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81  General Information / Club Information / Re: Glossary: A Must Read for All Users on: December 14, 2011, 10:53:39 am
 
82  General Information / General Discussion / Re: SOCOJ ONLINE REGISTRATION !! on: December 14, 2011, 10:52:17 am
 
83  Media / SOCOJ Photo Section / Re: Rock Wharf, Falmouth Rollout - January 29, 2011 - PHOTOS on: December 14, 2011, 10:50:14 am
Looking forward to January 2012  party party party party
84  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Thanks ! on: December 14, 2011, 10:49:06 am
Good people in SOCOJ  2 thumbs up
85  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Roll Call!!! on: December 14, 2011, 10:48:42 am
Hi EVERYONE .... Hope you all are doing great!!!! 2 thumbs up 2 thumbs up 2 thumbs up 2 thumbs up
86  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Delinquent Motorists Won't Get New Licences on: December 14, 2011, 10:48:10 am
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87  General Information / General Discussion / Re: 2011 USDM STI on: December 14, 2011, 10:47:48 am
 
88  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Anyone know how to make the JDM TV/Nav/stereo show English?? on: December 14, 2011, 10:47:31 am
 
89  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Subaru Owners Club Of Jamaica (SOCOJ) Special Insurance Scheme on: December 14, 2011, 10:47:12 am
 
90  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Which engine oil to use, 10W30 or what? on: December 14, 2011, 10:46:55 am
Never thought of doing that Spec. Wink
91  General Information / Club Information / Re: Fully Paid up Members 2011/2012 on: December 13, 2011, 10:40:48 pm
If you have paid between March 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011 and do not see your name here please contact 884-8969 by Monday, December 19, 2011.

I have a good amount of payments in the bank account, however the Teller did not place your names against the transactions. 

Bryan Martin
Russell Thompson
Garfield Haisley
Neil Campbell
Richard O Clarke
Anthony Dyce
E Louise Dyce
Mark Beach
Gavin Myers
Carey Peterkin
Mark Bonnick
Debayo Graham
Stephen English

Douglas Williamson
Kimarley McKenzie
Gavin Morgan
Derrick Taylor
Sheldon Marsh
Steve Richards
Norman Titus

Neil Prince
Marva Smith Moodie
Edward Wadsworth
Maurice Whitely
Richard Gordon
Andre Anderson
Kevin Lyons
Kerry-Ann Arthurs
Ian Galbraith
Julian Dixon
Andre Lindsay

Please assist us in updating the records so we can prepare the membership cards soon.
92  General Information / General Discussion / Which engine oil to use, 10W30 or what? on: October 02, 2011, 06:02:54 pm
AUTO

Which engine oil to use, 10W30 or what?
Friday, September 30, 2011

 

AN oil change is a critical part of the car maintenance process. However, in-between a full and scheduled change, topping up engine oil will become necessary as the oil level drops. But be careful, do not add oil without informed assistance, using the incorrect oil in your engine could quite likely result in serious and expensive damage.
If you look on shelves in auto parts stores and service stations, you'll see engine oils labelled for all kinds of specific purposes — high-performance engines, new cars, higher-mileage vehicles, heavy-duty/off-road SUVs. This can make choosing an oil a little confusing.
  Engine oil on display at the Total service station in Cross Roads, St Andrew.
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"Oil manufacturers regularly put out new standards. It is very hi-tech these days," said David Bell of ATL Racing, the team behind Doug Gore's high-performance Audi TT.
"There are natural oils and synthetic oils. Diesel vehicles and gas vehicles use slightly different oils. And there's an oil for normally aspirated diesel engines and another type for turbo," Bell shared.
He added that synthetic oils, while higher priced, are much more resilient and last much longer.
With all that's available, one should also be extremely careful that the correct oil viscosity is used in the engine. Designations on the label — such as 10W30 or 20W50 — tell the oil's viscosity.
In the owner's manual, car manufacturers recommend oils for the brand new vehicle, and 10W30 is commonly used in new engines instead of heavier oils. But what's really important is that you use the oil viscosity the owner's manual recommends.
Viscosity — a fluid's resistance to flow — is rated at 0° F (represented by the number preceding the 'W' and at 212° F (represented by the second number in the viscosity designation).
Motor oil thins as it heats and thickens as it cools.
So, 10W30 oil has less viscosity (flows easier) when cold and hot than does 20W50.
Once the engine is running, the oil heats up. The second number in the viscosity rating — the '40' in 10W40, for example — tells that the oil will stay thicker at high temperatures than one with a lower second number — the '30' in 10W30, for instance.
The more resistant the oil is to thinning, the higher the second number.


