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.

What Do You Tow Yours With?

Any talk that's not covered by the other forums.
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petman
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Post by petman » Wed, 30 May 2007, 11:20 pm

Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Tow cars

Post by txfsealord » Wed, 11 Jul 2007, 5:06 pm

Putting this up on behalf of Lawrie & Christine Newton, Portafolders of Southampton who don't have internet access. We met them last weekend, they tow with a 1098cc Morris Minor 1000 Traveller.

Steve

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Post by KorenM » Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 4:37 pm

Not towed mine yet, but planning to put it behind one of my Austin 1100 Autos. I had a tow bar fitted in June but the van is not yet road worthy, hoping to take it to the 1100 club national rally in August.

I'll let you know how I get on, as I've never towed before!

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1100 Club people

Post by txfsealord » Thu, 12 Jul 2007, 6:50 pm

Hey, KorenM, I used to know several bods in your club! Is Mervyn Irvine still "Spannerman"? He was lecturing at Guildford Technical College in the '70s, the best in the MV dept. And are Dave Brett & Chris Bryant still members? Sadly Dave was quite ill when I saw him last so he may not be. I rebuilt a shell for Chris, in the late 80s I think it was, remember me to any of them if you think of it please?

Steve Lord

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1100 club people

Post by KorenM » Fri, 13 Jul 2007, 4:25 pm

Hi Steve,
Yes they all still around, Dave Brett is living in Summerset now but comes to the Surrey and Middlesex monthly meeting a couple of times a year. He'll be at the National as well. Chris Bryant is now chairperson.

Koren.

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What do you tow yours with?

Post by txfsealord » Sun, 13 Apr 2008, 6:09 pm

Hi all, now the site's back I can tell you we've bought another tow car, tho' it won't be out for a while.........

A 1953 Morris Six. It looks like a giant Minor from behind, with a long bonnet & pre-war style vertical radiator grille over a 2.2 litre six-pot. It needs a full resto but when done, will hopefully be the mutt's nuts!

Steve

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Post by Woodie » Tue, 19 Aug 2008, 8:23 pm

hi there just joined and was browsing through to see what was what and found this about towing vehicles I tow my 68 Portafold with a totaly standard 69 Morris Minor Pick-up and it pulls it as if it wasn't even there when down.
when it's up you notice it more but not had any problems so far.
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What do you tow with?

Post by txfsealord » Wed, 20 Aug 2008, 5:34 pm

Hi Woodie, was that you at the MMOC National - blue Pick-up? We were there in our Ansfold, towed with sage-green 2 door saloon.

Cheers,

Steve Lord

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Post by alexdundee » Thu, 21 Aug 2008, 1:40 pm

We have a 1973 Portafold and towing it with our 1964 Split Screen VW Camper van, its a bit lowered and got a 1600cc engine in.

No problems towing and I can just see the sides of the Portafold in my mirrors and the top trough my rearview mirrow, knowing its still there.

Becouse it tows great, i can see it bobing along countrylanes though and bounces a little! But stays right behind the van.
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PORTAFOLD TOW CAR

Post by tigermart » Thu, 11 Sep 2008, 7:33 pm

I tow my recently purchased Portafold behind a Sunbeam Tiger Mk2. The 5.0 litre V8 seems to pull the van with no problem! Tigermart.

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