12 Mar: Border Counties Preview

… Border Counties Rally, Sat 16th March … One of the reasons that rallying is not regarded as a ‘safe bet’ for punters must be down to its sheer unpredictability. If the bookies can’t make a pound or two out of it then they’ll simply avoid it. For instance, one […] Read more »

01 Mar: Knockhill Rally Blethers

… Knockhill Blethers … Alan Kirkaldy was on creche duty at Knockhill, and no, that’s not a posh east coast word for ‘car accident’. Nope, he was looking after Junior whilst the Missus was on her Winter hols. Also, he was getting himself some brownie points as he’s off to […] Read more »

28 Feb: Marshall’s Grant Stages

… Grant Construction Knockhill Rally, Sun 24th Feb … On a day when folks were searching for sun cream rather than applying waterproof anti-chafing salve it was hard to believe that this was February, this was Scotland, and this was Knockhill. Instead of midges buzzing around the fleshy bits, the […] Read more »

20 Feb: Grant Stages Rally preview

… Grant Construction Rally, Sunday 24th Feb … Winner of this event last year, John Marshall heads the entry list for this Sunday’s Grant Construction Rally at Knockhill, the opening round of this year’s The Cobble Shop Scottish TarmackRally Championship. Last year John had to fight for victory all the […] Read more »

07 Feb: Snowman Rally Preview

… Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally, Sat 9th Feb … At the start of any really season there are always two schools of thought. There are the cynics who say the man with the best car will win and put it down to money, completely ignoring the fact that no matter […] Read more »

05 Feb: Snowman Entry List

… Coogie Urquhart Snowman Rally, Sat 9th Feb … Timetable: 09.15hrs – Rally Start, Fairways, Castle Heather, Inverness, IV2 6AA 11:15hrs & 12.40hrs – Service A&B, Dingwall Auction Mart 15:45hrs – Finish, Fairways, Inverness (There will be just 4 Special Stages during the day, so get your Prog and plan […] Read more »

22 Jan: Obituary – Kenny Allen

Kenny Allen, 1937 – 2019 Sad news this week, Kenny Allan passed away yesterday morning after a long illness. He took ill three years ago just after his final motorsport outing at the Bo-Ness Hillclimb. Over that period he was in and out of hospital, but in between times at […] Read more »

13 Jan: Hugh Chambers – Part 3

… Continued from Part 2 … In this third part of the interview we moved on from future plans and strategies to a variety of more general topics … Q: It’s not just new competitors we need, we need more Scrutineers and Marshals, and organisers are getting fewer in number […] Read more »

13 Jan: Hugh Chambers – Part 2

… Continued from Part 1 … Q: It’s not only the licence holders we’re losing, but the new ones we are getting are older generation competitors interested in Historic sport, and we are not attracting enough newcomers, new blood, youngsters. Correct, you’re absolutely right, it’s in the demographics, and karting […] Read more »

13 Jan: Hugh Chambers – Part 1

… Hugh Chambers, Chief Executive, Motorsport UK … Q: What made you jump ship from World Sailing (and no, he didn’t think the joke was that funny either, but he had the grace to smile!) to join the Motor Sports Association? I had ten years working with David (Richards) at […] Read more »