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93  General Information / General Discussion / Subaru Recalling Legacys, Outbacks on: September 21, 2011, 03:04:32 pm
BRIEFS - Subaru Recalling Legacys, Outbacks

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110918/auto/auto3.html

Published: Sunday | September 18, 20110 Comments

Subaru recalling Legacys, Outbacks
WASHINGTON (AP):

Subaru is recalling 69,590 of its 2011 Legacy sedans and Outback crossovers, because their sunroof glass could come loose and fall out. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) says the vehicles were made between August 3, 2010, and July 1, 2011.

NHTSA says on its website that the adhesive between the sunroof's glass and retainer wasn't adequately applied.

There is a chance the sunroof glass could loosen and come off while driving, resulting in a potential road hazard for other cars and trucks and potentially causing a crash.

Subaru told NHTSA that it will notify owners. Dealers will inspect the adhesion and either apply extra adhesive or replace the glass for free.

The recall is expected to begin next month.

Ford pays off US$1.8b in debt
DETROIT (AP):

Ford Motor Company paid off US$1.8 billion in debt Thursday, part of a plan to lower its total debt to US$10 billion by mid-decade.

Chief Financial Officer Lewis Booth announced the action earlier this week at an investor presentation in Frankfurt, Germany. Ford spokesman Todd Nissen confirmed that the payment was made Thursday. Ford's total debt now stands at US$12.2 billion, down from US$33.6 billion at the end of 2009.

October start for Toyota plant
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss (AP):

Officials say plans for Toyota's plant in north Mississippi remain on track, with Corolla production scheduled to begin in October.

The statement was included this week in Toyota's announcement that its North American production is back to normal levels after a six-month slowdown following the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Toyota builds 12 models in North America, including the Camry, RAV4 and Tacoma pickup. Together, they account for nearly 70 per cent of Toyota's US sales.

No specific start-up for the Mississippi plant has been announced. The plant is located in the northeast Mississippi community of Blue Springs.

"We remain on schedule to begin Corolla production in October," Toyota Mississippi spokeswoman Emily Holland said. "We will celebrate the first vehicle produced at our plant in Blue Springs, and recognise the hard work and dedication of our team members, with a line-off ceremony after we start production."

Avis Budget drops bid for Dollar Thrifty
NEW YORK (AP):

Avis Budget Group Inc said last Wednesday that it's dropping its bid to buy rival rental car company Dollar Thrifty, citing current market conditions.

The Parsippany, New Jersey-based company said in a regulatory filing that while it's made significant progress towards getting antitrust approval for a deal, and believes it could get a deal approved, buying Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc isn't in its best interest anymore.

Avis' decision to bow out leaves Hertz Global Holdings Inc as Dollar Thrifty's lone suitor, following a tug of war between Hertz and Avis that has dragged on for more than a year.





94  General Information / General Discussion / Delinquent Motorists Won't Get New Licences on: September 21, 2011, 02:59:59 pm
Delinquent Motorists Won't Get New Licences

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/latest/article.php?id=32057

Published:Wednesday September 21, 2011 | 12:19 pm2 Comments

SSP Radcliffe Lewis- file photo.
Howard Campbell, Gleaner Writer

Thousands of delinquent Jamaican motorists will not have their driver's licences renewed unless they settle outstanding tickets and warrants.

Head of the Police Traffic Department Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Radcliffe Lewis said motorists who previously found ways to beat the system will now be forced to comply with the law.

According to SSP Lewis, the new traffic ticketing system, which faced challenges since its implementation some three years ago has now been perfected.

