The life and times of a motoring and motor rallying journalist in Scotland
Tuesday, 28 May 2013
Rally - Tarmac terror
Hard to think that such an innocuous name and such a pretty village has the capacity to strike fear into rallyists, but this one does, and it will do so again this weekend.
Although the village can actually trace its roots back to the 11th century, the present picturesque hamlet is only 300 years old! And here we are in the 21st century and it is still the site of aerial jousts accompanied by the crashing of metal - and not a knight to be seen anywhere.
So if you are thinking of spectating there this year, park sensibly and reasonably far away (beyond shrapnel distance!), and please stand well back. Some rally drivers confuse the Swintonmill crossroads for the approach to Edinburgh airport