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by Matt Brogan

Of all the utes to attend Deni this weekend, one in particular stood out from the crowd for being… well, unique.

Professional Golfer Stuart Appleby grew up in country Victoria and has always had a passion for cars, in particular he’s an avid BMW fan, favouring the M5. But a country boy at heart, the love of utes never quite waned and with no M5 ute available in BMW’s showroom, Stuart did the next best thing – build his own.

The concept had been a dream for a number of years and even Stuart admits it’s “a bit out of left field”, but determined to see it through, the M5 was unveiled at Deni to a very positive crowd reaction.


Originally purchased in 2006, the M5 sedan was converted by Shane Rowe, owner of Southern Rod & Custom here in Deniliquin. Shane over saw all design, fabrication, mechanical and custom work to deliver Stuart a “turn key” M5 Ute, just in time for Deni.


For more info and pics on Stuart’s M5 ute click here. I’m sure you’ll agree the result in pretty impressive.