Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: VW – WRC return?

2017_11_VW_Polo_WRCNext year (2018) Volkswagen is planning to make a 270 hp rally version of the Polo available to professional teams and aspiring drivers for competition in championships across the globe – including the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). Time enough for folk to prepare for the 2019 season. There are no plans for a works supported assault on WRC2 – as yet! … [News]

News: 2018 WRC at the NEC

2018_WRC_Launch_ASIThe 2018 FIA World Rally Championship will officially launch at the Autosport International show at the NEC in Birmingham on Thursday the 11th of January although the cars and many team personnel will be on duty for the duration of the 4 day event, from 11th to 14th Jan … [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]

Scottish Car of the Year

The 2017 Scottish Car of the Year awards took place at Dalmahoy Country Club. Hosted by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers this annual event attracted representatives from most of the major car manufacturers, all eager to see if their latest automotive products had won over the judges and gained the prestige of a national title … [Feature]

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!