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Rally Registration


November 26, 2015

If you’d like to join the 2017 Italian Job Mini Car Rally you can register here.

The rally starts in Imola in Italy on October 27th and finishes in the UK on November 4th.

To sign on for the holiday of a lifetime, and raise money for the UK charity Variety the Children’s Charity 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!!


1:- Participation is subject to the presentation of all required documents at the registration point and to the vehicle scrutinering. Should the documents NOT be presented and/or should the vehicle fail the scrutineering, the Team will be allowed to follow the Rally BUT NOT TO PARTICIPATE and the Team Number will NOT be affixed to the car.

2:- The Rally will start each day at the time indicated on the Notice Board with the flag off of the FIRST TEAM followed by all other cars – in strict numerical order at 30 seconds of intervals. It is the drivers responsibility to be ready in line for the flag off of your car at the exact time. Should a Team NOT be ready at their flag off time they will be allowed to depart AFTER the last competing Team with   the appropriate   PENALTY POINTS as detailed at point 7 .

NOTE 1 – We suggest you synchronise your watch and calculate your Team   flag off time in advance, by taking into account Teams NOT participating & preceding your No.( Assuming Team 01 flag off is 08.30 Team N0 05 should leave at 8.32       however if Team 02 and 04 are not competing the flag off time of Team 05 IS 08.31)

3:- The Rally requires you to drive along the route indicated in the Road Book and to pass through all Time Control

( TC ) at a time precise to the tenth of a second which you can calculate by adding the time indicated in the section time of your official driving schedule to your Team flag off time.   APPLICABLE PENALTIES FOR EARLIER OR LATER ARRIVAL AT “ TC “   ARE  DETAILED AT POINT 7.

NOTE 2 – Assuming the time indicated in the section time column near the TC 2   is 35′ Team No 01 departing at 08.30 must pass TC2 at 09.05 ( 08.30 + 35 ) and   Team No 4 Departing at 08.31.30″ must pass TC2 at exactly 09.06.30″ ( 08.31`.30” + 35`)  A stopwatch is necessary. The control zone are indicated as follows

Yellow Board = Sign advising you are approaching a Zone –  Red Board = Sign advising the START of the Zone
Beige Board = Sign advising the END of the Zone

Teams must drive from RED to BEIGE without stopping – 100 Penalty point for stopping

4:- Time of passage at any TC must always be calculated ongoing from the flag off time.

NOTE 3 Should a vehicle pass through a TC five minutes earlier or later   this vehicle has 5 minutes more or 5 minutes less
to reach and pass the next TC ( Time Control )

5:- Immediately after some TC`s there are some Special Stages ( SS ) to be covered in the exact time specified in the time column of your driving schedule. penalties are calculated at one hundredth of second. see note 8.

6:- Along the recommended route you will find some Passage Controls (PC) where your driving schedule will be stamped. Missing a PC or passing at a PC with over 20 minutes delay on the theoretical time calculated in your   Driving schedule it will cost you 600 PENALTY POINTS.

Note 4 : Assuming the distance between TC2 and PC 1 is 20 miles and the average speed indicated in your road book is 30 miles per hour   Car 01 Passing Time Control 2 at 09.05 should arrive at Passage Control 1 at 09.45

( 20 miles at the average speed of 30 miles per hour = 40 minutes which is the theoretical time.


01   Point for each tenth of a second earlier or later
10   Points for each second earlier or later up to 30 seconds maximum
300 Points over 30 seconds and less than 15 minutes earlier or later
600 Points over 15 minutes earlier or later OR for missing a Time Control


01   Point for each hundredth of a second earlier or later
10   Points for each tenth of a second earlier or later
100 Points for each second earlier or later
300 Points over 3 seconds earlier or later
600 Points for missing a Special Stage

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This Year’s Rally


May 2, 2017

For Latest Event Details CLICK HERE

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Oct 27TH TO Nov 4TH, 2017

TRAVEL You can choose to travel from the UK to Imola independently selecting a designated sailing from Dover (TBC ) as early as October 15th OR decide to follow the Service Van leaving Dover Monday 23rd and overnighting at the Nurburgring, Stuttgart Innsbruck and Imola ( Thursday 26th.) Supplement Cost per person inclusive of 4 nights accommodation and breakfast is £ 210,-

( Daily lunch en route Dinner with wine at the hotel )

Oct.27th After a morning registrations, briefing and a welcome lunch, Minis will leave for the first leg of the navigational drive for a lap or two on the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack and some gymkana driving test.

