this site is just packed with info - you
may be here for a while, so if you are
at work watch out that the boss doesn't
- if he/she does, click the 'Mini Cooper
Parking Only' sign above the menu!
Secondly, The Italian Job team would like
to thank everyone who emailed, so they
could be notified when the site was launched,
unfortunately, due to a catastrophic technical
problem the email addresses got deleted!
Finally, we're all sorry that you had
to wait for such a bloody long time. Although,
(here comes the sob story) the laborious
task of collecting data on this most magnificent
of films was enormous.
a big thank you goes out to all the enthusiasts
around the world who have put up their
tributes to The Italian Job in the form
of home pages - where a lot of information
about the film is available, but we thought
it about time that a one stop resource
for the film was available.
Everything (well almost) you ever wanted
to know about the actors, producers,
including a detailed section on all the
members etc... Including
a section on the main man Michael
Get that oil pumpin' through your veins
with our definitive guide to all the motors
used in the film, from the Coopers
to the coach,
not forgetting the exotic
metal aswell. Also get info
on all the stunts & the magician himself Remy
All the odds n' ends connected with The
Italian Job - from the charity
run to wallpaper.
Exposing it's cult
status - from TV ads that
mimic the film to music videos with more
than just a hint of the classic caper.
Also, a big plug for 'The Making of The
Italian Job' book by Matthew Field, which
has proved an invaluable resource to cross
check info that we've discovered in the
darkest corners of the web. If you wanna
buy this book, which we heartily recommend,
check out where & how in the Merchandise
site is dedicated to Peter Collinson, Director
of The Italian Job, who died aged 44 in 1980
- never knowing the cult status that the film
gained; and the creator of one of the coolest
cars ever seen on the road, John Cooper,
who died aged 77, on Sunday 24th December 2000.
Wanna watch The Italian Job on a big screen, outdoors... with the British sun on your face, plus a pig roast, BBQ, live music, beer and Minis? Thought so.. read on...
On Friday 29th April 2011, celebrate the Royal Wedding in a truly British, but alternative way... get a move on and get down to The Red Lion in Hunningham.
is a big project
These guys are taking on a huge project. They've already
bought the original number plates of the three Coopers from the film & plan
an amazing restoration. They are looking for sponsorship, so get over to their
site & get involved.
Keep an eye on their site for regularly updated blogs on the restoration project
- it's about time someone has done this, and we tip our hats to the guys over
at theitalianjobminicoopers.com for getting stuck in. Good luck lads!