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24 Feb 2018 24 Feb 2018 09:00:00 24 Feb 2018 18:00:00 Europe/London VSCC Pomeroy There is perhaps no other event that captures the imagination and ethos of the VSCC than the legendary ‘Pomeroy Trophy’, a unique event in which the speed, agility and braking ability of Pre-war and Post-war machines are pitted against each other. Silverstone Circuit

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VSCC Pomeroy Overview

This event is FREE to the public, just turn up on the day and you can get a ticket from gate. Perfect for anyone who wants to get out of the house for a few hours and watch great track activity, without spending a penny!

In February 2018, the VSCC will once again be returning to Silverstone to kick off the Race season with the legendary ‘Pomeroy Trophy’, in which both Pre-war and Post-war vehicles will be marked on their speed, agility, and braking capabilities in this exciting and totally unique event.

Based on Laurence Pomeroy’s formula to calculate the ultimate Touring Car, the Pomeroy Trophy is awarded to the overall event winner.

As well as taking part in a High Speed Regularity Time Trial, the cars will be tested on handling, acceleration, and braking – not least forgetting one of the most unique car tests in the world: the ability to carry two VSCC standard sized suitcases!

As per the 2017 event, the VSCC look forward to another ‘Pom’ on the Historic Grand Prix Circuit. This year’s event is open to all road worthy cars, and penalties will not be given for cars arriving on trailers. Scroll down for more information about the Pomeroy and to book your tickets.

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Ticket Prices

This event is FREE to the public, just turn up on the day and you can get a ticket from gate. Perfect for anyone who wants to get out of the house for a few hours and watch great track activity, without spending a penny!

On The Day

Adult Child*
Saturday Free Free

Programmes will be available to purchase on the day.

What’s Included?

  • Free roving grandstand seating
  • Free entry for children aged 15 & under
  • Free parking
  • Live commentary
  • Free paddock access

What is the ‘Pom’?

There is perhaps no other event that captures the imagination and ethos of the VSCC than the legendary ‘Pomeroy Trophy’, a unique event in which the speed, agility and braking ability of Pre-war and Post-war machines are pitted against each other.

The concept was first mooted by John Rowley in 1947, but because of petrol rationing it did not actually take place until 22 March 1952. It was won by Peter Binns in a Vauxhall 30/98. Although not Laurence Pomeroy’s idea, it was his formula to calculate the efficiency of GP car engines that was used as the basis for the calculations and he presented the Trophy. An interesting aside is that until the event could take place, the Trophy was awarded for ‘Outstanding Service to the Club’ and was first won by Cecil ‘Sam’ Clutton in 1948.

The ‘Pom’, as it is affectionately known in VSCC circles, is a truly unique event within the motorsport world. Over the course of the day, Competitors will take part in handling, acceleration and braking tests, followed by a High Speed Regularity Time Trial, not forgetting a test to make sure their car can carry two ‘standard’ VSCC size suitcases!

In addition to the circuit based tests, all cars are required to be road legal and can be either driven or trailered to the event, with driving encouraged to maintain the long-standing traditions of the ‘Pom’. The car which wins the ‘Pom’ is always a true all-rounder driven by a great driver.

Race Details

  • 144 Cars entered spanning 102 years
    (Oldest – 1910 Hupmobile; Newest – 2014 VW Golf)
  • 57 different marques represented
    (Most Pre-war – Frazer Nash, 17; Most Post-war – Porsche, 8)
  • Engines: Smallest 848cc (1960 Morris Mini); Largest 9500cc (1911 Scat)
  • Competitors: Oldest – 88 years; Youngest – 18 years

A selection of models to look out for:

1961 AC Greyhound, 1930 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Zagato, 2008 Aston Martin Vantage V8, 1928 Bentley 3 Litre, 1972 BMW 2002, 1927 Bugatti T35C, 1993 Caterham Super Seven, 1968 Chevron B8, 1952 Ferrari 212, 2013 Fiat 500 Arbarth, 1965 Ford Mustang, 1952 Frazer Nash Targa Florio, 1922 GN Thunderbug, 1939 HRS Sports, 1931 Invicta S Type, 2003 Mercedes-Benz AMG C55 Estate, 1986 Porsche 924S, 2005 Subaru Impreza, 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I, 1913 Vauxhall Prince Henry, 1986 Vauxhall Nova & many more!

