Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Bogie wins Galloway

For someone who claimed it takes a bit of time and mental adjustment to get “back into gravel rallying after mostly recent tarmac experience” David Bogie made it look pretty much business as usual. First time out in a new Skoda Fabia R5, Bogie set the pace and never looked back. He and John Rowan set fastest time on all five Galloway Hills stages … [Report]

News: Gallacher is Champion

Andrew Gallacher and Jane Nicol are the new 2018 ARR Craib Scottish Rally Champions. They finished 8th overall on the Galloway Hills final round but the pressure disappeared in the first stage when title rivals Donnie MacDonald and Jamie Edwards slid off on the first stage. Full story inside … [Report]

Driven: Audi A7

The Audi A7 Sportback is an ‘old-school’ GT. That’s not a derogatory term, that’s a compliment. What Audi has done is taken the original concept of a continental grand tourer and updated it. The result is a roomy 5 seater saloon with a huge boot and effortless cruising ability and fit to travel long distances without having to stop for fuel every couple of hundred miles … [Review]

Driven: Subaru XV

There is as much to please the ‘old-fart brigade’ as the ‘young brat pack’ with the Subaru XV. It doesn’t have the rorty, sporty appeal of the WRX, but the engine pulses to the same flat four beat, and that is a big attraction. This is a car for going places, whether tarred, gravelled, rutted or flooded and making sure you get there safely … [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]

Driving Down Memory Lane

I haven’t reviewed a van since I left the world of full time Commercial Vehicle magazine writing and news reporting last year so there was an immediate and eerie sense of ‘deja vu’ when I climbed aboard the latest Ford Transit Custom, but not just harking back to last year – 50 years ago in fact, when vans were vastly different to what they are now … [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!