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 »

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 »

07 Nov: Obituary – Phil Walker

… Obituary: Phil Walker, 1946 – 2020 … ‘Uncle Phil’ Walker, the Godfather of Scottish rallying, passed away on Friday morning the 6th of November in a hospice in Edinburgh after a brave fight with leukaemia. An illness endured, as we would expect, with uncomplaining fortitude and good humour. It […] Read more »

02 Nov: The Virtual Marshal

… The Virtual Marshal … Rallying is going to look pretty different when it finally gets the green light. Some concern is already being expressed regarding the continued use of Forest Scotland roads which would leave little alternative but closed venue and closed public road events. It’s not just the […] Read more »

26 Oct: New for Old

Often seen as the bad guys – simply because they currently supply the most popular means of personal transport and charge a lot for it – motor vehicle manufacturers are always looking at ways to make money and more profit, be it developing new models or new equipment. The trouble […] Read more »

21 Oct: Hyundai i20 N Rally2

… Hyundai i20 N Rally2 … Hyundai Motorsport Customer Racing has unveiled the i20 N Rally2, an all-new rally car intended for privateer teams and drivers.  The brand new car follows on from the Hyundai i20 R5 which Hyundai Motorsport introduced at the end of 2015. The new car is based […] Read more »

16 Oct: 205 GTI to live again

Return of an icon … Thirty years ago, the Peugeot Challenge proved itself to be just about the best ever one-make rally car series. The cars were quick and nimble in standard form and easy to strengthen and modify for rallying. It was also one of the most competitive and […] Read more »

10 Oct: 2021 WRC Dates

Yesterday, the World Rally Championship announced a provisional 12 round calendar for next year’s competition. For the first time, Croatia will host a round of the FIA World Rally series while Estonia is also included after being called-up at short notice to host a widely-praised post-lockdown restart event in September. […] Read more »

18 Sep: Rally Time Trial Regs

SRC organises rally time trial event … After months of lockdown and rally cars lying dormant, the KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship (SRC) is delighted to announce that a rally time trial event, organised by SRC Car Club, will take place on Saturday October 17 subject to coronavirus restrictions at the […] Read more »

24 Aug: Greystoke Tales

Tales from Greystoke … Originally intended as a Test Day, the ‘M-Sport Return to Rally Stages’ was Malcolm Wilson’s idea: “It was supposed to be a practice day for customers,” said Malcolm, “and it just grew from that. Motorsport UK were very helpful and encouraging, and with the help of […] Read more »