Utes are as Australian as Vegemite, that is they are an Australian invention owned by American corporations... Summernats is a great venue to observe the ute at work and play. Many are entered as show cars and make their way down the burnout track, but most are used to haul the show cars to EPIC and then used as cruisers. It's a great way to circle all day with your mates in the back.
For this photoessay, I've put the US utes at the beginning then the Holdens then the Fords. I know that one tonners and US pickups are mixed in here, but overall - this is a nice look at the Aussie ute.
that rear suspension needs work
classic aussie FJ ute
HJ Statesman fronted Holden ute
Very 70's - double Statesman grille
HQ Statesman fronted Holden one tonner
HSV Bodykit on a VY ute
HSV ute in the Dyno shootouts
XT Falcon ute
XG or XH or maybe an XF ?
LTD front on an XE ute
Latest Falcon utes - really one tonners
Summernats 2012 - De Tomaso Panteras