The 11th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2019)

Following the huge success of the 10th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2019.

Don't book with the organisers, just contact me to get your pitch saved.

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by Ian
Tue, 08 Feb 2011, 12:43 pm
Forum: Sold
Topic: Portafold on eBay - NOW SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 2759

Re: Another one on eBay

I see its got the sagging-roof-syndrome like mine, but that split will be easy enough to fix. :( Not sure I could live with the gold quilting :crazy:
by Ian
Fri, 12 Nov 2010, 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Roof lifting when windy!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3795

Re: Roof lifting when windy!!!

Note to Chauffeur:

Smithers, I note that the roof of one's Portafold is showing signs of having pattered up and down a bit in the 80mph breeze that rattled through one's country seat, last night - better keep the old Bentley below 75 next time we tow the Portafold down to Henley, what. :lol:
by Ian
Wed, 15 Sep 2010, 12:25 pm
Forum: Sold
Topic: Early Portafold listed on eBay - NOW SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2414

Re: Early Portafold listed on eBay

And I thought mine was in a bad state - at least mine had half the hinges in place, but the rest all looks very familiar.....
by Ian
Wed, 11 Aug 2010, 12:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Paint
Replies: 18
Views: 17221

Re: Paint

Soda Blasting II I've found another downside to soda-blasting - I've had several sessions attempting to fill the millions (well hundreds) of pin-holes that the blasting exposed and, as a consequence, the painting hasn't happened, yet. The downside is that the lightly keyed surface that the blasting ...
by Ian
Wed, 04 Aug 2010, 12:30 pm
Forum: Sold
Topic: 1972 Portafold on FreeAds - NOW SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 4147

Re: 1972 Portafold on FreeAds

What a nice unmolested 'van (not full of reduntant holes for grills for venting long-gone fridges, like mine :thumbdown: )

Ian
by Ian
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Bargain wheels & tyres!
Replies: 6
Views: 5139

Re: Bargain wheels & tyres!

A good price. Thinking laterally (quite legal, even for boring olde f**rts like me), 10" mini wheels were more than a bit popular on trailers. A surf of some of the trailer parts websites suggests that they are still rather popular and new 10" after-market steel wheels, with a 23mm offset, are readi...
by Ian
Mon, 26 Jul 2010, 12:38 pm
Forum: Sold
Topic: 1974 Portafold For Sale - NOW SOLD
Replies: 7
Views: 4061

Re: Portafold For Sale

Hi BB,

Is this you moving 'Matilda' on?

Grumpy olde northern git
by Ian
Tue, 13 Jul 2010, 12:31 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Paint
Replies: 18
Views: 17221

Re: Paint

Found a neat way to fill those pin-holes - rub the filler on with a rag. I can't claim to have invented the process cos I got the idea from a chance remark by the local boat-fettler, he uses a rag to spread filler onto hulls after they have been blasted as part of the osmosis treatment process. Anyw...
by Ian
Wed, 07 Jul 2010, 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collective Noun
Replies: 3
Views: 2852

Re: Collective Noun

Not sure we should go down this route because 'they' probably think we're mad for owning those little-folding-plastic-boxes-on-wheels anyway :think: :think: ... and as for spending money on them :crazy: :crazy: Thinking about what a group of parked Portafolds looks like... how about a Huddle of...? ...
by Ian
Wed, 16 Jun 2010, 12:07 pm
Forum: Parts & Accessories Found
Topic: Portafold Badge
Replies: 39
Views: 19237

Re: Portafold Badge

Hi Matt,

Can I have one too? (trouble is that the new badge will show the rest of it up :oops: )

Thanks

Grumpy old north-islander.....