Oct.28th : Following a specially devised off-the-beaten-track route we will reach Brisighella, one of the most beautiful medieval hamlets in Italy. Visit to a local producer and a tour of the Brisighella open-air Oil Museum. After lunch we will drive to Faenza home to the International Museum of Ceramics exhibiting pieces from all over the world from classical amphora to the works of Chagall and Picasso.

Oct. 29th : This morning is dedicated to Ferrari with a leisurely visit of the Maranello Museum followed by a guided Tour of Fiorano circuit and Ferrari Factory. A short drive from Maranello will take us to the Agriturismo in Valle del Samoggia for a visit of their cellar, wine “tasting” and lunch. On our way back to Imola will stop for a visit to Caseificio Ca’Bortolani producing and selling the famous Parmiggiano Reggiano.

Oct 30th : Today we will discover the secrets and the production techniques of the traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena at the Acetaia Malpighi on the outskirt of Modena. After lunch a short drive will take the Mini to San Cesario sul Panaro home to Pagani the famous manufacturer of supercars ! for a visit of the showroom and factory.

Oct. 31st Farewell to the Molino Rosso Hotel and a 2 and half drive to the vineyards of our old friends and amazing Prosecco producers, Tenuta Santome for a visit of their estate and a glimpse into the alluring world of their award winning wines. Following a lunch we will make our way to one of the most captivating cities in the world, Venice. Late dinner will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Quarto d’Altino and an early night in preparation for tomorrow’s journey across the North of Italy to Turin.

Nov.1st Early morning start for a 4 hour drive to Turin and a morning of gymkana driving fun on the Lingotto roof top. Buffet lunch at the NH Lingotto Hotel – our base for tonight – .followed by a sightseeing tour of the city escorted by Turin traffic Police. Dinner is at leisure tonight.

Nov 2nd: After breakfast start of the homeward journey individually or following the Service Van route with overnights in Macon and in Rheims. Supplement cost per person including breakfast £ 105,-

Nov. 4th: 1pm sailing from Calais arriving in Dover at 1.30pm local time. Drive to the Ashford International Hotel for the Awards Gala Dinner & Dance ( black tie ) closing The Italian Job 28th run in aid of children charities..

Places are still available – for more details email

Cost Includes : 7 nights accommodation * Daily buffet breakfast, luncheon and dinner with wine * Chanel crossing Dover-Calais-Dover for car and passengers * Team entry to the Regularity Drive including Road Book, time keepers, permits and parking, organisers insurance, classification and awards *Exclusive visits to local vineyards * Entry pass to racing circuits * Assistance of marshals, organisers and service van with 2 mechanics escorting the event *Jobber baseball cap * Finisher award * Fundraising pack and full time assistance of the organizers’ office * Service charges and local taxes


January 2017 Update CLICK HERE
February 2017 Update CLICK HERE

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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

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Who we support


February 17, 2015

image13Variety the Children’s Charity. For 60 years Variety the Children’s Charity has been providing practical solutions to help enable sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young people across the UK to reach their full potential. They provide Sunshine Coaches and electric wheelchairs as well as other mobility aids to children and young people. Each donation is personally tailored to the child’s needs in order to provide them with as much flexibility and freedom as possible. Variety the Children’s Charity also equip children’s hospitals, support youth clubs, send children on once in a lifetime outings and provide sensory equipment to give help where help is needed.

Variety the Children’s Charity has given:

  • Independence through more than 5,000 Sunshine Coaches
  • Freedom with over 3,300 Easy Riders Wheelchairs
  • Hope to more than a million children by raising over £200 million in 60 years
  • Courage to sick children through our work with children’s hospital throughout the UK

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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