Ute Muster a Hoot at Hillview
Australia’s great love affair with the ute has been celebrated at the Hillview Lifestyle Village Hobby Shed with a beaut sundown gathering of utes, mates, snags and bevvies.
An impressive line-up of pimped-up machines provided irrefutable proof that it is possible to be both tough AND beautiful. . the blokes at the Village Hobby shed like to think the same could be said of them!
The event was so popular the shed committee are keen to hold regular calendar events with other enthusiast groups.
Workshop regular Jim Clarysse explained how it all came about “One of the blokes mentioned he has a grandson who’s done up his ute and travels around to ute musters, so someone suggested we get the utes in for one of our Hobby Shed sundowners. The grandson put the call out to his friends on Facebook and organised six utes to come along. We also had one of the home owner’s sons come in with a 1949 Chev.”
The utes gathered at the High Wycombe Shopping Centre to decorate with flags and flourishes, then drove in convoy down Hillview’s boulevard tooting their horns. Curious home owners came out to see what was going on and enjoyed the spectacle. About 50 people attended, they all had a great time checking out the utes, having a few beers and enjoying a catch up with neighbours.
The hobby shed is a well used workshop, providing free access to machines, tools and workspaces for those who love to build or tinker, but its greatest value is as a social space. Whilst sundowners mean a catch up over beers, catch ups over coffee happen every day at the shed. It’s a great place to share skills, discuss project ideas or just to have a chat with mates.