Obituary: Stewart Robertson

Stewart Robertson 1950 -– 2010 Last weekend, Stewart Robertson died suddenly at home near Dalbeattie. The news hit the south west area hard, and it was a particularly cruel blow for Solway Car Club, where he previously served as Committee Member and Chairman, and also the nearby Machars Car Club […] Read more »

Report: Strictly come Skating

Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally Strictly Come Skating Jock Armstrong and Kirsty Riddick skited to victory on last weekend’’s 2010 Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally in the frozen south west of Scotland. I use the word ‘skited’ deliberately because it implies less control and grip than the words ‘slidey’ or ‘slippery’, and […] Read more »

Rally: Reay of Sunshine

Kingdom Stages Rally, Saturday 6th November Reay of Winter Sunshine Reay MacKay and Gerry Straube won last Saturday’’s final round of the Hankook Scottish Tarmack Championship by less than half a minute from Stuart Baillie and Dave Cranston, but the result was in doubt till the end of the final […] Read more »

Car: Lexus IS 250C

Lexus IS 250C Life Out of The Fast Lane I was running late – as usual, and the early morning mist south bound on the M74 was hampering progress. It was patchy too so there were times when I had to really slow up, and occasions when I could press […] Read more »

Report: Forrest Forest Win

D A Autoparts Forrest Estate Stages Rally, Sunday 31st October Forrest Forest Win for Armstrong Jock Armstrong and Margaret Wylie won last Sunday’’s D A Autoparts Forrest Estate Stages Rally by over half a minute from the opposition. And it would have been more had the second stage not been […] Read more »

Rally News: 24 October, 2010

News & Gossip Roundup Ahead of the Tunnock’s Mull Rally I had a chat with some of the boys. Calum Duffy was telling me his new John Reid engine had 317 bhp and was geared for 147 mph, but he was telling me also that the car really was a […] Read more »

Blethers: Misery in Munich

Flights of Hateful Fancy …. I hate airports, and I’’m beginning to hate flying too. It’’s not so much the airport building or the flight, it’’s all the bleedin’’ time spent hanging around these modern cathedrals of cantankerousness waiting, and waiting, and then waiting some more. I often spend more […] Read more »

Feature: Rallying in Germanland

Achtung! Read ze following –- qvestions vill be asked aftervards …. Jaggy’’s penpal (yes, he truly does have friends) dropped him a line about his latest adventures in Germanland rallying. Calum MacLeod is stationed over there these days and keeps up to date with son Ruary’’s rallying adventures in Scotland […] Read more »

Feature: Chatsworth Rally Show

Chatsworth Rally Day …. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Goodwood of the North’ I went to the Chatsworth Rally Show for the first time the other weekend, and there were quite a few Scots around and about, plus some other weel-kent faces, supping ice cream in the sun and slurping […] Read more »

Report: Rally of Scotland

Rally of Scotland, 15/16/17 October 2010 Winter’s Little Reay of Sunshine Reay MacKay and Robert MacDonald won the National B part of the RoS on Sunday after just three stages in the Trossachs. It may not sound much but there were two 9.9 milers and one 18 miler. I suppose […] Read more »