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 to download an entry form.


Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
11 Jan
Recreating a Classic Engine @Chris_Pickering visits Swindon Power train to look at how it has recreated the 24-valv…
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
7 Jan
The latest issue of Historic Racing & Technology is out now! Setting the Pace: British Motor Heritage has developed…
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
18 Dec
H.R. Owen Bugatti entrusted with care of the last ever Works racing Bugattis
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
9 Dec
Bentley Mulliner completes first new Bentley Blower in 90 years
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
3 Dec
Goodwood announces 2021 calendar
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
19 Nov
Motor Racing Legends launches a one-off GT40 Historic Series @mracinglegends #GT40
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
19 Nov
Motor Racing Legends launches a one-off GT40 Historic Series
Historic Racing Tech @HistoricRace
30 Oct
AC introduces electric Cobra