Harpenden’s Classic Car Show in 25th Anniversary Record Success
Another amazing day on July 25th brought the crowds in their thousands on to Harpenden Common to view the spectacular array of some 950 classic cars, scooters and motorbikes at the 25th anniversary Classics on the Common, the eleventh annual show to be organised by Rotary in Harpenden.
Event manager Richard Young described the event “What an amazing day, helped by the fantastic weather. I am so very proud of the effort and enthusiasm of the Classics Committee, all our members
and the army of volunteers who made it happen. This is one of the largest one day classic car events in the UK and it attracted some 10,000 spectators. We see it primarily as a huge event for the
community where classic enthusiasts mix with local families and their children to enjoy a wonderful show. Rotary in Harpenden, are proud to be able to help promote Harpenden and we are extremely
grateful for the generosity of everyone who came.
We would also like to thank Harpenden Council, the police and emergency services for their continuing support.”
Early estimates indicate that in eight short hours we collected close to £20,000 which will be added to other donations and the nett proceeds will be distributed to our four named charities: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Keech Hospice Care, Macmillan Cancer Support and Shelterbox Trust and other worthy causes.
As well as being a big community event for the town, last year Classics on the Common raised over £33,000 for local, children’s, national and international charities.
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 top events in the classics calendar. Charities benefit, too. Last year’s show raised £33,000 for local, national and international charities.
The show raised £33,000 for charity in 2017. The main beneficiaries were Luton, South Beds and Harpenden Samaritans, Prostate Cancer Care, Hopes and homes for Children and Herts Young homeless.
The organisers, Rotary in Harpenden, thank all who support the event so generously