07 Jun: Obituary – Jimmy Horne

… Obituary: Jimmy Horne, 1943 – 2019 … Husband, father, grandfather, garage proprietor, rally driver, and proud possessor of bad taste in shirts, Jimmy Horne passed away earlier this week after a long illness, borne with fortitude and good humour. Although a quiet and private man, Jimmy was well known […] Read more »

04 Jun: Ian Callum leaves Jaguar

… Ian Callum Leaves Jaguar … Jaguar today announced that Ian Callum, Director of Design, is to leave his position at the company after two decades heading up Jaguar Design. Julian Thomson, currently Creative Design Director, has been appointed to the role of Director of Design, effective 01 July. Since […] Read more »

06 May: The future is electric?

… Opinion, based on a Column written for the weekly ‘Motorsport News’ … There was a feeling at the end of the recent McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages Rally that this year’s KNC Groundworks Scottish Rally Championship was now properly underway, at last. The disappointment of the cancellation of the […] 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 »

04 Nov: Scottish Car of the Year

… Jaguar’s exciting I-PACE has been crowned 2018 Scottish Car of the Year … The all-new electric SUV was named best in class of its Alternative Fuel Category by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers before fighting off competition from the other category winners to take the top title. It […] Read more »

29 Jul: Mach1 – Look-back

… Mach1 Observations and Opinions … Whilst standing in the sunshine at the start of the Mach1 Stages Rally in the Mull of Kintyre the other weekend, I was reminded of an incident the previous weekend where two drivers at the top of their game clashed. Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari struck […] Read more »

11 Jun: Ian Scott Watson Honoured

… 2018 Jim Clark Memorial awrd for Ian Scott Watson … Sixty-two years almost to the day after launching the career of Scotland’s greatest racing driver, Ian Scott Watson (born 1930) has been recognised by the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. At a ceremony in Mar Hall recalling Clark’s early […] Read more »