T-Minus - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

Each issue of The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 8 designer and illustrator Ross Crawford created a series of space mission badges that were then embroidered by 1831 and applied to MA-1 flight jackets. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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Complete Numbers Postcard Collection (8 Sets)

£60.00

The complete collection of seven sets of ‘Numbers Commission’ Postcards;  Issue 1 - Air Fresheners; Issue 2 - Porsche; Issue 3 - Beatles; Issue 4 - NASCAR; Issue 5 - Brescia Condensed; Issue 6 - ‘Targa Significativa; Issue 7 - Compound Curves; Issue 8 - 'T Minus'. Eight x Sets of nine postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art card.

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ISSUE 008

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

Award-winning writer Jamie Kitman spent three months interviewing
 dozens for his profile of Elon Musk. Plus why everyone wants a bit of 
the Ferrari 250 SWB. And… 70 years of Toyota Land Cruisers, the 
bizarre tale of Nissan’s ‘Frontzilla’ Le Mans car, Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, 
faded old French garages, ’50s advertising and when ‘boxy’ was sexy. Free sticker set allows you to censor strong language on cover.

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Compound Curves - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

Each issue of The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 7 photographer and racer Jeff Zwart created a series, not 1 thru 9, but a random selection of tyre markings snapped on his iPhone at 24 Hrs of Daytona. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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ISSUE 007

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

Issue Seven sees The Road Rat disassembling the greatest of all sports car myths – that of the Porsche 911. Gordon Murray opens 
up his notebooks on the development of what may be the last 
great ICE sports car, the T.50. Plus muscle cars, Mercedes’ Großer 
and the German industry’s problematical Kleine, Jag’s internecine supercar battle, Bill Mitchell, BMW’s design departure, Brabham’s rock and roll years, and the lost British 24-hour race.

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The Road Rat Subscription from ISSUE 10

THE ROAD RAT

£48.00

Your four-issue subscription starts with the The Road Rat - Issue 10 - which is due in Winter 2021 and will be despatched once it is published.  Future Issues will be released at approximately three month intervals - dates to be announced. Your subscription will renew after every fourth issue received.

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The Road Rat Subscription from ISSUE 009

THE ROAD RAT

£48.00

Your four-issue subscription starts with the The Road Rat - Issue 9 - which is due in Autumn 2021 and will be despatched once it is published.  Future Issues will be released at approximately three month intervals - dates to be announced. Your subscription will renew after every fourth issue received.

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Boxed Set Collector's Case 5-8

£110.00

The second in our annual series of collector’s cases — slip cases designed with specific issues in mind — complete with Issues 5 to 8. Finished in a rich ‘RS Orange’ fabric, its spine is de-bossed with the numbers 5,6,7,8 in the spine colours of the issues. The same colours appear on the front side of the case and our logo is blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side.

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Collector’s Slip Case, For Editions 5-8

£55.00

Hand-wrapped in a striking ‘RS Orange’ natural weave fabric, the second of our annual collector’s cases measures 300mmx235mmx70mm (external). It’s designed to protect and display editions five-eight of The Road Rat. The spine is de-bossed with the numbers 5,6,7,8 then foiled to match the spine colours of the issues. These four colours appear on the front side of the case over our logo. The same logo is blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side. EMPTY CASE - DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY MAGAZINES.

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‘Dope, Bourbon And Fireworks’

£300.00

Set of nine prints from Edition 1. In the build-up to the launch of our first issue, The Road Rat made a blind purchase on eBay of three boxes of photographic transparencies showing ‘various race weekends in Europe and North America’. These are some of the highlights from the feature ‘Dope Bourbon and Fireworks. The Death of the American Dream’. Prints measure 210mm x 297mm (A4) so fit commercially available frames. Digitally printed on heavy, gloss-finish, 300gsm photographic paper. Prints are despatched, protected by tissue in a solid presentation box. They are printed to order, so please allow one week before shipping. (Prints are available individually at £35.00 each. Please contact us directly at enquiries@theroadrat.com)