FAQs

  • WHEN WILL MY TICKETS BE DESPATCHED?

    Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

    You will receive your tickets in advance via First Class Royal mail post.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • Where can I find out more about disabled accessibility?

    Please call 0844 3728 232 for further information or view the Accessibility section of our website here.

  • CAN I GET INTO THE PADDOCK AREA?

    Yes, you can get into the Paddock. There are no pit walks scheduled for this event.

  • WHERE DOES MY TICKET ENTITLE ME TO GO/ WHAT ARE THE TICKET OPTIONS?

    Your ticket allows you to go into the Paddock as well as into the general viewing areas at the circuit.

  • ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

    There is a cash machine located in the Pit Stop Café, please note that this facility charges for withdrawals.

  • CAN I USE MY PUSH BIKE AROUND THE CIRCUIT?

    Bikes can be used at the circuit although we do ask that you push them through the paddock during the event.

  • CAN I LEAVE THE CIRCUIT AND RE-ENTER IN ONE DAY?

    Yes, this is possible; please ensure staff at the gate stamps your hand as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event. Please review the timetable to check last re-entry times each day.

  • Can i purchase Silverstone Merchandise at the event?

    Yes, the Silverstone Hub sell a variety of merchandise and will be open at the event. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • Can you purchase suncream/ batteries / plasters films/ cameras/ emergency medicines etc at the event?

    No, but there is a shop in Silverstone village that may sell these items. The onsite Medical Centre hold all emergency medical supplies.

  • CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

    Photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are used for personal and private non-commercial purposes.

  • I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY TICKETS BY POST

    Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

    You will receive your tickets in advance via First Class Royal mail post.

    If you have note received your tickets please contact 0844 3750 740.

  • WHAT IF I AM PICKING MY TICKETS UP FROM TICKET COLLECTION AT THE EVENT?

    All tickets for this event will be sent by post prior to the event. If you have note received your tickets please contact 0844 3750 740.

  • DO CHILDREN NEED A TICKET?

    Children aged 15 years and under are free but will need a ticket for Entry to the venue. Please ensure you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany up to maximum four children.

    If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre on 0844 3750 740.

  • WHAT AGE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BE CLASSED AS A CHILD?

    15 years and under on the day of the event is classed as a child.

  • CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE GATE?

    Yes you can. We highly recommended buying in advance to gain the best ticket prices.

  • WHICH CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

    We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners Club cards.

  • WHERE CAN BLUE BADGE HOLDERS PARK?

    There are a number of disabled parking areas available please call 0844 3728 232 for more information.

  • MY TICKET CONFIRMATION HAS MY OLD DELIVERY ADDRESS ON IT, WHAT SHALL I DO?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on enquiries@silverstone.co.uk detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK/ TRAVEL OPTIONS?

    To ensure your visit to Silverstone runs as smoothly as possible please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey and to make the most of your day.

    Parking on site
    Parking on site is free please follow signs for public parking and take directions for our car parking stewards;

    Train
    The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you can connect to Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.

  • WHAT TIME DO CAR PARKS OPEN?

    Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate Opening Times. Please note that this is subject to change.

  • CAN I CAMP AT SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT?

    No, there is no camping available at Silverstone Circuit for this event. We do however have a number of campsites nearby for more information click here . Please note that Silverstone Woodlands will not be open for this event

  • FOOD & DRINK

    The Pit Stop Cafe will be opening selling a variety of hot and cold meals and drinks.

  • What items are not allowed in the venue?

    The following items are not permitted into the venue:

    • Glass bottles
    • BBQ’s
    • Restricted and illegal substances
    • Offensive weapons
    • No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the Venue or any car parks. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. However, before your arrival please contact the circuit on 0844 3728 251 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm only) so that the necessary arrangements can be made
    • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable
    • Drones or remote controlled aircraft
    • Step ladders
    • Lasers
    • Fireworks/ pyrotechnics
  • SILVERSTONE POLICY STATEMENT ON ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.

    Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers and security guards will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched. Offenders will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.

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