Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Inglis wins Mach1

Alistair and Colin Inglis won the latest round of the Blackwood Plant Hire Scottish Tarmack Championship at Machrihanish just outside Campbeltown. Going into the final stage of the 12 stage/72 mile event they were dead level with Gary and Gordon Adam. Yorkshire’s Ian Woodhouse and Paul Rowland finished third, making it 3 RWD cars in the top three places … [More]

News: Bennett’s Double Top

Armagh’s Peter Bennett and Arthur Kierans found the long trip from Northern Ireland to Kames worthwhile when they scored a convincing double Albar Rally victory. The 15 year old driver won two separate Junior Rally events held at the same venue over two days. Ross Fernie won Sunday’s poorly supported ‘senior’ event using it as a pre-Mach1 test … [More]

Driven: Volvo S60 D2

OHaving been the satisfied owner of a Volvo 740 many years ago, I’m a bit of a Volvo fan, but the company’s latest range of cars are quite different. For a start they haven’t been designed by the people who built Stonehenge. Instead, what you have is a sleek, modern looking executive saloon that is more than a match for its European rivals. It also looks a little bit different, so that it stands out from the crowd … [Full Test]

Driven: Jaguar XE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJaguar’s latest addition to its range has to be good, very good. The XE is up against the likes of BMW’s 3 series, Audi’s A4 and the Mercedes-Benz C Class. These cars have dominated the compact executive sports saloon market for a long time, not because they’re German, but because they’re good. And that’s what Jaguar is up against. But: “Gee whiz Jeeves, I think they’ve gone and done it” … [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!