16 Apr: Speyside Stages preview

… McDonald & Munro Speyside Stages, Sat 20th April … Scotland’s dark green forests are calm and peaceful places, ideal for contemplation and relaxation – most of the time. This weekend the forests around Keith and Huntly will come alive to the sounds of rally cars and the spirit of […] Read more »

15 Apr: Lookback at DCC Stages

… Rally Roundup & Blethers … Looking as happy as a two-tailed dug (that had lost both its tails) was Tom Blackwood. The resplendently yellow Escort proved to be as stubborn as its owner on the Saturday morning of the rally when it refused to fire up. Even when they […] Read more »

11 Apr: Obituary – Len Freshwater

… Len Freshwater, 1956 – 2019 … The sport of rallying in Scotland has lost “one of the good guys”. Len Freshwater passed away on Monday evening (8th April) in hospital after a short illness. He had just turned 63 last month. One of the founder members of Border Ecosse […] Read more »

10 Apr: Memorial Garden Rally prevu

… Memorial Garden Stages Rally, Sat 13th April … The 3rd round of the 2019 Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Championship gets under way this weekend at the home of RM Condor near Arbroath. This is the first time the event has been included in the championship so there are likely […] Read more »

04 Apr: Flying Scotsman Rally

… Flying Scotsman Rally, Fri/Sat/Sun, 5/6/7 April … Starting from Lake Windermere on Friday morning (5th April), this year’s Flying Scotsman Rally will already have been underway for a day by the time it reaches the Slaley Hall overnight halt on Friday evening just to the south of Hexham. From […] Read more »

26 Mar: DCC Stages preview

… DCC Stages/DCC Junior Stages Rally, Sat/Sun 30/31 March … The tarmac tearaways take to the stages this weekend at Ingliston for the 2nd round of the 2019 Cobble Shop Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship. As ever positions at the top of the points table are closer than two coats of […] Read more »

14 Mar: Motorsport UK Changes

… Major changes to the governance of ‘Motorsport UK’ … In one of the most significant changes to the administration of motorsport in the UK, the governing body has adopted new articles of association, which bring it in line with Sport England’s Code of Governance and best practice. Motorsport Council […] Read more »

12 Mar: Border Counties Preview

… Border Counties Rally, Sat 16th March … One of the reasons that rallying is not regarded as a ‘safe bet’ for punters must be down to its sheer unpredictability. If the bookies can’t make a pound or two out of it then they’ll simply avoid it. For instance, one […] Read more »

01 Mar: Knockhill Rally Blethers

… Knockhill Blethers … Alan Kirkaldy was on creche duty at Knockhill, and no, that’s not a posh east coast word for ‘car accident’. Nope, he was looking after Junior whilst the Missus was on her Winter hols. Also, he was getting himself some brownie points as he’s off to […] Read more »

20 Feb: Grant Stages Rally preview

… Grant Construction Rally, Sunday 24th Feb … Winner of this event last year, John Marshall heads the entry list for this Sunday’s Grant Construction Rally at Knockhill, the opening round of this year’s The Cobble Shop Scottish TarmackRally Championship. Last year John had to fight for victory all the […] Read more »