There is one major fault with the two-day Solway Coast Rally. It clashes with the Tyneside Stages at Otterburn. This year was no exception. Instead of enjoying the convivial company and extremely reasonably priced bevvy in the Officer's Mess on the Saturday evening, it was off to the rainy and windswept Otterburn moors for the second event of the weekend's Scottish Tarmack series double header.
A great pity, because this year's Solway Sunday event attracted Junior 1000 rallyists from Englandshire, Welshland and Northern Ireland as well as our lot, plus a whole gaggle of Minis and a couple of other Historics to add to the jamboree. On the other hand, there was no sair heid on Sunday morning.
Anyway, a report on the Scots abroad at Tyneside is now in the on-line mag:
And another thing. The latest issue of Scotland's 'other' rally magazine, is now on sale, the indefatigable Bob Irvine has just produced Issue number 8 and deserves to be supported. It's available on Ebay, just type in 'Scottish Rally Scene' and you can buy the new copy (and past issues) on line, or look out for Bob at the Crail Stages and Galloway Hills.
As usual, the 48 page magazine is printed on good quality paper and is packed full of photos plus rally reports and chats with Kevin Gray, Ian Forgan and the Peacock family, while the club in the spotlight is Skye & Lochalsh Rally Club.