John Bryant’s formal love affair with utes goes back to 1994 when he started Bluey’s Ute World, the country’s first ute-gear store. John’s first book of ute yarns, REAL AUSSIES DRIVE UTES, was published in 1999, with a second book, REAL AUSSIES DRIVES UTES II, released in 2001. He has written about utes and their quirky owners in numerous publications, including R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine. When he’s not mucking about in his own ute, he indulges his other obsession -- building medieval towers.