Competition launched to find Britain's best classic Toyota

Toyota GB is holding a competition at the Vintage Sports-Car Club's Pomeroy Trophy next February to find out who has the best classic Toyota in Britain

Toyota GB wants to find the best road-going Toyota in the country, and is hosting a contest at Silverstone’s Pomeroy Trophy on February 16 next year to decide the winner.

The Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC) has run the Pomeroy Trophy since 1952, and it caters to cars from all ages and of many different types. A mathematical formula is used to ensure that the huge variety of machinery can compete on an equal playing field, so long as it's road legal. There already exists a competition for the best car, and Toyota’s own search for its best car in Britain will accompany that.

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Never to miss out on a self-explanatory title, the marketing gurus at Toyota GB have named its award the Parallel Pomeroy Trophy. Both awards will take place on the same day, use elements of the same tests and utilise the same judges. To be eligible, your car must compete in at least six of the tests, and a driving license is required to drive your car through them. Unlike vanity-oriented concourses, you'll need to showcase the drivability of your car in Toyota’s contest.

Engine capacity and year of manufacture will be taken into account with the results of the tests, with the formula applied to the tests designed to make determining a winner a fair contest. So don’t worry if you enter a 1.0-litre 1999 Yaris – you can still beat more potent rivals like the 1988 Supra Turbo.

Toyota already has experience of the Pomeroy Trophy, having taken two Yaris GRMNs, performance versions of the basic Yaris, and a classic Corona model to this year’s event. They represent two ends of the age spectrum to choose from, along with two ends of the size spectrum, from superminis to sports cars.

So if you own a classic Toyota, whether that be a Crown, a Celica or the much loved MR2, is in top working order for next February and you could be crowned as the owner of the best Toyota in Great Britain.

The regulations and all other details about the event can be found on the VSCC’s website. Entry to the competition costs just £30, with proceeds going towards Toyota GB’s chosen charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

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