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.


Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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Post by vauxhallbitz » Sun, 08 Apr 2007, 7:49 pm

Hello all,

It would appear from looking at the maintenance section of the website that my Portafold is fitted with Lockheed brakes although the wheel hub is completely different from that shown in the maintenance instructions.

Can anyone tell me what the brake shoes are from, are they Mini or something else?


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Post by Admin » Sun, 08 Apr 2007, 10:02 pm

It's my next job I'm afraid, to get the shoes off mine and take them down to one of our many motor factors to find out what they're from. Hopefully they'll be able to give me a few part numbers and the names of other vehicles/trailers/caravans that also use them.
Wanted: Any original Portafold, Ansfold or Mini-Motel brochures, adverts or magazine articles.
Also, any chassis numbers for the above caravans!

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Post by Gordon McLaren » Sun, 29 Apr 2007, 6:58 am

just been reading through the topic of brakes , if the shoes happen to be different , some of the motor factors can still reline brake shoes , having worked in the agricultural industry , sometimes it was the only alternative , as you can get some real old machinery and vintage tractors turning up . generally it took about a week for return of the revamped shoes. hope this helps

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Post by vauxhallbitz » Mon, 21 Apr 2008, 9:36 pm

Hello all,

Just finished renewing my brakes and shock absorbers on my van.

I decided to take the body off the chassis after all and completely reconditioned everything when it was off.

For future reference the brakes are from an Austin A35, however those from an early Morris Minor will fit with a little bit of grinding here and there. The shock absorbers are from a Triumph Herald and they have made a great difference to the handling when towing.

Next job is painting the painting the outside of the van!!!

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