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1950s Sports Racers By Paul Howse

£100.00

Set of three giclee prints from Edition 5. Watercolours by Paul Howse, former senior design manager at McLaren showing a 1955 Ferrari 857S, a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR and a 1951 Jaguar C-Type. All prints measure 210mm x 297mm (A4) so will fit commercially available frames. The fine 100% cotton 300gsm paper, coated on one side with a calcium carbonate to protect the print from the environment is sourced from St Cuthberts Mill in Somerset in the UK where paper-making has occurred since the 1700s.  Prints are despatched, protected by tissue, in a presentation box. Printed to order, allow one week before shipping. (Prints are available individually at £35.00 each. Please contact us directly at enquiries@theroadrat.com )

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Targa Significativa - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

The latest commissions was created for the all-Italian Edition 6. Nine vintage Italian plates manipulated by artist Simone Strano to commemorate the date and location of significant moments in the history of the Italian motor. Set of nine postcards. Each is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art card.

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ISSUE 006

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

The sixth Edition of The Road Rat is something of a diversion as it features a theme — Italy. We wanted to recognise the suffering, way back at the start of all this, of a nation that, as enthusiasts, is something of a Promised Land. So prepare to learn the psycho-geography of Turin, the dining habits of Enzo Ferrari, the sheer brilliance of small Italian cars and a look inside the astonishing mind and archive of Giovanni Michelotti.

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Brescia Condensed Semi-Sans - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 5 designer Marc Newson created a series inspired by the hastily-applied, had painted numbers that adorned 50s race cars. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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NASCAR - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

Each issue of The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 4 artist Joel Clark created a series, not 1 thru 9, but a random selection of the racing numbers of the greats of NASCAR. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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ISSUE 005

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

The fifth edition of The Road Rat,the first of four we plan to publish in 2020, is a unique collaboration with designer Marc Newson. Marc is as famous for his passion for cars as for designs like his Lockheed Lounge — the most valuable piece ever sold by a living designer. Marc has steered the editorial and contributed a ‘Numbers Commission’, which embraces his love of cars, craftsmanship and precision execution. Your very own nine-part Newson if you like.

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Boxed Set Collector’s Case 1-4

£110.00

One thousand pages of The Road Rat in a beautiful ‘Verde Miura’ fabric-covered slip case. Issues 1 — 4 of the world’s most beautiful car quarterly in their own display case. The spine of the case is de-bossed with the numbers 1,2,3 4 and foiled in four jewel colours representing the spine colours of our first four issues. The same colours appear on the front side of the case (see picture of prototype) over our logo. The same logo is blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side.

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ISSUE 004

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

From its stunning Warhol/Velvet Underground tribute cover —  yes the Miura does peel — to its 240 interior pages with stories on the precipitous decline of NASCAR to Tom Wolfe; from the Porsche 928 to the Duke of Richmond; and from the Miura to the Cizeta Moroder via Marcello Gandini it’s the usual eclectic mix of old cars, new cars and personalities and all beautifully printed on our unique mix of heavyweight art papers.

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Boxed Set Designer Case ‘Pale Carbon’

£105.00

One thousand  pages of The Road Rat in a discreet ‘Pale Carbon’ fabric-covered slip case. Issues 1 — 4 of the world’s most beautiful car quarterly in their own display case. The spine of the case is de-bossed with our ‘skull and cross tools’ logo then foiled in silver. The same silver de-bossed logos appear on the front side of the case. The logo is also blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side.

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Boxed Set Designer Case ‘F1 Gold’

£105.00

One thousand pages of The Road Rat in an elegant ‘F1 Gold’ fabric-covered slip case. Issues 1 — 4 of the world’s most beautiful car quarterly in their own display case. The spine of the case is de-bossed with our ‘skull and cross tools’ logo then foiled in silver. The same silver de-bossed logos appear on the front side of the case (see picture of prototype). The logo is also blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side. 

