Ute capital of the world

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Although the Ute or Utility was invented by Ford in Geelong Australia in the 1930’s, Deniliquin in New South Wales holds the title of the Ute capital of the World. Deniliquin is on the edge of some of the driest and flattest land on earth a farming and grazing region and home to the annual ute muster. In 1999 Deniliquin wrote itself into the history books with the largest parade of registered utes with 2939 vehicles taking place, and since then the number has grown to 6211. People bring their utes from all over Australia to attend and some even transport them from overseas for this huge event. This years event is on this weekend and it promises to be bigger than ever. To celebrate this feat the town has even erected a WB Holden Ute up a pole in all its glory.

For more information

Official Site: http://www.deniutemuster.com.au

3 Comments on “Ute capital of the world”

  1. #1 Deni Ute Muster | Within Cooee
    on Sep 26th, 2007 at 4:22 am

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  2. #2 Lou
    on Apr 15th, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Hi there,
    An update about the Deni Ute Muster. In 2008 the ute record was smashed again – now totalling 7,242 utes.

    The festival is held each year on NSW Labor Day Long Weekend.

    A Festival for everyone as a celebration of our Australian way of life. Day entertainment includes Bull Rides, Whipcracking Championships, day stage, family centre, Sports Arena Action, over 80 tradesites and loads more.

    The 2 evening concerts headline the Cream of OZ Music. Get on the website to check out what is in store for 2009.

    Thanks

  3. #3 christine
    on Oct 13th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    i was just wondering if there is a site to where i can see 1930 an up australian ute pickups

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