Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Sinclair wins Mach1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShaun Sinclair and Fred MacLean scored a hard earned victory on the Mach 1 Stages Rally after Alan Kirkaldy and Cameron Fair took an early lead. A puncture dropped Kirkaldy back to 19th whereupon he set about regaining lost time fighting back to third just behind Nigel Feeney and Phil Sandham after 88 miles of stages … [Report]

News: Thorburn wins Argyll

2017_SRC_Argyll_winners31 seconds covered the top three places in the Dunoon Argyll Rally, but only 4 seconds covered the top two with Euan Thorburn taking his first victory for two years. Going into the final stage, Jock Armstrong had 4 seconds on Euan, but as we all know only too well, anything can happen in this game. Shaun Sinclair took third, but he was lucky too, and Mark McCulloch was 4th… [Full Report]

Driven: Down Memory Lane

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFord introduced the Fiesta to the UK market way back in 1976. No power steering or windows, and no air-con or central locking. But it did have a manual Choke! And there was something else, it provided a unique opportunity for Scotland’s first World Rally Champion … [Full Feature]

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!