An entry of nearly 150 Pre- and Post-war cars lined up at Silverstone last Saturday to take part in the race for the Vintage Sports Car Club’s celebrated Pomeroy Trophy. A popular fixture on the Club’s annual calendar of events for 65 years, the “Pom” remains one of the most unique and enjoyable competitions anywhere.
An eclectic entry spanned more than a century of motoring, with cars from more than 50 different manufacturers ranging from a 1910 Hupmobile 20 to a 2014 Volkswagen Golf taking part. Following Pre-war success in his 1928 AC-engined Frazer Nash last year, David Wylie went one better this year, claiming overall victory with his BMW 2002 (above).
One of two cars built by BMW Motorsport for the 1974-’75 season, the car was rallied in period by Achim Warmbold and co-driver John Davenport, winning the 1975 Donegal International Rally. It was entered by KWS Autotechnic of Koblenz, Germany, sponsored by Radio Luxemburg — whose white and green livery it still wears — and was the last rally car made by BMW before the marque switched its focus to circuit racing.
With a field-leading 17 entrants spanning both Pre- and Post-war period, Frazer Nash enjoyed yet more success this year, with Andrew Smith claiming the runner-up spot and the Densham Trophy as the top Pre-war performer in his 1926/29 Frazer Nash Super Sports. Also victorious in the Pre-war ranks was young Rebecca Smith, making her circuit racing debut in Alisdaire Lockhart’s 1911/12 Prince Henry Vauxhall, who was provisionally named winner of the Pomeroy Edwardian Trophy as best Pre-1918 finisher.
Other award winners included past Pomeroy Trophy recipients, Patrick Blakeney-Edwards (Austin Healey), Dudley Sterry (HRS) and Martin Hunt (Frazer Nash), the MGB pairing of Pia Bianchi and Martin Whitlock and the Chevron B8 of Andrew Hall, with Alex Ames the best placed “modern” in his 2002 Renault Clio Cup. For complete information please visit www.vscc.co.uk