Bongo Tales


(Picture by Marnie Crabtree)
In their search for Bongo perfection, our membership have been just about everywhere in their quest to bring you “Tales from the Bongo”!

Some of the Tales below are true. Some are made up. But all are worth reading.

And if you have a Bongo Tale to contribute, just get in touch!

Just click on the links below to read the full stories

Adaptions

David Brown, a wheelchair user, talks us through the adaptions he has had made to his Bongo.

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The Evangelist

Alison spreads the good news.

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Norway

Ken James has a smashing time.....

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Bongo Bash 06

A full report, including the winner of the Best Dressed Bongo competition, and the new club rule.

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Sharks

A horrible chain of events results in a cautionery tale!

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Enduro

Neil goes cycling while Helen chills out.

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Summer Camp

This article originally appeared in Camping Motorhome & Camping Mart October 2008.

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Captain Constellation!

Alun takes his vintage Royal Enfield around the TT circuit, using a Bongo as a support vehicle.

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Mushroom Roof

The Bongomaster pops round to see Nick's manual push-up roof.

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No Man is an Island…

....except the Isle of Man! Lee Millhouse tells us all about the week he spent there with his Bongo, family and dogs in 2012.

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Muzorewa

We call him "Muz", and he is a legendary cameraman, cook, and Bongonaut. Over the years he has taken his Bongo to distant points of the kingdom and beyond. Here is a list of his adventures so far.

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Bin the Bongo?

Whisper it quietly, but Simon Turton considered trading in his Bongo for a pick-up truck.....

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El Bongo

Mick Parsons gets his Bongo registered in Spain.

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Dutch Oven

Phil Jones finds an economical way to cook outdoors

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Allan

Ian Harley gets to meet the team at Allan's Vehicle Services.

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No Midges

Derek Wallace has sent us this story of his jaunt around Scotland

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The John Bullas Files

Dr John Bullas has documented his mechanical Bongo adventures on his YouTube channel and in his Flikr albums. Here are a few highlights.

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Highland Getaway

Matt goes Munro bagging.

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Norway Calling

Ken has more time to enjoy the scenery and the fishing on this trip.

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Pyrenees

Armed with a surf board strapped to the roof, the Taylors head south.

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The Great Storm

The story of the Ancient Monuments weekend, July 2006.

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Drag

Helen & Dean Smythe use their Bongo to tow their dragster.

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Colouring Comp

The results of the kids' coloring competition from Bongo Bash 2007.

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Life’s A Gas!

One of the advantages of having a Bongo is being able to brew your own beverages on our long journey. Allen Townsend reports.

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Southbound Again

Roy Aylett gives some advice about tolls and routes to the Camargue.

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A Change of Career

Justin Foster finds he is in the wrong job as his Bongo takes his family to the Bay of Biscay.

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Balamory

Craig Crady & family go to the Isle of Mull.

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Navigator

The Outdoor Revolution Navigator is put through its paces in late 2005.

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Euro Jaunt

Neil Gosney took his Bongo around Europe during the summer of 2005, and this is his tale.

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Birth in the Bongo

Oh no! Mrs Jewell doesn't quite make it to the hospital in time!

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Entertainment

Mark Hall has fitted DVD and PS2 to keep the kids quiet.

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Exhausted

MIJ Performance of Walsall do nice stainless steel exhausts. But it's a crap town to visit....

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Bongo Bill to the Rescue!

A major disaster is averted on the way to climb Ben Nevis.

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Scandinavian Odyssey

Dave & Nick Owens go birdwatching in the Arctic! (June 2007)

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Changing the Configuration

Tony Johnson didn't like the way the back of his converted Bongo was arranged, so he made a few changes.

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Husseys on Holiday

Off they go! But how on earth did they take all that stuff with them?

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Shorthouse

Terry goes to Ireland (Summer 2003)

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Dodgy Dealer

There are some cowboy outfits out there selling bad-news vehicles.

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Beacons

A number of Bongos descend on South Wales. Little knowing the consequences.

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In the Doghouse

Naughty Archie devours some sandwiches and then escapes to the Bongo roof.

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Pick Up!

Steve Drewery from Outback Autos converts his Bongo in to a pick-up truck.

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Bongo Elder

Joan Miller, our most experienced Bongo member, gives her impressions of Bongo Bash 2005.

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Fez Please!

It's destination Atlas Mountains for Nick & Lesley

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Movelite

Val puts up one of these drive away awnings for the first time.

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The Wrong Walter

A case of mistaken identity on the Wirral. As told by Alan Tunicliffe.

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Beds

Graham & Rosie Sugdon didn't really get a comfortable nights sleep on their rock'n'roll bed, so they made some further investigations. This is their story.

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Bongo the Elephant

Yes, we have fostered a baby elephant!

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Watermouth Cove

Bob & Mo recommend an idyllic campsite, and have some tips about some indispensable items.

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Julie Goes to Spain

Things don't turn out quite as planned......

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Lost on Penalties

Paul Hewitt meets Wayne Rooney.

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Midge Alert

Report back from the 2008 Scottish Bongo Bash.

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Snow and Ice

The winter of 2009/2010 was very harsh, and Bongonauts had a lot to report!

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Build Your Own

John Cady, armed only with a stanley knife, and some sticky-backed plastic, converts a Bongo for his daughter and son-in-law.

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Fore!

Bernard (Scoop) Symcock reports back from the inaugural Bongo Golf tournament.

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Belfast Busker

It's early September 2005 and 35 Bongos have gathered at Porth Beach, Newquay for Bongo Fest South West.

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Stripped for Action

Andrew Welch explains why he never uses his window blinds.

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Importing a Bongo

It sounds like a good idea. But sometimes it can take longer than expected.

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Boaties Fry Pan

Ricard & Terry test out a square shaped frying pan in the back of their Bongo.

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The Rigs

Stef Young lives hard, and plays hard. So he needs to equip his Bongo how he wants it.

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Carry on Camping

You mustn't let mobility issues get in the way of enjoying your Bongo!

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