Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Auld wins at Kames

2017_05_Kames_GAuldRoss Auld and Richard Stewart led from start to finish at Kames in their Escort Mk2, but it wasn’t easy, as Derek Connell and Laura Marshall were never more than 4 seconds a stage behind them in their Subaru. The difference after 14 stages? Just 19 seconds … [Report]

News: Armstrong wins RSAC

2017_SRC_RSAC_ArmstrongJock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe splashed to victory on sodden wet RSAC Scottish Rally at the weekend taking a controlled win by less than half a minute from Shaun Sinclair and Jamie Edwards with Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy fighting back to third after a slight ‘off’ … [Report]

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!