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So here’s some exciting news. _ We are today announcing Issue One/Sanction Two — the much requested reprint of the original edition of The Road Rat. _ We have changed the cover image to the original colour version of Sebastian Krüger’s striking portrait of Lewis Hamilton and changed the colour of the spine (we wanted to preserve the integrity of the October production run) but otherwise all the original contents of the magazine former Jaguar Design Director Ian Callum called “pure artistry” are intact. _ Issue One/Sanction Two is available for pre-order now and will ship w/c 29th July. _ Just follow the link to our web shop to order today _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #IssueOne #SanctionTwo #LewisHamilton #LH44 #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Tag a friend AND name this car to win a years subscription to @roadratmagazine.⁣ ⁣ Winner chosen tomorrow.⁣ ⁣ Good luck 😎

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Okay @bicesterheritage #SuperScramble we are ready for you Free Stickers Free Badges Magazines at £12.50 UK four-issue subs £50 First 50 mags signed by @guyberryman Scotch eggs from @cotswoldbaguettes (early birds only) @mrjww @nicktrott27 @MatthewHMaster Paul Horrrel Music by @jasonbarlowuk Come see our new slip cases Vote in the Issue One reprint poll _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Who’s coming to the @bicesterheritage #SuperScramble tomorrow Sunday, 23rd June? _ We’re setting up now on Western Avenue, just to the right of the main gate, viewed from inside. _ We have badges and stickers to give away and of course magazines and magazine subscriptions at special Super Scramble rate. _ Just look out for our giant covers on Western Avenue. Come along, take a shot and tag yourself with #AThingForCars and we’ll pick one shot that will win a free subscription. _ If you come along early and buy a magazine or a sub you may get one signed by @guyberryman. We have 50 copies. Also for really early birds we have world-beating scotch eggs from Official Road Rat sarnie partner @cotswoldbaguettes of Stow-on-the-Wold. _ Writers @nicktrott27 and @matthewhmaster and Paul Horrell will be around as well as editor @mikeyharvey and Guy our creative director. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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We shouldn’t be hard to find at the @bicesterheritage #SuperScramble this Sunday, 23rd June. _ Just look out for our giant magazines on Western Avenue. Come along, take a shot and tag yourself with #AThingForCars and we’ll pick one shot that will win a free subscription. _ If you come along early and buy a magazine or a sub you may get one signed by @guyberryman. We have 50 copies. Also for really early birds we have world-beating scotch eggs from Official Road Rat sarnie partner @cotswoldbaguettes of Stow-on-the-Wold. _ Writers @nicktrott27 @matthewhmaster and Paul Horrell will be around as well as editor @mikeyharvey and Guy our creative director. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Coming to see us at the @bicesterheritage #SuperScramble on Sunday? _ Here’s a sneak peek at some early prototypes for our bespoke slip cases we’ll have on display. _ Currently we plan to offer two versions; ‘the collector’s edition’ will come in green with debossed metallic logos in the spine colours of the first four issues, the numbers ‘1234’ in the same finish on the spine and a big plain logo debossed on the other side. _ ‘The designer edition’ (even the names are prototypes) is aimed at interiors fetishists and will come in choice of neutral colours with just the small debossed rat skull logo in silver on the spine and again bigger, unfinished on the side. _ That’s the plan for now anyhow. Come and look at them on Sunday and let us know what you think. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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We’re just back from @mini Oxford plant where the good folks there put on a show for the 50th anniversary of #TheItalianJob. _ As well as a screening of the movie - first time we’d seen it on a big screen - and a discussion with members of the cast and producer Michael Deeley there was this gathering of cars from the film. _ It’s believed this is the first time the original Miura, DB4 and one of the E-Types have been together since filming in 1968. They all came out unscathed this time. _ Thanks to @grahambiggs64 for asking us. