Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Inglis wins Granite

Alistair and Colin Inglis won the Granite Stages at Leuchars finishing up well over a minute clear of the opposition in their Lotus Exige. Colin Gemmell and Derek Keir finished 2nd in the Escort Mk2 with another member of the Inglis family in 3rd place, Greg Inglis with Ian Parker in the second Lotus. Frank Bird led after the first stage but the water pump failed in his Focus WRC … [Report]

News: Bogie’s Big Six!

David Bogie and John Rowan equalled Roger Clark’s record of 6 RSAC Scottish Rally victories when they won this year’s event. In doing so, they also brought to an end Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton’s remarkable run of 6 wins from 6 starts so far this season. And the other ‘big news’, Garry Pearson and Dale Bowen’s pace in 3rd place … [Report]

Driven: Suzuki Jimny

It might be unkind to say the Suzuki Jimny is schizophrenic, but it is accurate. It offers cuteness and charm combined with rugged dependability and go-anywhere functionality. It is also surprisingly roomy (for two people!) and extremely practical. And it’s certainly not overloaded with complex electronics … [Review]

Driven: Audi S1 Sportback

The Audi S1 Sportback might be a small car, but there’s a lot to like. It’s a five door hatchback so it’s emeninently practical too. It also has a small engine, one of the new breed of turbocharged three cylinder jobs, this one with a mighty 999ccs poking out 114 bhp. That’s enough to make it quick without being fast but it rides and handles well … [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]

Ian Callum leaves Jaguar

Born and educated in Dumfries then Crieff, and on to the Glasgow School of Art, Ian Callum is ‘retiring’ from Jaguar where he headed up the design team. He once told me that his first job in the automotive industry was with Ford where he was tasked with the design of the door handle for the then new – Ford Transit! From functional utility to sublime flair and subtle flamboyance. Some career, eh? … [Release]

Special Features

Forestry Fees … Is rallying pricing itself out of the forests?

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!