Category: Motorsport Musings

What Has Happened To Rallying?

By George Rutherford 45 years ago, while an active rally driver I was involved in the setting up of the Galloway Hills Rally which ran on the first weekend of December as an end of season fun event where drivers could bring Sponsors, mechanics…

Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2018

By John Ross Sorry I am a bit late in tapping away at the keyboard, but there was a little thing called the Blue Streak Targa Rally got in the way. WOW, WOW, WOW. I think that would just about sum up the weekend,…

Notes From A Small Corsa B

By Helen Harkness Hello all, As some of you may have noticed, for the last 6 months your newsletter has been: On time (if not early!!) Filled with interesting stuff Spelling & grammatical errors have been missing Dates have been correct! This has been…

Garage Woes – The White Heather Targa

By David Garstang So what’s been happening in the garage you may be asking? Has the fiesta lost any weight? Is the car any shinier? Was the underside painted? Did it get serviced and the gear box oil checked? Was the puncture fixed? What…

Garage Woes

By David Garstang Well it’s getting to the time of year when the rally season starts for me, so I had better get my finger out and start going through the little fiesta in preparation for the first event in March, the White Heather…

The E-by-gum type Experience

By Richard Thomson Last November I was given an E-Type Experience at Knockhill as a birthday present. I should explain that my only previous experience of a Jaguar E-Type was also at Knockhill, but that time as a passenger in an ex-Ecurie Ecosse lightweight…

Pirelli International 2017 Exclusive – Behind the scenes view.

By Barry Lindsay Rallying is a lot more than a driver and navigator in a car going as fast as they can, anyone who wants to get involved in the running of an event is part of a big team of officials. Here’s an…

Thoughts On Wales

By Phil Jobson Having fallen in love with Wales through rallying, I’m gutted to now read that Natural Resources Wales (NRW) plan to recover the whole cost of forest road restoration from MSA and therefore largely from competitors. The impact of unsustainable forestry charges…

“Sorry George.”

By David Love Health and Safety policies now affect all aspects of our lives and are very contentious. What makes perfect sense to one person can seem senseless to another. Rallying is receiving a lot of Health and Safety attention at the moment; some…

“The Death of Forest Rallying!”

By David Love Maybe I’m being a little melodramatic or alarmist as it hasn’t happened yet but the death of forest rallying might be closer than we think. We have to accept that rallying, as we have known it, is now dead. Due to…

Ramblings….

By David Love Well, I’m back to ramble on a bit more and it’s all Helen’s fault! When I told her at the club night that I was hoping to write some rubbish for the newsletter she actually looked pleased, that’s when I realised…

My First 25 Years Of Rallying

By David Coleman I thought I would put finger to keyboard and share some memories with you on my motorsport life so far….. I started my love of Rallying in 1985 standing on my old school bridge that crossed Wigton rd in Carlisle and…