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Tank-Weld banks on SHACMAN trucks

TANK-WELD Equipment (TWE), regional dealers for the SHACMAN brand, is confident in the Chinese-made truck. The company recently created a five-acre, 16-bay workshop, four-truck showroom in Ferry, St Catherine. Read More

Classics head for North Coast
The Jamaica Classic Car Club (JCCC) will head for the north coast this Sunday as part of their monthly lyme events, the destination, Roxborough Restaurant Bar and Grill, St Ann's Bay, St Ann.... Read More

Big prize for dexterity
Team Streetz, organisers of the Asphalt Assault dexterity series, has high hopes for 2020 as they've created a championship with a $500,000 prize package up for grabs. The news came at the series media launch on February 11 at Waterfalls, St...... Read More

Auto readers are winners
Two lucky readers of the Jamaica Observer's weekly Auto magazine, Frederick Northover and Gary Williams, received gifts courtesy of SHACMAN Jamaica, when they participated in the section's Instagram Swag Bay Giveaway.... Read More


BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 14 2020    

CALL it a match made in motor vehicle heaven. In June, Kenito and Jodianne Murdock will celebrate a decade of love, partly by their mutual love of speed. The pair is a common sight at JamWest Speedway in Little London, Westmoreland, where they compete in the Drag Rival... Read More

Hamilton and Mercedes is 'obvious pairing' says F1 team boss Wolff

Wednesday, February, 12 2020    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Mercedes Formula One boss Toto Wolff said on Monday that his team's tie-up with Lewis Hamilton is the “obvious pairing”, with the future of the six-time world champion still unclear on the eve of the new... Read More

Shacman F3000: Heavy duty workhorse

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 7 2020    

Commercial equipment buyers are a different bunch. They're not concerned with small things such as appearance and interior trim quality levels. Instead, durability, reliability, and fuel efficiency are high items on their purchasing agenda. Include cost and customisation and the Shacman... Read More


By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, February, 7 2020    

PLUTO Shervington's easy, laid-back reggae style is in stark contrast to Bob Marley's fiery rebel music. But the two would cross paths due to a motor vehicle. Read More

On shaky ground

By Brian Bonitto Associate Editor --- Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 31 2020    

JAMAICA dodged the proverbial bullet this week with earthquakes registering 7.7, 4.7 and 5.1 on Richter scale. The latter occurred on Wednesday, while others happened the day before. Their epicentres were off the island's coasts so there was no loss of life or major infrastructural... Read More

Pure X-citement!

Friday, January, 31 2020    

ATL Autobahn, the division of ATL Automotive responsible for the BMW and MINI marquee, unveiled the 2020 BMW X6 at its Lady Musgrave Road showroom in St Andrew.Here are a few snapshots from the swanky affair. Read More


BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Friday, January, 31 2020    

Peter Levy, president of the Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ), is urging drivers to be cognisant of their surroundings when leaving their vehicles, given the 37 per cent spike in motor vehicle thefts. Read More

PHOTO: No more turn-offs

Thursday, January, 30 2020    

Motorists who would normally turn right onto Terrence Avenue or Aldington Avenue from Hagley Park Road, to avoid going into Half-Way-Tree, St Andrew, were in for a rude awakening on Tuesday, as they were forced to contend with the traffic going into Half-Way-Tree due to blockades that have been... Read More

2020 VW Golf GTI: Hatchback heaven

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer daleyr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

There may be those who question whether the Volkswagen Golf GTI was the first hot hatchback. What can't be questioned is since that iconic original, it has defined and refined the formula of injecting fun-to-drive characteristics into a practical everyday automotive... Read More

Cops used-car issue resolved, says ministry

By Balford Henry Observer senior reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, January, 24 2020    

THE prolonged episode surrounding Government's experiment in importing used (or pre-owned) vehicles to improve the mobility of the police force in 2018, appears to be concluded. Read More

Kyle Reynolds comes up big

Friday, January, 24 2020    

Kyle Reynolds was the big winner at Motorcross Jamaica's (MX Jamaica) 2019 Championship awards ceremony at Grosvenor Café in St Andrew on Sunday. He took home overall trophy wins for the A and Open classes. Read More


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