24 Apr: No Marshals = No Rallies!

… A Rallying Call to Arms … There is currently much whispering amongst the trees about the imminent demise of special stage rallying as we know it. If it happens, it won’t simply be down to a matter of cost, or lack of competitors, or even the lack of knowledgeable […] Read more »

30 Mar: Inside Citroen’s new C3 R5

… The Inside Story on Citroen’s New R5 Challenger … FRANÇOIS WALES, Development Director, Customer Racing Vehicles … Q. What were the specifications for the C3 R5? A. The idea was to start from scratch. Obviously, the aim was for it to be reliable and fast, especially given that the […] Read more »

21 Mar: SAMSC AGM report

… SACC / SAMSC AGM, Bridge of Allan, 20th March … The Scottish Association of Car Clubs has been accused by many of being a ‘talking shop’, and rightly so. It is indeed a talking shop and all the better for it. If we don’t talk to each other then […] Read more »

14 Mar: Obituary – Iain Urquhart

… Obituary … Iain Urquhart, 1960 – 2018 … Scottish rallying has lost yet another loyal supporter and genuine enthusiast. Iain Urquhart passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last Saturday. A stalwart of Highland Car Club, and long time behind-the-scenes grafter at the Snowman Rally, ‘Coogie’ became more widely known at […] Read more »

18 Jan: The Beast on Tour

… Argyll Festival Of Performance Brings ‘The Beast Of Turin’ To Scotland … For the first time ever, the incredible fire breathing Fiat S76, known as the Beast of Turin, is coming to Scotland as one of the star cars at the inaugural Argyll Festival of Performance at Inveraray Castle […] Read more »

03 Jan: Obituary – Donald Milne

… Obituary … Donald Stewart Milne, 1952 – 2017 … The New Year was barely a few hours old when the tragic news came through that Donald Milne had been fatally injured in a flying accident on Saturday 30th December 2017. Donald’s Bucker Biplane light aircraft was struck by a […] Read more »

06 Nov: Scottish Car of the Year

… Land Rover Discovery crowned 2017 Scottish Car of the Year … The all-new SUV triumphed in its segment to be named best-in-class by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) and then fought off tough competition from other category winners to take the top title. It’s the third time […] Read more »

13 Sep: Competitor safety

… Competitor Safety on Rallies … A certain personal column which appeared in ‘Motorsport News’ last week elicited a modicum of interest at the Galloway Hills last weekend. The subject was occasioned by a seasoned campaigner who mentioned in passing that he can often drive for miles through a forest […] Read more »

30 Jun: A trip down Memory Lane

… Ford Fiesta Mk1 … When Ford Motor Company hosted the Jim Clark Memorial Awards the other week, they did their usual trick of bringing something along for the assembled motoring journalists to enjoy. This time it was a car from their Heritage Collection. A 1981 Ford Fiesta. It was […] Read more »

05 Jun: 2017 Jim Clark Award

… 2017 Jim Clark Memorial Award … Now in its 47th year, the 2017 Jim Memorial Clark award presented annually by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers had a new look. Sponsored once again by the Ford Motor Company the award is presented each year to a Scot in recognition […] Read more »