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Mini #MiniCooper #Lamborghini #Miura #AstonMartin #EType #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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So here’s that exciting news… The Road Rat is making its first public appearance this Sunday, 23rd June at the wonderful @bicesterheritage Super Scramble. _ We’ll have two cars from Guy’s collection there; the Bizzarrini 5300 GT Strada that recently appeared in @officialoctanemagazine and the Citroen SM Guy and @mrjww campaigned recently on the Modena Cento Ore. _ @guyberryman will be there for part of the day along with editor @mikeyharvey, and writers Paul Horrell and @nicktrott27 author of our landmark 917 cover story in Issue Two. _ Issue Two will be on sale at £12.50 and a four-issue subscriptions at special rate for the day of £50. There’s stickers and button badges too and… the first 50 magazines we’ll sell have been signed by Guy. Follow @bicesterheritage for ticket details and stay tuned for more news. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Why is Road Rat creative director @guyberryman signing 50 copies of Issue Two of The Road Rat? _ Come back tomorrow for some exciting news about this coming weekend. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SundayScramble #SuperScramble #BicesterHeritage #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Honoured to have welcomed the legendary @peterstevensdesign to Road Rat HQ over the last 24 hours. _ Peter was en route back from Pendine Sands where he and his Model T rod took a class win at 82.96mph in the @officialvhra Pendine Sands Hot Rod Races this weekend gone. _ Peter and Mel had dinner last night with The Road Rat’s front line of @jasonbarlowuk @nicktrott27 and Paul Horrell and this morning took time out to talk, among other things, Alpines with @guyberryman _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #PeterStevens #McLarenF1 #JagXJR15 #HotRod #PendineSands #VHRA #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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The Road Rat would like to wish @iscallum a long and vivid ‘retirement’ and thank him for some beautiful cars. _ At least one of the team here can remember the Ghia Focus concept in Geneva 1992 when Ian first burst on to the scene. The rest has most certainly made history. _ What’s your favourite Ian Callum car? 1998 Project Vantage or the eternal DB9 for @astonmartinlagonda ? F-Type or maybe original XF (one of Ian’s favourites) for @jaguar ? Or maybe one of the lesser-known credits like the @ford RS200 or Puma? _ Enjoy that beautiful beach Ian. _ 📷 Courtesy of @charliegraystudio _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #AstonMartin #Jaguar #Ford #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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That’s all folks. Issue One has now sold out. _ There’s a good supply (for now…) of Issue Two, which is every bit as original, every bit as gorgeous. _ Copies of Issue Two of world’s most beautiful car quarterly are available - and only available - from our webshop. We ship anywhere in the world. Link in bio. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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There’s a reason we called it The Road Rat. _ Hard to believe this story really is finally, irrevocably over. _ Go arse around upstairs with James, Niki. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #NikiLauda #TheRat #RIP

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Subscribers to our newsletter (there’s a link at the very bottom of out web shop, theroadrat.com) already know this, but the Lancia Flaminia that starred in Issue Two is up for sale in Florence next Tuesday, the 21st May. _ Lot #14 in the Pandolfino Casa d’Aste evening auction at the Villa La Massa is the very same 1960 Flaminia 2500 GT Touring @jonathanglynnsmith shot in and around Bologna for The Road Rat in January/February this year. _ The estimate is €95,000-1110,000 and there’s still time to register. Just follow the link on @pandolfiniaste Instagram profile. _ And if you haven’t read Prof Paolo Tumminelli’s fantastic contextual essay on Lancia ‘So different, so appealing’ in Issue Two, follow the link in our bio above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Lancia #MakeLanciaGreatAgain #Flaminia #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Wishing all our friends at the @porsche.museum the very best with their exhibit ’50 Years of the Porsche 917 — Colours of Speed’ which opens this week in Stuttgart. _ Featuring TEN 917s including the newly-restored Chassis 001 plus the 2013 concept ’917 Living Legend’ the show runs until September 15. _ It also includes extensive explanation of how the 917 changed Porsche for good, as argued by Paul Horrell in his brilliant essay ‘Porsche’s Moonshot’ in Issue Two of The Road Rat. