Monday, 19 August 2019 17:50

Classic car show with a view

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Vintage and classic cars to fill the top floor of the Spires’ car park Vintage and classic cars to fill the top floor of the Spires’ car park
Barnet’s annual classic car show has a new venue this year – the vast open top deck of the NCP car park at the Spires shopping centre.

Around 40 vintage and classic cars – and some classic motor-cycles – will be taking part on Sunday 22 September, the sixth annual show organised by the Barnet Classic Car Club.

A parade of cars along Barnet High Street will open the event, starting at 11am, and all the vehicles should be in place on the top floor of the car park by 11.30am.

An added attraction this year will be a special display of classic Minis to mark the 60th anniversary of its launch.

Show organisers Chris and Diane Nightingale hope the new venue will prove an attractive location to display the cars and for them to be admired and inspected by supporters and visitors.

“The top deck of the car park is a very pleasant open space, with fine views over Barnet,” said Mr Nightingale.

“We have already had a trial run with an ultra-low sports car to check any problems negotiating the speed bumps and ramps on the way up to the top floor.”

We have already had a trial run with an ultra-low sports
car to check the speed bumps 

The club had been hoping to hold this year’s show at the Army Reserve parade ground in St Albans Road as happened last year, to coincide with National Armed Forces Day in June, but this was not possible due to other Army Reserve commitments in Hendon.

“We were seeing whether it was possible to stage a reduced-size show around the bandstand at the Spires, but then discovered that the Spires’ manager Kris Weeks is a classic car enthusiast.

“He suggested the possibility of using the top deck of the car park and NCP have agreed to give use free use of it for the day.”

There will be a refreshment stall alongside the cars on the top deck and to coincide with the show, Barnet Teenage Market will be operating stalls around the bandstand.

Local singer Katie Oldham, with the group Alliance, will be providing music during the show which will last until 3pm.

“We are so pleased it’s been possible to arrange a classic car show yet again in the centre of High Barnet and we hope there will be a great atmosphere on the day.”


  • Comment Link Monday, 09 September 2019 17:21 posted by Francesca Dowd

    Do you need to book to take a classic car on the day?

  • Comment Link Tuesday, 10 September 2019 18:48 posted by Owen Jones

    Hello Francesca, Thank you for your interest in the Barnet Classic Car Show on Sunday the 22nd September in the Spires Car Park. If you would like to take part, could you please email and either Chris or I will send you details of how to register for the show. Thank you very much, Owen Jones.


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