As I was researching my latest acquisition I came across a blog post that described this particular vehicle ( A 70’s Raleigh Tourist DL-1 bicycle) as “rakish” and I was struck by the fact that this unique term could be used describe virtually every vehicle that appeals to me.
So what is a Rakish Ride? For me, a vehicle must have that combination of qualities that the term implies by being sleek and sexy with all the right curves while at the same time being a little rough around the edges, quirky and have the patina of a life well lived.
You won’t find fully restored vehicles or trailer queens here…originality, although not to an obsessive degree that prevents improvements and personalization, is paramount.
So, what can you expect to see here: In the coming days and weeks I will post thoughts, musings and photos of my current collection of vehicles, which includes;
Raleigh Tourist DL-1 (The inspiration for the Rakish Ride)
All City Macho Man Cyclocross Bike
Pinarello FP Due Road Bike
Trek 1.2 Road Bike
Trek 950 Mountain Bike
Globe Single Speed City Bike
1995 Ducati Super Sport SP
1976 BMW R90/6
1973 Bultaco Alpina Trials Bike
1980 Vespa P200 with Sidecar
1984 Jaguar XJ6
1973 BMW 2002
Various BMW 1988-90 325i Race Cars
1994 Chevrolet K1500
2000 Chevy Suburban
1990 Airstream 345LE Motorhome