UTE owners did the Territory proud by turning out in force at the annual Australia Day Ute Run.
Just like the Australia Day fun run that was also held yesterday, the event was postponed from Australia Day due to bad weather.
Maureen Burr, from Jingili, said she and her grandsons Luis, 9, and Paulo De Jesus Augusto, 7, had decorated their 40 year-old-ute in preparation for Australia Day.
It was all decked out and ready to go, complete with hay bales and a dummy holding a keg, and they were happy to do it all again.
"It's a bit of community spirit," she said.
"We get to participate as a family."
Owners of the 60-odd utes and a few sedans who wanted to join in the fun lined up along the Hidden Valley race track with their engines revving for a fast start.
They did one lap of the track before cruising around the northern suburbs to finish at the greyhound stadium in Winnellie.
Grant Ferguson, 36, from McMinns Lagoon, was at Hidden Valley to watch them take off.
He said he hoped to participate next year in a 1926 Dodge pickup he bought three years ago and was restoring.
"It's always the dream," he said. "Time will tell."
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