A Hampshire car dealership has come to the aid of students from Tokyo University as they prepare to enter the Monte Carlo Historic Rally.

Snows Toyota, in Southampton, has provided the team with a ramp to use in their workshop, as the mechanical team makes last minute adjustments to their vehicle ahead of wednesday’s start date.

The event, which the team from Tokyo University is entering for the first time in their Toyota Trueno, will finish in Monaco on February 2.

Crews will set off from venues around the world, including Marrakech, Warsaw, Reims, Barcelona and Blythswood Square in Glasgow, where the Tokyo University team will begin the rally.

Service manager Steve Churchill, left, and senior tecnhician Jame Holmes are pictured with the students.