Scarves recall the glory days of race and rally

Rallyscope from The Outlierman blends cashmere, silk and heritage

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The Rallyscope scarf in blue/grey color scheme | The Outlierman photos

In a normal year, participants in the Copperstate 1000 vintage sports car rally would be wending their way around Arizona this week, enjoying the open roads and red-rock vistas in the company of various Porsches, Jaguars, Shelbys, 300SLs, and the occasional pre-war Bentley with racing history.

But this is not a normal year, and the Copperstate contingent has rescheduled its Mille Arizona for late October, and just a week after Italy’s famed Mille Miglia, which also has been postponed from its traditional spring date.

Hopefully by then, this pandemic will have been overcome and surgical face masks will give way to the artistic beauty of items such as the Rallyscope scarves just introduced by The Outlierman, the Italian designer and manufacturer of gorgeous driving accessories.

“…time passes by but doesn’t affect the unalterable myth of great car races that have made the history of rally. Mille Miglia, Monte Carlo, Paris-Dakar, Targa Florio, the 24 Hours of Le Mans: races that only by naming them they reawaken the passion for driving and memories that taste of metal, leather and petrol,” The Outlierman said in unveiling the new scarves. 

…The Rallyscope… was born from the charm of vintage rallies and historic granfondo, entirely handmade in Italy by master craftsmen heirs of a long tradition of excellence.”

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The scarves are made of a weave of cashmere and silk and feature symbols and icons of the golden age of motoring, including radiators, speedometers, multi-spoke wheels, laurel wreathes, and vehicles such as the Jaguar XK120, Ferrari 166 MM and Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR.

The images are presented in kaleidoscopic fashion and the scarves have either a black, blue/grey, or red color palette. 

The scarves are priced at €300 ($330) each and are available for pre-order from The Outlierman website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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