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A Rave Ice Cream Van, 'Mr Whompy' Is Up For Sale

2 February 2023 | 2:11 pm | Parry Tritsiniotis

Which one of you wild promoters is grabbing it?

(Image via Mr Whompy Facebook)

Icon of Bristol, Mr Whompy is up for sale.

While the Ice Cream van may look standard from the outside, on the inside it is a van turned travelling DJ booth. It is now being sold by its co-founder, Stuart Wilkinson. 

Speaking on the decision to sell the van he 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 truck has been in operation for 10 years, hosting DJ sets from a range of selectors to festivals including Stokes Croft Block Party, Boomtown and Upfest. 

It was initially bought by Wilkinson by an ice cream vendor in Wolverhampton alongside Sam Ford and Neil Ratcliffe in 2013. 

The van's aim was to tour Bristol and provide entertainment and put a smile on people's faces around the city.

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Wilkinson now wants to pass the privilege on stating, “It's a great opportunity for someone or a group of people. 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.”