Crumball Rally
THE ITALIAN JOB – 09 – 11 JUNE 2017

About The Italian Job

Our most popular event and a sell-out each of the 6 times we have run it between 2007 – 2015. Loosely themed on the ever popular original film, it will certainly give you a long weekend to remember and an opportunity to visit some fabulous film set locations.

There are two classes of eligible vehicle: "Bangers", which are any types of car worth no more than £200, or "Ragtops", which we define as 2 seater convertibles of any age, with an engine capacity limit of 2500cc.

How long does it take?

3 days for the rally itself. Allowing for a days travel to the start, and at least another day to either dispose of your car and fly home or set out on the drive back, 3 days driving on the event itself is probably just about enough!

When will it take place?

The rally will start around 8.30am on Friday 9th June 2017 in Reims and end on Sunday 11th June in Nice.

Support en route

Crumball Rally does not offer any support (aside from a sympathetic ear if you break down). So if you're concerned about conking out miles from anywhere on a mountain pass, we strongly recommend you organise European breakdown cover for yourself.

What do you do each day besides driving?

To keep you and your passengers amused, we set daily tasks to perform en route. However, there is no compulsion to take part, so if you just want to cruise through the countryside enjoying the views, stopping for long lunches, that's just as cool with us too. Remember rule number 1... this is categorically not a race across Europe, but a leisurely drive by likeminded people, and there will be no advantage in arriving first.

For those who wish to take part in the daily tasks, there are cash prizes on offer for the cumulative first, second and third placings at the presentation ceremony on the last evening. An additional prize and a trophy will also be awarded for the best car in the banger category and maybe anything else the organisers think worthy. Of course everyone will be treated like a winner having made it to the end, and each participant will be provided with a quality medal memento at the finish.


Details of the general route can be seen on the route page and stop over points and other stuff will be advised via facebook and sent to you when you register so that you can book your accommodation in advance. Approximately a month before the start of the rally we will send you your rally guide which will contain final route details, meeting locations etc. and any advance task requirements (!).

How much does it cost to take part, and what's included?

The standard entry fee is £295 for a car with 2 passengers, including a set of car stickers and a rally plaque. Additional passengers cost £65.

We therefore urge you to sign up as soon as possible. In any event spaces are limited to 80 cars. For payment details please click onto and complete the Sign Up page, which will automatically direct you to PayPal, where you can pay by debit or credit card. If you have any questions please contact us at

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