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.

I won a prize!!!!!!

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I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by vauxhallbitz » Thu, 25 Aug 2011, 8:29 pm

I took my Portafold to a local show in Fife last week and got second prize in the display section coming second to a chainsaw display!!! This is the first time in over 30 years that I have won anything at a car show and was a nice surprise.

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Re: I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by Admin » Thu, 25 Aug 2011, 9:30 pm

Fraser,

Can I be the first to congratulate you on your prize, all be it a second prize. :clap:

But I bet you can't spend a cozy weekend away in the chainsaw display, or make a nice cup of tea in it when you're at a show, or shelter in it with a few friends when the rain comes down... :wink:

But then again, if you've got a large tree that needs chopping up Portafolds are useless... :lol:
Matthew
portafold.co.uk
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Re: I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by vauxhallbitz » Fri, 26 Aug 2011, 5:42 pm

Hello Mathew,

Thanks for that I should just point out that Alison and I got no peace at the show there were people asking about it ALL the time and to be honest I could have sold it a few times, hopefully you will see an increase in traffic on the website and perhaps some new members!

I could not believe how many people had never seen a Portafold before.

Regards, Fraser.

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Re: I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by Admin » Mon, 05 Sep 2011, 7:59 pm

Fraser,

After I met a lovely couple from Portland (near Weymouth) at the Great Dorset Steam Fair last weekend I can now confirm that yours is the last Portafold made in 1970, as their caravan is one number after yours and it's from 1971! I now have an exact cut off point between 70 and 71 on my database.

Another talking point at your next show... :wink:
Matthew
portafold.co.uk
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Re: I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by vauxhallbitz » Mon, 05 Sep 2011, 9:34 pm

Hello Mathew,

How very interesting, I wonder how many consecutive numbered Portafolds remain............?

Regards, Fraser.

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Re: I won a prize!!!!!!

Post by Admin » Mon, 05 Sep 2011, 9:48 pm

I do have a few consecutive numbers now but this is the first I have that crosses over a year. If only I had a few more like that I'd be sorted!

Anyone out there who hasn't sent me theirs yet, get in touch! :thumbup:
Matthew
portafold.co.uk
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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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