Toyota’s ‘Parallel Pom’
The search is on for the UK’s best Toyota – the Japanese firm has enlisted the help of the Vintage Sports Car Club (VSCC) to help crown its winner. Toyota GB is to run an event in parallel with the VSCC’s Pomeroy Trophy – a series of challenges held since 1952 to determine the best touring car.
Sharing its judges and tests, Toyota’s so-called ‘Parallel Pom’ will be held on the same day and location – 16 February at Silverstone – as the VSCC’s ‘Pom’; a minimum of six autotest-style rounds are scheduled.
Toyota GB’s head of PR and social media, Scott Brownlee, said: ‘Unlike other events, it’s not really against the clock or racing each other. It’s about how big the car is, how practical it is – can it accommodate luggage or a back seat, for instance.
‘The Pomeroy is open to any car – last year, we entered a 1967 Corona and pair of new Yaris GRMNs. The fact that very different cars can take part in the same event tells you everything you need to know about what a fun, different event the Pomeroy is. You can enter any road legal Toyota. It could be a Supra, an MR2 or a Celica; it could even be a Crown. In fact, we want to see at least one of everything from every Toyota club joining in.’
Entrants are to apply via the VSCC website, paying a one-off £30 fee.