A dream. A journey.
The idea for The Peaked Lapel came about by a rather circuitous route . . .
Around 10-15 years ago I first heard of something called the Gumball 3000 Rally. I knew little about it, other than the name reminded me of the Cannonball Run franchise, with Burt Reynolds; films I remember loving as a child.
Researching it, I found something quite remarkable; a seven-day feast of impossibly exotic motor vehicles, piloted by their owners and co-drivers through cities all over the world. It was not a race but a rally and an opportunity to experience your car in a way no other event would provide: over long hauls and short sprints, punctured by evenings in glamorous hotels and parties, all the while developing relationships with likeminded enthusiasts.
I was hooked and said to myself that, one day, I would take part in the Gumball 3000!