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #ClassicDriver #ColoursOfSpeed #50yrs917 #Porsche #Porsche917 #PorscheRacing #PorscheMuseum #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Road Rat Creative Director @guyberryman with racer and @singervehicledesign development driver @mfranchitti at the @petrolicious Drivers Meeting @bicesterheritage earlier this morning. _ Visit our bio to catch up with the first and second editions of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #GuyBerryman #Coldplay #Porsche #Singer #Petrolicious #BicesterHeritage #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Do we need an excuse for posting Jean-Paul Goude’s unforgettable 1984 billboard for the Citroen CX GTi Turbo featuring lover Grace Jones? _ We probably don’t, but here goes; the third in our design retrospectives (after Leonardo Fiorvanti and J Mays) is to be Robert Opron, design director at Citroen from the mid-sixties to mid-seventies during which time he lead the design teams on the GS and CX. (There’s a space below for arguments over the origins of GS and CX…). _ Goude’s 220km/h? line thumbed its nose at French authorities who’d just announced a further crackdown on speeding drivers and caught the mood of the nation and the gilet jaunes of the time. Jones and Goude would go on to collaborate on further Citroen CX projects. _ Visit our bio to catch up with the first and second editions of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Citroen #GraceJones #GreatAds #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Road Rat Editor @mikeyharvey has been talking to Monocle’s ‘The Stack’ podcast about how the magazine came to be; why now is right for publication like The Road Rat; and about those racist responses to our first cover story. _ Pop over to Monocle.com or use the swipe the link in the featured story highlight. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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The titans of French luxury didn’t pause this week in the cause of rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris. Their support is to be applauded. _ It got us thinking however; why is is that while the likes of Kering and LVMH can dominate globally in the sectors in which they operate there’s no longer such a thing as a French luxury car, VW-run Bugatti aside? _ Thoughts welcome below. _ The Road Rat is only available from our web-shop, via the link in bio. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Citroen #CitroenSM #Maserati #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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“So GB’s first GP experience was somewhat more vivid than my own. I spent the evening after the race stuck in traffic getting home, Guy flew to the Isle of Wight to headline with @coldplay _ “If you’re not yet following The Road Rat’s Creative Director then do so now. Some cool stuff going on over there.” @mikeyharvey Editor, The Road Rat. _ 📷 Courtesy @guyberryman _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #F1 #Race1000 #Coldplay #RichardAshcroft #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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“Were you up for qualifying? Won’t tell you the result in case you have it cued up to watch, but… the 1000th @F1 race is shaping up nicely _ “What was your first? Can you remember? I can remember mine as clearly as yesterday even tho’ it was 43 years ago. Blimey. _ “Anyone who was there at Brands Hatch on the 18th July 1976 will tell you that day was all about James Hunt. There was after all the nearest motor racing gets to ‘crowd trouble’ when the man leading in the photograph, James Hunt was originally forbidden from taking the re-start that afternoon. _ “For me it was all about the car behind, Niki Lauda’s Ferrari 312T2 which for a 12 year old was just about the most enrapturing thing I had ever seen. _ “Up until then boats, sailing boats had been my thing. I pretty much forgot all about them the day after and I’ve been blessed to have been able to build a career around cars and racing cars. So Happy 1000th F1. You changed the direction of this life. _ “Let us know your first race, what F1’s meant to you.” @mikeyharvey Editor, The Road Rat. _ 📷 Unknown _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #F1 #Race1000 #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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“Work just started on Issue Three. _ “The eagle-eyed among you will have spotted our planning board lurking behind @guyberryman and @mrjww in posts on their feeds this week. Here it is without them in the way! _ “I’ve already seen some speculation as to what we have planned, much of which is is locked-in, some of which isn’t. But in any case we’re just playing with ideas and moods right now. _ “If you fancy some weekend homework then do let us know in the comments just what you’d like to see in the three new Road Rats we will publish before Christmas this year. _ “And if you’re really keen... drop us a line to ‘enquiries@theroadrat.com’ Just mark it ‘Issue Three and Beyond’. Thank you and have great weekends with the people you love.” @mikeyharvey Editor, The Road Rat _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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“The 917’s engineering team moved to Weissach about that time. Fuhrmann convened the brains trust of Bott, Mezger, Flegl. They weren't at all confident the 911 was future-proof. _ “A front-engined water-cooled car would be quieter, and with a larger lower-stressed