MANNUM will host a battle of man versus machine this weekend as part of the festivities at the SA Truck and Ute Show.
Adelaide strongman Jordan 'Biggie' Steffens will be attempting to pull a prime mover and B-double trailer set more than 20 metres along River Land and Mannum's main street.
Mannum Progress Association chair Neil Warhurst said the record attempt would make a good accompaniment to the event.
"To see Jordan's amazing strength against this massive trucking combination will certainly be one of the event highlights," he said.
"Jordan is the unofficial holder of the Guinness Book of Records for the heaviest train pull recently with Adelaide Steam Ranger at Mount Barker (recently)".
As well as this highlight, there will be 100 prime movers lining the main street of Mannum and utes of all shapes, colours and themes, along with specked up four-wheel drives at the Mary Ann Reserve.
There will also be live entertainment with Lee Brocky & the Outback Overdrive and Crossfire, while the PS Marion will be offering short cruises from Mary Ann Reserve.
Mid Murray Council Mayor Dave Burgess acknowledged the amazing efforts of the Mannum Progress volunteers during the past eight years bringing this unique riverside event to Mannum each year.
"We should never forget the work behind bringing an award winning event of this calibre together by passionate community members who devote their time to promote their town," he said.
"Proceeds from the SA Truck and Ute Show have contributed to many town projects including the hospital helipad and CCTV in the main street".
The event begins at 10am to 4pm on Sunday, with entry $5 or free for children under 16.
- Details: 08 8569 1303, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.satruckanduteshow.com.au.