Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Gemmell takes Kames

It is said there is no smoke without fire. Well there were folk at Kames last weekend who might disagree. There was plenty of smoke – tyre smoke. Colin Gemmell took the win from Andrew Blackwood and Billy Hamilton while Ollie Hunter scored a closer fought Junior victory over Cameron Davidson and Owen Paterson – who tied for 3rd with Jack Hall … [Report] 

News: Inglis takes 2nd

There were four Scottish crews in the top ten at the end of the Pendragon Stages Rally in Cumbria on the 25th of August with the Inglis ‘twins’ Alistair and Colin doing particularly well in the Lotus considering their lack of Route Note experience to finish 2nd overall. Colin Gemmell and Derek Keir were 4th in the blue Mk2 … [Report]

Driven: Ford Fiesta ST-2

Ford’s latest Fiesta ST is a wee firecracker. The 1.5 litre turbocharged three cylinder, pumps out a highly usable and addictable 200hp. At no time does the engine overwhelem the chassis and it responds like a ballerina to a sympathetic director. If you hate traffic jams, this is a driving de-stresser … [Review]

Driven: Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi have been building ‘Jeeps’ and small utility vehicles for over 60 years, but the first recognisable pickup didn’t appear until the late 70s. These were pretty basic machines built for work. This latest 6th generation Mitsubishi L200 pickup would be like comparing a 1960s BT public phonebox with Dr Who’s Police ‘phonebox’ … [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]

The New Defender

The long awaited and much anticipated all-new Land Rover Defender is here, just don’t expect a cheap and functional runabout – yet! First on the forecourt will be the 110 model range with prices starting from £45,500 and the more compact 90 to come next year – commercial versions are promised! Naturally this being a Defender, it will go just about anywhere it likes aided (or not, as personal choice may be) by Land Rover’s electronic trickery … [Read More]

Special Features

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

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!