The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th 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 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

Finally, I post a picture of mine

Pictures of your Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel.
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Finally, I post a picture of mine

Post by Admin » Wed, 01 Jul 2009, 6:45 pm

Well here it is finally, a picture of my 1968 Portafold.

I 'rescued' mine from my old house in Devon last night and I took this picture in a lay-by on the way home. You could say this is an advert for living in Devon or Dorset, picturesque views over rolling hills. Absolutely beautiful.

Plus if anyone is looking for a modern car that will tow a Portafold with no problems can I recommend an Audi A4 2.5 V6 TDi. Seriously good towing torque.
AudiandPortafold.jpg
Matthew
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Your van

Post by txfsealord » Thu, 02 Jul 2009, 6:20 pm

Hi Matt, haven't you got lots of wheel clearance in your arches! Is the van loaded or empty here?

Steve

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Post by Admin » Thu, 02 Jul 2009, 6:56 pm

Loaded, but I don't use my awning and I don't take the original sink unit either. But it is 450kg.
Matthew
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Post by Neil » Thu, 02 Jul 2009, 9:54 pm

Maybe you should take some of the beer out :lol:

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Post by Admin » Fri, 03 Jul 2009, 11:52 am

It'll be Pheasant Plucker cyder, you know that! :D
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Post by Ian » Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 12:16 pm

I'm glad there is someone else out there who tows theirs with an 'ordinary' (although rather nice) car! - I, briefly, felt a little inferior when I spotted Sunbeam Tigers and Model 'A' rods being used as Portatugs :lol:

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Post by bigbird » Thu, 09 Jul 2009, 1:49 pm

You're not the only one mate, ours is being towed by a bog standard Volvo...It's the sea air, anything older than 1970 rots away to obscurity..he he

I've got an old Triumph Spit, but she's rotting on the drive...awwwww.....

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Post by Ian » Fri, 10 Jul 2009, 11:43 am

The mudane Portatugs have some distinct advantages - you can hear the radio and your debit/credit card doesn't weeze and splutter as you approach each petrol station :lol:

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Post by bigbird » Fri, 10 Jul 2009, 1:16 pm

:lol: :lol:

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