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 Microhurtz
Sat, 05 Dec 2015, 10:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 8th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 3842

Re: 8th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2016)

Oh, no, The 2016 Gathering clashes with Cropredy (The Fairport Convention)!
I'll have to get The Tardis out of the garage....
Jeremy. :problem:
by Microhurtz
Sat, 05 Dec 2015, 10:38 pm
Forum: Owners Gallery
Topic: Matching Mini and Portafold
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Re: Matching Mini and Portafold

Well, the self publicity marches on; my Portafold is in the Jan issue (3rd December) of Practical Caravan.
Jeremy. :)
by Microhurtz
Tue, 24 Nov 2015, 4:57 pm
Forum: Owners Gallery
Topic: Matching Mini and Portafold
Replies: 4
Views: 4706

Re: Matching Mini and Portafold

Well, shiver me timbers, I'm beginning to look like a self publicist! It's a long story but my Mini and Portafold will appear in the January printed issue of Practical Caravan magazine. Worse than that, they're in the on-line version already including the dodgy blazer I wore at the International Gat...
by Microhurtz
Wed, 02 Sep 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: lights, handle
Replies: 6
Views: 3234

Re: lights, handle

The number plate light on mine was the (once ubiquitous) Lucas item. All the classic car electrical suppliers do them. In fact, the current Land Rover Defender uses a black plastic version still.
Jeremy.
by Microhurtz
Wed, 02 Sep 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restoration scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

Re: Restoration scotland

Don't be nervous of getting stuck in to a restoration. It's not rocket science! Have a root through some of the restoration info on the forum and see what you think!
How hard can it be?
Jeremy.
by Microhurtz
Mon, 10 Aug 2015, 5:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 7th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2015)
Replies: 29
Views: 13934

Re: 7th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2015)

Well, thanks and congratulations to Matthew for a great event. Had a bit of trouble getting in on the Saturday morning but after that everything was smooth, friendly and entertaining.
Such an eclectic mix of stands!
Even the weather was spot on.
Jeremy
by Microhurtz
Fri, 31 Jul 2015, 10:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 7th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2015)
Replies: 29
Views: 13934

Re: 7th International Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2015)

Well, I'm here, I'll be there - and I don't do facebook either!
Jeremy. :thumbup:
by Microhurtz
Thu, 04 Jun 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Lighting
Replies: 0
Views: 2814

Lighting

Nothing makes the mood of a space more than lighting. Someone said that. Might have been me, of course. The Portafold gives special challenges. The usual halogen spots would probably get knocked off when folding the caravan down. I decided to install some recessed downlighters. There is space in the...
by Microhurtz
Sun, 31 May 2015, 8:52 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Portafold wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 6498

Re: Portafold wanted

Steve, I think that's normal. I've only once erected the caravan on my own and that was a nerve racking event. I had visions of the whole thing "parallelogramming" before the sides were up. I wondered about putting some extra fibreglass into the hinge area to beef them up. It just feels so fragile a...
by Microhurtz
Sun, 31 May 2015, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Portafold wanted
Replies: 13
Views: 6498

Re: Portafold wanted

it looks like you will have to be prepared to travel if you really want one I have to agree; I went to Yorkshire for mine from Birmingham (not an unpleasant option!) Having said that, the nature of the Portafold makes it a relatively safe buy at distance. With no wood and therefore little risk of d...