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    Default Harpenden - Classics on the Common - 30th July 2008

    Harpenden ‘Classics on the Common’ is an annual event, organised by the Harpenden Village Rotary Club. It started off when the Landlord of ‘The Silver Cup’ pub invited some of his friends to bring their classic cars to Harpenden for an evening. Now the event attracts around 2,000 classic cars and many more visitors.

    Vehicle owners have to book their places in advance and the evening commences at 4pm with all the cars being lined up for display on Harpenden Common.


    Although the event is titled ‘Classics on the Common’, people display classics, modern exotica and the ‘weird & wonderful’.


    It’s a good social event for Ferrari owners, who also being along their Ferrari branded deck-chairs.






    This Model-T Ford had obviously had a re-spray. It’s also for sale.






    As dusk falls, some owners depart and others get ready for the second part of the evening. Note the Silver Cup pub in the distance.


    This is where it all started…


    The main road just South of the centre of Harpenden and alongside the Common becomes a cruising strip for all the car owners.


    The road is still open to the public, but is rather more congested than the average Wednesday evening.


    This vehicle comes into the ‘Weird & Wonderful’ category….


    Classic bikes are also on display…








    Modern classic?






    Some of the local street-racers like to get involved….


    While the crowd are egging drivers on to display some wheel burning action, the local Police are present to have a word with anyone getting too exuberant….


    This guy’s burn-outs were a little too blatant.



    Some locals are unhappy with the event; especially the ‘cruising’ element. Fingers crossed that it will still take place next year…

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    Blimey, what a brilliant turn out that looked!

    And all those people lining the street! Looks like a scene from the Fast and the Furious!!!!

    Awesome pics there Matt!


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    Matt

    The red E Type in pic 7 is stunning .

    Looks like it is a hell of a day for the car buff ,but it must me a nightmare for the locals.


    Colin

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    Himself and I used to go every year, in my Austin A30, but not been for a few years now. Looks a hell of lot bigger than it was then.

    Some fab cars there Matt.

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    What a great meet,looked a great day had by all,nice pic's......

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    Great pics mate!

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    Great pic's mate
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    this looked like a cracking event ive got relatives in harpenden and the common is a cracking place for a show such as this

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    fantastic pics matt, and i love the bmw convertable on stilks

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    Never been to this all be it Harpenden is my local town for take aways.
    I heard about it on the radio Wednesday & did consider coming down, was a lovely evening but ended up else where working.
    Looks good, always thought it would just be all old classiscs (not my cup of tea)

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