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.

What Do You Tow Yours With?

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Michael
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Post by Michael » Sat, 21 Mar 2009, 5:52 pm

Hi I will be towing mine, which I just bought off Bakers_bar, with a 29 Model A Sedan Delivery, which I bought off Neil (further up the post).

It's a small world.
I will also use my Escort if needs be.
Cheers Mick

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Snorbs
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Post by Snorbs » Sat, 21 Mar 2009, 7:44 pm

Hello Mick,

What a nice surprise!!

Seeing our van we sold you, its looking good.

We towed our Portafold with the van and you didn't even know it was there. We have had alot of fun at the shows with the van and Portafold, but we have replaced the van with a 1955 Chevy now and can't wait for the show season to begin. We have been out to a couple of day meets with the Chevy, but we've still not looked at the Portafold.

It's been about 18 months now, its not going to be a pretty site inside :( must get it sorted because we will be using it from May and of course we are having our Hampshire Bygones club stand next to the forum club stand at Wroughton this year. Hopefully we will see alot of the forum members there this year and we can have a chat :D

See you all soon Snorbs

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Neil
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Post by Neil » Sat, 21 Mar 2009, 8:00 pm

Hello Mick

Looks like my Mrs beat me to it :lol: definately a small world.

Glad the vans ok, must change my avitar now, we're going to use the Chevy to tow ours, now I've just got to finish the towbar.

Hope to catch up with you soon

Cheers Neil

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Post by Michael » Sun, 22 Mar 2009, 10:21 am

Hi Neil, the 55 looks really clean. Hope to see you at some of the runs this year.

cheers
Mick

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Post by Michael » Sun, 17 May 2009, 11:06 am

Had my first run out last weekend (over 500 miles) and the van towed like it wasn't there.
It went up easily and everyone was very impressed at the space inside once it was up.
I was a bit cold in the middle of the night but that's because I need a better sleeping bag. I'm going to buy a little gas fire to warm the place up when needed.
Looking forward to Billing in a couple of weeks.

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Keef
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Post by Keef » Fri, 29 May 2009, 7:26 pm

I don't have a Portafold (yet) but used to tow this :-
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with this :-
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txfsealord
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Your caravan

Post by txfsealord » Fri, 29 May 2009, 7:38 pm

Hi Keef,

Interesting little van, what is it? I presume the roof raises?

I like the A40, it's nice to see one without the rusty bootlid for once! Are these period photos, or preservation/recent ones?

Steve Lord

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Keef
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Post by Keef » Fri, 29 May 2009, 7:40 pm

My friend Peter tows with this :-
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Post by Keef » Fri, 29 May 2009, 7:49 pm

Koren (of this forum) tows this :-
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with her 1100 auto.

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Re: Your caravan

Post by Keef » Fri, 29 May 2009, 8:06 pm

txfsealord wrote:Interesting little van, what is it? I presume the roof raises?
Never did find out what it was, but it folds in a similar way to the Portafold.
txfsealord wrote:Are these period photos, or preservation/recent ones?
I owned the van some years ago, but here's one of the A40 a couple of years ago :-
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Keef - Dartford Kent UK
62 A40 Farina (Yoko)
65 VdP 1100 (JJ)
65 S2a LR (Dutchy)
66 Riley Kestrel (Victor)
68 Wolseley 1100 (Jasper)
72 Wolseley Six (Reckless)
1974 Vanden Plas Princess 1300 (Tike)

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