The Slightly Delayed Big 60th+1 Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2021)

Help us set a new world record at the huge 60th+1 birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (we set that at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there this time. We have a lovely 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 13th, 14th, 15th of August 2021 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 (07771544419) to get your pitch saved.

What Do You Tow Yours With?

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Post by Inky » Tue, 30 Sep 2008, 7:54 pm

Hi just joined, a 1959 Mk2 Zodiac will be towing mine.

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Post by pollythevan » Mon, 06 Oct 2008, 2:49 pm

Hi Folders

I tow my 1968 Portafold with a 1969 Austin Minor Van

It even has matching rear lights & indicators

John & Tina
polly the van

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Post by Woodie » Thu, 23 Oct 2008, 8:55 pm

Hello txfsealord sorry it's taken so long to reply,
yes it was us at the nationals with the blue pickup. That's actually my dads, mine was the blue two door next to it.

Also Mr alexdundee we will have to meet some time since we only live about three miles from each other, it would be great to have a look at another model of Portafold.

TTFN Ian Woodcock

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Post by bakers-bar » Tue, 18 Nov 2008, 12:29 pm

Im going to tow my recently purchased Portafold behind a 1971 VW camper.

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Post by alexdundee » Mon, 22 Dec 2008, 2:50 pm

bakers-bar wrote:Im going to tow my recently purchased Portafold behind a 1971 VW camper.
Welcome to the club, I have a 64 VW Splitty... tows like a dream. :) - Harrogate and District VW Club.

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Post by anorakite » Mon, 02 Feb 2009, 9:48 pm

When finished , will tow behind a 1944 Humber heavy utility, or a boring but reliable carina estate for really bad days!!!

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Post by txfsealord » Tue, 03 Feb 2009, 8:06 pm

C'mon Anorakite, good as that is.......

I'm looking forward to seeing the Annie behind the half-tracked armoured personnel carrier!

Steve Lord (former friend of the above)

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Post by anorakite » Tue, 03 Feb 2009, 11:49 pm

Yo Steve,

Interesting to put it behind the halftrack but I would need to find some former friend idiot to manufacture a revised tow bar set up and I am not sure whether Annie would appreciate bar grip tyres without some serious wheel arch extensions, which of course would need to be of the folding variety!!! OK pass me the drink.

How about a survey of the first drink a Portafold/Ansfold owner consumes having set the van up on site???

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Post by tigermart » Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 11:20 am

It looks like we have a small group of Portafolds and Ansfolds within spitting distance! Worthing, Pulborough and Storrington. It must be something in the air drawing them down to the south downs.

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Post by anorakite » Wed, 04 Feb 2009, 6:46 pm

Hi Tigermart,

looks like West Sussex is becoming the foldaway county! Must be like Salmon, the vans are returning to their birthplace near the south coast..!!!

A 5ltr V8 as tow car. Hmmmm with that power to weight ratio its a good job you have a Portafold and not an Ansfold, at least the wings on your van roof will give some directional stability as take off speed approaches......sounds fun!!!

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