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Mini owners invited to enter The Italian Job

7 March 2017

The Italian Job annual touring event is calling all Mini owners to step forward and join in the adventure that will be The Italian Job 2017.

Meeting in Imola on Friday 27 October and returning to the UK on Saturday November 4, Italian Job participants will follow a cunningly devised route book (the Rally) through the beautiful region of Emilia Romagna.

Teams will drive off the beaten track and discover enchanting villages, towns and cities where a warm welcome from the locals awaits. Highlights of the route will take in some of the culinary delights that has made Emilia Romagna a global gastronomic hotspot.

As well as sampling local and artisan food, teams will also enjoy a healthy dose of petrol-head fun as they put their Minis through their paces on Imola’s famous F1 circuit; wander at leisure through Ferrari’s Maranello Museum and experience a guided tour of the Ferrari factory.

A pit stop in the heartland of Prosecco forms part of the homebound journey as well as a non-driving afternoon in the most captivating city in the world, Venice. The last stop is at the NH hotel in Turin for some gymkhana driving fun on Lingotto’s roof test track followed by a sightseeing tour of the city which will be escorted by Turin traffic police. The event closes at the Ashford International Hotel in Kent Saturday November 4.

The event will help raise money for Variety, the Children’s Charity. Now in its 28th year, the Italian Job has raised more than 2.5 million for children’s charities. The aim is to raise as much money as possible and, in doing so, put more Sunshine Coaches on the roads of Britain. The wheels of the mighty Minis turn to help turn the wheels of Variety’s Sunshine Coaches and improve the lives of sick, disabled or disadvantaged children.

The cost of entering the rally is £995 per person, which includes Channel crossings, hotels, meals, entry to the Rally and a road book. Please visit www.italianjob.com to download an entry form.

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