The Head of the Traffic Department explained that Police, Courts, Inland Revenue Department and the Island Traffic Authority are now sharing information on outstanding tickets and warrants.

He said information is also being shared on motorists who have accumulated more than 10 demerit points.

According to Lewis, under the new traffic ticketing system, the Island Traffic Authority – which has data on outstanding tickets and warrants for delinquent motorists – will dispatch this information to the Inland Revenue Department.

He noted that when a motorist turns up to renew his licence his record will be scrutinised, and any tickets for traffic violations will have to be dealt with.

howard.campbell@gleanerjm.com
95  General Information / Club Activities / Re: Farmville Live - Thetford Greathouse - Sept 25, 2011 on: September 21, 2011, 02:43:28 pm
For Presold Tickets call 978-6088 or 872-5226
96  General Information / Club Activities / Re: Farmville Live - Thetford Greathouse - Sept 25, 2011 on: September 21, 2011, 02:13:02 pm
Farmville Jamaica Live hosts farm fest
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 

FARMVILLE Jamaica Live, a social farming club, will host a day of fun at the Thetford Great House and dirt track this Sunday, September 25.
Farmville Jamaica Live's aim is to give persons an opportunity to grow their own produce. There are three different categories of farmers: an active farmer, global farmer and an absentee farmer. Farmville Jamaica Live tries to cater to everyone. Participants will learn where foods come from and how those produce get from the farm to their dinner plates, while having fun. Farmville Jamaica Live invites their active farmers to visit their farms on a Sunday to tend to their crops and produce and socialise with other farmers.
 Farmville Jamaica Live’s aim is to give persons an opportunity to grow their own produce.
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Farmville Jamaica Live Farm Fest will feature exhibition driving by Richie Rerrie and Bobby Marshall, also the May Pen Drifters Club will be demonstrating their drifting skills. Other fun activities will include farm tours, which will take participants down to the river; various board games, treasure hunt and a fashion show.
Farmville Jamaica Live's Farm Fest is sponsored by CB Chicken, COK Sodality, Everyday Auto Parts, Rum Bar, ALI Finance Limited, Mayberry Investments Limited, HYPE TV, Sign Xpress, JoJo's Jerk Pit, Rum Fire, and Posh N Sassy.
The Farm fest starts at 8:30 am and runs to 6:00 pm, and will be followed by September Frenz Pon De Endz after party.



Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Farmville-Jamaica-Live-hosts-farm-fest_9756445#ixzz1YcEhuXAv
97  General Information / General Discussion / Thanks ! on: September 19, 2011, 08:58:51 am
I sent out a SOS on Sunday morning on BB as I needed help and I just want to publicly say THANKS to CHINOVICH and JIMMY for their assistance.  Also, thanks for the support from the other persons in the forum who tolerated my early morning SOS.  I got to the country and back safely!!!
98  General Information / Club Activities / Re: Farmville Live - Thetford Greathouse - Sept 25, 2011 on: September 19, 2011, 08:34:55 am



For Presold Tickets call 978-6088 or 872-5226
99  General Information / Club Activities / Re: Farmville Live - Thetford Greathouse - Sept 25, 2011 on: September 19, 2011, 08:23:41 am
They will be having a Six-A0Side Competition and would like to know if we will have a TEam
100  General Information / Club Information / Re: Membership Cards 2010/2011 on: September 08, 2011, 09:09:48 pm
My name is Stephen English and I'm yet to receive my membership card.

Noted and I have responded to you via email  2 thumbs up
101  General Information / Club Information / Fully Paid up Members 2011/2012 on: September 08, 2011, 08:48:41 pm
If you have paid between March 1, 2011 and July 31, 2011 and do not see your name here please contact 884-8969 by Monday, September 12, 2011.

I have a good amount of payments in the bank account, however the Teller did not place your names against the transactions.  