engine would be cleaner-running. Within a matter of weeks they'd laid the template for the 928. Development formally started in February 1972. _ “Here was a company that had put so much faith in evolution and shelf-engineering: change what you need to change but keep what works. Now it was building a new car, a new concept of car, from the ground up _ “And good grief, it wasn't just fast, it was refined, and most of all for a Porsche it was easily drivable at the limit. A 928 could lap the track somewhat faster than a 911 Turbo driven by a Porsche test driver. If two ordinary mortals had been driving those two cars, the gap would have been a gulf. _ “The 928 showed that Weissach people and processes could do anything they were briefed to do” _ The brilliant Paul Horrell on the 917-effect at Porsche in Issue Two of The Road Rat. Only available from our web-shop, link in bio. _ 📷 Ferry Porsche and a prototype 928 in 1977 _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Porsche #Porsche928 #Porsche911 #911 #Porsche917 #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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An LMGT1-spec Bugatti EB110 Super Sport GT sits in the late spring sunshine of the May 1994 Le Mans test, less than 100 days after the project’s inception. _ Like everything from the Artioli-era Bugatti the Le Mans programme was unrealistically ambitious, but like everything from that era it also massively over-achieved, qualifying 17th, running as high as sixth and making it through to the 23rd hour. _ British GQ’s @jasonbarlowuk re-tells the story of Bugatti’s return to Le Mans in ‘EB Go Home’ in Issue Two of The Road Rat. _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ 📷 Thanks to @chrishrabalek _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Bugatti #Bugatti #LeMans #WEC #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Time to get weird. Arjeplog, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle, is Twin Peaks for cars, the Overlook Hotel of automotive. _ A tiny, Swedish town with a population of less than 2000 it exists in a state of semi-permanent somnambulance in the darkness between the solstices. _ Unless that is you happen to one of the more than 2000 engineers and test drivers who descend, along with that darkness, every winter to test your next car in temperatures that can reach minus 40degC. _ For Issue Two of The Road Rat we sent Richard Porter — you will know him better as @sniff_petrol — North of the Wall to the Land of (almost) Always Winter along with photographer Greg White. _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ 📷 @gregwhitephotography _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #WinterIsComing #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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13th October 1997, two days before he would set a Land Speed Record that remains unbeaten today close to 22 years later, Andy Green steers Thrust SCC across the Black Rock Desert at 761mph. _ Green of course now wants to go faster still to 1000mph and beyond, but will it ever happen? Do we still even care about the Land Speed Record? _ In Issue Two of The Road Rat, writer Colin Goodwin focuses on the the 1960s and a time when the LSR seemed to switch hands from week to week. _ Is the fact that Green and Richard Noble and the Bloodhound team have only themselves to beat at the root of the indifference that’s brought their 1000mph project to its knees? _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #LandSpeedRecord #Supersonic #Bloodhound #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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1960 Lancia Flaminia GT Touring, photographed by Jonathan Glynn-Smith near Bologna in January 2019. _ Issue Two of The Road Rat features an extended essay, ‘So Different, So Appealing’ by Professor Paolo Tumminelli, one of the architects of last year’s Grand Basel exhibition, examining Lancia’s long, slow fall from grace. _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Lancia #MakeLanciaGreatAgain #Flaminia #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics 
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Issue Two is now on sale. _ Visit the link in bio to secure for yourself the second edition of the world’s most beautiful car magazine. