If you want to get up close to some classic cars – or want to show your off – it’s worth pencilling July 26th into your diary, as that’s the date of Classics on the Common, one of the largest and easiest going classic car meets in the UK.
The success of the Harpenden event has been its informality and spontaneity – it draws enormous crowds for a midweek Summer’s evening because of its simple ethos; ‘Turn up. Park up.’
If you’ve got a car over 20 years old, just apply for your pass at the website (cost is just £3) and turn up at the common anytime after 4pm. Or just turn up without a car and enjoy some heritage. The event is under threat due to local concerns over noise – so if you’re in the area, support it while you can.