Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Inglis duo win Mach1

Alistair and Colin won the Mach1 Stages Rally in their Lotus Exige but for a long time it looked as though last year’s rally winners Bruce Edwards and Jim Smith were on course to repeat their victory, and then didn’t! Similarly, John Rintoul and Ross Hynd were lying 3rd till Gordon Morrison and Calum MacPherson sturck trouble … [Report]

News: Preston wins Tyneside

Tom Preston and Andrew Roughead scored a close fought win over the Otterburn Ranges on the Tyneside Stages. The top 3 crews battled over mere seconds all day with Rory Young and Allan Cathers taking the runner-up spot in their Fiesta R5, 12 seconds adrift and Daniel Harper and Chris Campbell were third in the MINI WRC … [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: Vauxhall Combo

The Vauxhall Combo Life is just about the perfect family car, holiday transport and service barge all rolled into one. It may lack the style and panache of an SUV or estate, but it makes up for it in sheer practicality. The interior is spacious and the boot is square shaped just like itse commercial sibling, but best go for the bigger engine! …[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]

40 Years of M-Sport

M-Sport’s Managing Director, Malcolm Wilson OBE, is celebrating 40 Years in Business this summer. Since forming Malcolm Wilson Motorsport in 1979, his company has gone from strength to strength and M-Sport now operates a thriving motorsport business on the rally stages and race circuits of some of the world’s most prestigious and popular motorsport series. And he just keeps driving forward … [Release]

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!