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Powell Leads Jamaica Haul

POWELL
LEADS JA HAUL

Jamaica drove away in the lead of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) country points after several key performances at the opening leg of the series held last weekend at JamWest Speedway, Westmoreland. Jamaica now sits on 323 points to the nearest competitor Guyana with 15 ... Read More

It’s all in the family as the 2015 Nissan X-Trail is a blend between the
smaller Qashqai and the larger Pathfinder in both looks and abilities. X marks the spot
Now in its third generation, the Nissan X-Trail has been a sales success. For 2015, they hope to con ... Read More

The Bybrook rally stage, famous for its river setting, will be
the location for the 2014 DRC Awards ceremony tomorrow
at noon. (Photo: Rory Daley) Rallysport awards ceremony tomorrow
THE Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will honour its finest on Saturday morning starting at 11:00 am at ... Read More

A Toyota Hilux in action at a previous outing. Sunday out with Toyota
The Toyota Jamaica 4x4 Club hosts its first outing for 2015 this Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m. from ... Read More

Total recall

Friday, March 06, 2015    

Photo Finish faves Simone Williams and Channae Reynolds are bound to cause some sparks fly posing beside this 1986 Toyota Levin. Photos: Rory Daley | Page design: Stephen Morrison Read More

CMI to offer crash investigating course

Friday, March 06, 2015    

An accident on the island’s road.

KINGSTON'S Caribbean Maritime Institute, through its School of Advanced Skills, will offer a certificate course in Traffic Crash Investigating and Reporting, from March 17 to May 18. The course, the only of its kind in the Caribbean, is being presented in partnership with the National Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing. Osric Forest, director of the School of Advanced Skills Caribbean Maritime Institute, shared some light on the 10-week course. "It's an intensive ... Read More

Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens

Wednesday, March 04, 2015    

GENEVA, Switzerland — Volkswagen technical chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser (left) speaks on
Monday in front of a Volkswagen Passat after it received the 2015 Car of the Year prize on the
eve of the press day at the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva. (PHOTO: AFP)

GENEVA, Switzerland -- (AFP) Out with the gloom, in with the boom: Sleek luxury sports cars, high-end SUVs and nifty little city cars were bumper-to-bumper when the Geneva Motor Show opened to the media yesterday. Thousands of journalists milled through the vast halls of the show, one of the auto industry's biggest and most diverse events, examining the vast array of vehicles in all shapes and sizes on display. From small city cars for everyman to horsepower-infused "supercars" carrying six-di ... Read More

Risky roads

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Chris Hind in discussion with Dr Melvina Sherard, dental
surgeon from Baltimore, Maryland.

JAMAICANS are far more likely to be killed in a road crash in this country than in any other. "You are nine times more likely to be killed in a road crash in Jamaica than you are in England," said Chris Hind, GM of JN General Insurance Company (JNGI). Hind was addressing delegates to the Jamaica Dental Association's 2015 Convention, at Club Hotel Riu Ocho Rios, recently. The latest World Health Organisation's Injury Chart book shows that there are seven road fatalities per 100,000 vehicles on ... Read More

RUBiS rolls out Ultra Shop

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 27, 2015    

A frontal view of
the facility.

FRENCH-OWNED RUBiS Energy Jamaica launched its newest initiative, Ultra Shop, at the Gassan Azan-owned Waterloo Service Station in St Andrew, on Tuesday. "This is a fresh, clean design," Alain Carreau, CEO RUBiS Energy Jamaica, told Auto. The Ultra Shop marks the next step in RUBiS service stations, which were all upgraded last year to boast LED lighting and digital signage after the company took over previously branded Shell stations. Matching the modern look of their service stations, the Wa ... Read More

Guyana invades Westmoreland

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February 27, 2015    

Kevin Jeffery’s Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII (Photo: Kaieteur News)

AS the opening round of the Seaboard Marine Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) takes shape this weekend at JamWest Speedway, Little London, Westmoreland, Guyana has made no bones about their seriousness in capturing top honours in all four categories. "Guyana will be 71 strong with six drivers and four riders," Silbourne Clarke, Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) director, told Auto. Guyanese racers, father-and-son duo Kevin and Stephen Jeffery, lead their nation's charge. However, they ... Read More

Cash for motor cars

Friday, February 27, 2015    

AUTOMOTIVE giant ATL Automotive Limited is leading the way in car sales and marketing innovation with yet another ground-breaking initiative. The latest is a customer referral programme dubbed 'Spread the Love' where new customers are given a mock-cheque book. "It's fun and quite simple. At the point of vehicle delivery, every new customer receives a cheque book with 10 cheques valued at $12,500 each. They simply sign and deliver to any of their friends or family. When someone buys one of our c ... Read More

New date for MBMC Launch Pad

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Mark March

THE Montego Bay Motoring Club's (MBMC) first sprint for the 2015 season, Launch Pad, originally scheduled for Badda Badda Raceway in St Ann last Saturday has been postponed until March 14. "The decision wasn't arrived at easily," said a statement issued by the club. The ambitious night-time sprint was rescheduled because of the inclement weather that the area had been experiencing. Badda Badda Raceway, unlike many of the regular sprint venues, does not have a single surface type and transitio ... Read More

KIA, JCTU signs MoU

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Dwight
Moore

THE Dwight Moore-led KIA Motors signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jamaica Confederation of Trade Unions (JCTU) at the company's Chelsea Ave headquarters, last Friday. The MoU will see the more than 100,000 members of its union receiving rebates of up to $100,000 on KIA units. KIA, in return, will donate $8,000 to the union when its members acquire a new vehicle. "This grouping reflects a majority of salaried employees in Jamaica. And the unions representing them represent the life ... Read More

Photo Finish - Creating a Splash

Friday, February 27, 2015    

Swimsuits, like cars, complement your attitude and style. And like cars, swimsuits range in styles and never fails to get our attention. Photos: Rory Daley | Swimsuits provided by The Mushroom, 26 Oxford Terrace in St Andrew | Vehicle courtesy of JCCC Read More



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