One of the many attractions of attending the Diecast Model Expo, for every diecast collector, is the exclusive models made available during the event.
Ford XY GTHO Superfalcon-1971 Calder Park
Ford ran a program of producing two race specific Falcon’s to compete with the overseas cars that were dominating the Australian Touring car scene. One car went to big Pete Geoghegan and the other to Alan Moffat. This exclusive model depicts the car developed by Allan Moffat. Although Moffat rarely used in races this car had much significance to our touring car history.
Classic Carlectables will replicate this model. It’s a difficult model to get 100% accurate as reference material is scarce and Moffat drove in many different combinations. We believe this model will be a great representation of this car and will be well sought after by model collectors. A run of 1000 will be produced and available to Expo attendees for $230.
Scott McLaughlin- Polestar Volvo S60 GRM 2014 Australian grand Prix
Young Scott McLaughlin has burst onto the V8 Supercar scene. Gaining his first race win in his debut season with GRM, it was the amazing effort in the new Volvo that grabbed the headlines. At the opening round of 2014 Scott McLaughlin out gunned Jamie Whincup in a last corner last lap effort. The TV interview proved a turning point in Scotty’s popularity. His enthusiasm and reaction was gold! The next round was at the Australian Grand Prix and the team had a special livery waiting for him.
Apex Replicas will produce this special edition model for the 2015 Diecast Model Expo. This 1:18 scale model will be crafted in diecast metal and have a sealed bodyshell. The livery is as driven at the 2014 Australian Grand Prix which was also Volvo GRM’s first win with the new car. Only 500 models will be available and with Scott McLaughlin attending this years Expo, expect them to be in high demand. The 1:43 scale model will also be available with a run of 300 only.
The Expo release price will be $160 for the 1:18 scale model and $79.99 for the 1:43 scale model.
Scott McLaughlin 2012 GRM Holden Commodore
The Diecast Model Expo is very excited to be releasing this exclusive low run model of young gun Scott McLaughlin’s very first solo drive in the V8 supercar series. After securing the 2012 V8 development series championship, it was to be a call up from Gary Rogers that would be the icing on the cake for McLaughlin’s 2012 season. After the sweltering heat at the Homebush street circuit on Saturday, Frenchman Alexandre Premat was severly dehydrated and exhausted. Rogers gave young Mclaughlin the keys to the GRM Commodore for the Sunday race. Doing a stella job and finishing 17th this was the vessel to giving Mclaughlin his permanent drive in the 2013 season with GRM. This unique model is produced by Apex Replica’s in sealed body Resin. Only 300 models will be available at the 2015 Expo and with Scott Mclaughlin attending, you can even get your model personally signed!.
Scale: 1:18, Quantity produced: 300, Expo Price: $199.95
Ford Falcon XY GTHO Super Falcon, Satin black
This super impressive pursuit model continues the theme for Expo volunteer/special contributor’s model release. The Super Falcon is finished in Satin Black and only 60 models are produced. These special models will be given to all the hard working volunteers and Expo special contributors. During the expo you will have up to 3 chances to win one of these rare beauties.
Valiant VG Pacer Hardtop, Hot Mustard
The Chrysler Valiant brand was quite a force in the 60’s and 70’s. The bold styling and more powerful engine combinations gave them an edge on the other local producers. August 1970 saw the arrival of the new updated VG Valiant. The biggest news was the addition of the Hemi motor. The Pacer range utilised the 245ci Hemi and was available in various power outputs. The glamourous 2 door Hardtop Pacer was the pinnacle of Valiant beauty at the time. Armco models have superbly replicated this model in high quality resin. The long body lines and boxy shape have been captured and the authentic Pacer markings are there for you to fall in love with again. As a little something different, Armco models have added the period correct Jelly Bean mags that many cars found themselves rolling on. This combination is only done with the exclusive Model Expo release in Hot Mustard. To purchase one of these gems you will need to attend one of the special Expo meal events(Bogan Bingo/Gala dinner).
Scale: 1:43, Quantity produced: 250, Expo price: $99.95
MFP and Interceptor Twin Set
The Interceptor from the movie Mad Max would no doubt be Australia’s most famous movie car. Its an Aussie icon all over the world. The Falcon Hardtop was a masterful choice when combined with the all black paint, and almost backyard performance look. The unique body kit also gave it that masked executioner look, like the grim reaper on wheels. But the Black interceptor was not Max’s first car in the movie. The distinct 4 door Falcon XB was the standard issue. Labelled the MFP Interceptor, they were painted in bold colours and striping. Police lights and sirens, and a large CB radio antenna adorned the cars. ACE models have produced this stunning twin set of Interceptors. The detail and accuracy of shape is very well done and all the special touches of the real cars is replicated in this small scale. The packaging also enhances the models by depicting them sitting on a road with the vast outback road background.
Scale: 164, Production run: 1000, Expo price: $79.95
HDT- Precision driving team
ACE Models have produced the VH SS Commodore as used in the early 80’s. The model is a resin replica. It is well made and only 300 models will be produced. ACE have produced road going versions, but this model has some nice subtle variations. The model comes nicely presented in a clear display case. You will also find the missing decals included. This model is produced for the 2015 Expo and can only be purchased from retail stores and room traders that are attending. Its our way of thanking them for being part of this great industry event. Simply make your way over to the Mercure Hotel and on Level 5 and you will find all the room traders.
Scale: 1:43, Qty produced: 300, RRP: $99.95
Biante HRT 25th anniversary bonnet
The Holden Racing Team celebrates their 25th Anniversary in 2015 and Biante are very pleased to present this 1:10 Scale Signature Bonnet to commemorate the milestone.This is the first in a new range of 1:10 scale bonnets from Biante and they look fantastic,produced in die-cast and finished on a wooden base with a brushed metal base plate.
The 2015 Diecast Model Expo is the first place you can buy this new product from and each bonnet purchased will receive a ticket to go into the draw to win a real 25th Anniversary Holden Racing Team bonnet signed by their star drivers Garth Tander and James Courtney.
Expo price: $64.95
Kenworth C509 with 2×8 Drake Dolly and 4×8 swingwing trailer
Drake Collectables have teamed up with the 2015 Model Expo to bring you this very exclusive museum quality model truck. The Kenworth C509 is the largest truck produced by Kenworth in Australia. Linked up with the super impressive dolly and trailer, it’s a formidable package used in the harshest parts of the world. This exclusive Expo only version will come with a numbered certificate of only 100 produced. There is a strict limit of one per person and will be on a first in basis. The special Satin Black colour is combined with the red chassis and subtle inclusion of the Expo logo on rear of prime movers cabin forms a special combination.
Scale: 1:50, Qty Produced: 100, Expo price: $458