Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Bogie wins Speyside

With new co-driver John Rowan, David Bogie scored his 9th Speyside victory and stated at the finish that it would be nice to come back next year and go for 10! Over a minute behind in third place were CA1Sport team mates Rhys Yates and Alex Lee, but splitting the two Skoda Fabia R5s in the ‘drive of the day’, were Jock Armstrong and Cameron Fair in the TegSport Subaru Impreza … [Report]

News: Marshalling thoughts

Last week’s ‘Motorsport News’ had a column which raised some scary fears about the future of the sport because of the lack of volunteers. Here is the full un-edited version. With all this emphasis on accreditation and training, one suspects that soon, ONLY accredited and trained Marshals can be deployed on Stage Rallies … [Column]

Driven: Hyundai i30N

The Hyundai i30N will provide as many chuckles as it does thrills. Folk who don’t know any better will dismiss it out of hand because of the badge. By the time they notice the Hyundai grille in their rear vision mirror, it will be out, past and disappearing up the road ahead. And it’s already got pedigree – courtesy of its ‘wee’ brother in the WRC and our own SRC … [Review]

Driven: Vauxhall Grandland X

There’s a whole herd of compact and mid-sized SUVs out there which makes the job of choosing one awfy difficult. They all look kind of similar from the outside so manufacturers are tempting buyers with their insides, if you see what I mean. On that basis, the Grandland X is well worth a look … [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]

Musso Pickup – 1st look

SsangYong invited journalists to drive their new Rexton SUV at a recent event in Scotland, but they also brought along a pre-production version of their latest Musso one tonne pick-up and which won’t be available till July. Although this sported different badges and was left hand drive, it was still quite impressive … [Review]

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!