Today in Glenelg, South Australia there was a festival of utes which of course get through my camera :). A Ute – believed to be an abbreviation for “utility” or “coupé utility” – is a term used originally in Australia and New Zealand, then also South Africa to describe passenger vehicles with a cargo tray in the rear. While historically an Australian-designed “ute” has been a 2 door vehicles based on a passenger car chassis (such as the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon), the term is also used in Australia and New Zealand to describe vehicles which would be called a pickup truck or truck in the rest of the world.
A Ute Muster is an Australian festival which brings together large numbers of utes and their owners. These events typically include competitions and other side events, occur annually, and during last time are held in regional areas of Australia. Often local Ute Musters are usually sponsored by local companies. Full photo gallery is below.
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