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19/11/19: Capital Bongo

There’s another one on the For Sale page.


08/11/19: AFT

There’s a complete Bongo roof on the For Sale page.


07/11/19: Sold Out

Next May’s Welsh Bongo Bash is now SOLD OUT and a waiting list is in operation.


06/11/19: Emissions Update

Bristol has become the first UK city to announce a ban on diesel vehicles entering the city centre. The scheme, due to be launched in 2021, will use a number plate recognition system and will apply to daylight hours. More details on the Bristol Post website.


06/11/19: Elephant (non) News

Our adopted elephant, Bongo, has not been seen since May when he failed to return to the stockade. The keepers assume he has returned to the wild. Certainly no reports have come in of single-tusked young elephants being in any distress. We trust you are well, Bongo. Read his full story here.


05/11/19: Fforest Fields

There are just 7 places left at next May’s Welsh Bash and the minibus to the Showground has now sold out. See the members area for more information.


05/11/19: Alan’s Bongo

There’s a lowtop Bongo with low mileage on the For Sale page.


31/10/19: Minibus

If you phoning up to make a booking for the Welsh Bongo Bash (next May) then please let us know if you want a place on the mini bus. We are restricted to 24 places.  Details in the members area


28/10/19: One For The Petrol Heads

Gerry Orchard: what a star! He’s the major contributor to our new “Idling Problems” factsheet.


28/10/19: Bargain!

There’s a nicely priced Oxfordshire converted Bongo on the For Sale page. And a burgundy Bongo in South Yorkshire


21/10/19: New Garage

There’s a Bongo friendly garage in Norwich and we’ve added it to the database in the members area.


21/10/19: Scottish Borders

There’s a nice black tin-top on the For Sale page.


17/10/19: Summer Camp 2020

This has now been confirmed. It will be held in Middleton in Teesdale, Co Durham, from 16th to 20th July 2020. Details in the members area


16/10/19: Nice Project For Someone

There’s an MOT failure on the For Sale page. And another with a rare pod kitchen unit.


08/10/19: Welsh Bongo Bash 2020

This has been confirmed as Thursday 14th to Monday 18th May at Fforest Fields near Builth. We have limited places available and will be taking bookings by telephone only on Thursday 31st October. See the members area for more information including the trip to the Spring Fair at the Showground.


07/10/19: There Are 153 Variations

All types of Bongos and Fredas are listed in our revised “Models” factsheet.


07/10/19: Coolant Alarms

Please note that you can no longer contact Jo at www.coolantalarm.co.uk by landline. Instead telephone contact should be by mobile 07813025365.


06/10/19: Buy A Bongo

Two more have appeared on the For Sale page.


02/10/19: Two More

See the For Sale page for details of  Bongos for sale in Stoke and Gloucestershire.


30/09/19: Van With Side Windows

We have amended the Motorhome fact sheet factsheet. DVLA have introduced a new “Body Type” category on the log book called “Van With Side Windows” If you attempt to re-register your van as a Motorhome this is how they will define it.


30/09/19: Hi-Top Panorama

Doug and Rosie’s Bongo has been added to the Gallery.


26/09/19: Watch Out!

We have had a couple of reports of catalytic converters being stripped from Bongos while parked on people’s drives. It happens overnight. In both cases it was in the Southampton area and were on 2 litre Bongos.


26/09/19: Awning

There’s a Khyam on the For Sale page


24/09/19: New Factsheet

If you have ever suffered from a Juddering Bongo and want to know how to fix it then see our new Juddering factsheet.


22/09/19: Misprint

If you are a postal member you will shortly receive the quarterly newsletter on your doormat. However, these have been misprinted and another copy is on its way. This does not affect webplus members.


17/09/19: Farewell to Alan

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long serving member Alan Tunnicliffe (AlanT54 on the Forum) after a long illness. Or thoughts are with his wife Dee at this difficult time. Details of the service, cremation and celebration can be found over on the Bongo Fury Forum. See you there, Alan!


