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Classics on the Green


Report on Classics on the Green, August 2006




 This Postwar 12 Saloon was one of the attendees




This was our first visit to "Classics on the Green" which is at Croxley Green in Hertfordshire, a small village just north of Watford but inside the M25. Held every year on a Wednesday evening, this year's event attracted an attendance of, we guessed, about 500 classic cars of all sorts and sizes.


The three Standards that attended were all by chance parked within a few cars of each other, so their owners were able to converse. This was the first trip out for our Standard 10 after the rebuild of its front suspension and brakes. The springs have been re-tempered and some of the new  Polyethylene bushes have been used. These are part of the Club's remanufacturing scheme.  The ride is much improved now. The whole look is complimented by five newly refurbished wire wheels which have been shot-blasted and powder-coated in an ivory colour. Now be honest, don't the look smart in the photo, below?


The other attendees were Roger Barnes from Harpenden in his '50s Eight and the Post war 12 Saloon of Mrs and Mrs Pratchett from Pinner. This is the ex-Stan Wilshir car that was restored by Sid Sparkes and purchased about 2 years ago.


The rain kept off (again) - you can see just how dry it is now in the South east of England by the burnt colour of the grass - yes that is grass!


So a short trip for us, a pint in the handy "Coach and Horses" and we ran out of petrol on the way home! Luckily we had a spare gallon in a can!


Report and photographs by Phil Homer