Gallery: Aussie ute shoot-out
It's Australia day! Celebrate with our outback adventure in a pair of bruising V8 pick-ups
Posted: 26 Jan 2015
It was unexpected. Minutes earlier, I'd been delicately parking the monstrous ute opposite its Holden HSV Maloo counterpart in a mud-filled paddock about five hours out of Sydney, New South Wales. As I scampered from the driver's seat and scaled a nearby fence (they're huge when you're surrounded, those cows), I called to cattle-owner Chris Caine, asking if the cars were safe. "I've never seen them damage one of ours," he answered.
Fast-forward three minutes, and a small cow is writhing on the FPV's bonnet, leaving a slick of slimy beef goo and a sequence of huge dents behind it.