Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Morrison Wins Crail

After a couple of recent non-finishes the Sumer Stages Rally at Crail was one that Gordon Morrison and Calum MacPherson desperately wanted to win. Having fought hard with John Rintoul and Ross Hynd all day, a blistering run over the final stage earned them victory by 30 seconds …. [Report]

News: .. and Mackay – again!

Two weeks after taking victory on Rd3 of the Junior 1000 Ecosse Challenge, Johnnie Mackay/Gordon Reid (Suzuki Alto) did it again on Round 4. Going into the final stage they were tied with Lewis Haining/George Myatt (Skoda Citigo) but Mackay seized the advantage and came out 2 seconds ahead … [Report]

Driven: Hyundai i30N

The Hyundai i30N will provide as many chuckles as it does thrills. Folk who don’t know any better will dismiss it out of hand because of the badge. By the time they notice the Hyundai grille in their rear vision mirror, it will be out, past and disappearing up the road ahead. And it’s already got pedigree – courtesy of its ‘wee’ brother in the WRC and our own SRC … [Review]

Driven: Jaguar I-Pace

No ifs and no buts, this is a Jaguar. It’s quick, handles supremely well and it’s comfortable. A high performance grand tourer regardless of what makes the wheels go round. In this case – electricity. Ok so you might suffer a bit of ‘range anxiety’ but it’s good for almost 300 miles before you need a top-up … [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]

2018 Jim Clark Award

Ian Scott-Watson is the latest recipient of the annual Jim Clark Memorial award as chosen by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. At the function on Saturday evening, journalist and author, and ASMW member Eric Dymock paid tribute to the foresight, support and enthusiasm of the first man to spot Jim Clark’s talent and potential … [Feature]

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!