Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Wink’s Welsh Win

John Wink and Neil Shanks scored a glorious victory on the National Wales Rally GB with Wink scoring his first outright rally victory in the process. Alan Dickson and Martin Forrest added to Scotland’s spoils with a superb 3rd overall. Also in the top ten were Simon Hay and Calum Jaffray with Jim McRae and Pauline Gullick finishing just 12th in a Historic Porsche. [Report] 

News: Bogie’s Galloway

David Bogie and John Rowan stormed to victory in the south west when they won the Armstrong Galloway Hills rally, the final round of this year’s Scottish forest rallying season. Jock Armstrong and Cameron Fair were a convincing 2nd while Cameron Binnie and Claire Mole scored their first podium finish of the season … [Report]

Driven: Ford Fiesta ST-2

Ford’s latest Fiesta ST is a wee firecracker. The 1.5 litre turbocharged three cylinder, pumps out a highly usable and addictable 200hp. At no time does the engine overwhelem the chassis and it responds like a ballerina to a sympathetic director. If you hate traffic jams, this is a driving de-stresser … [Review]

Driven: Mitsubishi L200

Mitsubishi have been building ‘Jeeps’ and small utility vehicles for over 60 years, but the first recognisable pickup didn’t appear until the late 70s. These were pretty basic machines built for work. This latest 6th generation Mitsubishi L200 pickup would be like comparing a 1960s BT public phonebox with Dr Who’s Police ‘phonebox’ … [Review]

The Grand Plan

jbtype03 The 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]

The New Defender

The long awaited and much anticipated all-new Land Rover Defender is here, just don’t expect a cheap and functional runabout – yet! First on the forecourt will be the 110 model range with prices starting from £45,500 and the more compact 90 to come next year – commercial versions are promised! Naturally this being a Defender, it will go just about anywhere it likes aided (or not, as personal choice may be) by Land Rover’s electronic trickery … [Read More]

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!