The Road Rat Issue 14 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. To be published almost immediately after this year’s centenary Le Mans, the 14th edition of The Road Rat is entirely dedicated to celebrating the greatest race of them all. We’ve ripped up the format of the publication, replacing it with a photo-driven scrapbook of the event capturing its many moods, punctuated by The Road Rat’s traditional long-form features and commissioned visuals from the likes of Ashley Border and Paul Howse.
The Road Rat Magazine is the world’s most beautiful car magazine. The Road Rat is a new kind of car magazine. Not overly obsessed with the detail of old cars nor over-impressed with the performance of new; the Road Rat instead firmly believes there are good stories — real stories, stories to consume with relish — in both old and new and in racing too. But above all The Road Rat believes in the glory of magazines; lush, beautiful, valuable, collectable and exquisitely crafted magazines. Think of us as a carefully-curated bookshop or an horizon-widening record store. We are proudly analogue and believe some things – but mostly beautiful cars – just belong in print. Our name comes from a saying that climbers have. ’Feeding the Rat’ is the need to deal with an obesssive need to climb. For us an open road, a track, a messy old garage and not a snowy mountain summit, is our ‘rat’.
Edition 13 is a unique collaboration with Norman Foster, arguably world’s greatest living architect. Topics covered include: The lasting influence on Porsche of the 356; how aerodynamics has obsessed car makers since Walt Chrysler hired Wilbur Wright; the E-Type and Pagoda effect; how the great artists see cars; how the Fiat 500, Mini and BMW 600 put Europe on wheels; homes for cars; the great factories; and how to stage the greatest car show of all.
244 pages, English, 29 x 23 cm