Toyota (GB) plc is joining the unique Pomeroy Trophy event at Silverstone in 2019, and is inviting enthusiasts of the brand to come along and join in the action.
Run in the UK since 1952 by the Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC), the Pomeroy Trophy pits cars of all types and from all eras against each other using a unique series of calculations to ensure all are judged equally. The only strict requirement is that any car entering must be road legal.
For more than half a century the men and women behind the Pomeroy Trophy have awarded the winning car the accolade of best touring car, or all-rounder. Next year, in conjunction with the main contest, Toyota GB and the VSCC are inviting any road-going Toyota to join an exclusive event to be held in tandem with the main Pomeroy Trophy on Saturday 16 February.
The mission is to find the UK’s best Toyota by bringing together brand enthusiasts for one memorable event. The new event is called the Parallel Pomeroy Trophy and will take place on the same day at Silverstone, using elements of the same tests, and be assessed by the same judges, as the Pomeroy Trophy itself.
Competitors will participate in a minimum of six assessed challenges. A competition licence isn’t required to take part, but a road driving licence is a necessity.
The Parallel Pomeroy Trophy’s handicap formula used to determine the scoring will take into account factors such as a car’s engine capacity, its year of manufacture and the times recorded on the tests.
This year, Toyota took two Yaris GRMNs and a classic Corona model to Silverstone to compete in the Pomeroy Trophy. The sheer breadth and variety of cars participating make this an event like no other. There’s no limit on vehicle age, nor is the competition specific to a select few models.
Scott Brownlee, Toyota GB’s Head of PR and Social Media, said: “The Pomeroy Trophy is an amazing competition that takes in cars of any age. The fact that a Yaris GRMN and a 1966 Corona could take part in the same event tells you all you need to know about what a fun, different event the Pomeroy Trophy is.
“We had a great time at this year’s event and we want Toyota enthusiasts to join us in February 2019. Whether you have a Supra, Celica, MR2 or even a Crown, we’d really like to see at least one of every model joining in. We want to provide a platform for all the Toyota car clubs to come together at the same event and have a good time.”
Regulations for the Parallel Pomeroy Trophy can be downloaded from the VSCC’s website at www.vscc.co.uk/vsccMedia/25863.pdf and entries can be made via email or post. The entry fee is £30 and proceeds will go to Toyota GB’s chosen charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.