Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Ford Backs M-Sport

2018_01_WRC_MSport3Ford Motor Company has announced a new agreement to supply extended technical and financial support to M Sport – winner of the FIA WRC Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ titles in 2017. Ford is extending the company’s investment to ensure the M-Sport Ford World Rally Team remains competitive through the 2018 WRC season and beyond … [Full Release]

News: Richards in the Chair

2018_01_DaveRichardsThe new Chair of Motorsports Council, Dave Richards CBE addressed a pretty impressiuve crowd of 500 folk at the annual Motorsport Safety Fund Watkins Lecture at Autosport International last week and set out his vision for the future of British motorsport. Fingers crossed, eh? … [News]

Driven: Mazda MX-5 RF

MX-5_05Two fat blokes in an MX-5. Not a pretty sight. Surprisingly the little Mazda survived the episode as the two close friends (well they were by the time they got there) took a 200 mile round trip to the Cheviot Stages. And much mirth was had by those who witnessed them clambering out of the poor wee thing … [Review]

Driven: Ford Mondeo AWD

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASeeking a well equipped, comfortable, all wheel drive estate car? Then look no further. Ok, it doesn’t have the prestige badge on the grille to impress the neighbours, but take them for a spin and they might rue their chosen alternative ‘premium’ badged load luggers … [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]

Changes at MSA

Following the successful conclusion of a ‘Strategic Review’ the Motor Sports Association is making structural changes to its organisation which it claims will make it more accessible and accountable to all of us who participate in whatever capacity – and they are even proposing to host an AGM! … [News]

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!