The countdown for the sixteenth edition of 4x4Fest begins: great participation and new initiatives dedicated to fans

From Friday, 14th to Sunday, 16th  October, the biggest trade show dedicated to all-wheel drive in the European automotive scene, houses several partners in the sectors of Cars, Motorcycles, Quads and Bikes, while F.I.F. (Italian Federation of Terrain Vehicles) doubles its offer.

With the 4×4 Fest opening in less than a month, the fair being considered as the reference appointment for the off-road world in Italy and abroad, CarraraFiere thanks the many partners in the sectors of Cars, Motorcycles, Quads (and the new entries in the Bike world), as well as the numerous equipment suppliers, the real cornerstone of the event, for the trust they renewed in the exhibition, for which they will be rewarded with a calendar rich of initiatives and entertainment, along with events of great impact on the public and the fans.

Under definition the presence of many Car, Moto and Quad brands, while some prominent  names of the field have already confirmed their participation: JeepMitsubishiSsangyongSuzukiToyotaKTM and Can-AM. The fair, this year, will also open to the bike industry with the special edition of Bike Italy Expo, with 6.000 square metres dedicated to the world of  bicycle in Hall E and in the outdoor Road Test Area.

Faithful partners of the event, more than 100 Italian and foreign equipment suppliers (Spain and Germany at the top) will exhibit at the trade fair with the most current news on the market.

On the subject of conscious knowledge of the territory,  Villaggio FIF, an Area dedicated to the Club that will house regional delegations committed to the promotion of the territory, has expanded the membership up to 14 Italian Regions. Each delegation will present a programme and will promote the products of their land in a party, joyful atmosphere with tastings of delicious regional specialities.

All over the three-day event (from Friday, 14th  to Sunday, 16th October) visitors will have the opportunity to test on dedicated paths the vehicles made available by the various brands, alongside experienced drivers and professional instructors of the Italian Federation Terrain Vehicles (FIF). After the huge success of last year, FIF will offer, again, free 4×4 driving short-courses, open to anybody wishing to try the off-road driving  experience for the first time.

Among the highlights, on Saturday, 15th October  the “Conference on disability” promoted by  the Council of Carrara to the presence of a national host who has turned his disability into an example of strength and courage; in the weekend, the 21st Beach Fun of  Solidarity, organised by Sarzana Fuoristrada Club and sponsored by UISP, will donate all the proceeds resulting from the registrations for charity purposes; and finally, on Sunday, 16th October, the 5th National Meeting by UISP “LunaeTrail 4×4 from Valdimagra the Lunigiana” will take place through the picturesque landscape of Lunigiana.

On the subject of historical meetings, an appointment not to be missed is the Tour of the Quarries2016 Editionby FIF (Italian Federation Terrain Vehicles), scheduled on Saturday15th and Sunday16th October. Participation is limited to 4X4 vehicles holders and to passengers on board of the official vehicles of FIF made available by Mitsubishi Italia and driven by the Instructors of the Federal School. The tour will include: independent entrance inside the “Fantiscritti Quarries”,  guided tour and food stop at “La Stazione” to taste the famous “Lardo di Colonnata”.

This year, FIF has decided to double the offer also proposing the Tour of Alta Versilia – Corchia Quarries, 2016 Edition. The tour is also scheduled on Saturday, 15th and Sunday, 16th October; participation is reserved to off-road and all-wheel drive SUV holders. The tour, that will depart from the pier of Tonfano (Marina di Pietrasanta), will provide for cultural stops and will allow participants  to enjoy the stunning landscape of the Corchia Quarries (the largest karst complex), placed at  1500 m above the sea level and offering  such a breathtaking view that, in the clearest days, allows to see even the island of Corsica. The tour will conclude with a visit to 4X4Fest and with the entrance to the track set up on the beach of Marina di Carrara (For info: info@fif4x4.it; ph. +39 059 451621-Monday and Wednesday h 8.30-12.30; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: h.8.30-12.30; 13.30-16.00).

Finally, do not miss the extraordinary Saturday night Show in the Outdoor Road Test Area that will offer great entertainment and performances aimed at making the 4×4 Fest 2016 Edition a truly unforgettable experience!

4x4Fest is organised by CarraraFiere in collaboration and with the technical support of F.I.F. (Italian Federation Terrain Vehicles) and with the participation of UISP (Unione Italiana Sport Per tutti – Italian Sport for All) and ACSI (Associazione Centri Sportivi Italiani – Association of Italian Sport Centres); for its promotional purposed, the event is sponsored by the Municipality of Carrara.

Useful info: 4X4Fest will be open from Friday 14th  to Sunday, 16th  October  from 10.00 to 19.00; Show event on Saturday evening after the trade show closing.

Daily entrance: € 10,00 full price; € 7.00 reduced.
Reduced ticket for FIF members €6,00; free entrance for children up to 12 years and for disable people; reductions for subscribers of FIF, UISP and ACSI with updated card.
Subscriptions: € 15,00 for 2 days; € 20,00 for 3 days.

Entrances: entrance n°3, Viale Colombo; entrance n°5, Via Maestri del Marmo;
info www.4x4fest.com; www.facebook.com/4x4fest
Désirée Baldini
Press Office 4X4FEST
Ph. +39 335 6404897
E-mail: desiree.baldini@libero.it