Next year’s Scottish Bongo Bash will take place between 19th and 22nd May and will be held in West Lothian. Bookings will commence in February. See our Meetings page for details.
22/09/21: The Cat
We have added some additional comments in our Catalytic Converter factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
20/09/21: Very Late Availability
We still have 2 slots available at Peak District event this weekend. See our Meetings page for details.
15/09/21: Dave’s Bongo
This has been added to the Gallery.
15/09/21: One More
On the For Sale page there’s one in West Yorkshire.
07/09/21: Office Closed
We are off to the Bongo meeting in Sussex and the office will be closed between 3pm on Tuesday 7th and will reopen at 9.30am on Tuesday 14th. No queries, membership applications/renewals or orders from the Bongoland shop can be processed during this period.
02/09/21: E10 Additives
In our Bongoland shop we have taken delivery of Lucas Ethanol Guard and Wynn’s Petrol Cleaner. Both will protect against long term damage caused by using E10 petrol
01/09/21: Latest Newsletter
Edition 72 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.
01/09/21: Two More
On the For Sale page there’s one in Sussex and one an MOT failure in Somerset.
01/09/21: Top Tip!
Allan Bugg from Allans Vehicle Services has been in touch: “Many DIY mechanics are not keeping receipts for parts. When selling their Bongo, they can’t prove its been well maintained. A good service history can make a big difference to a sale. It might be worth reminding DIY mechanics to keep receipts and a list of the work undertaken.”
30/08/21: Two Lowtops
On the For Sale page there’s one in South London and one in Exeter.
26/08/21: Late Availability
Due to late cancellations we have some slots available at our Hastings, Hope Valley and Norfolk events. See our Meetings page for details.
24/08/21: Replacing The Blinds
There has been a major revision to the Blinds factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
23/08/21: Spaces Still Available
We have 1 electric and 4 non-electric pitches at Hastings, 0 at Hope, and 3 electrics at Banham. See our Meetings page for details.
20/08/21: Have You Used E10 Fuel Yet?
If so please take part in our Forum poll.
20/08/21: New Paint Code Discovered
We have added A2U to the Paint factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
19/08/21: Ethanol Protection
Further to the debate about E10 fuel some people have asked if we can recommend an additive if using E10 petrol on an older Bongo. The following 2 brands get very good reviews. Lucas Safeguard Ethanol Petrol Additive. And Wynns Total Action Petrol Cleaner.
19/08/21: One More
On the For Sale page there’s one in Llanelli
15/08/21: North Coast 500
If you are thinking of driving this route then you should read this article from The Guardian which we have placed in the “Press” section of the members area.
15/08/21: One More
On the For Sale page there’s one in London
12/08/21: Catalytic Converters
There’s a brand new factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
08/08/21: E10 Fuel
We have had a few queries about this. Just to clarify. Mazda have stated that E10 petrol can be used with petrol engines introduced in and from 2002.
The part number for the engine on V6 Bongos did not change between their introduction in May 95 to their demise in August 02. Use E5 fuel where available but E10 fuel will not do any harm if you use an additive. The part number for the 2 litre Bongo changed on 17 July 2002, so if you have a vehicle with chassis number SGEW-503208 onwards, or SGE3-400091 onwards you can use E10 fuel without any problems.
08/08/21: Hastings & Hope Meetings
This meeting (9 to 12 September) is under-subscribed and we have paid for the pitches in advance. So it is now open for bookings from non-members and we will throw in 12 months club membership free of charge! Also, due to cancellations, we now have availability at the Peak District weekend end of September. See our Meetings page for details.
04/08/21: One More
On the For Sale page there’s one in Northampton
Some helpful tips have been added to the ABS factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
03/08/21: Two More
On the For Sale page there’s one in Essex and one in Sussex
Over on the For Sale page there’s a nice project for someone
27/07/21: Tough Northerners
The meeting in the Peak District (24th to 26th September) has been postponed twice and we have fingers crossed that it will go ahead at the third attempt. If you were booked on the original event you have been contacted asking if you still want to go. If you want to go on a waiting list in case of cancellations then phone the office anytime after 9.30 this Thursday. See members area for full details.
27/07/21: Two More
Over on the For Sale page there’s one in Poole and one in Leeds
17/07/21: One More
Over on the For Sale page there’s one in Newark
14/07/21: Three More
Over on the For Sale page there’s one in Swansea, one in Essex and one in Luton.
13/07/21: Dates for Your Diary
The dates and locations for the 2022 meetings have been published and you can find them here.
13/07/21: Roof Expert
A garage in Surrey has been added to the “AFT” factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
12/07/21: Window Stickers
They are back in stock in the Bongoland shop.
12/07/21: One More
Over on the For Sale page there’s one in Dorset.
A reminder that we start taking bookings for this year’s Southern Softies weekend tomorrow. See members area for full details.
06/07/21: Birmingham & Essex
If you go to the For Sale page you will see two more.
Well done Geoff Mather for winning the 2021 Bongonaut of the Year award.
04/07/21: Club Finances
For the sake of transparency we have published a summary of the club account over on the Bongo Fury Forum. We are running a deficit of just under £300, a vast improvment on the previous deficit if nearly £1,800. See here for details.
