Sun and fun at Crank Up

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The 31st Edendale Crank Up weekend ran smoothly, with a little help from the weather, Edendale Vintage Machinery Club president Ken Bell said.
“This year the weather could not have been more kind to us [Edendale Vintage Machinery Club]. The only concern was the total fire ban but we worked closely alongside Southern Rural Fire Services to follow their recommendations,” Mr Bell said.
“They were really pleased with our concerns. With vintage machinery and steam engines, or just any machinery really, we have to really respect that fire hazard,” he said.
“There were no issues in that department.”
Overall the weather being on their side made a difference, he said.
“We are certainly up on last year as last year on the Sunday the weather was atrocious.
“The numbers were comparable with average years so we are happy with that.”
Mr Bell said the day went well with “no hiccups” and there were many forms of fun for everyone.
“There were so many different types of entertainment. The best bit for me is seeing the enjoyment other people get out of it.”
Crank Up, an annual event, was held for the club, the sponsors and for the public, he said.
“And really if we see all of those three or four sections grinning then it means we are doing something really right.”
The day featured Fordson tractors and Chrysler cars.
“There were some lovely, beautifully restored cars.”