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Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:35 AMMickella Anderson - Automotives Writer

When last Automotives spoke to Tumor ‘Bigry’ Moses about his then one-year-old auto sales business on the competitive stretch along Hagley Park Road, he had predicted a future of “continuous growth [and] continuous expansion”, with the potential of...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:28 AM

Are you ready for it? Well, ready or not, here we go, cruising in the all-new Toyota R av4. As I slowly approach this beauty, it’s hard not to notice how the look of the R av4 has changed, to a seemingly sleeker one while hinting at a little...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:28 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

“A car without good working brakes is like a plane without good landing gear. There is nothing else that can bring the motor vehicle to a stop except the brakes,” says Dereck Gentles, an auto mechanic with over 40 years’ experience in the motoring...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:27 AM

The unveiling of the first Porsche 911 GT3 in March 1999 at the Geneva Motor Show signalled the start of a new era for discerning sports car drivers. Like no other Porsche 911, the GT3 embodies the hallmarks of Porsche Motorsport. Developed by two...

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:27 AM

TODAY 1. Dirt biking at DaCosta Farm, Hill Run, Spanish Town. 2. Jamaica Karting Association 6 at Palisadoes Raceway. AUGUST 25 1. Drivers Rallysport Club 3 (venue to be announced).

Published:Sunday | August 11, 2019 | 12:14 AM
Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:18 AM
Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:17 AM

AUGUST 25 Drivers Rallysport Club 3 (venue to be announced) OCTOBER 13 Drag Rivals, set to take place at Jamwest, Westmoreland. OCTOBER 21 JRDC Heroes of Speed

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:17 AMMickella Anderson - Automotives Writer

Hydro dipping, also known as water-transfer printing, is the process of applying graphics to three-dimensional objects like cars, which makes it the hottest trend in the world of Automotives. At least one Jamaican has capitalised on the...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMVanessa James - Gleaner Writer

When one hears the title ‘Major’, it conjures up an image of the stern disciplinarian who never smiles, one that we often see in movies. Well it is with pleasure that we introduce a very pleasant, jovial person who actually smiles, but takes...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:16 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

How can car owners prevent their vehicles from exposing their real age? A motor car can show its years in the way it looks and the way it sounds. It is often said that a car’s biggest single enemy is rust. This corrosive action works day and...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:25 AM

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is backing off plans to start a self-driving ride service by the end of this year, with its CEO saying that more time is needed to make sure it runs safely. Cruise CEO Dan Ammann, in a blog post on...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:23 AM
Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:19 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Automotives Writer

Sophia Dean, who has been driving the defensive way for 11 years, is of the view that having one’s car break down in the middle of road repairs, is most unfortunate. Keeping one’s motor vehicle in almost perfect shape and should be the primary aim...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Fidelity Motors Limited, the authorised dealer of Nissan vehicles in Jamaica, recently hosted the official opening of the all-new Nissan Global Standard Showroom. Located in downtown Kingston, the new showroom of 7,000 square feet, hosted...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMMickella Anderson - Automotives Writer

Around Runaway Bay is a massive standout vehicle that is the reality of one man’s passion, fuelled by years of hard work, dedication, and effort. When you see the bright-red Ford F150 with Lamborghini doors, think of the man behind the showpiece –...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:07 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley - Automotives Writer

This week, Automotives caught up with a true representative of the multifaceted sphere that is motorsport in Jamaica. As the vice-president of the FIA Jamaica Millennium Motoring Club, vice-president of the Drivers’ Rallysport Club, one of the...

Published:Sunday | July 21, 2019 | 12:07 AM

It Is second nature: When your Uber or Lyft pulls up, you hop in the back seat. Sure, you check that the licence plate and driver photo match what is on the app. But should you also pull out hand sanitiser and sit up front to be safer? Maybe you...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:18 AM

Chill, Drink, Chat, Ride (CDCR)is in its third staging, and this time, the promoters want to make the experience even more engaging. “We are trying to create the ultimate adult playground, so we have added a paintball arena. We have added a few...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:13 AM

The first-generation EcoSport was designed by Ford Brazil Development Centre and went on sale in 2004. Now in its second generation, the EcoSport is based on the 2011 Ford Fiesta B2E platform, which means much of its dimensions are similar to those...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:09 AM
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Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley - Automotives Writer

“I have always had a love for anything with an engine that goes fast.” Words from 27-year-old Lee Vaz, racer in dexterity, sprints and rallies. After being introduced to racing by his father, who took him to events and bought him Motocross bikes...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:09 AMKajamba Fitz-Henley

T his week, Automotives spoke with another of Jamaica’s dedicated motorsport competitors and a member of the five-car rally team that took Jamaica to Rally Trinidad this year. Joel Jackson’s introduction to the steering wheel came at the early age...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Ready for an electric Jeep? A budding deal to combine Jeep maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and French automaker Renault could make that possibility a reality in the coming years. After years of searching for a partner, Fiat Chrysler may have...

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