A classic car rally in homage to The Italian Job

The seven-day 1,500-mile jaunt from Italy to the UK will include the chance to drive the Lingotto Fiat rooftop test track featured in the film 

The Italian Job rally will include a parade through Turin
The Italian Job rally will include a parade through Turin

On October 27 more than 50 Minis and classic cars will roar out of the Italian town of Imola – famed for its Formula One racetrack – to begin the seven-day journey back to the UK. The Italian Job rally (from £995) is in its 28th year and is open to drivers of any vehicles featured in the 1969 film, as well as modern versions of the originals. The 1,500-mile route will cross the bucolic landscape of Emilia-Romagna, stopping off for a tour of the Ferrari factory, and will also include a police-escorted parade through Turin and the chance to drive the Lingotto Fiat rooftop test track featured in the film. 

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The rally has raised £2.5m for a number of children’s charities, and this year 80 per cent of proceeds will go to Variety’s Sunshine Coaches, which provides transport and equipment for disabled and disadvantaged children, and 5 per cent to a children’s hospital in Turin.

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