The Italian Job

  Date:   27th October 2017 - 9:00am to 4th November 2017 - 5:00pm

  Location:   UK-Italy

The Italian Job

Are you ready for an Italian adventure of a lifetime? Then look no further.

48 years since the classic British film `The Italian Job’ was first screened, Mini and classic vehicle owners across the UK are being sought to take part in a 1,500 mile driving holiday and we want YOU to take part on behalf of #TeamVariety!

The Italian Job

Join our 2017 team now!

The sponsored `Italian Job’ touring holiday is open to all drivers of any vehicle featured in the 1969 classic film, including modern versions of the original vehicles, with funds raised helping Variety and thousands of children and young people across the UK who would love to take part.

Past participants have included owners of Minis and Fiat 500s, old and new, a 1960 Mini Van, A restored replica Lamborghini Miura P400, a Jaguar E-type, Aston Martin DB4, Alfa Giulia, Land Rover and even a Black London Cab.

The Italian Job

Full Itinerary:

The Italian Job starts in the beautiful region of Emilia Romagna, the home of the Ferrari, Ducati and Lamborgini, where you’ll experience money-can’t-buy access to:

  • Imola’s famous F1 circuit
  • Ferrari’s Maranello Museum
  • A guided tour of the Ferrari Factory
  • The opportunity to admire the latest models of the unique Pagani
  • A police escorted parade through Turin
  • And an opportunity to drive the Lingotto Fiat roof-top test track featured in the original film

Teams will drive well 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 have made Emilia Romagna a global gastronomic hotspot. As well as sampling local, typical and artisan food, teams will also enjoy a healthy dose of petrol-head fun as they put their minis through their paces!

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 Italian Job includes a detailed route-map, a daily scheduled drive through the Italian countryside, vineyards, `games’ and special stages, dinners, hotel accommodation as well as an invite to the gala awards dinner at the Ashford International Hotel on arrival back into the UK.

Join Our Team:

Registration for this fantastic event is now open. From the moment that you sign up, we are with you every step of the way. You will receive:

  • 7 nights’ 4-star accommodation in Italy inc. lunch-en-route, meals & wine
  • Ferry Dover-Calais-Dover for car and passengers
  • Service van with 2 mechanics escorting the event
  • A dedicated contact who will support you on a one to one level all the way
  • A tailored fundraising pack with lots of tips, running advice and sponsorship forms
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • ‘Jobber’s’ T-Shirt, cap and finisher award

We’ll also make sure you have a good time too!

With your support, you can help Variety to continue improving the lives of more than one million children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.

You can be the difference in their lives.

The Italian Job

How to apply:

The cost of the week long driving event is £995 per person, based on two sharing a hotel room and includes Channel crossing, 7 nights’ hotel accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, team entry to the Rally with a Road Book and support from the service van and mechanics, a full daily itinerary of driving and events, and the final night’s gala dinner. We also ask that you commit to £1,500 in fundraising for Variety, the Children’s Charity.

We have a very limited number of spaces available. To register, please use the enquiry form below or contact:

Giulia St. George, Event Organiser


Phone: 01273 418100


We hope you are able to support Variety at this event and look forward to welcoming you soon.

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