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Gala dinner - Saturday night $69.
Meet John Bowe & Colin Bond
Registration ticket just $24 (includes sample bag)
Registration tickets available at the door

Expo Events

The Diecast Model Expo will host a Gala dinner event 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 Gala dinner event 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.

Gala Dinner (Saturday Night)

The Diecast model expo will host your exclusive Gala dinner on Saturday night. Come along to be entertained by your special guests, John Bowe and Colin Bond. Enjoy a wonderful 2 course dinner, the company of fellow collectors and model producers in a night of fun. Another great reason to be part of the night is the exclusive 1:64 scale “Chase versions” of John Bowe 1969 TCM Mustangs that will be released during the night. These are very limited and each Gala dinner attendee will have the opportunity to buy one of each version.

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 2018 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:

Details of the workshops will be available soon.


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

If you’re crazy about customizing your models, why not enter the 2018 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. If you are a willing participant for the Custom Model Competition, we look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Diecast Model Expo registering your entry for free in the Custom Model Competition. All entries will close at 1pm Saturday November 10th 2018.

Judging categories:

Best Street Machine (Sponsored by Bowdens Own)
Best Barn Find (Sponsored by Survivor Car Mag)
Best Race Car (Sponsored by Bowdens Own)
Best Custom Truck (Sponsored by Drake Collectables)

There is a limit of two models per participant, unless space allows. There are trophies and prizes awarded to the winners. Winners are chosen by attendees voting and presentation is on Sunday 11th November at 12pm.