Who will win the Pomeroy Trophy today? This V.S.C.C. contest, a memorial to the late Laurence Pomeroy, and the only one in which modern cars compete with vintage and p.v.t. vehicles, intended to show which is the best all-round touring car of any decade, takes place at Silverstone. It began as a two-day affair, with about every possible factor which could be measured or demonstrated on the competing cars taken into account. But modernity brings mediocrity, and this year the Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition occupies only one day, no road section, and noise level and petrol consumption will no longer be taken into account. However, there is a change in the permitted engine capacities, the minimum now being 1,950 c.c. if atmospherically charged or 1,465 c.c. if supercharged, and the latter will carry a 33 1/3% handicap.
There will be standing and flying-start ¼-mile sprints, various tests, of brakes and steering, and a one-hour regularity run round and round the Club circuit. Open cars will lose marks if not properly hooded during the slower tests. This event is not open to the public and the Motoring Dog says you must leave yours at home if you are a spectating member. We hope to comment on the outcome in the April issue.