Last week saw the closing credits run for design’s answer to The Italian Job when south London’s Cope & Glory handed over more than 4000 to charities from their re-creation of the cult British film. Cope & Glory’s Ian Nuttall and friends re-enacted the Mini Cooper-borne caper so faithfully it’s hard to know if this picture is an original film still or a holiday snap. Nuttall says: ‘We were amazed when we found the location they’d used on the film. It’s a military museum and the curator just looked at the cars and started smiling. It turned out he started his job the week they filmed there back in 1967.’ The boys even blagged their way to the rooftop test track of the old Fiat factory in Turin which also featured the film.
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