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Expo Events

The Diecast Model Expo will host two fun and exciting expo events and will bring diecast collectors together to enjoy and experience the passion.

What’s better than sitting down to enjoy a good meal amongst a room full of people with exactly the same interest and share a story or two over a drink? The Diecast Model Expo committee cannot think of anything better and are very excited to be able to host the two Expo Events listed below as part of the Diecast Model Expo – our way of bringing diecast model collectors, industry peers and professionals together to share the passion and excitement of the hobby we love.

You can attend one, or both of these Expo Events. Each will be different in its own way and is set to be an entertaining and enjoyable experience for all who attend.

Friday Night Bingo

Come and enjoy a fun night playing Bogan Bingo. Essentially its a comedy show which you can win prizes throughout the night. You will also have the opportunityto purchase the exclusive 1:43 scale Valiant VG Pacer hardtop model by attending this 'Expo Event'. Get to know everyone in an environment made for minglingwith other collectors. Don't forget to dress up as a Bogan! big hair, AC/DC, flouro shirts, denim or simply the old Flanny will have you in character!

The final Bingo winner will win the Ford XY GTHO Superfalcon, Satin Black. Only 60 of these models are made.

Tickets per person: $ 39 each
Ticket price includes: Light meal and bingo.(Drinks bar will be open for your drink purchases)

 

Gala Dinner (Saturday Night)

A night with special legendary guest speakers. John French will give a talk on his time racing the XW and XY Falcon's. He was also called on to race Allan Moffats XY GTHO Super Falcon. We will also hear from Holden's chief designer from the 70-80's Leo Pruneau. His insights into when" race meets road" will have you wanting more as his stories are from a very different perspective. His influence was huge and all your Holden hero cars and race teams have his mark all over them. There will be an autograph session during the evening for both guest speakers.
You will also have the opportunity to purchase the exclusive 1:43 scale Valiant VG Pacer hardtop model by attending this
'Expo Event'.

Dress code: Smart casual.

Tickets for adults $ 69
Children under 12 $ 29
Ticket price includes: Two-course meal.(Drinks bar will be open for your drink purchases)

So be sure to book your special Expo event tickets to be part of all the enjoyment on hand at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo.

 

 

Diecast Model Expo - Workshop Presentations (Free for all registered attendees)

Presented by 'Dr' Rob Smith

The Diecast Magazines resident expert on all things customized will be on hand during the Expo to present 'How To' workshops.

These workshops will be presented in the Main Expo hall and are free for all registered attendees. A full schedule on times will be available closer to Expo. 'Dr' Rob will also be available to answer any other custom modelling questions you may have during the event.

 

The following workshops will be presented during Expo:

"BAZOOKA"....

One of the pitfalls in custom building is the lack of 'off the shelf' performance components that completes that perfect build.... Here we will design and build from scratch a set of kick ass extractors/ headers that will turn heads in disbelief.

"QUICK SHIFT"......

Have you ever noticed that when buying a diecast replica, most if not all of them just give you the one option of a manual gear shift?....Here we will go through the steps of how to create a 'pro-stock' automatic shifter that 'B&M Shifters' themselves will love.

 

"THE STRIP DOWN"....

There's nothing worse than trying to pull down a model and breaking bits along the way, in this presentation we will go on the hunt to find where those little tiny screws hide that keep them all together and the best way to dismantle a model.

 

 

"THE BUILD UP"....

Yes pulling a model down is one thing, but to put it all back together can be a little challenging to say the least. Here we will got through the steps of assembling certain bits that can sometimes try your patience.

"CLONE WARS"...

A lot of time can be wasted re-doing custom parts that you have designed yourself, but learning the crafty art of moulding can be the best time saver in reproducing that special one off piece that you can't get anywhere else.

 

Custom Model Competition (Free to enter for all registered attendees)

If you’re crazy about customizing your models, why not enter the 2015 Diecast Model Expo - Custom Model Competition? We have received many inquiries from collectors with the customizing bug asking about specific details.

As for rules and categories, it is very simple. All we ask is that the model entered for judging be mostly diecast metal. As for the categories, these will simply be 1:64, 1:43, 1:18 and Sundry scales. The Sundry scale category is for any other scale and machinery. If you are a willing participant for the Custom Model Competition, we look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Diecast Model Expo registering your entry for free in the Custom Model Competition. All entries will close at 2pm Saturday September 26th, 2015.

There is a limit of two models per participant is one category, unless space allows. There are trophies and prizes awarded to the winner and runner up in all four categories. Winners are chosen by attendees voting. And Presentation is on Sunday 27th September 2015 at 11am.