Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Inglis is Champion

Greg Inglis is the 2019 Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Champ. He and co-driver Ian Parker finished 3rd overall in the Lotus Exige claiming the title by ONE point from Kyle Adam and Fiona Moir in their Escort Mk2. Andrew Kirkaldy and Peter Carstairs (Mk2) actually won the Kingdom Stages rally at a canter from Joe  McKeand and Callum Shanks in their Subaru Impreza … [Report] 

News: MacKinnon’s Mull

The two Pauls, Mackinnon and Beaton, scored a majestic victory on the Beatson’s Mull Rally. They led from start to finish in their Ford Fiesta R5 but they had Daniel Harper and Chris Campbell on their tail for most of the way until the MINI WRC fractured a brake pipe. David Bogie and John Rowan were best of the RWD brigade in 3rd place in their Ford Escort Mk2 … [Report]

Driven: Vauxhall Vivaro Life

Vauxhall’s Vivaro Life is well named. This is a ‘car’ built to adapt to all needs and all jobs. This is not a dual purpose machine, this is a treble purpose machine – for work, rest and play. Whether on the family run, sporting pursuit or everyday work duty. It’s also ideal for rally spectators! … [Review]

Driven: Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X

The new Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X has a petrol engine that thinks it’s a diesel. That’s because it uses ‘compression technology’ a world first for a petrol car engine. The result is a very responsive 178bhp flier of a warm hatch with handling to match and reduced thirst … [Review]

The Grand Plan

jbtype03 The 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]

SCoTY 2019

The 2019 Scottish Car of The Year awards took place at the weekend with the Mazda 3 being awarded the accolade by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. As ever, jugding proved to be very close, with this national competition once again demonstrating that Scottish tastes can be rather different from our southern neighbours and those across Europe! Fortunately, all disputes amongst the judges were resolved amicably … [Read More]

Special Features

Forestry Fees … Is rallying pricing itself out of the forests?

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!