A host of vehicle enthusiasts put in a great deal of time and effort to ensure their utes were presentable for the Royal Bathurst Show Ute Muster over the weekend.
The regular event invites competitors from far and wide to showcase their utes for the general public, with a vast array of categories involved to judge each entrant.
One of the categories, best themed ute, was certainly a goal for Jenny and John Ellis, who based their vehicular facade around wombats.
"I wrote the ute off originally on a wombat, so we decided to stick with the motif for the show," Ms Ellis said.
"We put in heaps of work to get the ute ready for the show, there was a lot of polishing and fine tuning involved."
Other categories included best farm ute, dirtiest ute, most flags, most aerials and most original [with the least modifications].
Ute Muster steward Lawrence O'Leary said the competition never fails to attract a host of vehicle enthusiasts.
"It's chance to appreciate the fine work contestants put into their utes, as a lot of time and effort goes into ensuring they're show-ready," he said.
"The judges have numerous categories to award each year, so many competitors often leave with a prize."
The event was held inside the Bathurst Showground's main arena.
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