World Record Blue Singlet Count
Have you got your Deni Ute Muster blue singlet to be part of the 2013 count?
The world record count will take place on the Saturday of the Muster.
The current record was set in 2010 at 3500 people . To make sure everyone gets counted, we’re counting everyone in the Bull Ride Arena.
Remember, you blue singlet (not pink singlet), has to be worn on the outside of your clothing (ie. over to the top of shirts and jumpers) to be included in the count!
The Australian National Circle Work ChampionshipsTM
Proudly sponsored by GME
The friendly competition between drivers with their skills in completing doughnuts, figure 8s and slides around open paddock areas in their utes has been going on for generations. As the Deni Ute Muster celebrates the utes and all things Australian, it was a perfect fit for the program and created a healthy competition between drivers to see who could be the best circle worker.
In 2012, heats will be held in several states around Australia. The top 3 drivers from those comps are automatically finalists for this year’s event.
TANCWC will be judged on a one minute run per ute by several independent judges. Judges will award point as for driving skills & level of control; drifting skills; number and execution of circles; number and execution of figure 8’s; and crowd reaction, so make sure you’re there to cheer the competitors on!
The 2012 Australian National Circle Work Championships was won by Bob Waldner, from Lavington NSW, who was able to get the nod from judges with his driving performance of his Datsun 1200 ute. Second was Jack Read, Goulburn, NSW and third placed was Adam Laneyrie, Condobolin.
Holden Barrel Race
Everyone has seen horses at rodeos got flat out across the arena and around barrels, well this is just the same but for utes in the Deni Freighters Sports Arena. Two utes at a time will take off and head around the course set out by barrels, and try to be the quickest around them without knocking them over.
The Holden Barrel Race was also won by Bob Waldner, from Lavington NSW.
Holden Grunt Off
Get together a team of five and see if you and your friends can pull a Holden Ute over the 40 metre course the fastest and you could be in the running for a fantastic hospitality package for the Saturday night concert!
Teams are made up of 5 men, or 5 women, and will face off against other teams to drag the ute over the course the quickest.
Winners will receive a full catered hospitality package in the Holden Grunt Off shed (in front of the Essential Energy Stage) for the Saturday night concert, including food, drinks and prime seating!
Entries can be lodged pre-muster, or in person on the Friday of the Muster. Head to the Holden Shed to enter and to see the Grunt Off action.
Holden Grunt Off winners for 2012 with a time of 10.75 were male team Briceo and female team Go Hard or Go Home with a time of 13.60 seconds.
Clarion Go To Wo
The 2012 Clarion Go to Wo was won by Mark Wilson with his Holden VY SS ute.
This event if for people who think they can run their ute around a driving course and stop with precision. The course laid out in the Deni Freighters Sports Arena will see utes, two at a time, run the course and try and stop within a pre-determined space. The person who stops the closest to the witches hat, and completes the course the quickest, free from infringements will win!
Just about everyone has rolled up a swag and tossed it into a ute or car – but can you throw it the furthest and win yourself a brand new swag?
2012 will be the second year the Burke and Wills swag throwing competition has been held at the Deni Ute Muster and this year it’s going to be bigger and better! The winner of the men’s and women’s competition will each win a Coolabah swag valued at $529.
Show n Shine
Come and check out some of the best utes Australian drivers have to show off in the Coates Show N’ Shine Arena. Members of the public are encouraged to wander around the arena while judging is taking place. The Ute of the Year (Sponsored by Bundaberg Distilling Co.)
This category is for the best of the best and the prestige and recognition of being the Deni Ute Muster’s Ute of the Year winner. It requires perfection, style, originality and mechanical finesse. Areas of judging include: body & paint work; interior trim; under carriage; tub condition; customisation and modifications; general presentation and your own very special personal touches.
The winner of this class will receive the ‘Bundaberg Distilling Co. Top Shelf Award’ which includes being named on the carved Red Gum Deni Ute Muster Ute of the Year perpetual trophy (housed at Festival HQ), an additional trophy to take home and prizes from Bundaberg Distilling Co.
Judging for The Ute of the Year is based on the story and photos and a physical inspection of the ute. Stories and photos will be judged prior the festival and account for 60% of the overall score. The visual judging of utes at the Deni Ute Muster will account for 40%.
