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.

Rare Mini-Motel on eBay - NOW SOLD

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Rare Mini-Motel on eBay - NOW SOLD

Post by Admin » Sat, 14 Jun 2008, 10:28 am

You don't see this everyday, a Mini-Motel (the predecessor to the Portafold and Ansfold) on eBay. It needs some work but it's as rare as hens teeth:

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mini motel

Post by Snorbs » Tue, 17 Jun 2008, 5:05 pm

Hi Matthew,
I would love to buy the mini motel but, i have run out of space and would not have the time to restore it how it deserves to be done.
Cross fingers it goes to a good home and i will keep an eye out at the shows for it and let you know if i see it and take some photos to post on your site :)

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Have a look on You Tube

Post by Gordon McLaren » Tue, 17 Jun 2008, 6:32 pm

hi , just rembered seeing a video clip on You Tube of a small folding caravan like the mini motel , so went in to view. you have to see this , pure 60's nostalgia . type in scooter caravan lambretta and up it comes. and i did say lambretta!!

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Post by Admin » Tue, 17 Jun 2008, 7:18 pm

That's brilliant Gordon. Here you go, a link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUpDrtBCO4
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Post by Snorbs » Tue, 17 Jun 2008, 9:42 pm

Hi
just watched the youtube film you mentioned,it was fantastic :D .There is a down side though :cry: i really want a mini motel now and don't no where i would put it :roll: if a lambretta and side car could tow one i'm sure my Anglia and Hornet would tow one :)

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Post by alexdundee » Wed, 18 Jun 2008, 10:21 am

Admin wrote:That's brilliant Gordon. Here you go, a link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxUpDrtBCO4
Thats great, think they even smaller then the portafolds,
never seen that before towing it behind a lambretta... 8)
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Post by Admin » Wed, 18 Jun 2008, 10:58 am

Alex,

To see just how much smaller they are, check out the pair Paul has in his garden:

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mini motel

Post by Snorbs » Wed, 18 Jun 2008, 5:57 pm

Hi,
I'm so upet :cry: just looked at the mini motel that sold yesterday and was so suprized :shock: it did not sell for more.I really wished i could have bought it. It was so cute!!

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Post by alexdundee » Fri, 20 Jun 2008, 1:39 pm

I'm sure there'll be another popping up on Ebay, have an email sent to you from Ebay with your favourite searches and you'll find out when someone puts one on Ebay. :wink:
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Youtube Video

Post by Snorbs » Sun, 22 Jun 2008, 5:27 pm

Hi,

I've just shown a friend the youtube video and while i was watching it again i noticed that the sides of the Mini Motel when they were erected are not one solid side. The sides were in fact hinged in the middle and when the woman pulled the end section it folded out then sloted down to close and then you had a end with a door in it.

Have a look at the film you will see what i mean? :?


I have never seen one like it. I would love to know does anyone own a Mini-Motel like in the film? :)

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