Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Inglis wins Granite

Alistair and Colin Inglis won the Granite Stages at Leuchars finishing up well over a minute clear of the opposition in their Lotus Exige. Colin Gemmell and Derek Keir finished 2nd in the Escort Mk2 with another member of the Inglis family in 3rd place, Greg Inglis with Ian Parker in the second Lotus. Frank Bird led after the first stage but the water pump failed in his Focus WRC … [Report]

News: Gemmell wins Condor

Colin Gemmell and David Aitken scored their first outright victory on a Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship counter when they won the Memorial Garden Stages rally at RM Condor near Arbroath. Alan Wallace was runner-up in his Mitsubishi and Kyle Adam scored his first podium finish … [Report]

Driven: BMW X7 50d

Having spent the afternoon at Gleneagles on Sunday for the finish of the magnificent Flying Scotsman Rally, it was back to Gleneagles again on Monday for the Press launch of BMW’s new flagship, the X7. By goad it’s big. Fit for a President or a rock star it is expensive, but it comes with a BoGoF offer! … [Review]

Driven: Peugeot Rifter

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘Car Derived Van’ to dsescribe smaller commercial vehicles, but in this case, the Peugeot Rifter could be called a Van Derived Car, and is all the better for it. All the practicality and space of a small van with the comfort and equipment of a family saloon. Ideal rally spectator transport in fact … [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]

Rallying under threat?

This opinionated column is an extended version of a column which appeared in the weekly ‘Motorsport News’ and expresses dark and morbid thoughts regarding the future of forest rallying in an upbeat and positive manner!! Of equal concern is the choice of breakfast snack ingredients by people who really should know better … [Opinion]

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!