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VSCC Pomeroy Trophy

15 Feb 2020 15 Feb 2020 09:00:00 15 Feb 2020 15:00:00 Europe/London VSCC Pomeroy Trophy 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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Run by VSCC (Vintage Sport Car Club) the Pomeroy trophy is the first racing meeting on the Silverstone calendar.

This will be the 65th running of the event which feature cars from the Edwardian era up to current day machinery battling it out to find the perfect ‘touring car’ according to Lawrence Pomeroy who the Trophy is named for.

This unique event consists of a series of test for the cars in the morning and then a 40 minute time trial where is car is set number of laps to achieve within the time to get maximum points.  All cars entering must be road legal and will compete for a number of different trophies over the day including Pomeroy Trophy for best overall performance.

The 65th anniversary see the introduction of the new ‘picnic test’ – Competitors will leave the test start line, park next to the kerb, exit the car, move a picnic basket from one table to another, get back into the car, put their seatbelts on and then drive to stop astride the finish line.

Image credit: Jeff Bloxham, john Retter & Racing News

 

Ticket Prices

This event is FREE to the public, just turn up on the day and you can get a ticket from gate. 

On The Day

Adult Child*
Saturday Free Free

*Children aged 15 and under.
Programmes will be available to purchase on the day.

What’s Included?

  • Free roving within BRDC grandstand
  • 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

  • Where can I find out more about disabled accessibility?

    Please call 0344 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 0344 3728 232 for more information.

  • 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?

    There is no camping available at Silverstone Circuit 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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