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.

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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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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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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Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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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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