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 gods deemed that CLASSICS ON THE COMMON 2021 should have good weather. 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.


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 while we were delighted to offer people a day out in the sunshine, the event 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 cars 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.


photos courtesy of Peter Wilson, Harpenden Photographic Society


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