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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Any talk that's not covered by the other forums.
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Keef
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Ping paul~3: Sussex Twosome or Mini Motel?

Post by Keef » Sun, 31 May 2009, 4:17 pm

Apparently you are the only person that would know for sure. :-)
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Keef - Dartford Kent UK
62 A40 Farina (Yoko)
65 VdP 1100 (JJ)
65 S2a LR (Dutchy)
66 Riley Kestrel (Victor)
68 Wolseley 1100 (Jasper)
72 Wolseley Six (Reckless)
1974 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 (Tike)

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Motel or Twosome ???

Post by paul~3 » Sat, 06 Jun 2009, 4:10 pm

Hi Keef. 'Fraid there's no way for sure without a "plate" to identify our 'van's. The guy I bought mine from assured me that it was a Mini-Motel and yours looks just like mine, apart from the rear light clusters. The original lights are three separate little 'round' bullet type, as fitted to most old car's. One old boy at a show told me that "it was the Mini-Motel that had two small mirrors fitted either side of both side windows and worktop/sink - cum child bed with a clever slide out table to sit at". This was not so with a 'twosome' they only had the worktop.

I guess we'll have to ask more old folk that had these 'vans' for any other bits of info, before it's too late.... Hope it's helped.

~ paul~3 :?
See my portafolds here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26942080@N02/2521414758/

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Re: Motel or Twosome ???

Post by Keef » Sat, 06 Jun 2009, 4:14 pm

paul~3 wrote:Hi Keef. 'Fraid there's no way for sure without a "plate" to identify our 'vans'.
Ah well; thanks anyway.

I replaced the rear lights with the ones pictured as they seemed far too small at the time. I think I still have the originals somewhere.

Edit: I advertised this van for sale in Farina News (along with a 1960 Riley 1.5) in September 1992 and sold it soon afterwards.
Keef - Dartford Kent UK
62 A40 Farina (Yoko)
65 VdP 1100 (JJ)
65 S2a LR (Dutchy)
66 Riley Kestrel (Victor)
68 Wolseley 1100 (Jasper)
72 Wolseley Six (Reckless)
1974 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 (Tike)

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