Harpenden Classics on the Common a hit

Harpenden Classics on the Common 2015

Harpenden Classics on the Common 2015 - Credit: Archant

Thousands of visitors flocked to the annual Classics on the Common event in Harpenden last week and hopes are high for a record-breaking amount raised for charity.

The special car convention took place on Harpenden Common and attracted more spectators than ever before.

Proceeds from the event are thought to be higher than the £24,000 raised last year, with funds going to local, national and international charities.

Cars, motorcycles, and campervans from across the country pulled on to Harpenden Common last Wednesday for a sunny afternoon of motor history.

The combination of classic cars and good weather proved a successful one. Event manager, Richard Bellingham, said: “I think it was a very successful event.

“Everyone was in a good mood and the sunny weather brought a large number of spectators.

“We had a number of very interesting vehicles including a Stanley Steamer from 1914/16, but overall it was that everyone had such a good time and we raised so much money for charity that made the day so special. All the hard work has paid off.

“May I thank the people of Harpenden and district for their magnificent support of this year’s Classics on the Common.”

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Money raised will be split between local charities Community Meeting Point Harpenden, Youth Talk, national charities Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan and the International Guildford Rotary Eye Project.