June - 10th to 18th 2023

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Here it is at last, our first 4WF Alpine Adventure. We have talked about this for many years, knowing how much fun a road trip to the Alps would be on a 4 Wheels Forward Alpine car Adventure. SO, after many years in the making, here it is at last.

On Days Like These - It is time to get your own version of the Lamborghini P400 out of the garage to join Charlie Croker on a spectacular 4WF Alpine heist to rob some Italian culture from Johnny foreigner, then bring it back to Blighty for our Mr. Bridger. Not one to be missed people....Move On!.... This holiday will be a real Grand Tour Road Trip, taking in as many of the best car driving roads and spectacular sights possible, as we enjoy our first 4WF Alpine Adventure. In true Grand Tour style, we will take in as much as we can in the week, while still enjoying time to take in the sights along with some culture as we head to Italy to do the Job. As part of the 4WF T I J, and as one of the privileged few to take the Grand Tour, we will stay in nice Hotels in spectacular locations each night, were we can refresh, recharge, eat and drink, while discussing the next leg of the Job, before getting a good nights sleep. This really is not a trip to be missed, book in early, join the crew for the heist of a lifetime. Very limited numbers due to the nature of the Job, 'It is a very difficult job, and the only way we can get through it, is if we all work as a team, and that means you do everything I say'. The Italian Job!

To book your place on The 4WF Italian Job, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

The Italian Job 2023 - (Who's Going?)

A rough itinerary is below. Details will be added as we approach the heist

Day 1 - Saturday 10th June. We will meet the rest of the crew on the docks in Dover at 11am sharp (In the Car Park on the right, as soon as you enter the Dover Docks off the roundabout, where the A2 Ramp meets the A20). Here we will distribute the equipment amongst the cars, before we all board the 'Free Enterprise 1' car ferry for the crossing to Calais. We will then all head south/east for our first hotel in Northern France for a little Food, Drink and T I J Banter.

Day 2 - Sunday 11th June. After a nice, relaxed breakfast, Sunday sees the T I J crew heading South/east, using a lovely driving route, avoiding any authorities. We will take in as many faster quiet B roads and interesting places this war-torn area has to offer before sneaking through the champagne region without detection. With plenty of Coffee stops, and maybe a little lunch along the way, we will eventually arriving at our secret Hotel hid in the centre of a small castellated hill town around 16:00. Leaving plenty of time for a good walk around this secure place, before getting ready for our evening meal, along with another wee drinkies or two and some more T I J banter and planning before bed.

Day 3 - Monday, after another relaxed breakfast, we continue on our obscure route towards the Job and start to gain altitude as the Alps appear ahead. Again, the route will be twisty and interesting avoiding the locals and the authorities, before we arrive at our Grand Hotel in plenty of time for a wander round before an evenings fun and banter before bed. Its hear we will make our final plans before we attempt to cross the border the following day.

Day 4 - Tuesday, A nice, relaxed breakfast, sees us heading up into the mountains proper. Taking in as many stunning and lesser know passes as possible, we will attempt to sneak through the Alps to cross at one of the quietest, highest, and least known border crossing that exists into Italy. Mr. Bridger has arranged for this border crossing to be unguarded for us between 3 and 4pm, so it is critical to the job that we get all the crew through this crossing at this time, to continue to avoid any authorities! Soon after the crossing we will be welcomed, disguised as car rally competitors, at a lovely Italian Hotel for an evening meal, drinks and banter. We will also run through our plans one more time, before the heist the following day.

Day 5 - Wednesday, The day of the heist! After another lovely relaxed breakfast, we will take an interesting route to Turin City Centre, arriving early at our Hotel, we will hide all the cars in the Hotels underground Car park. Here Charlie will hand out full details and directions, showing when and where you all need to be to pull of the heist and grab the loot. Once we have the loot, we will all meet up back at the garage were we will resume our disguises as Rally entrants, take a few drinks and get some sleep while the authorities run round like headless chickens!

Day 6 - Thursday. The morning after. The authorities, having eventually realised just what we took, should assume we are many miles away, having headed straight for the border the night before and will have been watching all the border crossings. So, after yet another lovely relaxed breakfast, we will make good our escape from the city and head up into the mountains. Taking even more obscure and unknown alpine passes, we will slowly head north into the mountains continuing on our 'Car Rally' route. ' I have an idea', this will be a very special day of taking in many of the stunning roads and sights from a very famous film as part of our car rally disguise. We will then take another night in a lovely Italian Hotel close to the border, to let things calm down a little more before we make good our escape the following day. No doubt there will be more food, drink and T I J banter, but we cannot celebrate too much until we have managed to cross the Italian border the following day.

Day 7 - Friday. After our last Italian breakfast, our Hotel is well placed to let us take in more stunning roads and sights from a very famous film, as part of our charade. It also allows us to try two very quiet and high border passes to try and escape Italy at last. Once we are eventually over the border, we have a stunning French Hotel booked in a stunning location where we can celebrate at last. We can all relax, take a swim, and eat and drink the night away, before getting some well deserved kip..

Day 8 - Saturday 17th. It's not over, till its over! So now we head back toward blighty to tell Mr Bridger we pulled off the Job. We will take breakfast and start our journey North/West on more quiet and scenic roads, trying to avoid any authorities. We will stop over at another lovely quiet Hotel in the evening, leaving time for a swim, a walk around town and our final evening meal and T I J banter before bed.

Day 9 - Sunday 18th. An early breakfast sees us heading for the Channel and our lunchtime Ferry back to Blighty. Once we hit Dover, we will all split to make our way home in good time. Mr Bridger will be informed of our success and we can then all enjoy the memories and spoils of The 4WF Italian Job for the rest of our lives.

Not one to be missed. I believe The 4WF Italian Job - 2023 will be a truly fantastic Car trip and holiday. We will visit, see and take in most of the more famous roads, sights and locations from the classic film 'The Italian Job', all wrapped up in a relaxed Grand Tour 4WF Holiday Adventure. The routs and alpine passes we will use are amongst the best driving roads on the continent, with little traffic and sensational sights and views, along with lots to take in along the way. Staying in lovely Hotels each night, this really will be a trip to remember. So, book in now for our 4WF T I J 2023 and grab yourself a place on this epic European 4WF Mystery Tour.

To book your place on The 4WF Italian Job, hit this link, then print off a booking form. Send this along with your remittance to the address on the form.

The Italian Job 2023 - (Who's Going?)