01/07/21: Summer Camp 22 to 26 July
Due to late cancellations we have 3 pitches (with EHU) available for this event in County Durham. If interested email me firstname.lastname@example.org or phone office on 0114 2550836. Cost is £25 per night. Deadline for bookings is 3pm Monday 5th July. See members area for full details.
01/07/21: Welsh Bongos
If you go to the For Sale page you will see two more.
15/06/21: Covid Restrictions at Bash
Following yesterdays announcemnt about restrictions being extended for a month, next week’s Bash will still take place but will be a low-key event. See members area for full details.
08/06/21: Ray’s Bongo
If you go to the For Sale page you will see another one, this time from Yorkshire.
04/06/21: Sold Out!
If you are thinking of going to the Bongo Bash then sorry, it is sold out. For those that have booked you will receive your information packs at the end of next week.
02/06/21: Latest Newsletter
Edition 71 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.
28/05/21: Three More
If you go to the For Sale page you will see some fine examples from Worcester and East Anglia
We have been given a further allocation of 10 non-electric pitches for the Bongo Bash next month. 2 have gone to people on the waiting list, which leaves 8 places. The last day for bookings is Thursday 3rd June. See members area for full details.
25/05/21: Mid Devon
Tamsin’s Bongo is For Sale
20/05/21: London Calling
Ben’s Bongo is For Sale
16/05/21: Rare Colour
Colin’s Bongo is For Sale
14/05/21: New Turbochargers
We have found a reliable source for these and details have been posted in the Top Tips sction of the members area.
13/05/21: All Roads Lead To…..
….Frome. Where there is a Bongo For Sale
There are only 5 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash. See members area for full details.
09/05/21: Bleeding a Diesel Bongo
Important information regarding the thermostat and bottom hose has been added to the “Coolant” factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
09/05/21: North Yorkshire
Phil’s Bongo is on the For Sale page
06/05/21: Dooer Upper
There’s a London MOT failure on the For Sale page
02/05/21: Wing Mirror Unit
A new query has been posted in the Bongo Clinic about the best way to replace the wing mirror unit.
28/04/21: New Items
We now stock in our Bongoland Shop Distrubtor Caps and Rotor Arms for late edition 2 litre Bongos.
27/04/21: Meetings Update
There are 15 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash, and, due to late cancellations we now have 2 places available at the Welsh weekend. See members area for full details.
This Birmingham based garage has been added to the list of Bongo friendly garages in the members area
23/04/21: One More
There is a Bongo in Dorset For Sale
22/04/21: Back to Normal
We are now reverting to our standard opening hours 0930 to 1500 Monday to Thursday.
Nurse has been asked to clarify the MOT emissions test for petrol Bongo and her answer is in the Bongo Clinic.
17/04/21: Key Stuck in Ignition?
Then you need to read our amended “Keys” factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
15/04/21: New Product
Why not buy a Utility Tent from the club shop? If you are going camping this will mean you can have a wee nearby. Or use it as a storage space.
As we approach the end of lockdown we thought we would fully revise the awnings factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
09/04/21: Meetings Update
There are 23 non-electric pitches left at the Bongo Bash, and the Wales and Co Durham meetings have sold out. See members area for full details.
09/04/21: Two More
There are Bongos in Perthshire and Devon For Sale
07/04/21: Password Change
The log in details for the members area have been changed. An email was sent to all members last night at 8.30pm. If you can’t find it look in your spam folder. Or send us an email.
03/04/21: Fforest Fields
For those booked in to the Welsh Bash (20 to 24 May) there was good news yesterday when the Welsh Assembly confirmed that from Monday 17 May 2021 they are considering enabling remaining visitor accommodation (which includes parks with wash blocks) …. to reopen ahead of the Spring Bank Holiday (subject to a review on 13 May 2021). This date is provisional and subject to the health conditions at the time.
01/04/21: Bongo Bash
We started taking bookings for Stourport today and all but 4 of the electric hook-ups have been sold. We reopen on Tuesday.. See members area for full details.
28/03/21: Staffs & Beds
Two more vehicles are For Sale
25/03/21: No Go
There are some places you can not take your Bongo and the list is growing. See our brand new Clean Air Zones factsheet. You will find all our information sheets in the members area
23/03/21: Bongo Summer Camp
Bookings are now being taken for the July meeting in Teesdale, County Durham. See members area for full details. Please note that due to peak season demand the campsite owner has requested that we return any unsold pitches to him, so we have a new last-booking date of Thursday 8th April
John’s Bongo is For Sale
21/03/21: UK National Bongo Bash at Stourport
A dedicated page has been set up for our big event which you can find here. Contains details of booking arrangements, venue details, restrictions etc. Booking commences Thursday 1st April.
Thom’s Bongo is For Sale.
14/03/21: Latest Newsletter
Edition 70 of our quarterly newsletter is now available for download from the members area. It is available in both Word and PDF formats. If you are a webplus or postal member you will receive a copy in the post shortly.
12/03/21: Welsh Bash
As far as we know this is still going ahead. But there is a possibilty there may be travel restrictions in place. We will keep you posted on the “Meetings” page.
Karen’s Bongo is For Sale.
Shaun’s tintop is For Sale.
07/03/21: Mobile Access
Following a recent software upggade we have become aware if you are accessing this website on a mobile phone there is reduced functionality. We are working on this, but in the mean time if you rotate your phone to the horizontal (“Landscape”) position most of the website should be accessible.