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Big guns deliver

Davin Virgo (right) won the Street
16 class in his Toyota Hiace bus.

IT was the face-off between two of the fastest straight-line machines in the island, the Ford Mustang of Adrian McLymont and the Chevrolet Camaro of Dean Shaw that punctuated a day bursting at the seams with non-stop action at Sunday's Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #2 at Vernamfield, Clarend ... Read More

The 2015 HR-V blends the styling of the CR-V into
its own unique sporty look. (Photos: Rory Daley) CR-V gets sibling, the HR-V
USING expertise accrued in building the award-winning CR-V, Honda has created the HR-V to be a vehi ... Read More

A lap of honour will be done for the late Daryl King. Dover to hail Daryl
RACE-CAR driver Daryl King's death continues to haunt with the motorsports community. As a consequen ... Read More

Audi's high-tech bicycle
CARMAKER Audi has developed an exclusive new racing bike that weighs less than a box of cereal. The ... Read More

LASCO Financial boosting bikers

Friday, May 22, 2015    

A policeman
prevents a
motorcycle
rider from
entering a
section of King
Street
yesterday.
(Photo: Karl
McLarty)

MOTORCYCLE bearers, recreational riders and courier services are in line to benefit from the latest loan offering from LASCO Financial Services Ltd. The new loan is being implemented specifically to aid the purchase of motorcycles and to support more small- and medium-sized enterprises and entrepreneurs while boosting the motorcycle transportation and delivery industry. Loans are available for the purchase of specific Honda and Yamaha motorcycles from Stewart's Auto Sales and Kingston Industri ... Read More

Shedding some light

Friday, May 22, 2015    

SSP
Allen

Dear SSP: Can you please explain the reason behind using the flashing blue lights on the patrol vehicles both day and night by the Police Motorised Patrol Division? Recently, I was travelling behind one of these vehicles at 8:10 pm going along Hope Road and this vehicle had its lights flashing from the traffic lights at the intersection of Trafalgar and Waterloo Roads straight up to Liguanea. These lights are extremely distracting, especially at night, and can cause accidents because of their ... Read More

DARYL KING MEMORIAL - Schedule of Events

Friday, May 22, 2015    

DOVER
HAILS DARYL

Qualifying and Racing -- Monday, May 25, 2015 Start Events Comments 8:00 am Warm Up All Car 8:35 am Warm Up All Bikes 8:55 am General Drivers Briefs 8:55 am National Anthem 9:15 am Qualifying All Bikes 9:35 am Qualifying All Cars 10:30 am Bracket & Improved Prod Class Race 1 10:55 am Bracket 45 Race 1 11:15 am Modified Production Race 1 11:40 am Sport Bike Race 1 12:05 pm Thunder Sport Race 1 12:30 pm Bracket & Improved Production Class Race 2 12:55 pm Brack ... Read More

Short turnaround time for CMRC

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Silbourne Clarke

THERE will be only five days available to Jamaica's racers after the Total Quartz Daryl King memorial meet on May 25 at Dover Raceway, St Ann, for them to get ready for the second round of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) in Trinidad and Tobago on June 21. "They will have five days to get their vehicles in the containers for them to be shipped to Trinidad in time for the CMRC round two," Silbourne Clarke, Jamaica Race Drivers Club director, told Auto at the May 19 press launch of ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - CFW IN 15 DAYS

Friday, May 22, 2015    

With 15 days remaining for Caribbean Fashionweek (CFW), Pulse models and Photo Finish faves Alicia Burke and Alysia Francis are helping to rev up the vibes to this annual calendar event. Sporting swimsuits from Sol Drenna LUNA, our models are also showing off the new Audi Q3. CFW, which is celebrating 15 years, will be held on June 6 to 15. Photos: Bryan Cummings | Page design: Stephen Morrison Read More

Hamilton dominates sessions ahead of Monaco Grand Prix

Friday, May 22, 2015    

Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team’s British driver Lewis Hamilton
sits in the pits during the second practice session at the Monaco
street circuit in Monte Carlo yesterday, ahead of the Monaco
Formula One Grand Prix. (PHOTO: AFP)

MONACO, France (AFP) — Lewis Hamilton oozed all the authority and skill of a champion yesterday as he marked the confirmation of his new three-year contract with Mercedes by dominating both opening practice sessions for this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix. The 30-year-old Briton, who was beaten into second place by his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg at the Spanish Grand Prix two weeks ago, delivered a consummate performance in cool, treacherous and wet conditions on the unforgiving streets o ... Read More

TOTAL fuels education

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor -- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 15, 2015    

His Excellency Jean-Michel Despax (right), Ambassador of France, signing the MoU as a witness while Dr Michael Faulkner (left), managing director of TOTAL Jamaica, and Arlene Supersad, UWI administrative officer, look on. (Photos: Aston Spaulding)

STUDENTS of the University of West Indies (UWI) are to benefit from a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between TOTAL Jamaica Ltd and the tertiary institution, on Wednesday. The pact, which takes effect in August, will see UWI students integrated into TOTAL's workforce and given the necessary real-world experience. Dr Michael Faulkner, managing director of TOTAL Jamaica, said the move was part of his organisation's mantra. "At TOTAL, education is a priority and long-term commitment. Ec ... Read More

HR-V makes Ja debut

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, May 15, 2015    

Matthew Cripps
(left), group GM ATL
Automotive, and
Sam McKenize,
head of business —
Honda, stand in front of
the new HR-V at its
unveiling on Hagley Park
Road in St Andrew, on
Thursday. (Photos: Bryan
Cummings)

ATL Automotive Limited, exclusive dealer for the Honda brand, launched the 2015 Honda HR-V to much fanfare at their Hagley Park Road showroom in St Andrew, yesterday. The HR-V (Honda Renaissance Vehicle) will slot in below the already popular CR-V Sport Utility Vehicle, size and price-wise. "The HR-V is for those who want an SUV, but not the size or the cost," Sam McKenzie, head of business at Honda, told Auto. The HR-V nameplate has been revived for 2015 after the original exited production ... Read More

All set for Sunday’s drag meet

Friday, May 15, 2015    

Drag racing action returns to Vernamfield this Sunday. (Photo: File)

Nestlé Supligen Drag Challenge #2 slated for this Sunday at Vernamfield in Clarendon is expected to see the competition significantly boosted as competitors settle in to the 2015 with their eyes on their various targets. "The Super Street 15 class had the closest qualifying at Drag Challenge #1 as 16 cars were within 0.25 seconds of each other," Stephen Gunter, National Drag Racing Circuit executive member, told Auto. "We expect a good turn out of racers and fans," said Gunter. Gunter ... Read More

Honda's home to get facelift

Friday, May 15, 2015    

Matthew Cripps, group GM of ATL Automotive.

MATTHEW Cripps, group GM of ATL Automotive, said the company's Honda facility on Hagley Park Road in St Andrew, will be getting a makeover. The group GM made the announcement at the launch of the new HR-V yesterday. "Honda has been the mainstay of ATL since 1997... and we need to give them a new home. They're winning all the awards," he told the audience at the function. In his presentation, Sam McKenzie, head of business -- Honda, heaped numerous accolades on the Japanese brand. "The Accord ... Read More



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