Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: McKenna’s Grampian

Barry McKenna and Arthur Kierans stormed to victory on the Grampian Forest Rally setting fastest time on all 6 stages.Jock Armstrong and Cameron Fair scored a convincing 2nd o/a with Garry Pearson and Dale Bowen 3rd. In the ARR Craib Scottish title chase, Andrew Gallacher tops the tables but Donnie MacDonald is right on his tail … [Report]

News: Hardie Wins at Solway

David Hardie and John McCulloch won last weekend’s www.usedcarparts.co.uk Solway Coast Rally by 21 secs from Lee Hastings and Alistair Wylie with Gordon Morrison and Calum MacPherson in 3rd place just 4 secs behind. Pre event favourite Mark McCulloch’s challenge ended in the first stage … [Report]

Driven: Hyundai i30N

The Hyundai i30N will provide as many chuckles as it does thrills. Folk who don’t know any better will dismiss it out of hand because of the badge. By the time they notice the Hyundai grille in their rear vision mirror, it will be out, past and disappearing up the road ahead. And it’s already got pedigree – courtesy of its ‘wee’ brother in the WRC and our own SRC … [Review]

Driven: Jaguar I-Pace

No ifs and no buts, this is a Jaguar. It’s quick, handles supremely well and it’s comfortable. A high performance grand tourer regardless of what makes the wheels go round. In this case – electricity. Ok so you might suffer a bit of ‘range anxiety’ but it’s good for almost 300 miles before you need a top-up … [Review]

The Grand Plan

jbtype03The 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]

Driving Down Memory Lane

I haven’t reviewed a van since I left the world of full time Commercial Vehicle magazine writing and news reporting last year so there was an immediate and eerie sense of ‘deja vu’ when I climbed aboard the latest Ford Transit Custom, but not just harking back to last year – 50 years ago in fact, when vans were vastly different to what they are now … [Review]

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!