Every year I miss Classics On The Common in Harpenden. I usually find out it was on by seeing photos my friends have posted up the day after. This year I was a bit more proactive and actually looked up the date so I didn’t miss it.
My friend, Aaron and I took a wander about. There was lots of boring shit like Ferraris and modern Yanks, but I snapped some photos of my favourites. Enjoy.
I love MK2 Escorts, I think they look so much better than MK1s.
This estate was so cool.
I really like the paint job on this splitty.
I’ve got a soft spot for MK1 Cavaliers. My Dad used to have an estate. He ghetto fitted 4 seatbelts across the rear seat so all us kids could sit in the back and still all be strapped in.
Shame this was on bags and stupid wheels.
Can’t beat a Nova.
The only reason I like 8 series is because they are stupidly cheap. This one was on NOS.
Don’t see many of these around anymore. There was 2 or 3 at the show.
While we’re on the subject of silly cars, here’s a Lotus Carlton. Love these!
I secretly like these, even though they’re French.
This Chevette saloon was really nice. We used to have one when I was younger too. I thought it was cool at the time because it didn’t have any seatbelts in the back.
I’d love to build a hotrod one day. They look so simple, not to mention cool.
This Capri was powered by a Chevy lump.
While we’re on the subject of Yank tanks…
There had to be a Cossie in the set.
This one’s for Leo. Hijet converted into a mini splitty.
Lovely standard 500.
This was absolutely mint. It looked like it’d just rolled off the production line. A bit of a shame to think it probably never gets driven.
This was a first for me. Lancia Montecarlo. Never heard of it.
Loved this. Possibly my favourite, hard to decide with so many cool cars in one place though. This was fully track prepped.
Again, have no idea what this is but it looked cool. It had AC badges on it.
Finally, this’ll be me soon. I just bought a Vespa!
There’s a few more on my Flickr, if you’re interested.