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Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Driving is a skill that takes time, skill, good judgement, patience and making the correct decision at the correct time, in the correct way. Many golden drivers find it a pleasure to drive their own cars to work, to the supermarket, to the post office or simply to church.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Our hands speak volumes. In fact, writer Henry Theodore Tuckerman said the hand is the mind's only perfect vassal.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Since its islandwide roll-out last November, the environmentally friendly ethanol-blend gasolene, E10, has been a fiery topic for several motorists.

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It is not unusual for a motor vehicle tyre rim to be pressed into service for cooking. Recently, however, the rim's culinary adaptation has been elevated, literally and figuratively, with specially made coal stoves set on metal frames on display to potential purchasers at various spots around the Corporate Area.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHANGHAI (AP):China widened its lead over the United States (US) as the world's biggest auto market in January, with passenger car sales more than doubling to 1.32 million vehicles, an industry group reported Tuesday.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It has become fashionable for well-groomed and even well-attired dogs to travel with their owners in air-conditioned splendour.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Automobile Association (JAA) is offering to ease some of the burdens faced by local drivers with its valet service.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FRANKFURT (AP):General Motors Co's Opel unit asked European governments for billions of euros (dollars) in aid on Tuesday as it formally presented a restructuring plan that will result in some 8,300 job cuts.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica's Honda distributor, ATL Motors, has identified 29 vehicles affected by Honda's recent airbag recall.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Let's Go Racing!' That's how Jamaica's talented go-karters will be celebrating Valentine's Day at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston this afternoon.

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BRIEFSFiat gives nodROME (AP):Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne said Wednesday that the Italian automaker has no objections to the government's decision not to extend cash-for-clunkers incentives into 2010."We agree with the decision, we have already said...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):As pressure intensifies for Toyota's chief to testify before the United States (US) Congress about the automaker's safety lapses, Japanese political leaders and experts worry that the problem - if handled poorly - could damage ties between...

Published:Sunday | February 14, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MOSCOW (AP):Italy's Fiat SpA and Russian automobile company Sollers announced a €2.4 billion (US$3.3 billion) joint venture on Thursday to produce up to 500,000 vehicles per year in Russia in a bid to become the country's second-largest car...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):After a week of silence, the boss of the world's No. 1 automaker finally appeared in public Friday to apologise over massive car recalls, but it may not help stall Toyota's escalating public relations crisis.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Just as a pair of shoes is worn to complement an outfit, custom-made rims are acquired with the intention to add panache and uniqueness to a vehicle, which, it is hoped, will be the envy of the motoring world.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota's safety record hit another massive pothole last week amid reports that
its popular hybrid - Prius - had braking problems.

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHANGHAI (AP):China's passenger car sales rose 84 per cent in January from a year earlier as buyers took advantage of tax breaks and other incentives ahead of the Chinese New Year, a research group said Friday.Passenger car sales totaled 1.22 million...

Published:Sunday | February 7, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Honda's quarterly profit soared sixfold on cost cuts and strong sales of green vehicles, boosting the Japanese automaker's full-year forecast as the global car market gradually recovers.Tokyo-based Honda Motor Co...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP):Hyundai Motor's net profit nearly quadrupled in the fourth quarter on higher sales following a strong performance during 2009 in the fast-growing Chinese and Indian auto markets.South Korea's largest automaker and a growing force...

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

AS Toyota's reputation careens following a massive US, Europe and China recall, Toyota Jamaica Limited is assuring customers in the land of sun, sand and sea that its vehicles have no problem.

Published:Sunday | January 31, 2010 | 12:00 AM

While most business owners use traditional methods of advertising their products, there are the more adventurous ones among us who opt to go the...

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

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Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DENNIS ECKART has found a way of turning trash into beautiful works of art. He has been 'sculpting' old tyres into planters and 'Grecian' urns; things of beauty for plants.

Published:Sunday | January 24, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp built its reputation in the United States as a maker of safe and dependable vehicles, but the quality of the Japanese automaker's fleet continues to be tarnished by serious safety recalls.

Published:Sunday | January 17, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Picture this. Driving along with family, enjoying the scenic view and suddenly - an earthquake. What do you do?

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