Ekka, Deni and more Ute Shows
The Worlds Ultimate Ute Muster
2008: 100 competitors, 7215 utes
2010: 70 competitors, 12000 utes & 3500 blue singlets. Got too Love Deni Ute Muster
Each year the top 9 utes from 7 classes over QLD come to the Ekka to compete in Final
The Sydney Royal Easter Show used to have a ute show were you make an application to attend with over 100+ applications a year. Once you win you are never allowed back.
So why do we compete at ute shows? It all began
with the white knight the crew cab Rodeo. Trying to sell this vehicle I
detailed the vehicle and placed it in the Nissan Patrol Club Show and
Shine winning 3rd place. Then the ute attended Beaudesert 07, Beenliegh
07 and Kilcoy 07 with no results. Evidently the ute was sold and allowed
for latest project called the "Crew Cav"
There is a lot of extra effort that goes into ute shows. For example getting the ute onto the timber blocks is all ways a challenge. It is easy to fall off and have a block of timber go into your suspension. Fitting the "Crew Cav" plates is all part of the theme. Then basically the ute gets a quick polish with Formula 1 car cleaning product. It is a waterless wax that works great on the paint work and not as good on the glass.
We have taken the Caterpillar
theme forward with two over sized Cat flags. To add to this effect the
population of tigers, lions and other wild cats have exploded. Each op
shop we visit we pick up a new character. King Paddle Pop Lion aka
Paddles has been taken to every show since his adoption for Laidley Ute
Show. He takes pride and place in the rear seat. Sometimes Bundy (the
bear) drives him around with the husky on the back.
Time to break the covers for the ute's first show since transformation.
The first time using ramps to show articulation.
A great day out for the crew with a win in 4x4 and entry to the Laidley Final for QCAS State Ute Muster Series Entry.
Best Cat B with 1st work and 3rd 4x4 and entry to the Samford Finals
Mt Gravatt 2008
2nd Work and 2nd 4x4
Beaudesert Show 2008
With a brand new tray with the paint still drying the Beaudesert Ute show was the turning point in Crew Cav's
career as it took out best 4x4 & finally beating Tom's 2008 State Champion Polished White Crusier, then took out 3rd in peoples choice. Again bundy and Paddles made an appearance by hanging outside of the windows and waving to the crowd.
After sucess at Beaudesert the crew visitied the lovely town of Kilcoy. A good for the Brewers Droop Ute Club with 4 out of 5 members taking away a memento.
For the crew this is the crowning achievement of this project. To go to Deni and return with a medallion for 2nd Ultimate Work Ute. The big silver F250 just took out the honors.
A great effort by the whole crew on the 3000km round trip. We had a blast and maybe go back for the 15th Deni?
On our return from Deni 2008 we provided the
To round out 2008 Warwick was a bit of fun supporting Deb.
Best country 4x4.