Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: SACC Latest

The latest quarterly meeting of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs was held last night. All of Scotland’s car clubs deserve to know what goes on at these meetings. If you’re club was not represented, then why not? The very future of the sport is at stake. The report may be accurate, but the views and opinions expressed are those of the Editor! … [More]

News: Faulkner wins Reivers

Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy scored their first victory in four years on the Jim Clark Reivers Rally, by just 6 seconds from Peter Taylor and Andrew Roughead. Oddly enough, Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe set five fastest times (sharing one with Faulkner) on five stages and DIDN’T win. So what went wrong? Read the full report inside … [More]

Driven: Nissan Pulsar

2015_Nissan_Pulsar_02It’s not the most exciting thing on four wheels but for a week last month the 1.2 litre Nissan Pulsar was the perfect motoring companion. I was ever so slightly involved in the McRae Rally Challenge at Knockhill and I needed something comfortable and stress-free for the daily commute and also capable of carrying quite a bit of kit. The Pulsar has no sporting pretensions whatsover – and all the better for it … [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!