There is perhaps no other event that captures the imagination and ethos of the Vintage Sports-Car Club better than the legendary Pomeroy Trophy. It is a unique event, in which the speed and agility of pre-war cars are pitted against those of newer road cars in a single day event on the Grand Prix circuit at Silverstone, in the quest to find the best touring car.
19th February 2022 heralds the 66th ‘Pom’. The concept was first mooted by Harry Bowler in 1949, but due to petrol rationing the first Pom took place on 22 March 1952.
Over the course of the day, competitors will take part in a timed slalom, a straight-line acceleration test and a brake test, all followed by the killer ingredient; a 40-minute session on the full Grand Prix circuit in the afternoon (run in 3 speed graded groups). This is not a race but an exercise in trying to complete a pre-determined number of laps in your car based on your car’s age and specification.
For 2022, the Pomeroy Trophy will include a class aimed predominantly at touring cars from the 70’s through to the 90’s but any car; road or race, new or old, will be considered, as for this class the requirement for all cars to have current road tax paid is removed. In deference to the recently departed Gordon Spice this class will be contested in his name with a trophy for the winner. Basic requirements for the touring race cars will be in line with normal race regulations, so operational lights and safety equipment and usual silencing, with an allowance for slicks or wets.
On that basis all cars from Motor Racing Legend’s Touring car and Tony Dron events, as well as Goodwood Gerry Marshall cars will be eligible to enter, along with any 60’s GT or touring cars running on race spec tyres e.g., Dunlop – L’s or M’s or equivalent Avons. The main difference this year, as mentioned above, is that there is not a requirement to be road legal or have a V5C. These cars will not be eligible for the overall Pomeroy Trophy (which is specifically for road legal cars) but they will be competing for the inaugural Gordon Spice Cup.
In an age where track time has become ever more expensive, why not enter our 2022 event? It’s a great opportunity to lightly test your winter works, it’s something different and more importantly it’s a really fun day out with an eclectic mix of cars and people. The entry fee is £195 (£145 for pre-1940’s cars) for 40 minutes on the historic GP circuit, and there’s a point to it because it’s seriously competitive!
The VSCC has already received entries from two Group 2 touring cars running on slicks and rather poignantly, an ex-Gordon Spice Group 1 Ford Capri. Please put your entries in ASAP so we can gauge how best to entertain and support this exciting new dynamic.
Cars can be either driven or trailered to the event.
The car which wins the ‘Pom’ is always a true all-rounder driven by a great driver, so why not join us and see how you and your favourite car fairs?
Photo courtesy of Mike Archer
Entry Form: CLICK HERE
Regulations: CLICK HERE
Facilities info: Refreshments • Toilets • Parking • Good Disabled Facilities