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Joy, despair, spirited driving, over cautious driving, legends renewed, glorious sunshine, testing stage miles, some of the best Perthshire stage miles – they were all there. Yes, it was the final round of the 2012 Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge – the Colin McRae Forest Stages rally based in Aberfeldy in the heart of Perthshire on a perfect Autumn day on 6th October. Read More »

Nervous anticipation was probably the best way to describe how Brick & Steel Ecosse Challenge competitors felt as they lined up on Saturday 1st September 2012 outside The Town Hall in The Square, Wigtown for the start of the 2012 Ian Broll Merrick Stages – the penultimate round of the 2012 Championship. The nervous anticipation was for a couple of reasons – first, it was going to be important to score good Championship points because 3 of the classes are going to be very close at the end of the year. And second was the prospect of 19 miles of fast and furious driving in the classic Glentrool forest – the second stage of the event and one of the longest in Scottish rallying. Read More »

The penultimate round of the Brick & Steel Construction Ecosse Challenge heads to the south west corner of Scotland for classic testing stages in the New Galloway region.

A local battle in the Peugeot 205 class between Newton Stewarts  Mark McCulloch who will be trying to head off fellow local Scott Peacock from Castle Douglas. Leading the class is Borders Driver Callum Atkinson who leads by one point from Tom Hynd (Inverbervie), Jordan Black (Lanark) and Adrian Stewart (Aberdeen) so a very tight battle is in prospect. Scott Peacock, Roy McLennan and Mark McCulloch are close behind and will be hoping that the rally goes there way to move them up the points table. Read More »

Greg Rutherford may have leapt to gold in London on Saturday night – but sadly Saturday wasn’t quite so ‘super’ for another sporting Rutherford. Isle of Mull rally driver Craig Rutherford endured disappointment as his car ground to a halt midway through the Gleaner Oil and Gas Speyside Stages. The breakdown brought to an end a strong run of results for the 22 year-old, but not before he had again shown his potential on the stages. Read More »

The Gleaner Oil & Gas Speyside Stages will be the round 4 of the 2011 Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge. We are at the halfway point of the series, and competition is close once again in the 205’s and 1.6 Honda Civics, while in the bigger capacity Civic type R class it’s a story of determined domination.

In the 205 Ecosse Challenge for the venerable Peugeot cars, it’s a North East crew new to the championship who are making consistency pay. Before the season started Adrian Stewart with Richard Simmons alongside was much more comfortable at the wheel of his classic Mini, but anyone with an eye for form would have marked him as one to watch on his ‘modern’ debut, and as his experience grows his pace increases. Read More »

Isle of Mull rally driver Craig Rutherford chalked up another fine result on Saturday’s RSAC Scottish Rally. The trek down to Dumfries for the rally proved worthwhile for the 21 year-old from Fionnphort, who extended his lead in both of the championships he is fighting for. Read More »

Isle of Mull youngster Craig Rutherford continued his impressive start to 2012 with a fine drive on Saturday’s Coltel Granite City Rally. The 21 year-old took his second consecutive win in the top class of the Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge, building his speed in the Honda Civic Type-R in the process.

Rutherford and co-driver Martin MacCabe finished the Aberdeen-based rally 28th out of more than 100 starters. By the time the clocks stopped after 45 miles of rallying over five forest special stages, the junior driver was third-fastest front-wheel drive contender and quickest Ecosse Challenge pilot. Read More »

The Coltel Granite City rally sees the return of the 205 and Civic Ecosse Challenge in the forests. After a drama filled Brick & Steel Border Counties rally, things are looking good for the Granite. Read More »

A gloriously sunny morning saw the first round of the Brick and Steel Ecosse Challenge, the Border Counties Rally, take place in the shadows of the abbey in Jedburgh. The 40th anniversary of this event was to have mixed fortunes for our 12 crews.

Young Craig Rutherford of Mull and co driver Martin Maccabe were out in the Honda Civic TypeR. Craig seem to take the bull by the horns quickly, on his first event and was setting fast times. “A moment on  SS3 with a ditch and a couple of overshoots on SS4 and SS5 probably cost us 2nd 2WD place to John Boyd. A great event and the car ran well.” said a happy Craig at the finish. He and Martin managed an impressive 25th o/a and 1st Honda Civic TypeR. Read More »

The Brick and Steel Border Counties Rally on 31st March, 2012, based in Jedburgh, will be the opening round of  the Brick & Steel  Ecosse Challenge for 2012. It will also herald the 10th year of the Championship.

And it looks like the season will start with a bang as Roy (rolloverroy) MacLennan has ventured out of retirement after 5 years and is going to battle head to head with fellow Inverbervie resident Tom Hynd.  Read More »