A message for Classics enthusiasts
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Sadly, we have had to take the unavoidable but necessary decision to cancel Classics on the Common 2020.
We will all miss a wonderful day of fun and fellowship, but the big losers are the charities – children’s, local, national and international - for whom you and others help us to raise significant amounts of money.
Charities benefitting from Classics on the Common in recent times include the Samaritans, Prostate Cancer UK, Keech Children's Hospice, Essex & Herts Air Ambulance and MacMillan Cancer Support.
May we make two suggestions?
First, please help us to continue to support these good causes in their time of need by donating perhaps what would have been your entry fee. You can do this by simply clicking Donate now
Second, do make a note in your diary now for next year’s Classics on the Common: the provisional date is Wednesday 28 July 2021. Let’s try next year to raise a record amount for charity to make up for the disappointment in cancelling this year.
WEDNESDAY 24th JULY 2019
A hot display on a hot day
With what is coming to be a wonderful sequence of luck, Classics on the Common 2019 basked in glorious sunshine, bringing out large crowds to witness a wide-ranging display of classic and exotic vehicles, at this the 12th annual show to be organised by Rotary in Harpenden and the 26th successive event.
Event manager Richard Young said,
“This is one of the largest one-day classic car events in the UK and it attracts nearly 900 cars and motor cycles. Rotary in Harpenden run it as a community event where classic enthusiasts mix with local families and their children to enjoy a wonderful show and we are also able to raise money for charity.
“I am so very proud of the effort and enthusiasm of everyone involved - the Classics committee, the Rotary members and the army of volunteers – in making this major event happen.
“We are proud to be able to help promote Harpenden and raise its profile. We know that many of the pubs and restaurants rely on this day as a bonus to their businesses and we are grateful for the generosity of everyone who come to Classics on the Common and contribute so generously.
“I would also like to thank Harpenden Council, the police and emergency services for their continuing support and encouragement.”
In eight short hours we collected close to £19,000 which, added to other donations, amounted to net proceeds of around £33,000. This will be distributed to our four named charities - Luton, South Beds and Harpenden Samaritans, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers in Hertfordshire, Rotary Doctor Bank - and other worthy causes.
Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for half a day with more than 1000 classics cars, motor cycles and scooters. There you’ll find a Chevy Bel Air rubbing shoulders with a 1927 Trojan, and a rare 1978 Matra Bagheera with a1959 Berlinetta. Plus 10,000 admiring spectators.
Little wonder that Classics on the Common now ranks as one of the biggest one day events in the classics calendar.
The organisers, Rotary in Harpenden, thank all who support the event so generously
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67 High Street,
Hertfordshire AL5 2SL
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Rotary in Harpenden CIO
is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity No.1163420.
Harpenden Town Council