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Classics on the Common 2003

Classics on the Common, Harpenden. 9th July 2003

Classics on the Common was a roaring success. The organisers were forced to stop new entrants arriving since the common was full by 6.30pm!  By that time there were over 1800 Classic Cars and Motorcycles from all over the County parked on the green, with many countless hundreds reluctantly turned away. 

It seemed like most of Harpenden was filled with the overflow cars. Much interest too from the general  public, many thousands turned out to view the vehicles and talk to the owners. Many of the vehicles have been lovingly restored over many years by their owners. Participants came not only from the local area but from much further afield. Werner Maurer arrived at the event after a two day journey from Zurich, Switzerland and was probably the furthest travelled. 

The photos show Werner Maurer's 1945 Standard 8 Drophead Coupe which was originally a  Hertfordshire Car before being restored in Switzerland. This was its first journey back to its homeland! Te other car is the Webmasters 1919 SLS. The other Standard present, not pictured was Roger Barnes's 1954 Standard 8, a local car from Harpenden