Mack trucks, Chevrolet cars, International Harvester Company vehicles and Kenworth trucks will take pride of place at this year’s Crank Up event.
The Edendale Vintage Machinery Club will host the event from January 28-29.
Convener Ken Bell said after cancelling last year’s event due to uncertainty over Covid restrictions, the event would feature vehicles which the club planned to showcase in 2022 as well as those planned for this year.
‘‘It’s made it quite a big event,’’ Mr Bell said.
Each year a different vehicle or machinery brand is featured, which coincides with an anniversary of the brand.
Last year, the club planned to celebrate 110 years of Chevrolet cars, 120 years of the International Harvester Company and recognise 50 years of Mack trucks being assembled in New Zealand.
This year’s celebration is a century of Kenworth trucks.
Owners of any of the featured brands are welcome to participate in the weekend at Edendale, where they will be on static display.
The weekend will begin with a procession through the streets of Edendale on the Friday evening.
‘‘Across both days of the event there will be static and live machinery demonstrations as well as other activities involving mainly rural themes, ’’ Mr Bell said.
The origin of Crank Up goes back to 1985, when a group of like-minded machinery enthusiasts discussed the idea of forming a vintage machinery club.
A small display was set up at the Wyndham A&P Show and enough interest was gathered to make it feasible to run the first Crank Up.
– Across both days of the event there will be static and live machinery demonstrations as well as other activities involving mainly rural themes. –