Bryan Martin
Russell Thompson
Garfield Haisley
Neil Campbell
Richard O Clarke
Anthony Dyce
E Louise Dyce
Mark Beach
Gavin Myers
Carey Peterkin
Mark Bonnick
Debayo Graham
Stephen English

Douglas Williamson
Kimarley McKenzie
Gavin Morgan
Derrick Taylor
Sheldon Marsh
Steve Richards
Norman Titus

Please assist us in updating the records so we can prepare the membership cards soon.
102  General Information / Club Activities / Farmville Live - Thetford Greathouse - Sept 25, 2011 on: September 08, 2011, 08:25:12 pm
We haven't gone out as a full group in a long while so lets see how we can represent at

a Special Edition of Farmville Live @ Thetford Greathouse (Old Harbour) on Sunday, September 25, 2011

They will be having live Radio Broadcast all day and we have been invited to join them

I will post more information as the time gets nearer so ......................SPREAD THE WORD !!!

 good good good good good good good good good good good

I really miss seeing the SOCOJ group make a MASSIVE ROLLOUT!!!
103  Classifieds / Miscellaneous ( Wanted / For Sale) / Re: Radar Detectors 4 sale. on: September 08, 2011, 08:19:22 pm
 yahoo yahoo
104  Classifieds / Miscellaneous ( Wanted / For Sale) / Re: Radar Detectors 4 sale. on: September 08, 2011, 07:27:37 pm
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105  General Information / Club Activities / Re: EXCLUSIVE INVITATION - "Reaction - The Off-Road Edition" - July 24, 2011 on: July 18, 2011, 09:34:31 pm
COST : $400 per person if you travel with the group

            $500 REGULAR PRICE
106  General Information / Club Activities / Re: EXCLUSIVE INVITATION - "Reaction - The Off-Road Edition" - July 24, 2011 on: July 18, 2011, 09:24:22 pm
   This Sunday July 24th, 2011,
NcTurnal Entertainment presents its 5th annual event at Brooks Park, Mandeville.

“Reaction – The Off-Road Edition”

Events include: Car and Bike Show, Fashion Show and Social segment.

This event is designed to appeal to ALL age groups!!

Part proceeds of “Reaction” will be donated to the Manchester Infirmary, Mandeville and credit will be endowed upon any individual or club that supports the event.
 

ROLL OUT POINTS - Vineyards Toll Plaza @ 11:30 am

                              - Juici Beef - Clarendon @ 12:00 noon



LET''S SHOW OUR USUAL SUPPORT FOR CHARITY .

Lets come together and show our strength in numbers while supporting a worthy cause.

The last time this event was held we had a great group of persons supporting it and we did leave an indelible mark.

Tweety
107  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Roll Call!!! on: July 12, 2011, 09:01:42 pm
Mandeville July 24 can work as a start  2 thumbs up (Please check the Club activities section and your email)

I miss the way the Club use to be ...... lets see how we can turn back the hands of time and get the show on the road.
108  General Information / Club Activities / EXCLUSIVE INVITATION - "Reaction - The Off-Road Edition" - July 24, 2011 on: July 12, 2011, 08:45:09 pm
HI SUBARU OWNERS !!

We have been invited to a special event on July 24, 2011.  Please read letter below:



"July 07, 2011
 
RE: EXCLUSIVE INVITATION

 
On Sunday July 24th, 2011, NcTurnal Entertainment will be staging its fifth annual event at Brooks Park, Mandeville. The package dubbed “Reaction – The Off-Road Edition” is this year comprised of a Car and Bike Show and will culminate in a Fashion Show and Social segment.  This event is designed to appeal to both the young and old.
 
As is customary, part proceeds of “Reaction” will be donated to the Manchester Infirmary, Mandeville and credit will be endowed upon any individual or club that supports the event.
 
We kindly request your presence along with your array of vehicles as we know your presence will be the ultimate complement to our event.
 
We look forward to your speedy yet positive response as we would love to include you in this exciting, exclusive yet beneficiary event.
 
Thanking you in advance."



We will be informing you of the rollout points and time at a later date.  LET''S SHOW OUR USUAL SUPPORT FOR CHARITY . This should assist in bringing us back together and show our strength in numbers while supporting a worthy cause. The last time this event was held we had a great group of persons supporting it and we did leave an indelible mark.

