Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Kirkaldys’ Kingdom

The Kirkaldy twins (albeit 2 years apart!) dominated the Kingdom Stages Rally at Leuchars, the final round of this year’s ‘The Cobble Shop’ Scottish Rally Championship. Alan drove his ‘new’ Mk2 while Andrew drove the ‘old’ car and Reay MacKay was 3rd in his new Fiesta … [Report]

News: Cobble Shop Champs

Michael Harbour and Ian MacDougall are the overall 2018 ‘The Cobble Shop’ Scottish Rally Champions. They finished 1st in class and 12th overall on the Leuchars Stages Rally denying Ross McCallum any chance of the title despite finishing 2nd in class and 6th overall … [Report]

Driven: Audi A7

The Audi A7 Sportback is an ‘old-school’ GT. That’s not a derogatory term, that’s a compliment. What Audi has done is taken the original concept of a continental grand tourer and updated it. The result is a roomy 5 seater saloon with a huge boot and effortless cruising ability and fit to travel long distances without having to stop for fuel every couple of hundred miles … [Review]

Driven: Suzuki Swift Sport

The Suzuki Swift Sport is undoubtedly a compact car with limited interior room. Perhaps more suited to young and skinny young vegans than the fuller-framed and elderly pie-eaters. The trouble is, this wee car is far too good just to be left to the weans. The auld gits will enjoy it every bit as much, as the new 1.4 turbo is quicker than the previous non-turbo 1.6 … [Review]

The Grand Plan

jbtype03The Jaggy Bunnet website is complemented by a Blog (see Navigation Bar above) which 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]

2018 Car of the Year

It’s 12 years since Jaguar last won the ‘Scottish Car of the Year’ award, but in this 21st year of the annual awards ceremony they were back on top, the I-PACE voted best car as driven by members of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. Each year the judging process gets harder as manufacturers turn out ever better cars, but this was a first for alternative fuels … [Feature]

Special Features

Forestry Fees … Is rallying pricing itself out of the forests?

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!