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Maine woman sues GM after suffering burn

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors. Emma Verrill says in her suit filed in US District Court in Portland, Maine, that GM failed to adequately test the rear seat heaters to prevent them from ... Read More

Desperate measure
This route taxi driver resorts to this most desperate measure of lying under his car to prevent it b ... Read More

$34 million Ferrari '62 Ferrari sold at auction for $34 million
CARMEL, California (AP) — A rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO once owned by a famed racing driver and ... Read More

Karting action at the Palisadoes International Raceway in
Kingston. Karting on Sunday
AN exciting day of racing is expected at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on Sunday, ... Read More

Seeing red at the top

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August 15, 2014    

The red cars of the Total Summerbell Racing (TSR) team
comprising David Summerbell Jr, Andre Anderson and Kyle
Gregg at a previous race meet.

WITH only one meet left to go in the circuit racing season, Total Team Summerbell (TSR) holds the top three spots in the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) drivers' championship chase, led by Andre Anderson with 94 points. The awards ceremony for the Jamaica Automobile Association/Total Lubricants Emancipation of Speed 2014 race meet will take place this evening at the Montego Bay Audi Showroom, starting at 7:00 pm. Anderson, who crashed out on the August meet after his brakes failed seven laps ... Read More

Slippery Sunday

Rory Daley | Friday, August 15, 2014    

Slippery Wen Wett is expected to draw crowds to Pines
Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Sunday for its unique
brand of dexterity action. (FILE PHOTO)

CENTRAL Jamaica's top summer motorsport event Slippery Wen Wett heads for its 12th staging at Pines Plaza in Junction, St Elizabeth, on Sunday. "We've been having this event for 12 years now, but this our sixth as a calendar-sanctioned Jamaica Millennium Motor Club (JMMC) dexterity," Kingsley Scott, event organiser, told Auto. Having the blessing of the JMMC has made Slippery Wen Wett grow over the years as it draws top talent for its very unique brand of excitement. Rookie competitors get to ... Read More

Audi S3 sedan sizzles

By Rory Daley Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August 15, 2014    

Etus Collman,
Audi brand
manager, with
the Audi S3
sedan now
available at ATL
Automotive.

ATL Automotive's Audi Terminal in New Kingston saw its line of premium offerings swell with the introduction of the 2015 S3 sedan yesterday morning. "The S3 will bring back the excitement missing from this local market segment. It's not just sporty, but premium as well," Etus Collman, Audi brand manager, told Auto. The Audi S3 is the top of the rung, high performance version for the recently released A3 sedan. The original A3 was developed by Audi in 1996 and was responsible for creating the p ... Read More

Revving up for ITN

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, August 15, 2014    

Miss Skunk Nation contestant
Krystina Black stands next to
the grand prize at ITN
2014, a 1995 Honda
Civic hatchback.
(Photo: Rory
Daley)

THE grounds of the National Stadium in St Andrew will play host to the aftermarket performance community's biggest event, Import Tuner Night (ITN): Street Tuner Invasion tomorrow. The event is set to start at 9:00 pm. "ITN is basically the Sting and Reggae Sumfest of the Jamaican import scene. Fans can expect a bigger production this year. New for 2014 is the chance for one lucky fan to win the 'Skunked Out' EG Honda Civic," Nick Lue of Skunk Nation told Auto. Each paid ticket holder will auto ... Read More

Rookies take Classic Mug Rally

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, August 15, 2014    

Shane Angus (left) hands over the
Mario Hernandez Memorial Mug Rally
Challenge Trophy to Omoy and Lakeish
Bent, who won last Sunday’s Jamaica
Classic Car Club Mug Rally at Hope
Gardens. (PHOTOS:RORY DALEY)

IT was the husband-and-wife pair of Omoy and Lakeish Bent who went home with the Mario Hernandez Memorial Mug Rally Challenge Trophy after winning the Jamaica Classic Car Club's (JCCC) Mug Rally at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, last Sunday. "Felt great," Omoy Bent told Auto. "I thought we were going to come second or third," added Lakeish. The happy couple completed the route around Mona gathering the most points out of the seven teams that entered. Both new to the JCCC, they admitted they had n ... Read More

Kent LaCroix under pressure

Friday, August 15, 2014    

LACROIX… this is an internal matter

THE driver's seat of the usually no-drama Automobile Dealers Association (ADA) has suddenly become hot for 11-term chairman Kent LaCroix. A revolt by two of the largest members of the ADA over claims that LaCroix is showing bias towards the company he works for — Stewart's Automotive Group — has provided the chairman his biggest test to date and the possibility of a leadership challenge, the first since LaCroix took the reins in 2003. ATL Automotive and Kingston Industrial Garage ( ... Read More

Taxi driver wins car

Friday, August 15, 2014    

Winston Henry stands beside a 2014 Nissan AD Wagon he
won at Ninjaman’s Taxi Operators’ Appreciation Day held at
Turtle River Park in St Ann recently.

WHEN Winston Henry attended Ninja Man's Taxi Operator's Appreciation Day held at Turtle River Park in St Ann recently, little did he know he would be driving away with the grand prize. Henry, a licensed taxi driver, walked away with a 2014 Nissan AD Wagon, which he also intends to put to work. "I went to the event with hope of winning the talent contest, but after I did the audition I did not end up in the final rounds of the contest," said Henry, who adding he was an aspiring singer in the 1 ... Read More

Motorcycle safety awareness session today

Friday, August 15, 2014    

THE Sandals, Beaches and Grand Pineapple Resorts in Negril will host their third motorcycle safety awareness session today, starting at 11:00 am, at the Little London Square in Westmoreland. The session is being held in association with the Savanna-la-Mar police and Jamaica Fire Brigade as part of Sandals Resorts International's efforts to impact change, increase safety awareness among motorcyclists and help to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities. Motorcycle safety awareness se ... Read More

Photo Finish — Showtime!

Friday, August 15, 2014    

Shadika Barker

The stage has been set for tomorrow night's Miss Skunk Nation 2014 contest at Import Tuner Night: Street Tuner Invasion on the grounds of the National Stadium in St Andrew. Today, we feature the eight of the remaining 11 beauties vying for that title. Photos: Rory Daley Photo Finish - Showtime! --> Read More

Petrojam gasolene prices

Friday, August 15, 2014    

87 $125.37 (up) $0.84 90 $127.03 (up $0.84 Diesel $126.50 (down) $0.12 ULSD $132.48 (up) $0.50 PETROJAM GASOLENE PRICES --> Read More



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