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Brian Coney
1 February 2023, 12:48

Rave ice cream van, Mr Whompy, goes on sale

"I can't really put into words how much fun it's been," said co-founder Stuart Wilkinson

Rave ice cream van, Mr Whompy, goes on sale
Credit: Mr Whompy

The legendary Bristol rave ice cream van, Mr Whompy, is up for sale.

According to a report by Bristol Post, the ice cream truck-turned-travelling DJ booth is being sold by co-founder Stuart Wilkinson. After a decade in the business, bringing DJ sets by various selectors to festivals including Upfest, Stokes Croft Block Party, and Boomtown, Mr Whompy is going to a new home.

Speaking about the decision to sell up after 10 years, Wilkinson said: "I can't really put into words how much fun it's been, but we're all getting a bit older and have different priorities. I've just had a baby. I think it's time to take it to the next level, someone else that can give it the same passion and attention that we did for the past ten years."

The news comes three years after Mr Whompy teamed up with fellow Bristolian Eats Everything to provide entertainment on the streets of Bristol after the first Covid-19 lockdown. Speaking at the time, Wilkinson said that the collaboration was "to provide entertainment and put a smile on people's faces, even if it’s just for a few minutes."

Those interested in discussing the purchase of Mr Whompy can reach out to him via [email protected]

"It's a great opportunity for someone or a group of people," he added. "It's completely unique. Unless you created something yourself, this is an opportunity for a readymade thing that can make money. You can do weddings and corporate events to balance it out and generally have a bit of fun. If you're a DJ it's even better because you get to DJ on it."