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ENSOC Undie 500

ENSOC Undie 500

The University of Canterbury Engineering Society’s (ENSOC) Undie 500 pub crawl will be travelling down through towns from Christchurch to Dunedin on Friday the 24th of August.

Riots in Dunedin were heavily publicised throughout New Zealand following the Undie 500 last year.

ENSOC has been working closely with local authorities in Ashburton, Timaru, Oamaru and Dunedin to minimise any possible disruption caused to local residents.

The pubs chosen this year are away from the city centres to avoid congestion.

Each vehicle acts as an engineering project with teams requiring a budget, technical knowledge and some sort of management so that the many tasks required to decorate the vehicle are completed on time.

An estimated combined total of 25,000 student hours goes into these vehicles with over 1000 people taking part, many of them non-engineering students.

$500 prizes are given for the best overall theme, best dressed car, best dressed persons and most un-politically correct.

The event has event received international notoriety with the British magazine FHM contacting ENSOC this year for their ``Top 100 Adventures in the World’’ list.

The event itself is run and managed entirely by final year engineering students.

Whilst alcohol consumption is part of the rally every year police breath testing is rigorous and has yet to return a failed result.

A driver briefing by ENSOC and the Police will be given before Friday helping to ensure a safe event.

ENSOC this year is also giving money to the Dunedin City Council to help tow away abandoned vehicles that have broken down.

The event this year is in association with Lift Plus and will be filmed by MTV, airing on Friday 31st August.


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