Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

Armstrong & Swinscoe Win

Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe have been confirmed as 2015 ARR Craib Scottish Rally Champions. The Scottish Rally Championship has issued a Press Release confirming their victory. Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy were confirmed as runners-up with Bruce McCombie and Michael Coutts finishing in third place overall. Full text of Release here … [More]

14 Rounds for 2016 WRC

The FIA has confirmed a 14 round World Rally Championship next year, but event dates have yet to be decided. As expected, the FIA will also announce the introduction of an action plan for Rally Safety at all levels and the implementation of a communication plan for spectators. Full text of the Release here … [More]

Driven: Peugeot 308 GT

2015_Peugeot_308_SWGT_08Peugeot is getting back into the swing of all things sporting with their 208 GT T16 rally car, and their roadgoing 208 and 308 GT hatchbacks, which has encouraged them to sprinkle a little bit of magic dust over their estate car version of the 308. It won’t blow your socks off, but the result is one of the most pleasurable, long distance cruisers with bags of luggage space in the mid-executive sector market place … [Full Test]

Driven: Vauxhall Viva

VX_14063_loVauxhall’s latest super-mini is a cracking little car offering room for four and a decent driving position. It’s also a hoot to drive with more grip than power, and if it wasn’t for bullies in bigger cars, it would be even more pleasurable. It seems that in these days of busy traffic and short tempers, common courtesy has given way to selfish road-hogging and thoughtless lane jumping. Roads were built to be shared, not dominated. … [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!