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November 26, 2015

If you’d like to join the 2019 Italian Job motoring adventure you can register here.

The event starts on October 20th and finishes on November 2nd.

To sign on for the holiday of a lifetime, and raise money for the UK charity Buttle UK helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children to reach their full potential, here’s what you need to do:

You can register by:

  • Printing or downloading the Entry Form and Rules & Regulations.To print these forms, click on the link which will open the form in a new window and then select print from the browser’s ‘File’ menu. You can also right click on the links and select ‘Save Target As…’ which will allow you to download the PDF file and print it at another time. Follow the instructions on the form, fill out the form entirely and send it to us.OR
  • You can contact us by telephoning +44 (0)1273 418100 or email us at OR
  • You could write or fax details to us by using the details on the Contact Us page of the website.

…whichever way you register, thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing an adventure with you!!

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Next Run


May 2, 2017

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DATES:- Start October 20th 2019 in Imola Finish :- November 2nd in the UK ( Venue TBC )
COST :- Budget £ 1200/1400 per person. Inclusive cost will be confirmed in April 2019
TRAVEL:- Independent sailings from Dover will be available for travel from Oct 10th . Details to follow.
The Outbound “ Follow the Service van Package “ will start on October 16th. Cost TBC .Budget £ 250.- per person
Inbound Package including November 1st and 2nd TBC

PROGRAM:- We will tour off the beaten track roads of Emilia Romagna, explore Rome and surroundings, Travel through Tuscany and on the way to Turin perhaps stop in Monza. Will have a lap or two on the famous Italian racing circuit of Imola and Mugello and will again meet the Italian Mini Club of Turin on The Lingotto roof text track. You will enjoy the hospitality of local producers whilst following our Navigational Drive and be stimulated by the “ special stages” included in the specially devised Road Book.

You will renew acquaintances, make new friends and together will discover places that possibly you did not know existed!

Additional details will be available in April 2019. Here are some dates for your diary

Wednesday October 16th 2019 :- Convoy Flag off from London Registration in Imola October 20th 8am to 1pm
Awards Presentation Gala Dinner (black tie ) Saturday November 2nd UK venue TBC

Hotels :- October 20 to 22nd the Hotel Molino Rosso, Imola (Bologna ) – 23rd to 27th Crowne Plaza St Peters Hotel in Rome
28th and 29th Holiday Inn – Reggio Emilia – October 30th and 31st NH in Turin

Meals :- Luncheon ( soft drinks only ) en route whilst buffet breakfast and Dinner ( wine included ) usually at the Hotel

For more details please email
November 2018


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Corporate Sponsorship


February 17, 2015

The Italian Job has a highly successful track record over 28 years of delivering wide-spread publicity and media coverage throughout the UK and Europe. We’re featured in regional, national and international newspapers, on television and radio, and we also have a dynamic on-line presence.

The Italian Job brand is fun, quirky and has broad demographic appeal. We attract travel, motoring and more general media interest. Our links with national Children’s Charities help boost our profile and those of our sponsors, as well as benefiting the charities involved.

We offer a full range of cost-effective marketing and promotional opportunities to suit almost any budget. We’re flexible and happy to tailor corporate packages to your needs. We welcome participation at whatever the level of your proposed involvement.

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What we can offer:

BRANDING – a cost effective and eye-catching way of showcasing your brand as intergral to a highly successful, dynamic, fun event which enjoys a year-round profile

PROMOTIONS – link your local, regional or national promotion to The Italian Job to communicate your message to a wider target audience

NETWORKING – we are the perfect vehicle to make new contacts, interact and exchange ideas with a broad cross section of people, organisations and potential customers

Here are a few other ideas on How To Get Involved:

  • Sponsor a local Mini
  • Advertise in the yearly Souvenir Programme
  • Buy some of our Prize Draw tickets
  • Donate some items to our Auction
  • Use The Italian Job as an employee incentive… as part of a training programme… as a corporate hospitality package ….

Talk to us and we will be delighted to help you meet your objectives. Contact Us to see for yourself how The Italian Job can be good company for your company.

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Jobbers Guide


March 14, 2016


Download the Guide Click HERE

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The Italian Job Blog


July 3, 2012


START:- 25TH October From Dover following the service van OR you can join us in Rome on the 28th October.

