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 »

23 May: Inside Hyundai WRC

… Hyundai’s crew co-ordinator Willy Verhoeven takes us into his world … Last week’s Rally of Portugal started on Thursday. Except it didn’t. Not for Willy Verhoeven. By the time tyres were being warmed for the crowd-pleaser in Lousada, Verhoeven had already been in Matosinhos for almost a week. Not […] Read more »

10 May: Timo Makinen, 1938 -2017

… Timo Makinen, 1938 -2017 … It was with great sadness that I read this week of the passing of Timo Makinen. If you don’t know who he is there are already many Obituaries on the Internet, but for most rally fans, the man and his reputation need no introduction. […] Read more »

17 Jan: Elfyn gets WRC seat

… Elfyn Evans returns to rallying’s premier league … Elfyn Evans is returning to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2017 – a globe-trotting title race which blasts off high in the Alps behind Monte Carlo later this week. The 28-year-old Welshman from Dolgellau missed out on top class WRC […] Read more »

22 Dec: Citroen Racing – Pedigree

… Citroën Racing – The Pedigree … One month before the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship gets underway at Rallye Monte Carlo, Citroën Racing officially unveiled its C3 WRC in Abu Dhabi. Complying with the new FIA regulations, which sees the introduction of a new generation of World Rally Cars, […] Read more »

22 Dec: Interview with Yves Matton

… Interview with Yves Matton … How did Citroën’s return to the WRC come about? “The decision stemmed from several factors. We were coming to the end of a three-year cycle in the WTCC, just as the brand was preparing to launch a strategically important new product, New C3. At […] Read more »

22 Dec: Citroen Racing – The Crews

… FOUR CREWS READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE … Kris Meeke/Paul Nagle After completing a degree in mechanical engineering, Kris Meeke participated in his first rally in 2000. His bold style caught the attention of Colin McRae, who supported his progress. By his second full season Kris became British […] Read more »