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Push for success

The Southern Region Over-14 boys
pushing their way to victory over
the Western Region Over-14 team
and posting the fastest overall
time at the Child Development
Agency’s Pushcart Derby in New
Kingston, St Andrew, on Sunday.
(PHOTOS: RORY DALEY)

IT was a fun day for all at Sunday's Child Development Agency's (CDA) Pushcart Derby on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston, St Andrew. "We can only classify the Pushcart Derby as a success, given the response from the children when it came to building and racing their carts," Michelle McIntosh, di ... Read More

Gore set new lap record and went
home Thundersport champion. Dover excitement
JAMAICA'S finest circuit racers went all-out for the last meet of the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRD ... Read More

Rosalee Gage-Grey, (front left) CEO Child Development
Agency poses with the Western Region team after it was
announced that they’d won the Best Cart prize at the CDA’s
Pushcart Derby, last Sunday in New Kingston. (PHOTOS:
RORY DALEY) And the best cart is...
THE Western Region continued to rack up accolades even after the racing was over at Sunday's Child D ... Read More

Kyle Gregg 2014 JDRC drivers’ champion.
(PHOTO: ASTON SPAULDING) KYLE IS KING
TOTAL Summerbell Racing's (TSR's) Kyle Gregg was crowned the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) driver ... Read More

Bond's submarine for sale

Friday, October 24, 2014    

James Bond’s Lotus Espirit S1 sports car from the movie
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

ROGER Moore's submarine car from the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) is for sale on eBay for a whopping US$1 million. With that price tag, it'll sure to leave you shaken not stirred. The amphibious vehicle: a modified 1977 Lotus Espirit S1 sports car, was seen in the flick driving directly from road into the sea. According to the vehicle's eBay listing, of the six Esprit props used in the film, only three are still in existence. It was recently restored by Rick Dale and featured ... Read More

PHOTO FINISH - Fond farewell

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Petcom ladies Patricia Nicholson (left), Melissa
Scott (centre) and Carla Wiggandi showing
their true colours.

As the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) racing season came to end at the Seaboard Marine Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed at Dover Raceway in St Ann on Monday, our cameras caught several of fans who turned out for the finale. Photos: Rory Daley PHOTO FINISH - Fond farewell --> Read More

New direction for DRC

Thursday, October 23, 2014    

Conrad Burns (centre), president of the Drivers Rallysport
Club, is surrounded by his new executive (from left) Maurice
Whittingham, vice-president – competition; Tanee Green,
secretary; Terry Hamilton, vice-president – marketing; and
Warren Lamey, treasurer. (PHOTO: RORY DALEY)

RALLY veteran Conrad Burns is new head of the Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) after the club's annual general meeting at Off The Hook, New Kingston last Tuesday night, . "We intend to continue the work that the outgoing president has started," Burns told Auto. Burns takes over the 17-month organisation from former president Wayne Piper, who declined re-election for personal reasons. He is joined by Terry Hamilton, vice- president - marketing; Tanee Green, secretary; Warren Lamey, treasurer; and ... Read More

JUTC buys vehicles for on-the-road maintenance

Wednesday, October 22, 2014    

JUTC
Managing
Director Colin
Campbell (left)
accepts the key
for one of three
maintenance
vehicles
handed over
to the JUTC by
Minister Omar
Davies (centre)
at the Transport
Ministry.
JUTC’s
Chairman,
Reverend
Dr Garnett
Roper looks on.

THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has purchased three vehicles for maintenance purposes at total $12.9 million through a Euro Loan facility available to the state-owned company. Managing Director Colin Campbell said that the vehicles, bought from Toyota Jamaica, are assigned to three of the depots in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) --Spanish Town, Portmore and Rockfort. "What used to happen is that the regular buses were sent out to assist buses in distress, but that ... Read More

Road deaths inch towards 300 mark

Friday, October 17, 2014    

File picture shows the scene of a fatal accident.

WITH the National Road Safety Council (NRSC) missing its target of keeping fatalities below 240 this year, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing said it is doing everything in its power to keep that figure below the 300 mark. "Two hundred and fifty-eight people have lost their lives since the start of the year. This is 50 more when compared to the same period last year. We are begging the people to work with us to keep it below 300," said Kenute Hare, RSU di ... Read More

Two-day drift for Dover

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 17, 2014    

The Ter-Tech drifting team returns on Monday.

IT will be two days of racing for the Jamaica Race Drivers Club (JRDC) Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed scheduled for Dover Raceway, St Ann, October 19 and 20. "We will have qualifying on Sunday morning, and three afternoon races. Then on Monday, there will be a full programme of 12 races," Monique Gibbs, JRDC director, told Auto. Gibbs was one of several officials at the JRDC Seaboard Marine/Total Lubricants Heroes of Drift and Speed launch held at the Sports Develop ... Read More

Speed interrupted

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 17, 2014    

One of the constants in drag racing is the brand rivalry.

SUNDAY'S National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Drag Challenge number four at Vernamfield, Clarendon was brought to an abrupt end around 6:00 pm, leaving five races left to be run. "The Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club (JMMC) stewards ordered the end of the race meet due to insufficient light," Stephen Gunter, NDRC executive member, told Auto. The event found itself running late into the evening as two on-track incidents robbed the meet of precious minutes as organisers rushed to beat the and fad ... Read More

Whittingham is 2014 sprint champ

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October 17, 2014    

Maurice Whittingham 2014 Sprint Champion. Whittingham
was named champ at the Drivers Rallysport Club’s AGM at
Off The Hook in New Kingston on Tuesday. (PHOTO: RORY
DALEY)

MAURICE Whittingham added another title to his illustrious motorsports career when he was announced the Drivers Rallysport Club's (DRC)'s Tru-Juice RallySprint Champion for 2014 at the DRC's annual general meeting held at Off The Hook in New Kingston, on Tuesday. "It's great to have won, but I'm still not done yet. I want the overall Rallysport title and the dexterity championship," Whittingham told Auto. Whittingham is embroiled in a points battle with Daryl King for those remaining two title ... Read More

New Ford F-150: toughest, smartest

Friday, October 17, 2014    

DEARBORN, Michigan — The 2015 Ford F-150 -- the reinvention of America's favourite pickup - is winning early praise as it sets the standard for the future of tough, thanks to the all-new vehicle's impressive combination of power, capability and efficiency. Recently, the first of 10,000 dealer sales consultants began test driving the new truck in 26 cities nationwide. Performance driving and competitive towing exercises are underscoring the industry's best towing and payload capability amo ... Read More

Teams rally for Round Six of Defender Challenge

Friday, October 17, 2014    

RALLY teams racing the iconic Land Rover Defender will descend on North Wales this weekend as Round Six of the Defender Challenge by Bowler series takes place at the Cambrian Rally. Motorsport fans will see seven teams compete for top honours when the inaugural year of the Defender Challenge reaches its penultimate round as it visits North Wales for the first time. Teams from across the country will gather today for scrutineering at the Victoria Centre in Llandudno, where fans will have the ch ... Read More



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