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Every time we’ve posted a picture of the Lancia Flaminia GT Touring our Instagram has gone crazy. _ It’s always reassuring to know you lot love the same cars we do — and we really are crazy for this one. _ No excuses then for publishing one more from @jonathanglynnsmith timeless, beautiful portfolio which was shot in and around Bologna this January. _ With thanks to @brunellocucinelli_brand @simonclarkofficial @marcomakaus _ Issue Two of The Road Rat is officially published later today and is available exclusively from our web-shop via the link in bio above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Lancia #Flaminia #MakeLanciaGreatAgain #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Would a missing original, authentic tool roll be a deal breaker for you? _ In Issue two @theobsessiveofficial examines the origins of ‘completist’ behaviour. (For a completist the answer would be an unequivocal ‘hell yeah’ BTW) _ The roll in the photograph is from a 1965 Ferrari 275GTB. It weighs around 15Kg and measures almost a meter squared when opened. _ The jack is contained in the pouch on the right, under the leather ties to the left is everything you need to get your 275 moving again including a complete set of @beta_utensili 55 open-enders from 8-22mm. _ The Road Rat Issue Two goes on sale later today, but you can pre-order now for guaranteed shipping this week. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Ferrari #275GTB #Ferrari275GTB #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Just what exactly did @porsche Porsche get so wrong with the 917 that aerodynamic issues would haunt its career in sports car racing? _ @peterstevensdesign , who having designed two Le Mans winners himself knows a thing or two about the peculiar demands of the Circuit de la Sarthe, deconstructs four different 917 variants in the second of our ‘Design Notes’ series. _ The Road Rat Issue Two goes on sale tomorrow, but you can pre-order now for guaranteed shipping this week. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Porsche #917 #Porsche917 #LeMans #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Yes! That is Christian Bale with Derek Hill, official BFF of The Road Rat and son of 1961 world champion Phil on the set of what sounds like the best racing movie since John Frankenheimer’s ‘Grand Prix’ _ The new film doesn’t have a name yet, it’s just called ‘untitled Ford vs Ferrari project’, but that tells you exactly what it’s about — Le Mans 1966. _ It also stars Matt Damon and is written by Jez and James-Henrry Butterworth and directed by James Mangold. _ In the new Road Rat Derek reports from three months filming all over the world including a brick-by-brick replica of the Le Mans pit built in the desert outside LA. _ The Road Rat Issue Two goes on sale tomorrow but can be pre-ordered today for shipping on Thursday. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Ford #Ferrari #LeMans #ChristianBale #MattDamon #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Issue Two is now available to pre-order, just follow the link above to our web shop and hit ‘pre-order now’ _ Magazines will ship towards the end of the week commencing 4th March. We appreciate this is a tiny bit later than we’d hoped, but we can absolutely promise you will not be disappointed. _ If you’re planning on ordering Issue One along with your pre-order can we suggest you order separately so we can get your Issue One to you without delay. _ Stay tuned over the next few days as we’ll walk you through the contents. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars _ Cover 📷 @alexhowephoto / Cover ✍🏻 @nicktrott27 . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Porsche #917 #Porsche917 #LeMans #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“I can’t find a decent image of the magazine open on @alexhowephoto shot of the Aston Martin Valkyrie sat by Preston Bus Garage or the AMG Project One outside the Royal College of Physicians. _ “You’ll just have put up with a McLaren Senna outside @richardbranson ‘Battleship Building’ (or get yourself a copy of Issue One…😜 ) _ “It’s just a fantastic portfolio — a proper use of the amazing creative freedom modern post-production allows — AND the brutalist backgrounds means it doesn’t look like advertising/commercial/PR photography. Amazing work” _ Mikey, Editor The Road Rat _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“I can’t really recall where the idea came from to put breaks between the features. _ “The Road Rat was always going to be agnostic when it came to new cars vs old cars vs racing cars — not to mention all the other stuff in orbit around cars. And we wanted the features to be really immersive so we just figured we needed ‘buffers’. Guy called them ‘palate cleansers’ _ “Once that was decided it was pretty obvious the theme had to be around numerals, so we came up with the slightly pretentious ‘numbers commission’ name (please let me know if you can think of a better one) _ “Illustrator Ian Bilbey didn’t take long to pick up the F1 air fresheners idea and run with it. Then it just spiralled. _ “Next thing Rupert the design director was on the phone to Luke Madden and the folks at the @london_concours seeking out 70s supercars to match; the original concept just grew and grew. We need to learn when to say ’stop’ _ “But they’ve been one of the most popular features. We will make them at some stage” _ Mikey, Editor The Road Rat _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“If you have seen ‘Senna’ (whadaya mean you haven’t?! Abandon all other plans for the day…) then you’ll know that