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1969 Ford Escort Mk1. Kareem LaTouche

Omar Sweeney’s interest in car restoration developed at a tender age, and this was partly due to his father, who modified vehicles, so he channeled his skill and experience into a favourite pastime. “I would consider what I do as more restoration...
It comes with a 2.5-litre turbo-charged engine.

One of the greatest periods of pickups, for me, was the early ‘90s, when vehicles like the Mazda b2200, Isuzu P’up, Mitsubishi Mighty Max, Toyota Hilux SR5 and Nissan Hardbody rule the roads. These were true workhorse pickups, bought by persons who...

It will not be a jolly good 2022 if we fail to cut the careless and reckless driving for the new year. “We need to stop the dangerous driving on the roads, and make it easy for the other driver,” says Sophia Dean. “Drive within the speed limit,...

Mirror! Mirror! on your car, does it keep you safe by far? Yes, mirrors play a significant role in the proper handling of your motor vehicle. Would it be entirely safe to drive from say Red Hills or Stony Hill to downtown without any form of mirror...

The IPDE is an organised, thinking-doing process that you can use over and over again in performing the defensive driving task. The four steps in the IPDE process are as follows: Identify: Locate potential hazards in the driving scene. Predict:...

Troy Grant and Ithamar Thorpe are no ordinary business partners, as they formed their relationship through a magical moment. “Originally, it was to be three of us holding down the fort, as auto mechanics. But, the individual that introduced me...

Tank-Weld Equipment, official distributor for Shacman in Jamaica and the Caribbean, in partnership with the National Commercial Bank (NCB), hosted a two-day showcase in Mandeville recently. Tank-Weld Equipment Managing Director John Ralston was...

With the F-150 being such a massive hit in the US, Ford is looking to have similar success with the Ranger, which sits one notch below its stablemate. Considered a mid-size pickup, it has been extremely successful in Australia as it is...

There is an axiom that states that prevention is better than cure. Therefore, it is better and safer to take precaution rather than wait until it is too late. This also applies to car care. “A car is a useful but a highly complicated device that...

As you traverse the Jamaican roads, can you predict what the other driver may do? Could you predict that driver in front may turn right, left or overtake or stop suddenly? Through defensive driver education programmes, the concept of predicting...
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