Icons November 2020
Ettore Bugatti's Motoring Legacy
Ettore Bugatti liked to say that, ‘Nothing is too beautiful, nothing is too expensive’. Which probably explains why his famous creations — the racing cars that established his legend in the 20th century — were pure hedonism on wheels.
Icons October 2020
A history of women racers
Before there was Danica Patrick and Ashley Force Hood, there was Liane Engeman and Shirley ‘Cha Cha’ Muldowney. THE RAKE pays tribute to the women who blazed a trail in motorsport, burning off gallons of sexism and abuse as they did so…
Style October 2018
The Mechanists Wins The 24H Le Mans
The coolest automotive accessories brand, The Mechanists, has released a set of bracelets that pay tribute to the most famous race in the world, 24h Le Mans.
Speed June 2018
Concours d'Elégance Suisse 2018: The Rake's Review
Concours d’Elégance Suisse is a gathering of the greatest and the good in the classic car world, a display of motoring elégance that is only rivalled by the idyllic backdrop…
Speed June 2018
The Best Dressed Driver at Concours D'Elegance Suisse 2018
Simon Kidston is a keen car collector, vintage aeroplane aficionado and all-round speed enthusiast who also happens to be one very fashionable chap. As our pick for Best Dressed Driver, he chats with us about all things motoring and style.
Speed October 2017
The Bentley Boys' Roaring Twenties
They were the prototype playboys: a bunch of privileged gents who drove hard
and partied harder. And while they ruled the motor racing world between the wars,
Britain couldn’t get enough of the Bentley Boys.
Speed September 2017
Invest: 1960 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster
Mercedes’ most iconic model may be the Gullwing, yet the roofless 300SL may well trump it as the prettiest automobile to ever hail from Stuttgart.
Speed May 2017
Harley Davidson’s New Wave
The ‘Motor Company’ is enjoying a renaissance as of late, highlighted by a new trio of exceptional motorcycles that have transcended the brand’s somewhat colloquial roots.
Craft January 2017
The Ultimate Head Case: Hedon for The Rake
Reginald Flint and Lindsay Chong, the team behind the most stylish headgear any raffish motorcyclist could wish for, give The Rake an insight into their meticulous craft process.
Speed October 2016
Motors & Mixology: Bentley Celebrates London Cocktail Week
In this bespoke feature, The Rake explores Bentley’s intriguing collaboration with The Connaught on a new cocktail that encapsulates all that is remarkable about the automotive marque.
News October 2016
Online Editor's Letter: America The Beautiful
“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – President Harry S. Truman.
Speed September 2016
The Rake, Huntsman & The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2016
The Rake reports on the outcome of our charity auction, held in collaboration with Huntsman on Savile Row and The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, to raise funds for prostate cancer research…