Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: McKnight wins Condor

2015_SRC_RSAC_GregMcKnight2_smGreg McKnight and David Crosbie won the Memorial Garden Stages Rally at Arbroath at a canter, but only 20 seconds separated second placed Ian Paterson from Gordon Morrison with Nigel Feeney dropping out of the mix when a driveshaft failed … [Report]

News: Kirkaldy wins DCC

2016_STRC_Crail_AKirkaldy_smAlan Kirkaldy scored his maiden rally victory at last weekend’s DCC Stages Rally at Ingliston. He and Cameron Fair led from the start in their Mk2, but Alistair and Colin Inglis were on the case till an errant tree halted progress and there was a huge fecht for 2nd … [Report]

Driven: SEAT Ateca

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe appeal of the SUV just keeps on growing, but no-one is quite sure why. It has lots to do with imposing appearance and capacity for people and weans but how do you select which one is best? And here’s another one! SEAT has just produced its own first SUV … [Full Review]

Driven: Mazda 3

2017_Mazda_3_4I’ve always liked Mazdas. They are just a wee bit different. From rotary engines to modern classics like the MX5, Mazda tries to do things differently from the bigger manufacturers. The Mazda 3 is a case in point. This had the 2 litre petrol engine which was both quiet and efficient … [Full Review]

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]

Closed Roads get ‘OK’

The MSA has secured the necessary legislation to permit Closed Public Road motorsports events in England and Wales. Working with the British government they have secured the necessary parliamentary legal authority to greatly ease the process of applying for the necessary Act to close sections of public road for motor sporting competitions … [More]

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!