Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

News: ET’s Home Win

Euan Thorburn and Paul Beaton’s victory on last weekend’s Border Counties Rally makes it three wins on the trot and the 2019 season is barely four weeks old. A half minute winning margin may make it sound rather easy, but that was far from the case. Garry Pearson and Dale Bowen initially led but ended up 2nd, while Stephen Petch and Michael Wilkinson were pleasantly surprised to find themselves 3rd at the finish! Full report here … [Report]

News: Motorsport UK Change

Motorsport UK has today announced further changes to its governing structure. There will also be a new Rules Committee, representing all disciplines, to review regulation changes proposed by the various specialist committees. Future actions will determine whether this is a good move or not, but more direct involvement from Club and National level must surely be a good thing … [News]

Driven: Jaguar XE

Fifty years ago, Jaguar was the choice of villains. If you needed a fast car to out-run the cops, then the original Mk1 saloon with its 2.4 or 3.4 litre and disc brakes was criminally perfect. The current Jaguar XE has shed its sawn-off shotgun image and is now the epitome of goodness, elegance and style … [Review]

The Future is Electric

The Geneva Motor Show is the first of the major shows each year in Europe. This year it’s different. Everyone is promoting the electric car, not perhaps because they want to, but because they have to. Petrol and diesel are being demonised, but are electric cars and their supporting infrastructure ready … [Feature]

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]

Transit goes Hybrid

Ford is to introduce a new Hybrid powertrain on its 2 litre diesel engines starting with the Tourneo Custom nine seater people carrier. No doubt this will make it’s appearance across other commercial models in the range in due course. There are no bold claims about huge savings in fuel consumption, but these days, every little helps … [News]

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!