Gallery: Wunta festivities up and running with Undy 500

A MIX of zany costumes and skimpy briefs combined on the Civic Green this morning as the Wunta Fiesta got underway with the Undy 500.

Wintery winds failed to keep away an estimated 400 strong crowd as the annual fiesta kicked off with the anticipated race, following the annual Big Aussie Breakfast. 

More than 30 people lined up for the Undy 500, in various states of dress. First male and first female honours went to Warrnambool brother and sister duo Ben and Kellie McLeod. 

Warrnambool nightspot The Loft had a large contingent entered, all sporting a letter on their backsides to spell out "Support Live Music at The Loft". 

Councillors Peter Sycopoulis and Peter Hulin, who caused controversy at a council meeting late last year by saying the Undy 500 was a tasteless event, also participated, albeit in disguise. 

Organisers were expecting to dish up 550 meals of eggs bacon and pancakes, before proceedings wrapped up at 9am. 

Wunta will continue tonight with Live on The Civic Green, headlined by ARIA award nominated band Evermore. 

Read more in The Standard tomorrow. 

jwoolley@fairfaxmedia.com.au

Councillors Peter Hulin and Peter Sycopoulis got in on the fun at the Undy 500.

Councillors Peter Hulin and Peter Sycopoulis got in on the fun at the Undy 500.

This year's Undy 500 winners were sister-brother duo Kellie and Ben McLeod.

This year's Undy 500 winners were sister-brother duo Kellie and Ben McLeod.

This year's Undy 500 winners were sister-brother duo Kellie and Ben McLeod.

This year's Undy 500 winners were sister-brother duo Kellie and Ben McLeod.

Mayor Michael Neoh is no stranger to the Undy 500.

Mayor Michael Neoh is no stranger to the Undy 500.

 WCC councillors Peter Sycopoulis and Peter Hulin dressed in costume.

WCC councillors Peter Sycopoulis and Peter Hulin dressed in costume.

Staff and supporters of The Loft, who spelled out a slogan on their undies.

Staff and supporters of The Loft, who spelled out a slogan on their undies.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.

2013 Undy 500.