News Archive

News Archive


Hello! I’m Adrian John, and although you probably wouldn’t believe it for a moment, I actually own a Bongo! Yes, it’s true! (Ask Ian!)

Just because you haven’t heard from me since 1988 doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Oh no. For a start I have to keep the Bongo archives in order. And also, I have to present my regular show on Saga Radio!

Parp! Parp!

26/06/18: AGM Report

Find out what happened at the AGM, including the Bongonaut(s) of the Year award over on the Forum.


26/06/18: Thanks for Volunteering

This year’s Bongo Bash was a massive success with a huge turnout (269!) and fantastic weather. But it would not have taken place without our army of volunteers – you know who you are! – and I want to send you all my personal thanks. By the way, if you are interested in volunteering to help out at next year’s event then get in touch. Cheers everyone, Ian.


17/06/18: Advice from Russian Bongo Owners

There’s been a recent exchange of correspondence regarding turbo wastegate issues on late edition diesel Bongos. It has been added to the factsheet entitled “Wastegate Actuator”


11/06/18: Going to France

There’s new question and answer in the the Bongo Clinic.


07/06/18: Bash News

We now have 229 booked in for the Bongo Bash and the site limit is 245.


31/05/18: Latest Newsletter

The latest edition of the quarterly club newsletter is now available for download from the members area.


31/05/18: Bash Update

Information packs will be sent out over the next few days. There are 206 Bongos booked in so far!


29/05/18: Dipsticks & Central Locking

Two more queries for nurse in the Bongo Clinic.


27/05/18: Bongo Buddy

Member Richard Gentle runs the “Bongo Buddy” website.

It is a free service to the Bongo community, to enhance, rather than compete with, the two main parties: Bongo Fury and the various Facebook groups. It is an excellent resource tool and highly recommended.


24/05/18: Meetings in Cornwall and Wales

Prices have been announced for these two meetings (September and October respectively).  Full details here.


21/05/18: Gearbox

Over in the Bongo Clinic there’s some useful information about what to do if your auto-transmission starts behaving erratically.


16/05/18: Re-Registering as a Motorhome

If you are thinking about doing this you should consult the factsheet entitled “Motorhome” which has been revised.


13/05/18: Late Availability

Following some last minute cancellations we have 2 places available at next weekend’s Scottish Bash and 1 place at our Summer Camp.  Full details here.


30/04/18: Friday Night Entertainment

On Friday night at the Bongo Bash DJ Dano will be hosting “Stourport’s Got Talent“! All welcome.


28/04/18: Amendment

There have been minor amendments to the factsheet about Rust


28/04/18: Bongo Friendly Garage

There’s been a new one added from West Yorkshire to the database. See the “Databases & Downloads” section in the members area for the latest list.


18/04/18: Key Stuck in Ignition?

Yes, it’s another member’s Top Tip!


16/04/18: Irish Bongo Bash

Due to poor take up we have handed back 10 pitches to Castlewellan, the venue for our Irish bash. This means we have 5 booked in with 5 pitches available. The others will be handed back shortly if not sold.  Full details here.


16/04/18: Revisions

There have been some revisions to the factsheets about Coolant and Audio


13/04/18: Latest Bash Update

We now have 142 Bongos booked for  the Bash


08/04/18: Bash Update

All electric hook ups for the Bash have now been sold and the waiting list has now been closed as it is over-subscribed. There are plenty of non-electric pitches left and these can be booked by phoning the office or online from 6pm today via the members area of this website.


08/04/18: Amendments

There have been minor amendments to the factsheets about Rust and Gearbox and EGR


05/04/18: Bash

Bookings for electric hook-ups for the Bongo Bash start today at 0930. Please be patient as everyone will try and phone at the same time. All bookings must be by telephone on 0114-2550836. Do NOT phone Ian’s mobile as he is away on urgent family business and his mobile will be switched off.


01/04/18: Dave Stanworth RIP

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Dave Stanworth, who was our Bongonaut of the Year for 2013. Despite having a double lung transplant himself Dave, a frequent visitor to our club meetings over the years,  raised considerable amounts for the Heart/Lung Transplant fund at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.