Classics is back on the Common

Rotary in Harpenden's Classics on the Common is being held this year on Wednesday, 22 September. To enter your classic car or motor cycle go to 


A hot display on a hot day

This is what we do ...

this is who we support ... click on each image to reveal the charities' names.

This is what it's all about ...

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.’


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.




Regretfully, given the coronavirus situation, we have cancelled the 2020 Classics on the Common. Classics 2021 will be held on Wednesday 22nd September 2021.

Print Print | Sitemap
Rotary in Harpenden CIO is a charitable incorporated organisation, Registered Charity No.1163420
For Harpenden Village Rotary Club website click here