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Pick-axe handles, menacing stares and threatening thuggery are all part of the build-up to this year’s Silverstone Classic on July 24-26, for event partner Hagerty International, the classic and collector car insurance specialists. Reflecting the liberated fun of classic car ownership, Hagerty’s show theme at this, the major celebration of classic motoring and motorsport, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of what has become one of the iconic fun feature films of all time, 'The Italian Job’, which was first shown on June 2, 1969. Acknowledging the silver screen success with a re-creation on their stand, Hagerty will feature a clone of the patriotic red, white and blue Mini trio - their rumbustious crew in full 'Italian Job' retinue. This follows a celebration drive from London’s newly re-opened Bermondsey Square Hotel to Silverstone, for the press preview to the Classic. Sadly, the gold bullion is missing from Hagerty’s display, but the actual Jaguar E-Type from the film will be on show alongside the Minis, and ‘doubles’ of other star cars are planned, including the iconic Lamborghini Miura. All are displayed by kind courtesy of Hagerty clients. Hagerty's Marketing Director, Marcus Atkinson, commented: "We all share in the enjoyment of ownership of a classic car - and hence our fun re-creation of 'The Italian Job', which is also our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mini.” As a further incentive to visit the Hagerty stand, all visitors receiving an insurance quote will be entered into a prize draw to win a weekend for two at the Bermondsey Square Hotel, with second prize of a signed copy of the ‘Murray Walker Scrapbook’ and third prize, £100 discount off a Hagerty insurance policy.Tags:,