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Presenting the semi-annual

16th Annual Southlandz Model Show Event

November 7, 2020

Largo (Tampa area), Florida, USA


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Presented by the Table Top Cruisers Model Club of Central Florida.


The 16th Semi-Annual IPMS SouthLandz Model Car Contest and Swap Meet will be taking place November 7, 2020.


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The scale model event takes place at the Christ is King Church. A 22,000 SQFT building located in the City of Largo, on the west coast of Florida, just south of Clearwater and west of Tampa.

The Southlandz Model Event happens at 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo, Florida, 33774.

Going north, the Highway I-75 can get you to I-275 west to St. Petersburg, through Pinellas Park, and then to highway 19 to work your way west.

Coming south you can take I-75 to I-275 south west from Tampa, and then to Penellas Park to work your way west.


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This event is open to the public, and is family friendly. Visitors are welcome.

After 10+ years the Southlandz Model Show and Swap Meet has grown larger each year and attendance is higher than ever before, all because of modelers like you! As always, the event will have vendors selling all kinds of models and related products. Tools, paint, photoetch, kits, books, just about anything you could want to support your favorite hobby and ours.

There are 60 tables worth of vendors - and these are 8-foot tables mind you - so you can image how much is packed into this show! Looking for that one model you always wanted? Looking for great prices and special deals you won't see anywhere else? This is the place to be.

Along with the vendors there will be literally HUNDREDS of models on display. All of them a small work or art unto itself. There are 36 "Modelers Choice" classes, so there's a spot for everyone, no matter what you build. Be prepared to spend all day with us because there's a lot to see and do.


Special Judged Themes for this Years Show:


(vans, any year, make or model)

Day 2 Muscle Cars

Evil Twins
(build & race versions of the same car / truck kit)

Flat Heads
(cars and trucks with Ford's V8 Flathead)

Ford vs. Ferrari
(1960's era vintage road racing cars)

Salute to the Military
(must have wheels and tires)



These Themed classes above are judged by a small but select group of people who are familiar with judging and models. Models entered into a theme class are not judged by attendees, only the judges.


Additional Special Awards are:

Club Participation
(excluding the host club Table Top Cruisers of Central Florida)
This award is given based on club participation, which includes
# of club members participating in event, # of models
entered by members, etc.


  • Friday Schedule
  • 6:00 PM - Friday - Vendor load in only.
  • Event Schedule for Saturday
  • 8:00 AM till 9:30 AM - Vendor's Setup Only.
  • _________________________________________
  • 9:30 AM till 11:00 AM - Registration for modelers.
  • 9:30 AM till 5:00 PM - Vendor area is open, doors open for visitors.
  • 11:00 AM till 12:30 PM - Ballots collected.
  • 1:00 PM till 3:00 PM - Theme Classes are Judged.
  • 2:30 PM - the 50/50 Raffle Drawing takes place.
  • 3:30 PM - Awards Ceremony, 50/50 Drawing, and Auction.
  • (schedule is subject to slight changes as the day goes by)
  • Registration Fees - Entries
  • Adult: $ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models (and $1.00 for each additional model)
  • Youth Age 16 & Under: FREE - Unlimited entries.
  • Admission for the General Public into the Event
  • $ 10.00 (if not entering models in the show).


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NNL Florida event flyer

Event Flyer

NNL Florida registration forms

Registration Form

NNL Model Show forms

Event Layout


We've added a quick Wish List form you can download. We know that once you get to the show, you can easily get caught up in the event and distracted. Then you forget to get something you specifically came to the event to try and find. Maybe a model part to finish a model project, or a specific model kit you're were looking for.

With the quick Wish List, you can write down what you need and what you're looking to get, bring it to the show, and you'll be sure not to forget anything.

NNL Model Show forms

Wish List


Vendors Center

  • We start with 60 vendor tables:
  • $ 30.00 for 1 Table
  • $ 50.00 for 2 Tables
  • $ 60.00 for 3 Tables
  • Each Table is 8-feet long (96 inches).



Vendors: You don't have to be a "company" or a "business" to be a Vendor. If you've got a few hundred (thousands?) of plastic model kits, and you want to "thin the herd" a bit, or sell off some multiples and duplicates, selling as a vendor can help turn those extra kits into cash. Vendor tables are limited, so we only ask that you have plenty of models kits to fill the table(s) you get. The more the better.

Note that "60 tables" sounds like a lot, but many vendors have been selling at our shows for years, so many of the tables go fast, and are sold way ahead of time. The closer to the event date it gets, the faster they sell. If you wait too long, there might be 20 tables left, and then a week later when you go to get one - nothing. So please order your tables ahead of time.





