Classics on the Common
Classics on the Common  




It's been a long time coming. And we got away with it again!

Despite being in September, for the 8th year in succession the weather for CLASSICS ON THE COMMON 2021 was good. Not just good, but wonderful. And with the weather came the crowds. A massive thank you to the people of Harpenden and beyond who came to view the cars and who have been so very generous again.

An amazing result from the collection. Over £33,000 has been raised which Rotary in Harpenden will give to charitable causes.

Our commercial sponsors had another very good day with their stands and banners.

LIz Jack, event organiser, said, "The magnificent turnout of cars and spectators just proves how valuable Classics on the Common is to Harpenden.

We could not have asked for better conditions or support and we were delighted to offer people a day out in the sunshine. The event also directly helps charities to do their very important work.

Classics could not happen without our sponsor, Harpenden Town Council, the police and emergency services to whom we send our grateful thanks for their continued support."

Our usual eclectic mix was topped off by a 1900 Daimler who arrived suitably late, like the star she is. Even the phalanx of Rolls Royces and Bentleys were slightly over-shadowed.

Models like the frog eye Sprite, Lotus Cortina, Mk1 Golf with "Pireli alloys" (very rare), Ferrari 308, Triumph Herald , Split Screen VW camper and a Mini traveller stood out among over 700 classic and supercars on display. A huge thank you to the owners who put so much time and effort to make their cards shine.

With your support we will be able to donate to the main charities who for this year are:

Harpenden Trust, Hope and Homes for Children and

Harpenden Spotlight on Africa

Our website has details of all these charities, together with links.

We know money is not everything and getting involved practically can be very rewarding. If you would like to join us in Rotary, please go to where you can find details.



Top-Ranking Event

Once a year, Harpenden Common comes alive for 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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Classics on the Common

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Hertfordshire AL5 2SL

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Rotary in Harpenden CIO

is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity No.1163420.


Sponsored by

Harpenden Town Council

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