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 »

22 May: Obituary – Michael Dymock

… Michael Craig Dymock, 1952 – 2018 … Scottish rallying has lost another good pal. Michael ‘DynoMike’ Dymock passed away peacefully at home last week in Newton Mearns after a long illness. He was originally a member of ‘the Bothwell crowd’ a bunch of motor sports fans who met up […] Read more »

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 »