27 Jan 2014

Biggest rural event in Southland

1:33 pm on 27 January 2014

Thousands of people flocked to the Edendale Crank-Up, half-way between Invercargill and Gore, at the weekend.

The event has grown from 25 tractors on display on a farm in 1986 to the Edendale Recreation Ground and the biggest rural event in Southland - bigger even than the Southern Fieldays.

There were more than 1000 entries of vintage tractors and machinery, vintage cars, stationary motors, motorbikes and an array of machinery, equipment and crafts either operating or on display.

The Crank-Up this year celebrated 110 years of tractors in New Zealand, and 100 years of Dodge and Morris motorcars.