Scottish motoring news, rally reports and information

Feature: The BIG Debate

The current suspension of rallying has given us all time to sit back and ponder the future. The sport faces many difficulties not just from rising costs and advancing technology, but lack of suitable and appropriate venues, the need for more volunteers to organise and marshal, and environmental concerns. If you feel sufficiently moved, then drop us a line … [Feature]

News: M-Sport for BTCC

The British Touring Car Championship has awarded a five-year contract for the supply of a new ‘TOCA BTCC engine’ to M-Sport.  Since the introduction of the NGTC regulations in 2011, the TOCA engine has been available to any who did not wish to carry out their own engine programme. In 2020 some 55% of all cars on the BTCC grid will use the TOCA engine … [News]

New Toyota Hilux

Bigger, badder, bolder. That’s the new Toyota Hilux pickup. When other folks are downsizing and downgrading, Toyota has gone the other way – ever so slightly. The previous 2.4 litre engine had been replaced by a 2.8 litre job with 201 bhp. Just what you need when the going gets tough … [News]

Driven: Ford Mondeo Vignale

Don’t let the blue oval badge on the grille sway you. The Ford Mondeo Vignale is as good an executive saloon as any other for the same money, and preferable to some other so-called ‘driver’s cars’. It’s spacious, quick and comfy. Perfect for a long road trip – and can be quite entertaining … [Review]

The Grand Plan

jbtype03 The Jaggy Bunnet website is complemented by a Blog (see Navigation Bar above) which will report ‘Live News’ from events, while the Website will publish detailed post-event reports after each rally. Now on Twitter too!   @johnfife1  …. [Read More]

Spied – Aston Martin DB5

55 years after the last new DB5 rolled off the production line at Aston Martin in Newport Pagnell, work is once again under way on a rather special brand new DB5 model. Fewer than 900 DB5s were built between 1963 and 1965, but perhaps the most desirable belonged to the world’s best-known secret agent – James Bond. Now Aston Martin is offering a lucky few, the ultimate spy ‘company’ car … [Read More]

Special Features

Forestry Fees … Is rallying pricing itself out of the forests?

Rally Timing … Most rallies use ‘Target Timing’, but what is it?

Co-driver’s Guide … Drivers have the easy job, but what do Co-drivers do?

Tyre Talk … Which is better? More power, or more Grip?

Press Matters … Is the Press a necessary evil, or a force for good?

Safety in the forests … marshals need to be identifiable!