09/09/19: Compatible Bulb

We’ve found an Osram headlamp bulb that will fit new shape Bongo. See the Bulbs factsheet.


06/09/19: Hot Off The Press!

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


05/09/19: Charity Auction

Fancy some very rare chrome mirror covers? Then why not take part in our charity auction? See the Forum for more details.


04/09/19: Three More

See the For Sale page for details of more Bongos for sale, two in the North East and one in Pembrokeshire


02/09/19: Meetings

Horam Manor has now sold out and there are just two pitches left at Looe. Full details in the members area.


29/08/19: One More

See the For Sale page for details of a Bongo for sale in Sheffield.


20/08/19: Starter Motor For Petrol Bongos

These are now in stock in our Bongoland Shop.


19/08/19: Gearbox Problems

An external resource has been added to the Transmission Codes factsheet.


19/08/19: Top Tip

Roy has a suggestion to cure condensation problems in the AFT. We’ve posted it in the members area.


19/08/19: Three More

See the For Sale page for details of Bongos for sale in Cornwall and East Sussex


15/08/19: October Meeting In Sussex

We start taking bookings for the meeting at Horam Manor on Thursday 22nd August. Full details in the members area. Also, please note that we will be handing back any unsold places for the Looe meeting next week.


11/08/19: Alacrity 

There’s a new entry on the Gearbox factsheet


11/08/19: Warwickshire

See the For Sale page.


29/07/19: Nurse! 

Where can you get replacement decals? See the Bongo Clinic for the answer.


28/07/19: Revised Factsheet 

Some important information has emerged and we have revised the Hold Light factsheet


19/07/19: Bongo Fest South West

We have now started taking bookings for this September meeting. We have 41 electric and 2 non-electric pitches left. Full details in the members area. Please note we are closed today (Friday) but reopen Monday morning at 9.30.


16/07/19: Under Two Grand!

See the For Sale page.


14/07/19: The Bash in Pictures

There’s a new Bongo Tale.


13/07/19: Belated Thanks!

We would like to thanks everyone who contributed to the hamper and the poem that was presented at the AGM which you can see here. Cheers everybody!


13/07/19: Nottingham

See the For Sale page.


08/07/19: Remote Central Locking

Some important information has been added to the Keys factsheet


08/07/19: Looking Ahead

If you take a look in the “Meetings & Rallies” section of the members area you will find a list of the club meetings for 2020.


02/07/19: Amendments 

There have been some minor revisions to the Overheating and Rust Directory factsheets


01/07/19: New Factsheet 

What did you do over the weekend? Cut the lawn? Enjoy a pint in a beer garden? Not me. I was too busy writing the new Number Plates factsheet


30/06/19: Classifieds

Over on the For Sale page there’s 2 more for sale. One in Swansea and one in Gloucester.


27/06/19: Over The Bash

This short video was taken by a drone flying over last week’s Bongo Bash. A sight to cherish!


27/06/19: Two More

Over on the For Sale page there’s new classifieds in Brighton & Shropshire


16/06/19: Late Availability At The Bongo Bash

We have 237 booked in at this year’s meeting. The site capacity is 250, plus a further 15 in the overflow field (if available).

As the people here at Bongo Mission Control are are in mega-preparation-mode we have called a halt to bookings. Last minute bookings will be taken from 12 noon on Wednesday 19th BY TEXT ONLY on 07932844321 once we are on site and set up. You MUST supply your membership number when making a late booking. Payment (£13 per night) can be made on arrival.


09/06/19: Latest Newsletter

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


07/06/19: Final Reminders

We have 216 booked for the Bongo Bash. The site limit is 265 and we will stop taking bookings on Friday 14th. Also, the campsites hosting the Scottish Bash and the Summer Camp have asked us to return any unused pitches so they can be offered to the general public, so please make bookings for these events as soon as possible. Full details in the members area.


07/06/19: Way Out West

There’s two Bongos For Sale. One in Exeter, one in Glastonbury.



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