12 Dec: JCR – The Blethers

On a lighter note … Winner in 2011, David Bogie was the only previous JCR winner who contested this year’s event. At 2pm on Friday, Donnie MacDonald landed at Edinburgh Airport – and the rally in Duns started at 3pm. “I had been in Rome for the Celtic/Lazio game,” he […] Read more »

11 Dec: JCR – Class Roundup

Jim Clark Rally, 8/9 Nov. 2019 Class Roundup … With Mum Louise in London for the weekend, there was no ‘parental constraint’ on Gina Walker’s pace as she sped to victory in the 1400cc Class 1 in a borrowed Vauxhall Astra. “I’m loving it,” she said, “we were off into […] Read more »

10 Dec: Knockhill Stages report

Knockhill Stages Rally, Sun 8th Dec … Frank Bird and Jack Morton proved uncatchable at the Knockhill Stages Rally where a number of end of season Scottish crews joined the regulars from the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship for this 3rd round of the English based series and final thrash […] Read more »

06 Dec: Kingdom Capers

Kingdom capers at Crail, 02 Nov. Alan Wallace has been watching too many old ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ videos if his performance at the Kingdom Stages was any indication. OK, so it might not have been deliberate but it was spectacular. Running early on the road, there was a huge puddle […] Read more »

29 Nov: RAC Rally Roundup

Jaggy’s visit to the Roger Albert Clark Rally My big pal was released from domestic care last weekend into the tender mercy of a very experienced ‘Care in the Community’ volunteer – as Chief Bear of Coltness CC is sometimes known, indeed a role to which he is well accustomed. […] Read more »

07 Nov: Kingdom Stages – Report

… Kingdom Stages Rally, 02 Nov … Although Andrew Kirkaldy and Peter Carstairs won a wet, slippery and treacherous Kingdom Stages Rally at Crail from Joe McKeand and Callum Shanks in the runner-up spot, it was a superb third place overall that earned Greg Inglis the 2019 Cobble Shop Scottish […] Read more »

16 Oct: MacKinnon rules on Mull

… Beatson’s Mull Rally, 11/12/13 October 2019 … “Good to be back” – so said a sticker on Jim McDowall’s Subaru. His was the only car that carried the sticker because he got them made up himself. In the grand scheme of things that was a tiny wee gesture, but […] Read more »

08 Oct: Wink Wins in Wales

SCOTS WIN GRAND NATIONAL! John Wink and Neil Shanks were the happiest men in Llandudno last Saturday as they sprayed the champagne in front of their Hyundai i20 R5 as winners of the coveted WRGB National Rally (4-5 October), which runs alongside Wales Rally GB, the UK’s round of the […] Read more »

26 Sep: Galloway Hills – The Blethers

… Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally, Sat 14 Sept. 2019 … The 9 stage planned format for this year’s joint BRC (75 miles) and SRC (45 miles) Armstrong Galloway Hills Rally would have worked well, had it not been for a couple of spectator issues which delayed matters during the day […] Read more »

25 Sep: Kirkaldy wins Cheviot

… Scottish Tarmack Rally Championship, Reserve round Cheviot Stages 22 Sep. 2019, Otterburn … With the cancellation of the Solway Coast the Cheviot Stages Rally was included in this year’s Cobble Shop Scottish Rally Championship as it had been declared a ‘Reserve’ event at the start of the year.  However, […] Read more »