Toy­ota’s ‘Par­al­lel Pom’

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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.

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