Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: McCulloch’s Solway

Mark McCulloch and Mairi Riddick won an epic duel with local rivals David Hardie and John McCulloch after a fierce battle on this year’s ‘usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally’. Going into the final stage there was just 3 seconds between the two crews, and at the finish, the margin was 6 seconds. Rory Young was third first time on tar with the Fiesta … [More]

News: Bogie wins Speyside

David Bogie and Kevin Rae won the Speyside Stages Rally, but Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe have driven into pole position in the race for the national title. Current points leader Bruce McCombie still leads the Scottish championship with one round to go, but Mike Faulkner is still in with a shout making it a three way fight at the McRae in October … [More]

Driven: Iveco Daily

2015_Iveco_Daily_06What’s big and blue and frightening if you’re in its way? And no, it’s not a giant Smurf with a bad attitude, it’s the biggest van in Iveco’s new Daily range. There are smaller vans of course, from 5 cubic metres of internal space up to this monster with nearly four times that volume. The first time I drove the new van was at a test track in Italy last year, but this time I was on home turf in a UK spec vehicle … [Full Test]

Driven: Vauxhall Viva

VX_14063_loVauxhall’s latest super-mini is a cracking little car offering room for four and a decent driving position. It’s also a hoot to drive with more grip than power, and if it wasn’t for bullies in bigger cars, it would be even more pleasurable. It seems that in these days of busy traffic and short tempers, common courtesy has given way to selfish road-hogging and thoughtless lane jumping. Roads were built to be shared, not dominated. … [Full Test]

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!