Name game for this ute on a pole
THE Ute of Repute, UTEopia, U Be a u t a n d Pride of the Plains are just some of the quirky names suggested for Deniliquin’s most famous ute.
They are among almost 1000 suggestions already put forward to name the town’s famous ‘‘ute on the pole’’ – a WB V8 Holden.
The iconic Australian car has sat on a 6m pole in the centre of Deniliquin since 2000, but until now it has never been formally named.
Deni Ute Muster organisers and the Deniliquin Council are running a competition to name the ute ahead of this year’s ute muster on October 1 and 2.
Rural and city folk, including politicians such as the federal leader of the Nationals, Warren Truss, and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Anthony Albanese have sent in suggestions.
Mr Truss’s suggestion was Ute of Repute and Mr Albanese came up with Pole Position.
V8 Supercar champion Will Davison reckons Red Dragon would be a good name. Send entries to
editor David Dowsey, fax (03) 9867 3159, or email editor@australian automotive.com.
The winner will be announced in September.
ANY SUGGESTIONS: The people of Deniliquin are looking for an appropriate name for their most famous ute.