Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Junior 1000 Champ

Lewis Haining was crowned 2018 Junior 1000 Ecosse Champion at a nailbiting finale at the NHMC Cadwell Park Junior Rally in deepest Englandshire. The title was actually decided on the final stage of the final round of this year long series with Johnnie MacKay losing out by 6 seconds … [Report]

News: Knockhill Thriller

Winner of this event last year, Chris West did it again when he won last weekend’s ‘Knockthrill’ Stages rally, but had to come from behind to do it. Second placed John Marshall was only 7 seconds behind West, while Andrew Kirkaldy finished third, just ONE second behind Marshall. Donnie MacDonald was leading till clutch trouble intervened … [Report]

Driven: Volvo XC40 T5

Driving used to be one of the great pleasures of life but traffic jams and pot-holes have taken away much of that enjoyment. If you are someone who enjoys driving a quick and nimble car, the XC40 still provides that feedback, so drive it now before the robots take over … [Review]

Driven: MG ZS

If you want a low-slung, flies in the teeth, open topped, sports two seater, then the MG ZS is not for you, But if you need a more sophisticated high riding, roomy four seater, SUV styled, saloon car at a reasonable price with a 7 yr Waranty, then it could be just the very thing for a budget conscious growing family … [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!