Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Mikkola + quattro

Hannu Mikkola is the latest star to sign up for the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill on the 16/17 May. Along with long time co-driver Arne Hertz the former World Rally Champion will be back at the wheel of a Group B Audi quattro ready and willing to awaken the long faded memories of rally fans … [More]

News: Rally Safety Progress

The promised interim set of guidelines produced by the Motor Sport Safety Group for rally organisers which was due out later this week has been delayed and won’t be issued till the end of the month. Why? Thankfully, Jaggy Bunnet has his ear (and some other bits) close to the ground … [More]

Driven: Fiat Panda Cross

Fiat_Panda_Cross_2015_02What is small, round and makes you chuckle? No, it’s not Ronnie Corbett. It’s the Fiat Panda Cross. A four wheel drive vehicle that has ambitions and capability far beyond its size. If you want to put a bit of fun into your life, without tyre shredding performance, then the Panda can provide as much entertainment, at a much slower pace. It’s as much fun as itching powder in an underwear factory … [Full Test]

Driven: Ford Focus 1.5

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Ford badge is synonymous with the term ‘the people’s car’ and whilst that is still true, it tells only part of the story. The Ford Focus in top of the range ‘Titanium’ spec is more than a match for any other so-called luxury saloon. It’s comfortable, rides and handles well, and is supremely well equipped. It’s also quite frugal and cleaner than a pair of marigolds (ask the wife!) … [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!