Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: McCulloch wins Solway

2017_STRC_Solway_WinnersMark McCulloch and Michael Hendry won the Solway Coast Rally by just 4 seconds from Stephen Thompson and Larry Higton, but the outcome wasn’t decided until the final stage of the day. Shaun Sinclair and Jamie Edwards were third but Greg McKnight was in contention until the last stage. What a rally, what a finish … [Report]

News: Bogie wins Grampian

2017_SRC_Grampian_winners2There were two winners on the Grampian Forest Rally. David Bogie won the rally, but Euan Thorburn clinched the 2017 ARR Craib Scottish Championship title with one round to go. In a nail-biting finish Jock Armstrong lost 3rd place by 1 second to Paul Bird. Only 3 seconds behind Armstrong was Shaun Sinclair, but perhaps the biggest winner was the event, serving up 6 cracking stages … [Full Report]

Driven: Road trippers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere is a silent army of men and women constantly on the move around the country delivering cars, vans and trucks to sales staff, engineers or other professionals. Their opinions are always interesting because they are driving something different every day … [Review]

Driven: DS3 – Contactless!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADS Automobiles is launching a new ‘electronic gadget’, for want of a better word or two, which will appeal equally to trendies and geeks. This may look like an ignition key, but it has a hidden function, and which despite the bragging rights, really is the answer to one of those ‘why has no-one thought of this before?’ moments … [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]

Competitor Safety

As an experienced competitor recently observed: “I can often drive for miles through a forest stage these days without seeing a soul. That’s actually quite worrying.” If events are struggling for Marshals, is there a case for re-introducing spectators to forest rallies but equip them with information and advice about what to do when things go wrong? … [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!