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Italian Job

Italian Job

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About The Job

Time to go before we depart the Isle of Man to take part in the
2019 30th Anniversary Italian Job event. 

About The Job

50 years on from the original bullion robbery and the fun starts again. Mary and Ian Sims Team 9, along with fellow Manx “Jobbers” Pete Rothwell and John Tarrant Team 10 and father and son Team 12 Richard and Charlie Henthorn from the Isle of Man are to travel to Northern Italy by Classic Minis where they will meet up with other fellow “Jobbers” at Imola from all corners of the globe in Oct 2019.

This is an event organised by “The Italian Job” organisation www.italianjob.com, this year it is in aid of the charity “Buttle UK Reg 313007”.  The organisation has been putting on the event since 1990, so this year will be celebrating 30 years and up to the present day have raised in excess of £2,500,000.

The vehicle Ian and Mary are using will be the 1966 Morris Mini Traveller  which they used in 2009 and 2013, only slight modifications have been done since the 2013 event.  A 3,500 miles round trip is anticipated, where they travel with the service van and other participants to Northern Italy to meet up with the other cars for scrutineering and briefing etc on 20th Oct 2019 in Imola (Bologna).  Following some of the original Italian Job route the Minis took, en-route there will be fund raising events and an auction of goods brought by the “Jobbers”.  This year the event will finish in the UK at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

Mary and Ian are funding their own expenses, hotel, food, fuel, entry fee etc.   Therefore any money donated, raised from supporters, or advertising space on the Mini, will all be for the benefit of the charity.

The money raised by the “Jobbers” is split as follows: 10% to “The Italian Job Development Fund”, 5% to the Regina Margherita Hospital in Turin and 85% to “Buttle UK Reg 313007”.

If you would like any more details, or able to offer support, please use the contact form here on the website.