PHOTOS: Winewall dad shares experiences following ‘Italian Job’ challenge

An adventurous dad’s Italian trip might have been dubbed a Mini adventure, but it soon became one of the biggest experiences of his life.

Craig McBeth (33), from Winewall, was just one of approximately 70 people to take part in this year’s exciting Italian Job Mini car rally to raise awareness and funds for children’s charity Variety.

Following a non-stop 26-hour trek in his Mini Cooper 1991, Craig and his co-driver Aaron Leverton, spent a week exploring the fascinating sites of the the classic 1969 film “The Italian Job”.

Among other activities, the pair were also able to enjoy a trip to the F1 racing circuit at Imola, take in windy roads in the Gaggio Montano region, indulge at a black tie dinner, and talk to Ducati owners about the wine-making process at the Casa Pilota vineyard. They made their return to England on Friday.