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    Report: Holden poised to build world's fastest ute, 577 hp on tap
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    While America has its ongoing performance war among the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro and Dodge Challenger, a similar battle in Australia might soon be going out with a bang. Both Ford and Holden are cutting back on local production in the coming years, but their performance brands are firing ...

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    Read This: Colorado company making American Ute dreams come true
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    Randy Reese is the Colorado dreamcatcher for those who still light votive candles at the altar of Our Lady of El Camino. He fulfills his role by importing the bodies of Australian utes, like the one pictured above, and installing them on the chassis' of fully US-compliant cars like the Pontiac ...

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    Official: Ford celebrating 80 years of Aussie utes as it prepares to shutter Oz manufacturing
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    Ford is ending Australian production after 90 years in 2016, and with it may go perhaps the most iconic vehicles in its auto market – the ute. Car-based pickup trucks like the Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino were always more of a curiosity than a true market force here, but in ...

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    Report: Holden Commodore ute to die at age 65?
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    The Holden Commodore ute, an Australia-only automotive icon, could be relegated to the history books in 2016 due to falling sales in the face of increased consumption of pick-up trucks imported from Japan and Thailand, News.com.au reports. Year-to-date, Holden Commodore ute sales have slipped 31 ...

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    Official: Holden shows wagon and ute versions of new Commodore
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    Holden isn't giving anything away when it comes to specs, but the Aussie outpost of General Motors has offered a few snapshots of the Sportwagon and ute versions of its brand-new VF Commodore. All the company will say for now is that the models are still being tested before final approval and ...

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    Report: El Camino revival hopes scuttled by Aussie dollar?
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    Could Chevrolet sell a reborn El Camino in the United States? Let's ask an expert, General Motors International Operations boss Tim Lee, what he thinks. Speaking to the Aussies at CarPoint.com.au, Lee had this to say: "I think here in the US that vehicle has a tremendous amount of cache so if we ...

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    ETC: Volvo 850 T5 R pickup conversion is ready for a cool yule
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    There are plenty of ways to get your holiday tree home from the farm, but few are so classy as this Volvo 850 ute. Built in Sweden and shipped to Belgium, the car wears all of the necessary kit to pass as a 850R, and with a turbocharged 2.3-liter five cylinder under the hood, this creation should ...

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    Report: High tarriffs curb resurgent U.S. hopes for Holden Ute
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    With the Holden Commodore sedan on its way back to the States as the Chevrolet SS, we were hoping that the El Camino-like, two-seat Ute wouldn't be far behind (after all, the halfbreed was supposed to be offered here as the Pontiac G8 Sport Truck before General Motors offed the brand altogether). ...

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    Official: FPV announces 450-HP supercharged GT RSPEC
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    Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Australian equivalent to Ford's SVT division here in North America. Its high-performance sedan, the GT, is based on the Ford Faclon saloon. FPV has unveiled the most hardcore version of the GT yet – the FPV GT RSPEC. The machine was developed by FPV ...

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    Video: Kiwi ute drift goes all wrong, then all right
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    A New Zealand man, for reasons only clear to himself, decides to attempt a Starsky & Hutch drift around a corner in a ute that can only kindly be described as vintage. With that opening, you're no doubt expecting the obligatory "of course it all goes wrong and he crashes." And that, indeed, ...

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    Report: GM considering RWD wagon and ute for U.S. market
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    The General wants more rear-wheel drive vehicles in its lineup and has plans to bring a few more to America, including a sedan and possibly a wagon and sport utility, according to Car and Driver. GM already sells a rear-wheel-drive Chevrolet sedan in the U.S., but only sworn law enforcement ...

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    Video: 2012 Targa Tasmania kicks off with prologue stages
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    The 2012 Targa Tasmania is officially underway, having started on the 17th of April. While we'd give (nearly) any portion of our anatomy to see the spectacle in the flesh, we'll simply have to content ourselves with living vicariously through the miracle of YouTube for the time ...

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    Report: Custom 1956 Bentley S1 ute up for charity auction in Australia
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    Bentley and Bugatti may be under common ownership these days, but back in the day, they were bitter rivals. That rivalry lead one Ettore Bugatti to deride his English competition as "the world's fastest lorries" (the British term for commercial trucks). He was speaking figuratively, because ...

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    Meet the other BMW with a bed: Stuart Appleby's M5 Ute
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    Turns out the BMW M3 pickup we showed you yesterday isn't the first BMW to be turned into a sport pickup. Back in 2008, PGA Tour golfer Stuart Appleby had his E39 BMW M5 turned into a ute by Australian custom shop Southern Rod. Appleby has a deep-seated love of utes from his childhood on an ...

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    Aussies build a Chevy El Camarino
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    Holden Commodore SS Ute Camaro Conversion – Click above for high-res image gallery
    So you have a Holden Commodore SS Ute and, for some vexing reason, you want it to look more like the American-market Chevrolet Camaro. Well, we've got good news for you. An enterprising young soul from ...

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    2011 Chevrolet Montana compact truck unveiled in South America
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    2011 Chevrolet Montana – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Say hullo to this little truck: It's the 2011 Chevrolet Montana and it might just make its way up from South America into U.S. dealer showrooms. It's a small two-door, two-passenger ute that rides on the same platform as the ...

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    Aussie Envy: HSV E Series 2 lineup unveiled
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    The HSV E Series 2 lineup - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Just as wounds from the Pontiac G8 being ripped from us are beginning to scar over, HSV has torn them open anew by revealing version 2.0 of its Commodore-based E Series lineup. It's facelifts all around for the gang of Aussie ...

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    Crazy Kiwis: Buy a new Mitsubishi Triton, get a free goat with purchase
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    New Zealand Mitsubishi wants you to buy a Triton ute, and to lure you into doing it they're using goats -- because really, who can resist a goat? Said Mitsu's New Zealand sales and marketing manager, Peter Wilkins, "three years of drought has severely depleted sheep and beef populations, so what ...

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    REPORT: RWD Commodore platform could underpin Caddies, G8 GT could make a comeback
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    Pontiac G8 ST - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With Pontiac's death official, Holden stands to lose around $1 billion annually with the demise of the Pontiac G8. However, Holden doesn't plan to go quiet into night. The Aussie automaker has drawn up plans to offer the rear-wheel drive ...

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    Tear in my beer: GM reportedly kills off 2010 Pontiac G8 ST
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Pontiac G8 ST
    Hold on to your Budweiser coozies: Details are scarce at the moment, but Pickuptruck.com is reporting that Pontiac has quietly euthanized plans to introduce the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST. The muscular G8-based trucklet was to signal the re-emergence ...

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