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.
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This estate was so cool.
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I really like the paint job on this splitty.
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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.
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Shame this was on bags and stupid wheels.
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Can’t beat a Nova.
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The only reason I like 8 series is because they are stupidly cheap. This one was on NOS.
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Don’t see many of these around anymore. There was 2 or 3 at the show.
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A Bath.
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While we’re on the subject of silly cars, here’s a Lotus Carlton. Love these!
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I secretly like these, even though they’re French.
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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.
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I’d love to build a hotrod one day. They look so simple, not to mention cool.
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This Capri was powered by a Chevy lump.
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While we’re on the subject of Yank tanks…
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There had to be a Cossie in the set.
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This one’s for Leo. Hijet converted into a mini splitty.
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Lovely standard 500.
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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.
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This was a first for me. Lancia Montecarlo. Never heard of it.
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Loved this. Possibly my favourite, hard to decide with so many cool cars in one place though. This was fully track prepped.
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Again, have no idea what this is but it looked cool. It had AC badges on it.
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Finally, this’ll be me soon. I just bought a Vespa!
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There’s a few more on my Flickr, if you’re interested.

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