nobody can join the dots of human behaviour and communication quite like writer and producer Manish Pandey. _ “Manish was the only choice to run an eye over what were then the 33 years of @lewishamilton life and try understand his exceptional ability to… polarise opinion. _ “I mean, can anyone who sincerely follows the sport not see that Hamilton may just be its most talented exponent yet and given his background — neither white nor privileged — that his story is truly extraordinary? _ “Sadly the answer is yes and many of them washed up on our social feeds bringing their prejudices and narrow-mindedness along in a life-meets-art/social(media)experiment that just confirmed all our reasons for commissioning Manish in the first place. _ “If you want to read Manish’s long-form piece (it’s well over 5000 words) you can still get Issue One at the link above. And bear in mind Manish won a Sundance Festival award and a BAFTA for his work.” _ Mikey, Editor The Road Rat _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“The Bardot/Ferrari BB story in Issue One will always have a special place for me. _ “It was the first we researched, @guyberryman and I travelling to Maranello to meet with the great Leonard Fioravanti over a year ago. _ “It was also the first to catch folks’ attention - @thatsamsmith of @roadandtrack putting it on the magazine’s website last October (being smart enough to see The Road Rat wasn’t any kind of threat to traditional and long-lived magazines like the great Road & Track) _ “It’s also EXACTLY the kind of story we exist for. Proof of concept if you like that the best car stories are often still untold. You can still get Issue One via the link above.” _ Mikey, Editor The Road Rat _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“Every morning for the last four months we’ve downed tools at the design and editorial end of The Road Rat office and moved to our ‘post room’ to put magazines in boxes, stick labels on those boxes, carry them to the car (each Road Rat weighs over 1kg/2.4lbs so were are all in GREAT shape now…) and drive to our local post office. _ “We’ve done this thousands and thousands of times. 💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼 _ “There have been days when we’ve been overwhelmed by the demand but we have loved knowing exactly where each and every Road Rat was heading. (You can still order at the link in bio BTW but don’t hang around) _ “In just over a fortnight we’ll have two magazines to post. Issue Two is in final production now and I have to say; I think everyone who ordered and appreciated Issue One won’t be disappointed — it’s really fantastic. _ “We’ll be launching a pre-order scheme any day now. In the meantime I just want to thank everyone who’s supported us so far” _ Mikey, Editor The Road Rat _ 📷 @amyshorephotography (Thanks Amy) _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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This week began in the underground car park at the @porsche.museum and ends with us pouring over @alexhowephoto beautiful images of the museum’s 917-long tail. _ The 917 — to many the greatest racing car ever made — celebrates half a century since its birth this year and we’re going to town with it in Issue Two of The Road Rat _ Issue Two will be on sale in the last week of February, Issue One is still available exclusively from our web shop. A link is in our bio above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Porsche #PorscheMuseum #917 #Porsche917 #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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“Limited-run 'specials' are such a high-margin ruse they're transforming the economics of these carmakers. Just peruse any investor-relations presentation from Ferrari, Aston or McLaren and it's clear such cars have become integral to the entire business model.” _ Paul Horrel’s long-form essay ‘From Base Metals’ explores the alchemy of the limited edition market — no longer the icing on the cake for many manufacturers, more the rising agent in the cake itself. _ The second edition of the smash-hit coffee-table magazine The Road Rat will be published in the last week of February. _ Issue One is still available from our web shop via the link above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #McLaren #Speedtail #McLarenSpeedtail #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Here’s a very beautiful Lancia Flaminia Touring in the snow near Bologna last week shot by @jonathanglynnsmith for The Road Rat. _ The Flaminia — not a Stratos nor an 037 or Integrale — represents the very best of Lancia but it had baked in to its design and manufacture the failings that would bring the company to its knees. _ Along with 50 years of the Porsche 917, a dusty DBS driven by one of The Strokes and six crazy years in the 1960s on the salt at Bonneville, Lancia’s fall from grace is one of the highlights of Issue Two of The Road Rat — but at over 244 pages, there’s so much more besides. _ You can reserve a copy by taking out a subscription and selecting ‘start from Issue Two’. _ Issue One is still on sale. Issue Two drops last week of February. