Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Kirkaldy wins Granite

2017_STRC_Leuchars_AKirkaldyAlan Kirkaldy and Richard Crozier scored a pretty close run Granite Stages at Leuchars Rally. Their Mk2 finished just 11 seconds clear of the Inglis brothers in the Lotus, while Gordon ‘Montana’ Morrison and Calum MacPherson were only 3 seconds behind the runners-up in their Subaru. Early leader Ian Forgan blew a turbo hose … [Report]

News: Mull Rally threat

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShock news from the Colnbrook bunker which has announced that the sport’s governing body will be unable to issue a permit for the closed public road Mull Rally in October. Plans for ths year’s event were already well under way and the route almost finalised, so this comes as a bitter blow to the team and to rally fans everywhere … [Full Release]

Driven: New Discovery

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALand Rover claims that the brand new Discovery is “the most capable and accomplished ever” and to prove it they invited the cream of Scottish motoring writers (plus one!) to put that claim to the test. All survived the experience, and so did the cars … [Full Review]

Driven: Ford Mustang

2017_Ford_Mustang_12Here’s a worrying thought. I may actually prefer the 4 cylinder, 2.3 litre EcoBoost engined Mustang to its more voluble and brutal 5 litre V8 sibling. I suppose it all depends on what you want out of life, noise and drama, or handling and performance. When it comes to the Mustang – difficult choice … [Full 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]

Closed Roads get ‘OK’

The MSA has secured the necessary legislation to permit Closed Public Road motorsports events in England and Wales. Working with the British government they have secured the necessary parliamentary legal authority to greatly ease the process of applying for the necessary Act to close sections of public road for motor sporting competitions … [More]

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!