Our meeting point is one of Rome’s seven hills – The Janiculum – where a local Mini Club will welcome us in the early afternoon of Thursday October 29th.

Our friendly local traffic traffic police will take us for an orientation visit of the city before reaching our base for the next 5 nights the Crowne Plaza Rome St Peter’s Hotel.

Next Morning is the start of the navigational Rally with a 30 minute drive to
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COST of £1200 pp sharing a Twin/Double INCLUDES

Channel crossing Dover-Calais-Dover for car and passengers

7 Nights accomodation in 4* superior hotels (Crowne Plaza, NH Lingotto)

7 Buffet Breakfasts

7 Lunches

7 Dinners with wine

1 Gala dinner and entertainment

Safety driving course at Vallelunga

Access to the Lingotto roof top test track

All visits as per final itinery

Service van with 2 Mechanics escorting the event

Organiser Team and marshals escorting the event

Participation in the rally (organiser liability insurance)

Bespoke navigational rally book

Classification (Time keepers)

Rally plaques, fundraising pack, finishers award, souvenir program

Parking, services charges & taxes

Assistance of the organiser’s  office

Space is still available

 To Register Please Click Here.

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Who we support


February 17, 2015

image13Buttle UK is a charity dedicated to helping children and young people who are living in crisis – with a simple, direct and very practical approach. They provide basic essentials to children across the UK whose most fundamental needs are not being met. Children who, for example, are not getting a proper night’s sleep, a hot meal or clean clothes. So Buttle UK provides things that most of us take for granted – cookers, fridges and children’s beds. But they also pay for things that can help in the longer term: therapy or counselling for a child that has lived with domestic violence; or a laptop so a homeless teenager can attend their first college course. Things that give a child or young person a genuine chance for change.

Last year Buttle UK provided £3.9m in individual grants to nearly 30,000 children and young people, preventing them from falling further into crisis and helping them to transform their lives. Their Chances for Children Campaign is aiming to give thousands more children the chance to unlock their potential. Buttle UK was founded by Frank Buttle, whose legacy allows Buttle UK to meet their own administration costs. That means every penny raised by participants in the Italian Job will go directly to a child or young person that really needs it.

Since 1990 The Italian Job has raised…

(two million five hundred & six thousand, seven hundred & eighteen pounds and ninety pence)


…and donated much needed funding to the following list of children’s charities, projects and foundations across the world.

Austria, Canada, Germany & Ireland

SOS Kinderdhorf in Imst
Toronto Children’s Hospital
Deutsches Kinder Dunkelziffer Charity
Goal in Ireland

Italy and Japan

SOS Village in Trento
Unitalsi in Imola
La Nostra Famiglia in Conegliano
The Kobe Earthquake

United Kingdom

Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Children 1st (Scotland)
ChestnutTree Foundation
Children in Need
Feed the Children (UK)
Fire Benevolent Fund (Scotland)
Meningitis Research Project
Pilgrims Hospice
Society of Stars
Tsunami Fund
White Lodge Centre
Brain Tumour Trust
The Children’s Charity

New Zealand, Australia, Holland and USA

The Princess Margaret Foundation
Make a wish foundation
Parent Project
Child Crisis
Autism Speak
Stichling Charity (Netherland)
New Zealand Youth in Search project
St Andrew Children’s clinic


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What is The Italian Job?


February 25, 2015

The Italian Job Mini car rally was launched in 1990 as a way of having a fun holiday and, at the same time, raising money for children’s charities. Since then we’ve gone from strength to strength.

Now in our 28th year, the Italian Job gives you the chance of an adventure holiday on four wheels – making new friends, exploring new places, going off the beaten track, sampling Italy’s famously good food and wine and improving your driving and navigational skills. What more could you ask for?

We do all the work so all you have to do is enjoy the experience. Oh, and raise some money for our nominated children’s charity!

WHAT? A driving adventure through some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe and a fundraising challenge in aid of children’s charities.

WHO? Anyone over 21 years old can get involved as long as you drive a Mini or a classic car from the Michael Caine film, The Italian Job.

WHY? All fundraising will be directed to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children to reach their full potential. All money raised will be used by our nominated charity Variety the Children’s Charity to purchase Sunshine coaches proudly displaying the Italian job logo.

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