Scottish motoring news, rally reports and other stuff

News: Safety Review report

The Scottish Government’s Motor Sport Safety Review Group presented its findings at a specially convened meeting of the Scottish Association of Car Clubs. Also in attendance were Forestry Commission and Rob Jones of MSA. Full report on proceedings inside, but it’s quite long! … [Report]

News: Jock’s Snowman

Cracking start – Jock Armstrong and Paula Swinscoe won the Scottish Rally Championship season opener in Inverness after a nail-biting tussle with Bruce McCombie and Michael Coutts, and Mike Faulkner and Peter Foy third. Only 9 seconds covered the top 3 crews going into the final stage … [More]

New Toyota for WRC

TMG Yaris WRC TestToyota Motorsport has confirmed its intention to enter the World Rally Championship with its new Toyota Auris WRC machine from 2017. A comprehensive testing programme is already underway and this will be intensified over the next two years. All we need now is Ford to get more professionally involved and entice a few more manufacturers, eh? … [Full info]

Driven: Mazda MX-5

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIf you want to put a smile on your face without frightening yourself too much, the Mazda MX-5 is a dose of fun. It’s light, agile and fun to drive. This is not a testosterone packed trackday special, this is a sensible sports car – for all ages … [Read More]

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]

PM Backs Closed Roads

Motor sport got an injection of confidence from the top man when the Prime Minister announced recently that legislation to permit the closure of public roads for motor sport will get the green light, possibly for next year! … [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!