Take ‘the Ultimate Italian Job Tour’ in Europe This Fall

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Jaguar E-Type Roadster + Minis

Experience a trip of a lifetime through the many places captured by the British heist classic, The Italian Job.

Over 15 years ago, Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, and Edward Norton presented a remake of one of the greatest heist films of all time, The Italian Job. Of course, it pales in comparison to the original starring Sir Michael Caine, the late Noël Coward, a soundtrack by Quincy Jones, and some of the finest British and Italian cars of the time.

In honor of the original, which hit theatres 50 years ago this year, the Jaguar E-Type Club and Classics on the Road have organized ‘The Ultimate Italian Job Tour,’ scheduled for October 6 through 17.

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

“The Ultimate Italian Job Tour is going to be amazing,” said Philip Porter, one of the tour’s organizers, and the co-founder of the Jaguar E-Type Club alongside his wife, Julie Porter. “It will be unique and probably the last opportunity to celebrate this iconic movie with key people from the film, combined with fantastic driving, the star cars and informed visits to most of the charismatic locations.”

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

The tour spans 11 days and 1,400 miles through France, Switzerland, and Italy, stopping along at many of the locations where the original film was shot. All who participate will be accompanied by many of the cars used in filming, including the red Jaguar E-Type Roadster smashed by the Italian Mafia (now owned by the Porters), the orange Lamborghini Miura P400 blown up in a tunnel by the Mafia, the silver Aston Martin DB4 convertible, and a trio of red, white, and blue Minis (none loaded with bars of gold).

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

The highlight of the tour is a three-day stop in Turin, Italy, where the heist of several tons of gold bars took place. There, guests will get to meet some of the players of The Italian Job, as well as Matthew Field, author of the upcoming book, The Self-Preservation Society – 50 years of The Italian Job. There will also be a drive on the iconic rooftop test track of Fiat’s old factory, and a private screening of the film.

Jaguar E-Type Roadster

‘The Ultimate Italian Job Tour’ is open only to Jaguar E-Types, and Lamborghinis, Minis, and Aston Martins before 1970. Each participant pays between $6,300 and $7,500 for accommodations, depending on what is chosen. More details can be found at classicsontheroad.com.

Photo credit: Philip Porter

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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