Inspired by the Diy Wotz On Guide Owen ventured out to the Hall Ute Competition and Family Day and sent in this report:
Not bad, it was a nice day and this was the fourth competition that has been run at Hall. A lot of serious money tied up in some of the utes and as far as I could tell, all owned by enthusiasts with the bug to show their car. Here are a few shots.
Kylie with her WB one tonner entered in the chicks as well as straight section. She bought her car in 2006, showed it nine months later and has be showing it ever since. Nice, clean, and well looked after ute.
They came from everywhere, but Alan must have come the furtherest, Townsville to show his 2004 Holden in the street section. This car had the most fantastic paint job, absolutely immaculate. In conversation, he said it was this ute, or another wife. He went the way of the ute. No sound yet, and another nine grand to bring it up to spec!
One of the local entrants in the original restored section, was Brian from Mawson with his 1962 Araluen Blue Morris Ute. It had taken him years and a lot of heartache to get this faithfully restored. Lovely job and was one of three restorations, the other two were a 1920 T Model ford ute (probably in the restored modified section) and a 1947 International Light Truck.
Guess there were 50 utes in all, probably a few hundred people. There were bands, singers and food, and the profits went to the Snowy Hydro SouthCare chopper which turned up in a swirl of dust at the start of the show.