Tweety
109  General Information / General Discussion / Roll Call!!! on: June 28, 2011, 08:38:42 am
Hi everyone...... Checking in!!!

Who is here??

Time to get back to some fun and business!!!!!!!!!
110  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Subaru Owners Club Of Jamaica (SOCOJ) Special Insurance Scheme on: June 28, 2011, 08:36:45 am
 
111  Motor Sports / Circuit Racing / Shuttle bus to Dover on: April 19, 2011, 10:00:55 pm
There will be a SHUTTLE BUS leaving the KING MIDAS MUFFLERS office (9 Derrymore Rd, KGN) heading to DOVER RACEWAY,(Browns town,St Ann) on EASTER MONDAY APRIL 25th at 6am to arrive at Dover approximately 8:30am. The cost is $2000 RETURN. Return trip leaves between 4 to 5 pm and gets back to Kingston by 7 to 8:30pm.


For more info send all messages to kkimeca@yahoo.com, call the King Midas Mufflers office at 7541469 or hit us up on Facebook(KINGMIDASMUFFLERS)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k86Zot6t3mY&NR=1
112  General Information / General Discussion / Man in stolen Subaru jailed after gun seizure on: April 17, 2011, 05:41:55 pm
Man in stolen Subaru jailed after gun seizure
Sunday, April 17, 2011

 

THE Hunt's Bay police seized two illegal firearms and ammunition on Hagley Park Road, Kingston 11, yesterday afternoon. One man was arrested in connection with the seizure but his identity is being withheld pending further investigations.

Reports are that about 4:00 pm, the police were on patrol in the area when they signaled the driver of a Subaru motorcar with four men aboard to stop. The driver disobeyed and the officers managed to intercept the motor vehicle. However, when it stopped, three of the men escaped. The motor vehicle was searched and a 9 mm Lorcin pistol, serial number LO39431, with three rounds of ammunition and another 9 mm, serial number erased, with two rounds of ammunition were found.
It was later discovered that the motorcar had been reported stolen from Portmore, St Catherine on Friday.
The Hunts Bay Police are investigating.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Man-in-stolen-car-jailed-after-gun-seizure#ixzz1Jp5T30xx
113  General Information / General Discussion / Leave the tax on gasoline on: April 08, 2011, 09:28:40 am
Leave the tax on gasoline

BY ANDREW JACKSON

Friday, April 08, 2011


THE recent increases in the world prices for oil has led to record prices at our pumps with fuel costing as much as $120 per litre leading to calls on the government to cap the advalorum tax on fuel.

But removing or capping the tax would be shortsighted and ill advised. In a free market high prices serves as a most important signal to consumers to cut consumption. Retailers have been complaining that that demand for fuel has fallen and this is a clear indication that the market works.

It is well known worldwide that fuel tax is one of the most progressive forms of taxation as it is easy to collect and as persons with higher incomes consume more, they also pay more. With this in mind most developed countries have high taxation on gasoline.

Despite the high prices at the pumps, Jamaica has one of the lowest prices for fuel internationally because of our relatively low fuel tax.

Jamaica should follow the example of other countries and increase fuel tax while lowering other forms of taxation, particularly transport-related taxes, but could also be extended to GCT and income tax.

Fuel tax also has the added advantage of encouraging the use of smaller cars and public transportation. It is also better for the environment.

Rather than focus on fuel tax Jamaicans should instead look at the overall cost of transportation, public and private, fuel is just one element, a very important one, in the cost of transportation. Other components are, cost of vehicles, finance cost, insurance, depreciation and maintenance.

Cost of vehicles

The purchase price of vehicles is highly influenced by government's highly restrictive import policy and the excessive taxation currently running as high as 180 per cent.

This needs to be reduced to normal levels, of around 15 per cent to 20 per cent, coupled with a removal all age limits from vehicle imports. Doing so will lead to reduction not only in purchase price but also finance costs, insurance and depreciation.

By reducing the cost of newer vehicles consumers will be better able to afford more fuel-efficient cars. Last year an estimated 10,000 cars were imported into Jamaica representing only two per cent of the estimated 500,000 stock. At this rate it will take 50 years for full turnover of the existing stock. Jamaica needs about 35,000 cars per year or about seven per cent of stock to ensure that gas-guzzlers are orderly removed from the stock.

