This year would have been the 7th year of the Barnet Classic Car Show, but unfortunately we were not able to stage it. We have been around a bit, firstly on the old Barnet Market site, then at the Army Reserve Centre and last year in The Spires NCP car park. The NCP car park would have been our home again this year and it has the great advantage of giving us a wet weather option. Last year, a cloud burst was forecast for halfway through the Show, so we were able to switch from the roof (uncovered) to the basement.
The 2020 Show was originally scheduled for Sunday, 17th May, but like so many events, it had to be postponed. We tried to hold it on Sunday, 20th September instead, but unfortunately complications resulting from Covid restrictions led us to cancel it. We are hoping to hold the Show in May 2021, along the lines of previous shows: participants will be asked to meet in the car park of the King George V playing fields, Barnet Lane, for 10.30 am. Cars will then be dispatched from 11.00 am onwards, one at a time, to drive up Barnet Hill and along the High Street where there will be some spectators. The cars will then drive into The Spires NCP car park so that they will all be in position by 11.30 am. There will be a band and refreshments and, if previous years are anything to go by, there will be lots of visitors to look at the cars. The event finishes at 2.00 pm. It is, of course, free. Any classic car owner who is interested in participating should contact Chris Nightingale (firstname.lastname@example.org) in advance to insure that they will not be charged for parking.