Speed / June 2018

Concours D'Elégance Suisse: The Best Dressed Driver Award

What’s in The Rake’s Best Dressed Driver Award at the Concours D’Elégance Suisse 2018?

Concours D'Elégance Suisse, the prestigious vintage car event runs from 22nd to 24th of June alongside the crystal blue waters of Lake Geneva and in the grounds of the Château de Coppet, the last day of which is open to the public. Overall, the event serves to celebrate svelte, sexy and highly collectable examples of four-wheeled engineering across several categories that range from 1920 to 1985.  This year, The Rake is proud to be a key partner in this esteemed event,  alongside Rolls-Royce, Breitling and many more reputable names.

In regards to the award, you’re probably asking: ‘What’s inside?’ Well, starting from the outside – and don’t worry, it’s not a wicker basket – the British luggage specialist Bennett & Winch has generously gifted one of its latest creations, The Weekender, to the cause. It’s constructed from a premium, naturally veg-tanned calf leather and as the name suggests serves you well for any weekend escapade. Finished with top-end RiRi hardware, there’s a multitude of pockets inside in which the elected winner will find more gifts, such as a bracelet from The Mechanists. With a handcrafted 14kt gold steering wheel tied onto a silk thread, it’s a fitting prize to the occasion if there ever was one.

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Benedict Browne

Benedict is The Rake's Associate Style Editor.