Instead of reducing the fuel tax Jamaicans will be better off if government, did the following:

* Reduce import duties on cars

* Remove age restrictions on imported cars

* Fix the roads

* Launch a major PR campaign to encourage good driving habits.

Fix the roads

Bad roads add significantly to the cost of transportation, by driving up maintenance costs. Potholes damage vehicles, drives up costs and increase inefficiencies. It costs less to fix the potholes as they appear rather than waiting for weeks or months. It is still amazing to see huge craters on major roads lasting for months, and damaging several cars every day.

Make diesel cheaper than gas

Public transportation of goods and people generally rely on diesel rather than gasoline. Unfortunately diesel has been more expensive than gas although diesel is cheaper to produce. There needs to be a minimum $10 difference between the price of diesel and gas to encourage the use of diesel and give public transport operators a well-needed break.

Jamaica had better face reality. Every time there is an oil-crisis, prices go up, way up, then come down and settle at a price higher than the previous pre-crisis levels. It happened in the '70s, again in 2008 when a barrel reached the record of over US$150, and will happen again.

Government needs to spearhead a public relations campaign to encourage energy conservation habits. Encourage the use of smaller cars, car pooling, and better driving habits.

Good driving habits can save as much as 20 per cent in fuel consumption, This alone is better than capping the tax at the levels suggested.

More importantly we need to retool our car stock. As much as half the cars on our roads may be over 15 years old, thus using old technology. The restricted import policy has not facilitated the orderly replacement of old vehicles. It is amazing to see cars, which were imported in 1995 still being used. These cars \still drive well, but they are very inefficient compared to the newer models, Unfortunately a lot of drivers simply cannot afford to replace the gas guzzlers at current replacement prices.

Andrew Jackson is CEO of JETCON CORPORATION a used car dealership and past president of the Jamaica Used Car Dealer Association (JUCDA). The views expressed do not reflect those of the JUCDA. Visit our Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/jetconcars

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/auto/Leave-the-tax-on-gasoline_8642109#ixzz1IwPrXm00
114  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Travel Advisory on: March 16, 2011, 05:42:51 pm
Fern Gully to be closed for repairs

$500 million work to protect road against floods
jamaica Observer
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

 

THE Fern Gully roadway in St Ann will be closed to vehicular traffic for nine months starting this Saturday.
In a statement today, the National Works Agency (NWA) said that it was closing the roadway to facilitate $500 million repair work, as part of the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).
Operators of large buses wishing to travel to or from the nearby town of Ocho Rios from the direction of Moneague are being advised to use the alternative route through Chalky Hill. Drivers of small vehicles, such as cars and SUVs can use the Breadnut Hill parochial road.
The Fern Gully Gully works are intended to complement existing NWA efforts to mitigate flooding in Ocho Rios and reduce flood damage to the road surface.
Work will be undertaken will undertaken in two phases. Phase one will involve the construction of a rigid pavement (concrete road) along a stretch of 1.6 kilometres, between the entrance to the gully and Hinds Gully.
Phase two will see major drainage improvement work being undertaken. Plans are to construct a concrete 'U' drain along with five box culverts along a 1.4-kilometre stretch from Harrison Town to Milford Road.
Phases two and three works will complement work which was completed in 2010, when approximately six kilometres of roadway from Colgate to Hinds Gully was repaved and drains reopened.


Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/Fern-Gully-to-be-closed-for-repairs#ixzz1GnyhjyKc
115  General Information / Club Activities / KIG Auto show for March 19-20, 2011 on: March 16, 2011, 09:13:09 am
Auto show for March 19-20

Published: Sunday | March 13, 2011

Kingston Industrial Garage Limited (KIG) is set to pull out all the stops to make its two-day motor show a memorable experience.

The event, in association with the National Commercial Bank (NCB) Auto Loan, will be staged on the grounds of NCB at 29 Trafalgar Road (formerly Super Plus compound), March 19-20.

