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 came.
‘I would also like to thank Harpenden Council, the police and emergency services for their continuing support and encouragement.’
Early estimates indicate that in eight short hours we collected close to £37,500 which will be added to other donations and the net proceeds 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.