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 huge 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (we set that at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there this 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 (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

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by vforbes
Thu, 31 Jul 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Sywell Pistons and Props
Replies: 3
Views: 2702

Re: Sywell Pistons and Props

Five apparently, so it could be quite easy for us to gather enough for a club.
by vforbes
Thu, 17 Jul 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Sywell Pistons and Props
Replies: 3
Views: 2702

Sywell Pistons and Props

Hello

Is anyone interested in the Sywell Pistons and Props event in September? It's free entry for clubs, and I know we're not exactly a club, we are a group and I'm sure we could arrange to get in as a club.

http://www.sywellclassic.co.uk/

What does everyone think? It looks great.
by vforbes
Wed, 16 Jul 2014, 4:39 am
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Sun Canopy
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

Re: Sun Canopy

In terms of keeping the heat in, we've covered every inch in veltrim, including the seat box tops (which also stops the cushions moving). We've also invested in an electric fan heater with a thermostat that runs all night but we're thinking of installing a Prppex blown air heater for when we don't h...
by vforbes
Tue, 15 Jul 2014, 6:37 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Sun Canopy
Replies: 2
Views: 3119

Sun Canopy

We were very fortunate to find a second-hand (though nearly new) bathroom blind for sale at a Steam Fair - in Baby Blue! It is enormous and is slightly plasticy on one side. My father had the great idea of rigging up some hooks and poles and creating a sun shade for the side of the 'Fold. It's a non...
by vforbes
Tue, 06 May 2014, 9:17 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Shows this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 2207

Shows this weekend

Hello we've just got back from a fabulous weekend with the Portafold. On Saturday, we were in Eastbourne at the Magnificent Motors - and there was a queue to see the Portafold! It was a bit nerve-wracking putting up the caravan in front of an audience, but it was so much fun to show how easy it was....
by vforbes
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 10:43 am
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: What sort of improvements benefit a Portafold
Replies: 7
Views: 15787

Re: What sort of improvements benefit a Portafold

One modification I have found very useful is the Island Leg for a table. Our portafold didn't come with the original three-legged table, and we wanted to create wrap around seating at the front, and a three-legged or standard legged table would have proved shuffling round difficult. We bought a kit ...
by vforbes
Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 6:43 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza 16th-18th May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 5239

Re: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza

This is a brilliant show. We went last year with the classic cars. Such an unusual venue but so much to see. We're already booked in with the Morris and the Portafold but we are only going on Sunday as we're in Beaulieu on Saturday. We'll make sure we pitch with the portafolds on Sunday if you'll ha...
by vforbes
Mon, 07 Apr 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Towing the Portafold
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Towing the Portafold

Hello When we first bought the Portafold, we collected it using a Land Rover. We were shocked by how heavy the nose weight was (the spare wheel was on the A Frame), and how heavy it seemed to manouvere. Later that week, we went to Dorset Steam Fair, where we saw a couple of Portafolds. The Owners to...
by vforbes
Sat, 29 Mar 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Interior Roof Lining
Replies: 6
Views: 4899

Re: Interior Roof Lining

Hi! Congrats on the new Portafold ownership. I would suggest scraping everything off the internal roof - I used a wire wheel on a power drill (though make sure you wear mask and goggles). That way you can make sure you have definitely gt rid of any damp and mildew. It'll be a long job, but well wort...
by vforbes
Sat, 08 Feb 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Portafold Restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 6338

Re: My Portafold Restoration

The Portafold is finally finished! Just a few aesthetic touches (such as the table) to go, but otherwise she's ready to hit the road. Can't wait for the showing season to start (and the rain to stop!!!) Anyways, the last few pictures of the restoration have been added to the Flickr page: http://www....