According to Dawn Green, KIG's public relations and marketing executive, the motor show can be viewed as a form of consolation for the Automobile Dealers' Association (ADA) auto show that was cancelled for the third consecutive time this year.

"We at KIG had already put plans in place for this motor show," Green said.

She said that there will be an unveiling of two new SUVs in the Ford line-up.

"Each brand - Ford and Subaru - will have about eight models on display, and test drives will also be ongoing on specific models," she said.

"There will also be a wide variety of Yamaha motorcycles and ATVs as well."

Also, 10 other suppliers of motor-related products will also be on showcase.

Green projects that approximately 5,000 visitors are expected for the two-day show.

Family event

"The event promises to be an exciting one. We will have attractions as well as simulation games for the children."

There will also be nightly performances from some of the big names in the entertainment industry as well as bike stunts, the marketing executive said.

Green went on to say there will also be two lecturers who will speak on topics pertaining to vehicle maintenance and general car issues.

She said KIG will be showing off their body shop as well as auto-repair and parts departments.

"Naturally, this motor show will give increased sales and give both brands exposure," Green told Automotives.

She continued: "KIG saw it as an opportunity to incorporate NCB, to have the motor show at the NCB facility at Trafalgar Road."

The event is set to commence at 10 a.m., both days, and ends at 10 p.m.

- Laranzo Dacres

http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20110313/auto/auto3.html
116  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Travel Advisory on: March 15, 2011, 03:09:47 pm
Bog Walk Gorge closure on hold

Pending review of date, duration of NWC work

Jamaica Observer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


MINISTER of Water and Housing, Horace Chang has ordered a review of the date for the proposed closure of the Bog Walk Gorge in order to reduce disruption to road users.

The road was initially due to be closed on March 21 for two months. However, there is now no date.

A team consisting of the National Water Commission (NWC), the National Works Agency (NWA) and contractors is holding consultations to determine the impact of further disruption and to establish if it will be necessary for a full closure of the Gorge and to determine a date and duration for the work.

“The Bog Walk Gorge is the main corridor of economic activity between Kingston, St Catherine and the North Coast therefore we have to plan the timing of the closure carefully," said Chang.

Closure of the gorge is needed to allow the replacement of old asbestos pipeline which runs through it. The work is part of the US$210 million upgrading of the water supply system to the Kingston and Metropolitan Areas, St Catherine and some rural areas under the Jamaica Water Sector Improvement Project (JWSIP).

The JWSIP – the largest improvement project to be undertaken in Jamaica by the NWC – is expected to significantly improve water supply to the targeted areas by providing an additional 20 million gallons of water per day.

Chang asked that the public remain patient given the importance of the project.

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Bog-Walk-Gorge-closure-on-hold#ixzz1GhUs3hFd
117  General Information / General Discussion / Re: car show at mitchi yesterday on: March 11, 2011, 08:38:15 am
I didnt know about it until Tuesday night when I got a bb broadcast  comando
118  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Travel Advisory on: March 11, 2011, 08:28:17 am
Bog Walk Gorge to be closed for two months

The Flat Bridge in Bog Walk Gorge, St. Catherine.

The Bog Walk Gorge will be closed for two months at the end of March.

The National Water Commission (NWC) announced the decision on Thursday at a JIS function.

The NWC said the two month closure is necessary to complete the pipe laying work in the gorge.

Gary Walters, senior project manager, said the pipe laying project will help to significantly improve water supply to the capital and Portmore.

He said the closure is necessary for the safety of the motoring public and for the road crews.

The alternative routes will be via Sligoville and Barry.
119  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Subaru Owners Club Of Jamaica (SOCOJ) Special Insurance Scheme on: March 07, 2011, 01:21:21 pm
Okie Dokie

 2 thumbs up
120  General Information / General Discussion / Re: Subaru Owners Club Of Jamaica (SOCOJ) Special Insurance Scheme on: March 05, 2011, 11:53:07 pm
We risk losing the scheme if we dont use it up enough .....  wild wild

Please call and request the quote (even if your insurance isn't due as yet) , see how much you will save and lets all utilize the plan

Really don't want us to lose this plan HELP!!
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