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November 26, 2015

If you’d like to join the 2018 Italian Job motoring adventure you can register here.

The event starts in Imola in Italy on October 27th and finishes in Turin 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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This Year’s Run


May 2, 2017

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This Year`s Run

START 27/10/18 in Imola  FINISH 02/11/18 in Turin  Cost £ 895


The Cost of £895 per person sharing double accommodation includes: Ferry crossing, 6 nights in 4-stars hotels ( 4 in Imola  & 2 in Turin) daily breakfast, luncheon en route, dinner with wine at the hotel, exclusive visits, Team entry in the regularity drive, entry passes to racing circuits, assistance of marshals, service van, mechanics and organisers team following the event, Jobbers baseball cap & Badge, Fundraising Pack, Awards & Trophy, service charge and local taxes. Full time assistance of the organisers Office.

 25.10 : Follow the Service Van 2 overnights & breakfast Package from Dover to Imola . Supplement £ 100 pp sharing Double  Or travel independently to Imola. Sailings from Dover on flexible dates TBC in June.

 27.10 :-The First leg of the Navigational Drive will take us FROM Imola to   Forli , a city well off the beaten tourist track  and to the old and majestic ” ROCK “ of the Roman city of Cesena. Teams will stop en route to  visit a local producer and sample some regional speciality.

28.10:- Our trusty road book will guide us for a drive among the region’s hills discovering the magnificent herb garden of Casola Valsenio, the medieval town of Riolo Terme and the Regional Park dei Gessi  one of the most spectacular networks of gypsum caves in Europe. Visit and luncheon at a local producer.

Quiz night after dinner .

29.10:- Welcome to Bologna to learn and “taste” why this city is called `la grassa` ( the Fat one ) celebrating the rich food legacy  at FICO the largest food park in the world . There will be time to explore some of the city many architectural attractions and perhaps to whizz into the  nearby Lamborghini Museum .

The Italian Job auction will take place after dinner

30.10:-A day of gymkana trials and driving ability tests  at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racing circuit  in Imola  to include a visit to the Checco Costa Museum, luncheon in the paddock and a lap or two on the iconic  track.

31.10 :- On our way to Turin we will stop for a visit to the Ducati Museum to view their stunning  collection of Ducati motorcycles and some early non-automotive products. Luncheon. Rest of the day  is at leisure for the opportunity of a brief visit to Milan before checking in at the NH hotel in Turin.

01.11:- Meet our friends from the Mini Club of Turin on the Lingotto roof top for a morning of friendly yet competitive trials. After a buffet Lunch at the NH enjoy a unique  sightseeing tour around Turin in convoy guided and escorted by the local traffic police. Farewell Dinner ( formal attire ) at the nearby Eataly  complex will end with presentation of the Finisher’s awards and  sport trophy’s.

02.11 :- After breakfast  follow the Service Van package 1 overnight & breakfast to Calais  and Dover,

@  £ 55. – per person sharing  OR drive  from Turin to Calais and back to the UK independently.


       We look forward to welcoming you to The Italian Job 2018 and supporting your efforts in







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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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