Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Rintoul’s Kingdom

Hyundai wins rally – just not in Wales. Instead, John Rintoul and Ross Hynd sped to victory on the Kingdom Stages in their Hyundai Accent WRC just holding off the closing Darrian of Bruce Edwards and Jim Smith to win by 14 seconds. Gary Adam’s Mk2 finished third but only after a hectic – and intimate! – dice with John Paterson … [Report]

News: No Citroen in 2016WRC

At mid-day today, Citroen announced its decision not to participate in the 2016 World Rally Championship. However, the French team has confirmed that a commitment has been made to the 2017 series with a new car under the proposed new rules. That puts Kris Meeke on ‘gardening leave’ for a year at best, or at worst, looking for a new drive … [Full announcement]

Driven: Peugeot 308 GT

2015_Peugeot_308_SWGT_08Peugeot is getting back into the swing of all things sporting with their 208 GT T16 rally car, and their roadgoing 208 and 308 GT hatchbacks, which has encouraged them to sprinkle a little bit of magic dust over their estate car version of the 308. The result is one of the most pleasurable, long distance cruisers with bags of luggage space in the mid-executive sector market place … [Full Test]

Driven: The Last Defender

2015_LR_Defender_01The last of the current model Land Rover Defenders have now rolled off the production line in preparation for its radical replacement in 2017. To celebrate 67 years of mud-plugging and expeditions, Jaggy got to drive a rather special Heritage model. Hankies at the ready he’s jist aboot greetin’ at the thought … [Full Review]

The Grand Plan

The Jaggy Bunnet website should be used in conjunction with the Blog (see Navigation Bar above). The Blog 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]

Safety Review Presentation

At a special SACC meeting in Bridge of Allan, the Scottish Government presented its ‘Motor Sport Safety Review Group’ findings. Also in attendance and making presentations were the MSA and the Forestry Commission … [More]

Special Features

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!