The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show 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: 3119

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: 4241

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: 2746

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: 18455

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: 4491

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: 5707

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: 4508

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: 18455

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: 3122

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: 21813

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.....