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Mannum Fires Up for SA Truck & Ute Show

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The township of Mannum will roar into life this long weekend as trucks and utes from across 3 States, will gather for the annual SA Truck and Ute Show.

Big prime movers, utes and 4 wheel drives will roll into Mannum on Sunday, creating a spectacle like no other as they line the main street of Mannum and the picturesque Mary Ann Reserve.

The 2016 event attracted over 9000 people, featured $18.5m worth of vehicles on show and drove on to win the Mainstreets SA award for the second time for Best Event under 50K.

Dave Burgess, Mayor of Mid Murray Council said the event was one not to be missed.

“I am sure if the Shearer Brothers were alive today and walked down Mannum’s main street on the day would amaze as to where vehicle production and engineering has been taken since their internationally acclaimed ingenuity to build Australia’s first steam car in Mannum in 1898, ten year’s before Henry Ford”.

Over 40 Show n Shine categories will attract competitors and enthusiasts with fun categories including Most Truck Aerials, Most Ute Stickers, Best Feral Ute and the Dirtiest 4 Wheel Drive.

Tourism Manager at Mid Murray Council Deb Alexander caught up with Anita on Flow FM for more.

Entry is $5 and children under 16 are free.  Main street opens at 10am and events concludes at 4pm.

Free parking and shuttle bus will be available at the Mannum Football Oval to take you to  Mannum’s main street and Mary Ann Reserve.

For further information contact the Mannum Visitor Information Centre on 85691303 or info@satruckanduteshow.com.auor visit www.satruckanduteshow.com.au.