Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Max on Tour

There will be three generations of the McRae family competing at next weekend’s McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill on July 2/3. Joining Jim and Alister will be rising star Max who has been over from Australia to compete in Donegal, Goodwood, Scotland and next up in Wales, then it’s back home to contest his domestic championships down under, but this will be the first time all three have appeared on the same entry list … [News] 

News: McRae Entry List

The Entry List for the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill on the weekend of July 2/3 contains quite a few surprises and memory triggers. Heading the 65 car entry is the 2015 winner Alister McRae but this time he has been teamed up with one Ian Grindrod Esq! A wee bit further down the list is faither Jim McRae and young Max. There will also be 20 Junior 1000 crews taking part chasing the Tunnock’s Challenge Trophy … [Preview]

Driven: Mazda CX-5

The word ‘sensible’ sums up the Mazda CX-5. It’s comfortable, practical, beautifully finished inside and out, and competitively priced. But why did they paint the test car battleship grey? I must be the wrong side of 21, or even 31, to appreciate the current ‘fad’ for grey cars with black wheels. What’s wrong with a nice red paint job sitting on a set of shiny silver Minilites? … [Review]

Driven: Ford Puma ST

There were sound business reasons for making Ford’s Puma the chassis of choice for this year’s World Rally campaign but it’s as far removed from the road going version as a Millington Escort from a 1970s Mk2. And yet the road going ST is a motoring treat in its own right. It’s not overpowered so the drivetrain is not overwhelmed and the result is one of the best handling cars of its size that money can buy. I loved it … [Review] 

The Grand Plan

jbtype03 The 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]

Forest Rallying Deal till 2030

Motorsport UK and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) have finalised a landmark agreement that lays the foundation for rallies and other motorsport events to continue on forestry land in Scotland through to 2030. Under the agreement, Motorsport UK member clubs can continue to request permission to organise rally and motorsport events and practice sessions on FLS roads and tracks. In addition, Motorsport UK will be permitted to carry out training sessions for officials … [Full Text]

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