Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: Morrison’s Victory

The second round of the Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Championship earned Gordon Morrison and Cameron Fair their maiden rally victory after a day long battle with John Marshall and Scott Crawford on the DCC Stages Rally held in warm Spring sunshine at Ingliston. John Rintoul and Ross Hynd completed the podium line-up … [Report]

News: Marshalling thoughts

Last week’s ‘Motorsport News’ had a column which raised some scary fears about the future of the sport because of the lack of volunteers. Here is the full version. With all this emphasis on accreditation and training, one suspects that soon, ONLY accredited and trained Marshals can be deployed on Stage Rallies … [Column]

Driven: Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is reminscent of the original Land Rover Defender. Perfectly capable off-road, it’s cramped but less draughty and has a ride quality that will make you a chiropracter’s best friend. It will also go where vehicles costing 4 times as much might hesitate and yet it has charm by the bucket load … [Review]

Driven: Vauxhall Grandland X

There’s a whole herd of compact and mid-sized SUVs out there which makes the job of choosing one awfy difficult. They all look kind of similar from the outside so manufacturers are tempting buyers with their insides, if you see what I mean. On that basis, the Grandland X is well worth a look … [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]

Musso Pickup – 1st look

SsangYong invited journalists to drive their new Rexton SUV at a recent event in Scotland, but they also brought along a pre-production version of their latest Musso one tonne pick-up and which won’t be available till July. Although this sported different badges and was left hand drive, it was still quite impressive … [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!