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.

Ping paul~3: Sussex Twosome or Mini Motel?

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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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