19 Dec: Ford Puma wins SCoTY

… Ford’s Puma has been crowned Scottish Car of the Year 2020 … The winning car revives the name of a favourite Ford of yesteryear – the original Puma was a pretty little coupe released in the 1990s – in a handsome compact crossover package that reflects the trends of […] Read more »

18 Dec: 2021 Scottish C’ship dates

… 2021 Scottish Rally Championship … The provisional calendar for the 2021 KNC Groundworks Ltd Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) season will begin with the Speyside Stages (April), and followed by the Jim Clark Reivers Rally (May), Argyll Rally (June), Scottish Rally (July), Grampian Forest Rally (August), Galloway Hills Rally (September) and […] Read more »

18 Dec: Protyre Asphalt dates

Closed roads offer increased Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship challenge, as magnificent seven round 2021 calendar is unveiled The 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship calendar will remain largely unchanged from the one planned for the Covid-19 cancelled 2020 season, with five of the seven qualifying rounds held on […] Read more »

18 Dec: Elfyn confirmed for Toyota

… Elfyn Confirmed … The TOYOTA GAZOO Racing World Rally Team is preparing to target further FIA World Rally Championship success in 2021. Sébastien Ogier, who won his seventh drivers’ title in his first season with the team in 2020, has extended his career to spend one more year driving […] Read more »

18 Dec: 2021 BTRDA dates

… A NEW YEAR –AND A NEW START! … The 2021 MRF Tyres BTRDA Rally Series calendar features eight of the best one-day forest events in the country, plus a reserve, and the only change to the original line-up, announced in August, is that the Cambrian Rally will now run […] Read more »

17 Dec: Grampian for BRC

… British Rally Grampian-ship … The British Rally Championship will head to Kincardineshire for the first time since the 1980’s next year, as the Grampian Forest Rally becomes a qualifying round of the series, adding to the traditional visit from the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship. Scheduled to run on […] Read more »

17 Dec: 2021 BRC Announced

… British Rally Championship gets radical new look for 2021 … Motorsport UK has announced dates and details for an action-packed 2021 British Rally Championship. Britain’s premier rallying series will feature seven events across the four home nations, with events in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. The new-look calendar […] Read more »

13 Dec: Obituary – Reay MacKay

… Reay MacKay, 1974 – 2020 … A bad year just got worse. Reay MacKay passed away on Friday, he was just 46 years old. One of the most popular characters on the Scottish rallying scene, Reay was actually quite quiet and yet very sociable. He didn’t need an excuse […] Read more »

04 Dec: Miss Shilling’s Orifice

Skinners Union (SU) Carburetter Company is best known for its automotive applications but, during the Second World War, SU paused road car carburetter production to help with the war effort. This change of direction led SU to be successful in aero carburetion, and their single-point fuel injection pump became standard […] Read more »

19 Nov: Obituary – Gordon Hastie

John Gordon Hastie, 1949 – 2020 Another dark day for Scottish motor sport. Very dark. Gordon Hastie passed away on Tuesday 17th November. He had been coping with cancer for almost two years but in typical Hastie fashion had made plans. In the early days of the disease he and […] Read more »