Forty classic cars from Britain, Germany and Italy will be travelling through Falmouth tomorrow as they near the end of a journey travelling hundreds of miles across Europe.

As part of the trip they will be stopping in Events Square, arriving at some point between 11am and noon on Sunday before staying for an hour.

During that time people will be able see the cars, speak to their owners and donate money to charity. Pendennis Brass will also be playing.

The Victory Grand Tour Cape to Cape aims to raise money and awareness for Macmillan Cancer Support, by travelling from Cape Trafalgar in south west Spain to Cape Cornwall near St Just.

By the time they arrive in Falmouth the cars will have driven along the Spanish-Portuguese boarder to Bilbao, to catch a ferry to Portsmouth.

After visiting HMS Victory they have then kept closely to the Trafalgar Way - the name given to the historic route used to carry news overland of Nelson’s exploits in the Battle of Trafalgar, from the packet ships in Falmouth to the Admiralty in London.

While the event is designed to be enjoyable, it is also a race and fiercely competitive – with any penalties incurred turned into fines.

It is designed to challenge navigational and driving skills, and includes secret checks. Entrants pay all their own costs and expenses for the event, with fundraising, donations and fines from penalties going to Macmillan Cancer Support.

It was devised by Dennis Greenslade from Carnon Downs, who organised the first event – this time from Cape Cornwall to Cape Wrath in the Scottish Highlands - in 2004.

His love of motor cars and motor sport, fascination with maps and experience of rallying led to organising what has now become one of the toughest classic car tours in Europe.

The first event raised £32,000 and to date has amassed £770,000, with the hope that this year will bring the total to £870,000.