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Designer Slip Case, ‘F1 Gold’

£50.00

Built of sturdy double thickness 2000mic board and finished in elegant ‘F1 Gold’ bronze natural weave fabric, our bespoke slip case measures 300mmx235mmx70mm (external) to perfectly hold and display four editions of The Road Rat. The spine is de-bossed with our ‘skull and cross tools’ logo then foiled in silver. The same silver de-bossed logos appear on the front side of the case (see picture of prototype). The logo is also blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side. EMPTY CASE - DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY MAGAZINES

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Designer Slip Case, ‘Pale Carbon’

£50.00

Built of sturdy double thickness 2000mic board and finished in discreet ‘Pale Carbon’ grey natural weave fabric, our bespoke slip case measures 300mmx235mmx70mm (external) to perfectly hold and display four editions of The Road Rat. The spine is de-bossed with our ‘skull and cross tools’ logo then foiled in silver. The same silver de-bossed logos appear on the front side of the case (see picture of prototype). The logo is also blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side. EMPTY CASE - DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY MAGAZINES

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Collector’s Slip Case, For Editions 1-4

£55.00

Finished in beautiful ‘Verde Miura’ green natural weave fabric, our first bespoke slip case measures 300mmx235mmx70mm (external) to perfectly hold and display the first four editions of The Road Rat. The spine is de-bossed with the numbers 1,2,3 4 then foiled in four jewel colours representing the spine colours of the first four issues. The same four colours appear on the front side of the case (see picture of prototype) over our logo. The same logo is blind de-bossed larger on the reverse side. EMPTY CASE - DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY MAGAZINES

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Mystic Mac Fine Art Print

£150.00 £200.00

NOW ONLY £150 — INCLUDING A £50 DONATION  TO GEORGE HARRISON’S MATERIAL WORLD FOUNDATION  Limited edition - 115 - of the above fine art print. An A1-sized, giclée process reproduction of artist James Chuter’s painting ‘Mystic Mac’, featuring George Harrison, Murray, former McLaren boss Ron Dennis, designer Peter Stevens and the McLaren F1 itself. Printed on Road Rat-embossed 310gsm, unfinished ‘German etching’ paper measuring 594mm x 770mm, it is supplied unframed and ships rolled in a robust cardboard tube protected by acid-free tissue. All orders will be despatched with a tracking number.

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The Beatles' Cars - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 3 artist Jackie Parsons created a series based on cars owned by members of The Beatles. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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Porsche 917 - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

Each issue of The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 2 the inspired blueprints and Porsche colour schemes were designed by illustrator Paul Weston. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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Air Fresheners - Numbers Postcard Set

£9.00

Given that numbers are to be found all over cars and the world of cars, each issue of The Road Rat is punctuated by a commission based on the cardinal numerals 1 thru 9. In Issue 1 artist Ian Bilbey created a fantasy series based on 1970s Formula 1 teams and another icon of the automotive world — the in-car air freshener. Set of 9 postcards. Each card is 145mm x 195mm printed on 400gsm matt art paper.

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ISSUE 003

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

Edition 3 of the world’s most beautiful car quarterly continues to raise the bar for writing, photography, illustration and design. 250 pages of mixed art papers with heavyweight covers, it tips the scale at over 1Kg/2.2lbs. As before the stories are timeless; The Road Rat is designed to be collected, building to become its own library of the very best stories from a century of cars and racing cars. Issue 3 includes; George Harrison, the Citroen SM, Lotus Evija and the Ferrari V8 berlinetti.

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ISSUE 001/Sanction Two

THE ROAD RAT

£15.00

Exquisitely printed on a mix of heavy gloss and matt art papers, Issue 1/Sanction Two of The Road Rat is a beautiful thing. 244 pages (it weighs around 1 kilo) it is at once absolutely of the moment - Lewis Hamilton, the Aston Martin Valkyrie - yet simultaneously timeless as we dwell on the making of the modern Ferrari and the decline of the Mercedes SL. It’s not a place for hot takes but long-form, writing every bit as considered as our photography, illustration and design.

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