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

Despite RECOVERY signs in new-car sales globally, fortunes in this sector locally appear to be heading downhill.

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

Despite adverse weather conditions at last weekend's Championship Karting International (CKI) meet in Homestead, Florida, the Peter Moodie Jr-coached Jamaican team is gearing up for the final leg of the series which concludes next weekend.

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

GENEVA (AP):The 80th Geneva Motor Show opened its doors to the public last Thursday, offering a note of optimism and fun after two difficult years for the industry.

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

Classic car owners are breathing a sigh of relief as the roadblock caused by E10 gasolene appears to be averted.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Though the fallout from Toyota's international recall has not had a debilitating impact on the local car industry, it has caused enough of a scare to make some dealers in the used car sector concerned.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Two months after rolling out its Vehicle Weight Enforcement Programme, the Island Traffic Authority (ITA) is expressing satisfaction with the level of compliance.

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Fresh from a gruelling appearance before Congress, Toyota's chief executive met with Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Thursday and pledged "to advance safety to the next level."

Published:Sunday | February 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Laranzo DacresGleaner WriterGone are the days when a mechanic relied solely on his practical knowledge of motor vehicles to diagnose a mechanical problem.With the introduction of computerised vehicles on the world market comes thePhoto by Laranzo...

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

ST GEORGE'S College schoolboy and Red Bull-sponsored Colin Daley Jr heads a small contingent of Jamaican karters scheduled to depart the island on Tuesday for the Championship Karting International (CKI) series, which will be held in Florida.

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.

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