July again brought crowds in their thousands on to Harpenden Common to view the spectacular array of some 1200 classic cars, scooters and motorbikes at the 22nd annual Classics on the Common, the seventh to be organised by this Club.
The show enables the Club to raise funds for local, children’s, national and international charities. This year’s net proceeds look like being close to the last year’s record £30,000 and will be spread equally across four charities chosen by Club members. For 2015 these are Keech Children’s Hospice, Herts Action on Disability, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Harpenden Spotlight on Africa.
The array of classic and exotic cars included two Ford model T’s from 1915, a 1924 Bentley Tourer and a Hispano Suiza from 1927. The oldest motorbike, registered in 1925, was an AJS E5 350cc. The usual collection of Ferraris was there and, creating a huge amount of interest, was a new Tesla all-electric car.
Event manager Liz Jack described the event as “a truly fantastic day. I am so very proud of the effort and enthusiasm of all our members and the army of volunteers who made it happen. The classic car press rank the show as one of the major events in the classics calendar. We see it also as a huge event for the community that raises a large amount for charity and promotes the profile of the town and Rotary
The organisers are very grateful to the management of Fairview New Homes Limited for allowing parking facilities on the site of the former Harpenden House Hotel during Classics on the Common this year.
Classics on the Common 2016 will be on
Wednesday 27nd July
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