04 Jun: M-Sport Power for BTCC

M-SPORT TO SUPPLY NEW BTCC ENGINE M-Sport has been awarded a five-year contract by TOCA – Series Organiser of the British Touring Car Championship – to supply the next ‘TOCA BTCC engine’ from 2022 onwards. Seeing off stiff competition from a number of interested parties, the Cumbrian firm were amongst […] Read more »

02 Jun: Rallying’s future?

Time to Think – and to Plan Given the fact that rallying has been suspended for the foreseeable future, it gives us all to time to sit back and ponder what that future might look like. If this article can generate some GENUINE debate and practical suggestions then I might […] Read more »

02 Jun: Rallying’s future? Pg2

Time to Think – and to Plan – 2 Such cars might therefore be considered ideal for single venue events only at the present time, with short stages and shorter road sections. Or, like Coltness CC’s well received and enjoyed McRae Gravel Challenge 3 years back which had basically 4 […] Read more »

02 Jun: Rallying’s future? Pg3

Time to Think – and to Plan – 3 And so it will be again with hybrid and fully electric vehicles. If we don’t get on top of this before it starts, the technology race will kick off, costs and prices will increase and more folk will be put off […] Read more »

02 Jun: Rallying’s future? Pg4

Time to Think – and to Plan – 4 Thinking back to the Craigvinean event there was indeed one selfish, irresponsible oaf who was defying the requests of Course Car crews and refused to move from his chosen vantage point – until a few other spectators stepped in and suggested […] Read more »

27 May: The Perfect ‘Spy’ Car

The Ultimate ‘Company’ Car … Something is stirring deep in the heart of Newport Bagnall. It has a 4 litre, triple SU fed straight-six, generating some 290 bhp. It might be a bit pricey, but it’s the only way that a very select few will get to feel like James […] Read more »

23 May: Lookback to SRC 1996

Scottish Rally Championship Newsletter, October 1996 The phone at Castle Bunnet burst into life one evening. Uh, Oh, thought he. BT have connected him up again, somebody must have paid the bill. Anyway on the other end was a sort of swooshing noise. But it wasn’t an alien space ship, […] Read more »

21 May: 40 years of quattro – 1

Forty years of quattro The game-changing Audi quattro made its UK debut in London in 1980. Here, five former members of the Audi UK Rally Team recall how it changed the world, and we take a look back at the numerous iterations of the quattro rally car. Harald Demuth – […] Read more »

21 May: 40 years of quattro – 2

40 years of quattro – Part 2 Graham Rood – Route Co-ordinatorEvery rally team needs a co-ordinator to make sure cars, mechanics and service vehicles are in the right place at the right time. In the Audi UK team during the successful 1980s, that person was Graham Rood. ‘My job […] Read more »

14 May: Jaggy Meets Robbie

Punditry In Motion (from a 2005 Interview) … You just can’t keep ex-rally drivers away from rally cars. Show them a six point harness and a big bore exhaust and they can’t keep their backside out of a bucket seat. Robbie Head is one such sad case – his soul […] Read more »