Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Wales Rally GB Guide

Prior to each WRC round, Stuart Loudon produces his own excellent guide and I thought it would be informative and interesting to you lot out there to publish his Wales Rally GB guide here so that you can plan your own on-event spectating … [Preview]
JB’s Wales Rally GB National preview … [Nat Preview]

News: Gallacher’s Welsh Win

Andrew Gallacher and Jane Nicol capped a memorable year with victory on the Dayinsure Wales Rally GB National rally at the weekend. A month after clinching the Scottish Rally Championship national crown, they topped the time sheets in Wales. Full National report 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: Suzuki Swift Sport

The Suzuki Swift Sport is undoubtedly a compact car with limited interior room. Perhaps more suited to young and skinny young vegans than the fuller-framed and elderly pie-eaters. The trouble is, this wee car is far too good just to be left to the weans. The auld gits will enjoy it every bit as much, as the new 1.4 turbo is quicker than the previous non-turbo 1.6 … [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!