Be­gin a new year with Crank-Up

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE -

Fon­terra for their on­go­ing sup­port and use of their land. With­out it, the highly an­tic­i­pated Crank-Up would not be as large and as cap­ti­vat­ing as it is to­day.

From the year 2002 Crank-Up be­came a week­end event. Af­ter-all, with ex­pan­sion im­mi­nent year af­ter year, it was hard for spec­ta­tors to fit all the won­der­ful dis­plays and demon­stra­tions into their sched­ule in one day.

So now, the street pa­rade kicks off the event on the Fri­day night of the last week­end in Jan­uary, and Crank-Up is wrapped up on the Sun­day af­ter­noon.

This year spec­ta­tors can ex­pect well over 500 en­tries of vin­tage trac­tors, ma­chin­ery, vin­tage cars, sta­tion­ary mo­tors, mo­tor­bikes, ma­chin­ery, equip­ment and more.

New fea­tures in­clude Ferguson trac­tors and im­ple­ments, BMW and Ital­ian ve­hi­cle dis­plays, among other crowd pleasers.

It is very much a fam­ily week­end with a host of en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing celebrity events, coun­try mu­sic, pipebands, vin­tage shear­ing, work­ing dis­plays, chil­dren’s en­ter­tain­ment and a large num­ber of craft and food stalls.

Vin­tage round bal­ing will also be tak­ing place, as will he­li­copter rides, lawn­mower rac­ing and fab­u­lous mu­sic from the pop­u­lar Deep South Rhythm Band.

Over the years, the Club has also in­vited prom­i­nent New Zealan­ders to the show in­clud­ing De­tec­tive In­spec­tor Gra­ham Bell, Sir Colin Meads, Richard Loe, Dick Tayler, Sir Ed­mund Hillary, Sir Peter Leitch, Keith Quinn, Alex Wylie and strong­man Levi Vaoga.

This year shear­ing king David Fa­gan will be at­tend­ing, along­side New Zealand co­me­dian and tele­vi­sion per­son­al­ity Te Radar.

So grab mum, dad, grandma, the kids and their friends, and head on down to what can only be con­sid­ered a fan­tas­tic event to start the year.

You will not be dis­ap­pointed.

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