Australia's Rarest Ute on Show

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The Deniliquin Ute Muster's Ute Exhibition Centre is the place to find Australia‟s and arguably the world‟s rarest ute.

When created, only 6 Zeta Utility vehicles were made by the Lightburn company â€" which was more noted for its production of washing machines, hydraulic jacks and wheel barrows.

Only 3 of these fibreglass utes survive today, 2 in Australia.

And one of them will be making a debut appearance at the Deni Ute Muster.

"It's one of the rarest utes going around, and it will be fantastic to have it on show," Ute Exhibition Centre Coordinator, David Nolte, said.

"It's making its way over from Kyabram (Victoria) and will be the feature ute this year, along with some other very special utes."

Also on show this year will be 3 Bradford utes which were part of the "Wait And See Odyssey" that crossed the Nullabor Plain in 2008. The three will be positioned out the front of the Ute Exhibition Centre to allow children and adults the opportunity to walk around and sit in them.

An International Scout ute, Ford A Model American-Style pick-up and the only 1937 Austin A35 in Australia will also make a return to the Deni Ute Muster, along with a number of other vintage utes.

Adding to the Ute Exhibition Centre this year will be the "Guess the parts" competition â€" which will test patron knowledge of all types of ute parts from tail lights to door latches â€" a DVD showing Redex Trials from the 1950s and 60s and plenty of ute memorabilia.

The Ute Exhibition Centre will be open until 10pm daily.

The 2011 Deniliquin Ute Muster and Play on the Plains Festival will take place on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1.

Tickets are on sale now and are available online at or from Sanity stores.

Festival tickets include all entertainment and camping on site for 2 days! Children Under 13 are admitted FREE!

Further details and the festival program are available online at or phone Festival HQ on (03) 5881 3388.

Posted By mick on 6th September 2011

Updated : 9th September 2011 | Words : 343 | Views : 15674

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