I rarely see what I would traditionally call a pickup truck here. But very common are these car-truck hybrid things. I asked an Australian what they are, and she said that they are utes. Then I was told that they are typically driven by “bogans” which was described as a red-neck, white trash, young punk sort of person. My best guess is that its equilivent to an American NASCAR fan. There is a huge construction site at the end of our street and I see heaps* of utes parked there every day. Each one is tricked out and in a different color. Sort of like Easter eggs.
*heaps: a common expression for “a lot” or “many.” I also really like the use of “feral” to describe groups of people. I’ve heard high school kids and rowdy bar patrons described as feral. Love it.