4X4Fest reaches its 17th edition

4X4Fest reaches its 17th edition: the countdown to an edition with a unique offer

From Friday 13 to Sunday 15 October, at CarraraFiere, the engines of the most exciting off-road event in Italy and Europe warm up with the first single-brand Toyota Meeting, gatherings for all needs, excursions from the beach to the marble quarries,  lots of news from the exhibitors and, again, the Cittadella FIF, minibikes classes for children and many shows

Many initiatives will be carried out Federazione Italiana Fuoristrada (FIF) , the Italian Federation of Off-road Vehicles: dedicated meetings, static and dynamic exhibitions, tests on the beach and on track,  courses of safe driving, interesting insurance conventions specifically designed for historic vehicles as well as branding clothing. In Pavilion B, the citadel of F.I.F. doubles its spaces: 18 F.I.F. Regional Delegations, representing their respective Clubs, will exhibit their characteristic products in a joyful and welcoming atmosphere with an explosion of colours related to the offer of  the genuine flavours typical of the Italian regions represented.

On Saturday, October 14, the first single-brand Toyota Meeting event by F.I.F. will bring all enthusiasts to discover the Apuan-Versilian territory through exclusive, thoroughly trained routes for all full-traction vehicles of the Japanese brand. The event, open to all Toyota owners, does not require any special requirements and will be assisted by the Federation staff from the start to the end on the track set up by the federal instructors on the beach of the promenade of Marina di Carrara. F.I.F. will also propose different paths to the enthusiasts of the sector in order to meet the needs and expectations of the widest public possible. The traditional quarry tour with guide and gourmet stop for the tasting of the famous “lardo” (the typical cold cut from Colonnata), is scheduled for Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October at the famous quarries of Fantiscritti. Participants  can take part in the tour  on board of their own vehicles or as passengers on board of the offical Toyota school vehicles (Land Cruiser and Pick up Hilux), departing every 40 minutes from the car park at the seafront. The Tour of the Corchia, proposed again after the great success of the past edition, invites you to experience an exclusive adventure on board of your off-road car of SUV to discover High Versilia in an itinerary that spans over 100 km with altitudes up to 1500 metres , enjoying unique views with glimpses of the Tuscan Archipelago and also of Corsica. The departure is scheduled at 8.30 am on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of October from the Pier of Tonfano (Piazza XXIV Maggio, Marina di Pietrasanta): all members will have right to free entrance to 4x4Fest in one of the three days of the event. (Info and pre-registration here: https://www.fif4x4.it/tour-cave-del-corchia-2017/)

On Sunday, October 15, the National meeting  4x4Fest 2017 “Claudio Bartoletti Memorial”  by Sarzana Fuoristrada will take place in memory of Claudio Bartoletti, creator of the event “Beach Fun of Solidarity” , who recently passed away.

Great expectations also for the return of the school of Fabio Fasola, that allows both adults and the little ones to approach the enduro bike, because it’s never too early to learn how to move safely: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, the prestigious “Fasola” returns to 4x4Fest with its “Safe driving school for children from 6 to 12 years” (for children’s enrollment parents can turn to the team area directly at the fair) and the “Scuola Donne”, dedicated to women (one hour duration) in the outdoor motorcycle track. Attendees will take classes under the attentive guidance of instructors trained specifically for teaching to the youngest and women. On the same days, trials are also being planned with pilots of trial specialties.

The historical exhibitors of the fair, travel companions since the first edition, are joined by new exhibitors for a 360-degree offer that aims to meet the needs of all off-road vehicle owners who, from all over Italy and abroad, meet every year at CarraraFiere’s event.

4Techinique (www.4technique.it), company specialised in the import and distribution of all-wheel drive vehicles with official and exclusive representation for the Italian market since 1999 (Warn Industries, winches and accessories; ARB Australia, accessories, blocks Differential, Bumpers, Old Man OME, suspension systems, American Expedition Vehicles with Jeep Wrangler accessories, UpRacks, with aluminum racks entirely made in Italy;

AVM, free wheel hubs, IPF light, Viair compressors, Bushranger, Hi-Lift, Safari Snorkel and many others, has become the second phase builder since 2016. It allows approval for Jeep Wrangler Jk and Renegade 4×4 and grows in AFTERSALES to serve the complete distribution chain from the workshops to reach the major dealers with ISO Certification: 9001.

