I had wanted to do this peculiar and oddly popular event, held at Silverstone and run by the VSCC for the last 15 years, or more.
Since its launch 60 years ago, the “Pom” earned a cult status. Truly a one-off with multiple driving tests, hood and suitcase tests, followed by a 40minute Regularity Trial.
Why was this normally sub zero event so popular? I had no idea but at long last I was about to find out, and very unexpectedly in the sunshine too!
Why I had I failed to enter in the past? Maybe that is easy to understand, with plenty of excuses coming to mind. The fact that it is the first track event of the season, with car prep taking place alongside trials repairs, end of year tax bills, snow, rain and ice, is just a start to understanding why not.
Why so popular? I guess the extraordinary diversity of the cars, wacky formulas and likewise people make it special. Would I go next year? Well, until the results appeared I was not convinced. But being only 3.1 points away (348.1 v 351.2) from an award and with the knowledge that fitting old fertilizer bag as a roof and a Tesco’s basket for additional luggage space would have gained me another 30 points….well, as it is said, I will be back!