Young cop killed in Clarendon crash

The remains of Constable Jamie Robinson’s motor car (Photo: Gregory Bennett)

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Twenty-eight-year-old police constable, Jamie Robinson, lost his life in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday. According to the police, about 6:30 pm the policeman was driving his Nissan Skyline motor car along the Bustamante Highway in Clarendon when he lost control ... Read More

A Transport Authority rep removing tint from the window of a public-passenger vehicle. (Photos: Karl McLarty) LIGHTS OUT
The Island Traffic Authority (ITA) says it will be intensifying activities against drivers who con ... Read More

Ryan Lue leads his class Rotax Minimax and could potentially clinch his second karting championship title. (Photo: Rory Daley) Karting season begins
THE 2017 karting season gets the green light at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston on ... Read More

The procurement of the spare parts for the JUTC is intended to enhance the company’s capacity to effect repairs to its fleet of buses as part of its preventive maintenance strategy. JUTC to double the experience
Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) commuter bonanza promotion, Big Bacchanal Double Day, i ... Read More

Sprint to win

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, February 10, 2017    

Drivers Rallysport Club (DRC) will kick-start the motorsport season with the first event in their Sprint Championship series on Sunday at the Lydford Mines in St Ann. Action is scheduled to start at 10:00 am. “The drivers wanted more variety,” Lawrence Henriques, DRC president, told Jamaica Observer’s Auto magazine. This will be the first time in a long while that motorsport has graced the St Ann venue made famous for its tyre turn during the heyday of local rallying. Accor ... Read More

FJ Cruiser: Rough, rugged and sexy

Monday, February 06, 2017    

The 2017 Toyota FJ Cruiser is a modern take on the classic FJ40-series Land Cruiser. (Photos: Rory Daley)

FROM 1960 to its final production year in 1984, the Toyota FJ40-series Land Cruiser became one of the most iconic off-road models. Its successor, the FJ Cruiser, continues the legacy. Retro is cool and the 2017 FJ Cruiser passes the visual test with ease, drawing on its rich history. The front proudly mimicks the original’s classic round headlights and grill. Smaller cues, such as the near vertical windshield, will be easily recognised by aficionados. The overall chunky styling gives it a ... Read More

What women AUTO know ... about car care

Friday, February 03, 2017    

What women AUTO know, this week, explores the options of proper car care with Shelley-Ann Farquharson manager of Powtronics on Half Way Tree Road in Kingston 5. Read More

Best of both worlds

Friday, February 03, 2017    

Photos: Bryan Cummings

Model Melissa Fullwood is having the best of both worlds in the new Audi S3, as it blends high-performance and high-tech know-how into a zesty, sporty compact sedan. With 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, the Audi S3 is powerful and is sure to make a statement wherever you go. What’s more? With the ATL Automotive MORE Sale, with the purchase of the S3 or any on-the-ground Audi models, you’ll get more value with five years warranty, five years service, five years roadside assistance, three years ... Read More

Spotlight on riders

Friday, February 03, 2017    

STATISTICS from the Road Safety Unit (RSU) indicates nine of the 27 people killed on the island’s roadway since the start of the year were motorcycle drivers. “None were wearing helmets... and speed is the major reason for all the crashes,” said Kenute Hare, director of the RSU in the Ministry of Transport and Mining. “Four drivers were killed and none were wearing seatbelts.” “We have a major challenge with people not wearing seatbelts and helmets. They are ... Read More

What women AUTO know ...about tyres and rims - Pt 2

Friday, January 27, 2017    

Our expert at ATL Automotive today continues the discussion on tyre care Read More

BMW X4: practicality meets style

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Friday, January 27, 2017    

The BMW X4 follows the path set by its revolutionary bigger brother the X6, just in a smaller more urban-friendly package. Photos: Rory Daley

When the original BMW X6 was launched in 2009, it was a revolution. Its distinctive styling combining couple-like looks with a larger SUV frame went on to create a niche that has exploded into its own market segment. As the X6 continues on its own path, there was only one option: move the success down the line, thus the 2017 X4. On the exterior alone, there is little doubt that this is a BMW as it shares the design language of its bigger brother the X6. In truth, its looks like one expects, a ... Read More


BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor – Auto & Entertainment | Friday, January 27, 2017    

The newly opened ATL Autobahn West in Bogue City Centre, Montego Bay, St James. Photo: Philp Lemonte

MONTEGO BAY, tourist capital of Jamaica, is renowned for its sun, sand, and sea. And, courtesy of ATL Automotive, you may now add ‘showroom’ to that list. The resort town saw the opening of its first BMW showroom in that neck of the woods last Friday evening. Dubbed ATL Autobahn West, the four-car facility is located in Bogue City Centre in St James. “This is significant for many reasons,” Adam Stewart, CEO of ATL Automotive, told the audience comprising government ... Read More

New showroom to open in December

Friday, January 27, 2017    

An artist’s impression of the future home of BMW and MINI and AC Hotel by Marriott, slated for construction on Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston.

ATL Automotive Group broke ground for the future home of BMW and MINI on Lady Musgrave Road in St Andrew, last Friday. The five-acre plot will also see the construction of an AC Hotel by Marriott. The total investment is US$50 million. In addressing the audience, Adam Stewart — CEO of ATL Group and Sandals Resorts International – said the showroom would be opened in December of this year. “We started this company because we believed Jamaica deserved better and BMW and MINI o ... Read More

Better than you could ever dream

Friday, January 27, 2017    

IT has been said the modern-day iPhone has more computing power than what was used to launch the first man on the moon mission. Such a seismic shift can be equated with the new 2016 Toyota Fortuner. From its narrow alien-like LED headlights to the swoopy rear lights, the 2016 Fortuner is bold confident step away eschewing a physical link to its Hilux origins. If the exterior is a revelation, then the interior is shock and awe. The Fortuner is its own beast filled with stitched soft-touch brown ... Read More



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