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Test Drive 2011 Holden VE Series II SS V8 Ute
2011 is often a quite unique year for two Australian motoring icons. For 1, it’s the 50th anniversary of Queensland’s first permanent, purpose-built raceway: Lakeside Park. It’s also marks the 60th anniversary of Holden’s FX Utility, a vehicle widely regarded as by enthusiasts to be the forefather of the house grown Aussie “ute”. In recognition of these historic occasions, we took a Holden VE Series II SS Ute for a test drive and headed north to attend the first of Lakeside’s three 50th anniversary events. Component 1 of this feature will cover my impressions of the Ute, whilst part two will take inside the event itself. So let’s get cracking.