31 Jul: Obituary – Jim Fleming

Jim Fleming, 1949 – 2022 A force of nature that blossomed briefly in Scottish rallying in the early 1980s  is sadly now gone. Jim Fleming from Melrose lost his long and painful battle with Lyme disease last Friday. A farmer and agricultural contractor, he was a hard worker and hard […] Read more »

20 Jul: New & Used car waiting lists

… Manufacturer strategies mean used car supply may never return to previous levels, says VRA, 20 July 2022 … Changing manufacturer strategies mean used car supply may never return to anywhere near its pre-pandemic levels, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association (VRA). Philip Nothard, chair, said that the last few years […] Read more »

20 May: Nissan JUKE Rally Tribute

 … Nissan JUKE Rally Tribute … Last year Nissan issued some images of a rather special Nissan Juke to celebrate the company’s participation in the East African Rally 50 years earlier. W-e-l-l, they’ve only gone and built one! The Nissan JUKE Hybrid Rally Tribute. Apparently the idea was so well […] Read more »

23 Feb: Motor Racing News

 … Laser Tools Racing announce all-female GB4 team … Chloe Grant is Laser Tools Racing’s latest signing, chosen to partner East Kilbrides’s Logan Hannah in a two-car team to contest the forthcoming 2022 GB4 Championship. Accomplished karter and winner of the 2021 Junior Saloon Car Championship scholarship, Chloe commented: “My […] Read more »

22 Feb: Obituary – Alistair Smith

Alistair Smith, 1951 – 2022 Another shock for Scottish rallying. Alistair Smith passed away last week after a short illness. He had been on a family holiday last November and fell ill shortly after returning home. Diagnosed with a brain tumour, nothing could be done. Alistair was a long time […] Read more »

16 Feb: Obituary – Bob Milloy

… Bob Milloy, 1949 – 2022 … The real and original ‘voice of rallying’ has been silenced. Bob Milloy passed away last week. Another tear in the fabric of rallying. Best known perhaps as a commentator at Rally Starts, Finishes and  Prizegivings, or MC at Awards ceremonies, Bob was a […] Read more »

09 Feb: Race Circuit Safety Lights

… Motorsport UK forms a major circuit safety programme with the UK circuit owners and the BMSTT … Motorsport UK, the British Motor Sports Training Trust (BMSTT) and the UK’s largest race circuit owners are proud to announce that there will be a rollout of FIA High-Tech Light Panels across […] Read more »

15 Jan: Obituary – Gavin Heseltine

Gavin Heseltine, 1956-2021 I’ve only just heard, but sad to report but another good man gone. Gavin Heseltine passed away last month on the 23rd December. A stalwart of North Humberside Motor Club he was better known to us up here as Allan McDowall’s regular co-driver, first in the Opel […] Read more »

30 Dec: Max – the Horse Power

Going metric was supposed to simplify life. And for sure it made counting your money easier even if everyone rounded up rather than down, but in all other respects it made life more difficult. For instance, we now have speedometers with two scales showing speed, one for ‘mph’ and the […] Read more »

16 Dec: Abu Dhabi GP – Outcome

 … Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, The Aftermath, 16th Dec 2021 … Statement of the FIA World Motor Sport Council On Sunday, another FIA F1 World Championship season of competitive excellence has concluded, and the credit goes to the participating drivers and teams. The FIA congratulates all of them for their performances […] Read more »