Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Safety Review Latest

The Motor Sport Safety Review Group published its initial findings ahead of the Mull Rally and I commented on those on the Blog and Facebook, but a number of people have enquired if they could see a full copy. It’s not easily found on the Scottish Government website, so here’s the full text … [Full Report]

News: Thorburn wins McRae

Euan Thorburn and David Bogie waged a tense and thrilling duel in Perthshire with victory being determined on the final stage of the Colin McRae Stages Rally. At the start of that final stage, Thorburn had a 2 second advantage over Bogie – with 11 miles to go … [Full Report]

Driven: M-B GLA 4Matic

MercedesBenz_GLA4Matic_2014_04Makers of all things automotive for all men (and women), Mercedes-Benz have produced their own cross-over SUV based on the A series – with intelligent all-wheel drive … [Read More]

Driven: McLaren 650PS

McLaren_650PS_2014_01If Irn Bru built motor cars, this would fit the bill – it’s phenomenal. Price? Don’t ask. Fuel consumption? Don’t be silly. Desirable? Stupid question …[Read More]

The Grand Plan

The Jaggy Bunnet website should be used in conjunction with the Blog (see Navigation Bar above). The Blog will report ‘Live News’ from events, while the Website will publish detailed post-event reports after each rally. Now on Twitter too!   @johnfife1  …. [Read More]

PM Backs Closed Roads

Motor sport got an injection of confidence from the top man when the Prime Minister announced recently that legislation to permit the closure of public roads for motor sport will get the green light, possibly for next year! … [More]

Special Features

Jaggy’s Weekend Off … Eating, drinking, learning – and being sensible.

45 Years of Ford and Forest … 1968 was a special year for forest stage rallying

Rally Timing … Most rallies use ‘Target Timing’, but what is it?

Co-driver’s Guide … Drivers have the easy job, but what do Co-drivers do?

Tyre Talk … Which is better? More power, or more Grip?

Press Matters … Is the Press a necessary evil, or a force for good?

Safety in the forests … marshals need to be identifiable!