Traction4x4 welcomes its audience in the PADDconKit upsets, springs, crossbars, shock absorbers, steel wheels, beadlocks, winches and accessories, differential locks, body lift, additional LED spotlights, spacers, manual hubs, sport seats, snorkel and more besides exhibiting live the prepared and winning ways of the extreme offshore championship XTC 2017. (BLOG: https://goo.gl/ZRuHz4).

ORAP Shock Absorbers, historic company founded in 1974 in Pavullo in Frignano, specializing in the 70’s in the world of rally and track) presents the new Orap shock absorber with 4-way high-frequency gas monotube technology and low-frequency extensions and high compression applications.

XQUATTRO srl is a leading company in the design and manufacture of off-road accessories made in Italy and in the resale of the best Made in U.S.A.

Travel and Outdoor Accessories, Campsite and Leisure Alongside Car & Off-road Equipment, Motorbikes, Bikes, Motorhomes, Caravans, Boats available from SURVIVAL SHOP (http://www.survivalshop.it/)

F.B.M. Snc Batteries Arezzo, with its thirty-year experience in batteries, accumulators, battery chargers, maintainers in always new and state-of-the-art solutions, propose OPTIMA® batteries, lithium emergency starters/boosters.

Sophisticauto is an online shop dedicated to bodywork and workshop equipment, with over 2,000 catalog products. At 4x4Fest, with the now renowned removable Full Dip paint that lets you change color to your car in an easy, fast and reversible way, and preview the brand new indelible pens to decorate your tires in an original way!

As for tires, BFGoodrich, which in its 4×4 tire ranges, has encapsulated all the experience derived from years of competition on the world’s biggest racing raids, back with its novelties.

MalatestaPneumatici, active since 1946 (co-operates with Magdaandersson, rider in #RallyCross Championships) presents ecologically, economically and extremely reliable regenerated tires. LERMA GOMME, specialized in pneumatic reconstruction since 1966 with a production ranging from car tire to truck tire, with specialization in off-road tires (http://www.lermagomme.it/).

TRECENTOSESSANTA Srl for Technical and Exterior Accessories for 4X4 and SUV Cars, Raid and Shipping Equipment (also online shop www.trecentosessanta.it).

ROCK’S 4×4, manufacturer of Jeep® accessories in Italy offering a full range of accessories (steel or aluminum) for Wrangler JK, Wrangler TJ and Renegade.

Italgiunti, the Italian production and marketing company of transmission shafts, founded in 1972, specialized in the Special Part, product development according to the specific needs of the customer, also for the single vehicle and for off-road applications.

Finally, Z.MODE (www.zetamode.it) is the official dealer of ZANFI, PRO7, J.STYLE, FIAMMA, NUOVATEC brands with the fantastic Ceramic Power Liquid and many others.

Among the scheduled conferences, on Saturday, 14 October at 3:00 pm, the meeting “Business Networking in Automotive – Opportunities and Growth for Small Medium Enterprises” will deepen the strategies to safeguard the individuality of small/medium craft enterprises of the automotive industry so that they can compete globally.

This year it is possible to buy a one-entry ticket, take advantage of the discounted tickets for 2 or 3 days and download the entrance ticket directly from the website to avoid the queues at the ticket booth (get the info on: http://www.4x4fest.com/language/en/coupon-the-baby/)

4x4Fest is organised by CarraraFiere in collaboration and with the technical support of F.I.F. (Federazione Italiana Fuoristrada) and with the participation of ACSI (Association of Italian Sports Centers) and CSEN Nazionale and Uisp (Italian Sport Union for All).

Useful information: 4X4Fest will be open from Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October from 10 am to 7 pm; evening show of Saturday evening, after closing the show from 9 pm onwards. Full daily entry € 10,00; reduced € 7,00; free of charge for children up to twelve years and for disable visitors. Memberships: two days € 15,00, three days € 20,00.

Entrances: entrance N°3, Viale Colombo; entrance N°5, Via Maestri del Marmo; info www.4x4fest.com; www.facebook.com/4x4fest


Carrara, September 18, 2017

Désirée Baldini

4X4FEST Press Office

Ph: +39 335 6404897

E-mail: desiree.baldini@libero.it