the stops for this Sunday's Ultimate Classics Car Show at Brooks Park in Mandeville, Manchester, starting at midday. "We are expecting to have 100 or more cars on display for the fans," Shane Angus, JCCC president, told Auto. Angus is attempting to the wrestle all the classic machines from across the island to the venue. However, there is little doubt that there will be a sizeable contribution of cars from Mandeville's premier collector, Vi ... Read More

Hamilton says he may not trust Mercedes teammate Rosberg in future

Wednesday, August 27, 2014    

HAMILTON… I don’t really know how to approach the next
race. (PHOTO: AFP)

SPA, Belgium (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton revealed on Monday that he may not be able to trust his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in their future on-track duels for the drivers' world title. The 29-year-old Briton, who was forced to retire from Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix after suffering a puncture when Rosberg drove into him on the second lap, said he was uncertain how to approach the next race, the Italian Grand Prix at Monza on September 7. He had claimed that Rosberg admitted he had deliber ... Read More

Gloves are off as Hamilton-Rosberg feud continues

Monday, August 25, 2014    

Mercedes-AMG’s British driver Lewis Hamilton (left) and and Mercedes-AMG’s German driver Nico Rosberg collide at the Spa-Francorchamps ciruit in Spa during
the Belgium Formula One Grand Prix yesterday. (PHOTO: AFP)

SPA, Belgium (AP) — Nico Rosberg extended his Formula One championship lead after finishing second at the Belgian Grand Prix, with his main title rival Lewis Hamilton claiming the German driver later acknowledged he had deliberately crashed into him early in the incident-packed race. Yesterday's GP ended sourly with the huge tensions inside Mercedes overshadowing Daniel Ricciardo's impressive win for resurgent Red Bull. Rosberg effectively ended Hamilton's chances of victory on the second ... Read More

Get ready, highway wreckers!

BY INGRID BROWN Associate Editor — Special Assignment | Sunday, August 24, 2014    

Corporal J Bailey and his colleague Woman Constable S Willis assist this motorist and his passenger who were left stranded
along the highway when the car they were travelling in overheated.

THE highway wrecking service could soon be doing brisk business along the newly opened Linstead to Moneague leg of the North/South link of Highway 2000, which begins attracting a toll charge next month, as several vehicles are breaking down along the busy thoroughfare as they traverse the steep incline. The complaints by motorists about traversing sections of the highway are not unfounded, as discovered when the Jamaica Observer made a recent test run of the 19.3-kilometre-long, four-lane road ... Read More

ITN delivers for St Ann patron

By Rory Daley Observer writer | Friday, August 22, 2014    

Rajik Brown holds the keys to the
1995 Honda Civic he won at Import
Tuner Night (ITN) 2014: Street Tuner
Invasion at the National Stadium
parking lot last Saturday night.

SATURDAY night's Import Tuner Night 2014: Street Tuner Night at the National Stadium's parking lot in St Andrew was a life changing moment for Rajik Brown as he found himself winner of the show's grand prize, the Skunk'd Out 1995 Honda Civic hatchback. "I'm lost for words," Brown told Auto, after collecting the keys from Ronald Donaldson, sales manager Tropical Battery. It was an emotional moment as the 22-year-old sprinted from the crowd onto the stage where he held back the tears. "This car ... Read More

Fidelity committed to downtown Kingston

Friday, August 22, 2014    

The 2015 Nissan Qashqai launched in tandem with the
Altima at Fidelity Motors Hanover Street Showroom on

FIDELITY Motors Limited, authorised dealers of Nissan vehicles, announced their further commitment in helping revive downtown Kingston as the business centre on Tuesday. The announcement came at the launch of the first wave of their 2015 line-up, the Nissan Altima and Qashqai at their Hanover Street showroom in the city's capital. Major Gregory Webster, managing director of Fidelity Motors Ltd, took the time to outline that his company not only purchased their current showroom, but a second bui ... Read More

Issa set for three-peat

Friday, August 22, 2014    

Zachary Sirgany (front) has made himself the class of the 50cc
field as he holds off rookie Brandon Finzi Smith, Ryan Lue and
Mattea Issa.

WITH the summer karting period over and six meets under his belt, 2013 Abe Zaide championship winner Thomas Issa is on track for his third national title after last Sunday's Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) meet at Palisadoes International Raceway. "It was an exciting day of racing for all. Thomas has been competing in the 2014 Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix in the UK and placed fourth overall in their X30 class before flying home to come and race with us," Heather Eaton, JKA president, t ... Read More

Westmoreland motorcyclists get road safety training

Friday, August 22, 2014    

Assistant Superintendent at the Savanna-la-Mar Fire Brigade, William Dixon (kneeling), shares
emergency first response (EFR) tips with motorcyclists in Little London during a Sandals Resorts
Motorcycle Safety Awareness session on August 15. Lying down to assist with the
demonstration is motorcyclist Orain Reid. More than 50 peeople were exposed to road safety
lessons and EFR and received safety gear, including helmets, courtesy of Banmark, Prento Bike
Rental, Gas Bike Rental, Happy World Negril, and Wassy Bikes.

MORE than 50 motorcyclists in and around Little London, Westmoreland, recently benefited from a road safety sensitisation session, organised by Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Negril amidst concerns about rising road accidents and fatalities in the area. The intervention was done in collaboration with the Area One Police Division and Savanna-la-Mar Fire Brigade with support from several bike companies. In addressing the group at the August 15 session, the Savanna-la-Mar police cited West ... Read More



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