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Lancia #MakeLanciaGreatAgain #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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One hour to go until Road Rat and @Coldplay co-founder Guy Berryman sits down to listen to The Beatles’ Abbey Road with, he hopes, all of you and more all cued up to listen along and send your comments to Guy on Instagram at @guyberryman _ The idea is to listen to the whole album — all 47 minutes of it from ‘Come Together’ to ‘Her Majesty’— just as John, Paul, George and Ringo wanted you to. _ It’s an old-school, immersive experience of the kind The Road Rat exists to revive, so we whole-heartedly support Guy’s #SynchroSunday initiative. _ Over the last 24 hours or so, before Guy’s first listen-in we’ve been showcasing the boys and their cars and we come last to George — The Beatles’ resident petrolhead. _ There are so many cars to chose from (something The Road Rat will come back to in Issue Three) but we just like this pic of George and his Aston Martin DB5 _ The Road Rat magazine is only available from our web shop, link above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #AstonMartin #DB5 #GeorgeHarrison #The Beatles #Beatles #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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John Lennon would tell a story about how his hand-painted Rolls-Royce Phantom V was once attacked by an old lady in London, so offended was she by what she interpreted as near-sacrilegious defacement of an English institution. _ It’s hard not imagine that delighting Lennon; it’s surely exactly what he had intended. _ John, here with the Phant V and son Julian, is the third in our ‘Beatles and their cars’ series. _ Why the Beatlemania? Well, Road Rat co-founder, Coldplay’s @guyberryman joined Instagram last week promising ‘Music + Cars’. Now he’s launched a global, communal listen-in called #SynchroSunday. _ Every Sunday for the next 12 Guy will pick an album from his collection and sit down — at precisely 20.00 GMT — to listen to it in full, the way the artist intended and he’s inviting everybody to make the time to do the same. _ It kicks off tonight with the Beatle’s Abbey Road so that’s why we thought we might have a little look back at some of the cars The Fab Four drove. _ The Road Rat magazine is only available from our web shop, link above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #FacelVega #Ringo #The Beatles #Beatles #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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So we’re doing Beatles and their cars for the next 24 hours and here’s Ringo and his Facel Vega. _ Facel wasn’t even really a car company when it started business in Paris just before the war, but some off-the-shelf components from the likes of Chrysler paved the way for the Vega and customers like Picasso and Christian Dior, as well as Ringo. _ Why the Beatlemania? Well, Road Rat co-founder, Coldplay’s @guyberryman joined Instagram last week promising ‘Music + Cars’. Guy immediately launched a global, communal listen-in he’s calling #SynchroSunday. _ Every Sunday for the next 12 Guy will pick an album from his collection and sit down — at precisely 20.00 GMT — to listen to it in full, the way the artist intended and he’s inviting everybody to make the time to do the same. _ It kicks off tomorrow with the Beatle’s Abbey Road so that’s why we thought we might have a little look back at some of the cars John, Paul, George and Ringo drove. _ The Road Rat magazine is only available from our web shop, link above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #FacelVega #Ringo #The Beatles #Beatles #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Road Rat co-founder, Coldplay’s @guyberryman joined Instagram last week promising ‘Music + Cars’ _ Guy almost immediately then announced a global, communal listen-in he’s calling #SynchroSunday. _ Every Sunday for the next 12 Guy will pick an album from his collection and sit down — at precisely 20.00 GMT — to listen to it in full, the way the artist intended and he’s inviting everybody to make the time to do the same. _ It’s an approach The Road Rat wholeheartedly endorses. _ It kicks off tomorrow with the Beatle’s Abbey Road so we thought we might have a little look back at some of the cars John, Paul, George and Ringo drove. _ So here’s Linda McCartney’s beautiful picture of Paul and sheepdog Martha in his beautiful Aston Martin DB6. _ Guy’s The Road Rat magazine is only available from our web shop, link above. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars. . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #AstonMartin #DB6 #PaulMcCartney #Macca #The Beatles #Beatles #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Issue Two is getting closer by the day.
