Veteran to classic: Pomeroy Trophy

“The Pom”

Mutterings about building “Pom Specials” with extra-long wheelbases permeated the Silverstone paddock when the results of the Pomeroy were announced: Rodney Felton’s Monza Alfa Romeo in John Harper’s hands was the only pre-war car to pick up a class award. Trevor Needham’s beautifully-prepared Ginetta G4 scooped the main Trophy; Roger Collings made the best Edwardian performance in Adrian Liddell’s Straker-Squire, and Harper’s reward was the Densham Trophy for PVT cars.

Paul Channon’s AC Cobra named in the best standing-quarter (13.15 sec) ahead of Nigel Garland (Porsche Carrera) with 13.43; Woodward’s rapid V8 Bentley Donington had more laps to cover in the High-Speed Trial than anyone else, and did not quite keep up, but most cars stayed on schedule, helped by calculators and pit-signals.

Aston Martin DB4s went well, Foster and Moss gaining first-class awards, despite some abnormal Aston angles in the braking test, where Browning’s Datsun 240Z was amongst those which went right through. AM Turner brought a Metro 6R4, Richard Summers used his Lancia Thema Turbo and collected a second, and David Bowles drove his interesting Ford V8 Ulster TT, the only one left of three. GC