GOOD GIRLS: Trish Beddoes, from McLeans Ridges and Rebecca Rock from Monaltrie, off to the Ekka. Picture; CATHY ADAMS
GOOD GIRLS: Trish Beddoes, from McLeans Ridges and Rebecca Rock from Monaltrie, off to the Ekka. Picture; CATHY ADAMS

Ute muster a real chick thing, say local lasses

By Andy Parks

'GOOD Girlz drive Bitchen utez', says Trish Beddoes. In fact she's had it painted prominently on the bonnet of her Holden VU, which she's called 'Tits and Torque'.

She and her ute will be appearing at the Ekka at the Brisbane Showgrounds as part of the Queensland ute muster finals next weekend.

"I used to go to car shows with my brother but I hated it because it was so competitive," she said. "Ute musters are more of a social thing." Although it may appear to be a bit of a blokey thing to do, Trish says the number of girls attending ute musters has been increasing.

"I've been going to ute musters for about four years and it's really growing for girls. The blokes don't get into doing the interiors and putting in the detail we do," she says.

Trish has fitted hers out with fluffy white seat covers, a pink fluoro light and fake roses. She even bought herself an embroidery machine and embroidered 'Tits and Torque' on the console cover.

Her friend Rebecca Rock bought a rusty old HQ from a Lismore car yard five years ago and spent about $20,000 doing it up. It's getting some final touches for the Ekka.



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