The Ultimates Winners for 2012
Ute of the Year Winner - Brendan White with his 1981 Holden WB
- The Ultimate Town Ute - Matt Fry
- The Ultimate Country Style Ute - Brendan White
- The Ultimate Street Ute - Robert Martin
- The Ultimate Chick’s Ute - Tara Sciflet
- The Ultimate Original/Restored Ute - Donald Evans
- The Ultimate 4 x 4 Country Ute - Jess and Hayden Sharman
- The Ultimate 4 X 4 Street Ute - Paul Duggan
- The Ultimate BnS Style Ute - Harold Bulman
Themed Categories Winners
- Best Themed Ute - Steven Munn
- Best Artwork Ute - Adrian Aalders
- Clarion Sound System Challenge - Justin Schulz
- Best Noted Exhaust System Ute - Sammy Hart
Best of Breed Winners
This category is purely about the best your make of ute has to offer. For the sick street ute, a kicking country ute, or maybe a romping restored ute, a tantalising town ute, a brazen BnS ute, a full on 4x4 ute or a curvy chicks ute. It does not matter what type of ute it is, as long as it is the finest example of it’s breed.
- Best Holden - Brendan White
- Best Toyota - Jess and Hayden Sharman
- Best Ford - James Kedar
- Best ‘Other’ utes - Stehen Heron
The thrilling aerial performance team, the Royal Australian Airforce Roulettes will be back flying over the Muster skies in 2012.
The team of 6 planes will be ducking and weaving in some death defying moves twice during the Festival.
Bull Ride spectacular
Come along and witness the most dangerous sport on earth at the RM Williams Bullride spectacular. With $10,000 up for grabs it’s sure to be a great show.
Get yourself ringside to see some of the best bulls Ron Woodall has to pit against some of Australia’s best bull riders. The spectacular will have a huge line-up of the best bucking stock the Woodall’s can muster into their truck. Can the riders hang on for 8 seconds against the bulls? There’ll be more than 30 bullriders trying to do exactly that!
ShowTime FMX Bikes
See the death defying acts of the ShowTime FMX motorbike riders in the new and improved Deni Freighters Sports Arena throughout the weekend. This year the arena will be twice the size so expect twice the action!
Flying high in the air you’ll be able to see just how skilled Australian motorcross riders can be with some of the best riders this country has produces appearing at this year’s event.
Sunrice Family Centre
The Sunrice Family Centre is the place to find all sorts of wonderful activities and games for children to participate in.
The Fusion group will be running free children’s activities from 9am each day, including face painting, wood work, bubble blowing, stilt walking, tug-o-war games, stilt walking, hookey and much more.
But it isn’t just for the kids, parents can wander in and sit down and relax while the kids enjoy the activities.
Catch those crazy bounding Kangaroos as they return to the Deni Ute Muster as one our most popular roving entertainers.
The team of two kangaroos will be bounding their way around the site throughout the Festival and have been known to lob up to the official opening at the front gates at 5.45am and with their blueys on in the blue singlet count!
You might also catch them re-incarnated as footy players! Donning AFL jerseys and leaping as high as any ‘Mark of the Year’ winner, the footy players will also be roving around the Festival, and be kitted up in the colours of the AFL Grand Final teams come kick off.
Look out Deni after a 5year break the Australian Tractor Pull Association are bringing their show back to town with over 50 different tractors in seven separate classes, all in our brand new tractor pull arena next to the ute paddock. No matter if you’re a Holden or Ford supporter there is something for everyone, we’ll also as well as some different badges on show including Hemi and Rolls Royce. For the kids there are modified ride on lawnmowers with the kids who drive them out to set their own records.
Come along and see some of Australia’s best whip-crackers put their skills on show at the 2012 NSW Whipcracking Championships.
The competition, which will see whipcrackers of all ages, will take place at the Muster on Saturday around the whipcracking arena, located within the Festival arena.
One whip, two whips, trick whips – you’ll see them all on show.
Thanks to the competition sponsors, RM Williams there are some great prizes on offer.
Think you want to give it a go?
The Deni Ute Muster Novice Whipcracking competition takes place on Friday afternoon and you might win yourself a great whip from Simon Martin Whips.
See the woodchips and the saw dust fly!
The woodchop demonstration will see men and women swinging axes and hauling saws in a show of strength and skill. Attending this year is John Coffey, three time Victorian Champion and 7th ranked tree climber in the world, John has also won many Championships throughout Vic, NSW ,SA and TAS. Also attending is John holms, champion Chain Saw Racer, as well as other cutters from NSW and VIC
Bogs Boot Throw
Bogs will run the heats of the Boot throw on Friday and finals on Saturday. The winners will recieve a Bogs prize pack and the Title of the Bogs Boot Throw Competition.