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Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

A year ago they were beaten street and lane but not disgraced. Now, the Barbadians and Guyanese are scheduled for another grand showdown at the first leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship (CMRC) at Dover Raceway, St Ann, on Labour Day, Monday, May 24.

Published:Sunday | May 16, 2010 | 12:00 AM

DESPITE A 27 per cent reduction in child fatalities, the Road Safety Unit (RSU) says there is still a far way to go. "The aim is zero," said Deidra Hudson-Sinclair, statistician at the Road Safety Unit in the Ministry of Transport and Works. "It's progress but not where we want to be. There shouldn't be any."

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Today is Mother's Day and the Jamaica Karting Asso-ciation (JKA) will recognise the women who have been playing an important role at the Palisadoes International Raceway in Kingston."We will be recognising people...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

For Dover's motor racing patrons who want to enjoy the day's events in fine style, Kamau Janai thinks he has the solution.

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TWO YEARS after restrictions were imposed on the importation of damaged vehicles, some sections of the auto industry are still feeling the effects."Is a stunt to cut out di poor man," said a body repairman who only gave his...

Published:Sunday | May 9, 2010 | 12:00 AM

At a time when moms-to-be have a ton load of other things to worry about, driving comfort and safety should never take a back seat....

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BEIJING (AP):The first Chinese-made car to hit the United States market might be an all-electric minivan that skips over gasolene technology and gets a head start on the auto industry's next era.BYD Inc, part-owned by billionaire investor Warren...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Honda posted a 72 billion yen (US$774 million) profit for the January-March quarter in a reversal from red ink a year earlier as booming demand in China and India combined with a fledgling United States recovery to boost car sales.Honda Motor...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Karting Association (JKA) will have a special treat on Mother's Day, May 9, at the Palisadoes International Raceway, Kingston, where the cream of the crop of racers will renew their rivalry.Next Sunday's...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

'Hey, beautiful ... any shoes for you today?' This was what 38-year-old sole trader Hugh Williams asked a female passer-by in the hope of making a sale, as he stood by his '96 Toyota Town Ace van which he not only uses as his personal mode of transportation but also as his 'place of business'.

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Three electric cabs began a 90-day trial in Tokyo on Monday that officials and the company involved say could eventually lead to the electrification of the city's entire taxi fleet.The cabs run on lithium-ion batteries that can be changed in...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Four months into the start of the Island Traffic Authority's (ITA) Vehicle Weight Enforcement Campaign, truckers are admitting that over the years overloading has dealt a serious blow to the country's roads and bridges.Trucker Byron Palmer noted the...

Published:Sunday | May 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON (AP):Toyota Motor Corp recalled about 50,000 Sequoia sport utility vehicles from the 2003 model year to fix an unexpected slowing of the vehicle in the latest recall issued by the Japanese automaker.Toyota said Wednesday that the recall would...

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Chinese automakers announced ambitious plans Friday to expand abroad as global producers unveiled new models at the Beijing auto show aimed at boosting sales in China's fast-growing market.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Italian automaker Fiat SpA, which controls United States-based Chrysler LCC, reported a first-quarter loss of €25 million (US$34 million) and forecast its auto business will be hurt this year by the elimination of cash-for-clunker programmes in Europe.

Published:Sunday | April 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Spyker Cars NV, the owner of Saab Automobile AB, said Friday it is producing Saab cars at the rate of 1,000 per week since resuming production in March.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Oneil Peart is an accident-free driver. He drives to save life, time and dollars. He does his button re-inspection check each day. Whenever he climbs into an unusual motor vehicle for the first time, he takes care to learn the whereabouts of the various controls. Once he is on the road...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI (AP): Toyota has routinely engaged in questionable and evasive legal tactics when sued, frequently claiming it does not have information it is required to turn over and sometimes even ignoring court orders to produce key documents, an Associated Press investigation shows.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP): BMW AG said last Monday that global sales for the first quarter increased 13.8 per cent from the previous year to 315,614 vehicles, with particularly strong sales in China.The company, based in Munich, said in a statement that it delivered...

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

How can we make life easier for other drivers? How can we handle the various driving tasks which usually confront drivers?"Many accidents are caused by the driver," said Norris Christian, an experienced driving instructor.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Getting motion or 'car' sickness while driving can take the fun out of travelling and leave you with feelings of dizziness and nausea.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As they commence preparation for the first leg of the Caribbean Motor Racing Championship, several drivers who were outstanding in the lower classes are still celebrating their achievements.

Published:Sunday | April 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

TOKYO (AP):Toyota's Prius hybrid was Japan's top-selling car in March for an 11th straight month despite global recall woes, an industry group said Tuesday.Toyota Motor Corp, reeling after recalls over issues that included braking problems with the...

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

SHANGHAI (AP): China's passenger car sales jumped 63 per cent in March from a year earlier as manufacturers scrambled to meet strong demand driven by tax cuts and government subsidies, a state-affiliated industry group reported Friday.

Published:Sunday | April 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

BERLIN (AP): German car exports rose by more than half on the year in March amid a global economic thaw, but new registrations at home were down by a quarter after a cash-for-clunkers programme expired, industry groups...

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