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 FG-X DJR Penske, Scott McLaughlin First drive 2017
Scott McLaughlin was to be the biggest team mover for the 2017 season. After driving for GRM for four years and clearly showing his outstanding ability, it was the might and power of the DJR Penske outfit that was to land his services in 2017. Another big team signing was ex Triple 8 engineer Ludo Lucroix who is one of the greatest in the business. McLaughlin’s first chance to sample a DJR Penske beast was the team ride day at Queensland Raceway on January 31, 2017. This gave him a chance to get a feel of the car, his surroundings and a very French accent thru the radio!
Authentic Collectables will produce this unique livery model exclusively for the 2018 Diecast model Expo in 1:18 and 1:43 scale. At only 300 piece runs, they are sure to go quickly.
1:18 scale, Limited edition: 300, Expo price: $199.99
1:43 scale, Limited edition: 300, Expo price: $75.00
John Bowe Holden VC HDT Commodore, Race of Champions winner
At the 1980 Australian grand prix a very special support category was on the schedule. It was to be 12 stock standard Holden VC HDT Commodore’s filled with some of the best Australian and world driving talent. A young John Bowe was given the opportunity to steer a red HDT VC Commodore. The Race of Champions was to be 2 races and points awarded for each race. JB was to perform very well finishing both races in second, to be crowned the overall winner. Biante model cars have produced this all new tooling diecast model with full detail. The differences between the road and race cars are minimal but expect to see all those subtle differences replicated.
1:18 scale, Limited edition: 300, Expo price: $250
Ford EL Falcon, PAE Motorsports. John Bowe 1999 ATTC
John Bowe’s departure from Dick Johnson racing at the end of 1998 was quite a shock to everyone. It was 11 years of DJR employment and Bowe’s decision was a very difficult one. PAE Motorsports was to lure Bowe to their WA based team. He was to race an AU Falcon, but the new car was not ready until round three of the championship. An EL Falcon had to be used in the interim. Caterpillar was to sponsor the team and a superb looking Falcon was presented.
Apex replicas will produced this diecast metal model. This great looking model will have opening doors, bonnet and boot. The level of detail is quite exquisite. JB will be on hand to autograph your model during the Expo.
1:18 scale, Limited edition: 360, Expo price: $240
Mad Max MFP Monaro and Holden Panel van set
Following up on the first Mad Max set released at the 2015 Diecast model expo, is this next instalment in honouring Australia’s greatest movie cars. This two car set depicts the MFP HQ Monaro and the Holden Panel van. The MFP Monaro is stolen by the “Knight rider” and eludes the police until Max comes along to end the chase. The Holden Panel van is Max’s family car and his wife is chased by the motorcycle gang. The scene ends badly with Max’s wife and son being run down by motorbikes. This then causes Max to seek vengeance. This quality 2 car set has been produced by ACE models. The detail is exceptional and presented well in a clear display case.
1:64 scale, Expo price: $89.99
John Bowe 1969 Ford Mustang – Touring Car Masters
John Bowe is one of Australia’s great motorsport legends. Having a successful Supercar career JB was to find a new home in the exciting Touring Car Masters series. JB was to campaign a Ford 1969 Mustang for many years and rack up many wins and championships. Greenlight Collectables will exclusively produce a couple of these Mustangs for the 2018 Diecast Model Expo.
You will be able to get your hands on the 2012 TCM series Champion and the 2013 series cars. These Mustang models will be limited to just 1000 pieces.
Scale: 1:64, Expo price: $20 each
John Bowe 1969 Ford Mustang – Touring Car Masters “Chase versions”
If you’re not familiar with Greenlight collectables, as part of all their model production they make a very limited number of ‘Chase versions” which feature green wheels and base. These are very sought after amongst collectors.
Scale: 1:64, Expo price: $25 each
The BEAST. Peter Brock/Colin Bond HDT LJ Torana sports sedan
In 1973 the Harry Firth led HDT team presented a very aggressive Torana for their two lead drivers to campaign in the sports sedan category. The highly modified Torana was powered by a mid-mounted F5000 Repco V8. Brock was to drive the Torana in Victorian rounds and Bond to contest the NSW races. The car had much success and became known as “The Beast”.
Ace models have finely crafted this distinct rare LJ Torana. Its very well made and the proportions are spot on giving you an appreciation of the level of modification carried out by HDT. The model will come with two sets of numbers. You can simply apply the waterslide decals to the model to depict Brock or Bond’s racing number.
1:43 scale, Limited edition: 200, Expo price: $110
Kenworth T904 Rowan truck with Drake float, Satin black edition
The Membrey Transport company has a rich history in our country. Current owner Craig Membrey took over the family business when only five trucks were in the fleet. He built the business up offering tray trucks, crane trucks, prime movers, flat tops, step decks, extendable trailers, and specialised trailers. Tragically Craig lost his eldest son Rowan at age 17 and dedicated a truck in his memory.
In the tradition of Drake expo models, the theme is too adorn the truck combination with satin black paint. We were extremely honoured to be able to bring this truck project to you, with the great support of Drake collectables and Craig Membrey.
1:50 scale, Limited edition: 100, Expo price: $499