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Best Overall/People’s Choice Ute: The Best overall is what all Ute enthusiasts dream of winning. This Ute stands out in the crowd and captures the eye of the public. This category requires perfection, style, originality, and mechanical finesse. Areas of judging include: body and paint work, interior trim, undercarriage, tub condition, customisation and modification, presentation, and any unique special touches.

Best CHICKS Ute: The Chicks Ute must be registered solely in a female’s name and be quintessentially girly. The Ute shows you are proud to be a Ute loving chick. Areas of judging include consistency of theme, presentation, unique special touches, body and paint work and interior.

Best RURAL Ute: This Ute must represent farm, station and/or the country lifestyle. Displays accessories, modifications or customisation that assist in the rural way of life. Areas of judging can include aerials, spotties, bull bar, feeding instruments, motorbike/quadbike accessories, dusty/dirty, first aid kit, tow bar, tipper tray, fencing equipment, and evidence of being in a paddock with livestock.

Best FERAL Ute: This Ute must represent serious feralness with its dents, scratches, dirty exterior and interior, bugs, rusty, enough stickers or modifications to be holding it together, broken bits, mismatched rims, and novelty items.

Best PRE 90’s Ute: This Ute will best represent the classic vehicle restored to or be in its original form from 30 years ago. With minimum modifications where legally required but still being able to identify the true make and model.

Best TOURING Ute: The touring Ute will best represent the travelling enthusiast, whether it’s for a day down the beach or travelling many kilometres across the country. The Ultimate touring rig will show how it’s used for everyday use in a home away from home situation. It will have accessories, modifications, and customisation for that off-grid home.



Entries will be judged on; presentation of exterior, cab interior, engine bay, weld body or tray, tools, equipment, accessories and spares (layout and condition).

Presentations will be approx 11am on Thursday 8th August. Please be ready!

Eligibility to compete:

  1. Any REGISTERED vehicle that is classified as a UTE (tray back, well back, drop side or converted to a Ute) may be nominated by the owner and/or driver.

  2. If converted to a Ute a Certificate of Inspection will be required.

  3. The driver of the vehicle must have a current driver’s licence.

Terms and Conditions:

  • All competitors to be at the gate by 9 am and parked up on the grounds by 10 am on Thursday 8th August.

  • All vehicles are to be registered 

  • Late arrivals may not be permitted to enter the competition.

  • Once on event grounds, the Committee will take no liability for any loss, damage or injury occasioned to or by any property exhibited, whether caused by or attributed to the negligence of the Committee or of its servants or agents or otherwise howsoever.

  • All vehicles are to stay at the competition site until 1pm and all caution is to be taken when moving from the competition area. 

  • The judge’s decision is FINAL (the attendant of the vehicle may impress with a short sell during judging).

  • Accessories must be in working order to be included in the judge’s point

Conduct of Competitors (Drivers/Owners):

  1. Western Australian Road Rules apply to competitors both inside and outside of the venue.

  2. Rules applying to the Mingenew Midwest Expo Event Grounds must be observed at all times.

  3. Speed must be limited as per Event Grounds signage or as directed.

  4. Vehicles are to be parked as directed and not moved unless directed by Judges.

  5. Intoxicated owners or drivers will be disqualified from the competition.

  6. Excessive noise levels will not be permitted. Burnouts or donuts will not be tolerated.

  7. Competitors may be asked to undergo a breathalyser test. Refusal will mean immediate disqualification.

  8. Any Owner/Driver behaving in a manner considered to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

  9. No animal skins/road kill is allowed in or on vehicles.

  10. No weapons (firearms/knives) allowed at either event including props.

  11. Any person not abiding by any of the above Rules will automatically be disqualified.

  12. Owners or Drivers of vehicles must remain with their vehicles while judging is in progress.

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