Name game for this ute on a pole

The Advertiser - Motoring - - News - NEIL McDON­ALD

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 au­to­mo­

The win­ner will be an­nounced in Septem­ber.

ANY SUG­GES­TIONS: The peo­ple of De­niliquin are look­ing for an ap­pro­pri­ate name for their most fa­mous ute.

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