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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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Oct 27TH TO Nov 2nd, 2018

The Italian Job is the epitome of the social motoring event. We drive our cars off the beaten track to discover the magic of Italy whilst staying in great hotels and visiting some amazing places.
All this in the company of like minded people.

Our 2018 adventure starts in Imola on Saturday Oct. 27th from where we will explore Emilia Romagna;the land of Ducati, Lamborghini and Farrari and we will visit cities like Bologna, Modena and Ravenna. then we head north to Turin via Monza for another two action packed days in what is the spiritual home of the Italian Job.


This trip of a lifetime includes:

  • 6 Nights in 4 star hotel accommodation (4 in Imola the 2 in Turin)
  • Daily buffet breakfast, luncheon and dinner including wine
  • Ferry crossings Dover-Calais-Dover for car and passengers
  • Entry to regularity drive which includes road book, timekeepers, permits & parking, organisors’ insurance, classifications and awards
  • Exclusive visits to local vineyards & racing circuits: includes entry passes, assistance of marshals, organisors and service van with 2 mechanics
  • Jobbers T-shirt and baseball cap and finishers award
  • Fundraising pack and full time assistance of organisors office
  • service charges and local taxes
  • Places are limited to 100 teamsand registration will close when we reach that or on 1st June 2018, whichever is sooner. Team numbers will only be allocated on receipt of a £200 deposit per car.

    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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