A car primed for one of the most famous rallies in the world will be on show to raise money for cancer research.

The Mini Cooper will be displayed in the entrance to the Holmbush Centre, Shoreham, for motor sport fans to admire.

It is due to take part in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique from Reims to Val les Baines from January 12, to13.

The gruelling 22-hour run will take it over some of the toughest mountain passes of any European rally.

The car will be driven by Tony Rose, of Fourth Avenue, Hove, to raise money for the Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey and the Institute for Cancer Research.

Mr Rose and his late wife, Ann, set up the Ann Rose Monte Cancer Challenge to help fund research into the causes of cancer pioneered by scientists at the Institute.

Mrs Rose died at The Martlets Hospice, Hove, last year after a 13 year fight against breast cancer.

Mr Rose and the Monte team have vowed to carry on the work she started which has seen more than £300,000 raised for cancer research.

He will be at the Holmbush Centre with the rally car during normal opening hours on Sunday.