_ Here’s Ferrari’s Monza SP2, the first car in its new ‘Icona’ series of back-catalogue inspired specials. _ Icona is one of the more interesting new car programmes from the automotive elite manufactures, principally because it doesn’t revolve around insane performance numbers only. _ Yet there are other numbers in the programme which will absolutely make Ferrari’s wannabe-rivals eyes water. _ Like Issue One, Issue Two will only be available from our web-shop — link in bio above. You can be among the first to see it by taking out a subscription. You can start with either Issue. _ We ship anywhere in the world. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Ferrari #Monza #FerrariMonza #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Issue Two is now in production and will arrive late next month. You can start a subscription beginning with Issue Two and guarantee an early copy. 
_ Meanwhile here’s another sneak preview of work in progress — it’s something we’re calling ‘Gewinnzahlen’ . _ It’s the second of the series of nine images in the next of our ‘numbers commission’ series, the first being our much loved ‘70s F1 air fresheners. _ We’ve taken inspiration this time from early blueprints and engineering drawings of the Porsche 917, which plays a starring role in Issue Two. _ Like Issue One, Issue Two will only be available from our web-shop — link in bio above. _ We ship anywhere in the world. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Porsche #917 #Porsche917 #LeMans #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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Issue Two is in production and will drop late next month. _ In the meantime, and to celebrate Road Rat co-founder @guyberryman arrival on Instagram, here’s a throwback to almost exactly this time last year when we started work on Issue One. _ Here’s Guy with (left) Leonardo Fioravanti (left, designer of the Ferrari F40, Dino, BB, 288 GTO and many more) and Piero Ferrari. _ The shot was taken in the private dining room at Ristorante Cavallino where Piero ’s father Enzo would take his lunch. _ Like Issue One, Issue Two will only be available from our web-shop — link in bio above. _ We ship anywhere in the world. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for Cars . . . . #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Ferrari #PieroFerrari #EnzoFerrari #Fioravanti #RistoranteCavallino #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine

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If ever there was a guilty pleasure. _ The launch this week of the most powerful street-legal Ford yet — over 700bhp forchrissakes — shows there’s mileage yet in the Great Pony Car Revival. _ The latest Shelby GT500 Mustang is an unhealthily appealing motorcar. Sticking its great big aggressive face right in yours it’s hard not to see it as ‘toxic masculinity’ made steel and glass (and probably some pseudo composite or other) _ Yet it has presence, performance and it doesn’t live behind a purple rope of extreme wealth and personal connections; the very embodiment of the original Pony car concept… or a typically 21st century corruption of something pure and fondly remembered? _ The Road Rat is only be available from our web-shop — link in bio above. Issue One out now, Issue Two next month. _ We ship anywhere in the world. _ The Road Rat. A Thing for cars #TheRoadRat #AThingForCars #Mustang #Ford #Shelby #GT500 #PonyCar #SuperCar #SuperCars #ClassicCar #ClassicCars #Instacar #Instacars #CarsOfInstagram #Classics #Art #Photography #Design #Magazine