Click images above to download printable black & white flyer files.


"Modelers Choice" Classes


"Modelers Choice" means - At 11:00 AM we began to give ballots out to attendees, who peruse each class individually and make their choice on which model they believe is the best quality.

Note that the people attending the event are mostly modelers, so they do know what to look for and they do know about cars and models. This allows a wider and more diverse group of people to look at the various models and see what you've built.

  1. Factory Stock Pre 1970
  2. Factory Stock Post 1970
  3. Factory Stock Muscle Car 1964-1974
  4. Street Machines
  5. Star Cars (TV & Movie Related)
  6. Low Riders
  7. Street Rods
  8. Rat Rods
  9. Pro Street
  10. Customs
  11. Show Rods
  12. Tuners
  13. Supercar / Exotics
  14. Street Truck
  15. Heavy Commercial
  16. Light Commercial
  17. Motorcycle
  18. Road Racing Closed Wheel
  19. Road Racing Open Wheel
  20. NASCAR
  21. Short Track
  22. Open Wheel Modified
  23. Drag Racing
  24. Nostalgic Funny Cars (1985 and older)
  25. Nostalgic Dragsters (1985 and older)
  26. Nostalgic Door Slammers (1985 and older)
  27. Nostalgic NASCAR (1991 and older)
  28. Large Scale (Cars and Trucks)
  29. Large Scale Motorcycles
  30. Small Scale
  31. Diecast
  32. Youth (Age 16 & Younger)
  33. Miscellaneous Auto
  34. Diorama Large (19" x 19")
  35. Diorama Small
  36. Misc - Military, Planes, Scfi, Etc.



Email Us


Show Information:

Delaun Fifield





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sponsors and vendors for southlandz



  • Vendors & Sponsors
  • Alclad Lacquers - Laquer paints to replicate realistic metal, chrome, steel and many other finishes.
  • Alpha Models - High quality resin exotic car models.
  • Bear Hobbies -
  • Daytona Souvenirs Hobbies - All things NASCAR model rated.
  • Janes Tools & Hobby- Hobby and modelling tools.
  • Jerry Frazier - Out of production kits and thousands of model kit parts.
  • Larry Fisher - Curent & out of production kits, annuals, and promos.
  • Left Turn Hobbies Trailers - Custom model trailers.
  • MCW Model Car World - Model paints of factory colors, Resin models, and more.
  • Model Car Garage - Highly detailed photoetch parts for models.
  • Model Citizen Hobbies - Old and new model kits of all kinds.
  • Paul Dion - Out of production kits.
  • Phils Hobby Shop - Full line hobby supplies for modelers.
  • Pro Tech Model Parts - Machined metal detail parts for your model building.
  • Replica Miniatures of Maryland - Machined parts, resin parts from Ferari to Hot Rods.
  • Scale Model Magazine - Scale Auto Magazine for modelers.
  • Scale Repros Plus - Resin and metal parts to detail your models.
  • Splash-Paints - High quality lacquer paints with factory automotive and motorcycle colors. Fast shipping.
  • *Note that many of these vendors have multiple tables, sometimes as many as 3 or 4, so it's going to be a packed event. Bring your wish list!


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The Southandz Model Car Show and Swap meet is a semi annual model show. We do it twice a year. The event is to promote the scale model building hobby, but it's also a time to meet up with old modeling friends and build connections with new modelers. Car models are most popular with "gearheads", people who like real cars, but also like to build smaller versions to exact specifications, and to have fun.

Here in Florida, there are multple model events across the state. We enjoy being a part of this genre and this hobby. Our shows not only have hundreds of models on display for other modelers and the general public to see, but we also have vendors who cater to the hobby and offer model kits, modeling tools, and detail parts to make museum quality models.

Visiting our show is like attending an automotive museum in miniature, showing the history of the automobile from nearly every era. If you like models, if you like cars, if you like history - our event has something for everyone.


For those of you who may notknow a bit of the modeling history in Florida, The Southlandz Model Car Swap Meet & Show owes its early history to the twice annual Phils Hobby Shop Swap Meets (in Pinellas park, FL)  that used to be held in his parking lot. He had those shows there for over 20 years! Many of us who are members today actually went to one of the last of those get togethers before Phil's untimely death, and had never before seen that many discontinued and old model cars available for sale in one place. With 12 vendor tables and hundreds of kits available, this was "model car heaven" outside in the heat of the aforementioned Phils parking lot.

Fast forward a few years after that shows demise, and Frank & Gail Licordare, along with the late David Brearly, resurrected the two Phils swap meets, renaming the shows as the "Southlandz Model Car Swap Meet & Show". They held them in the 3,000 square foot firehouse civic center that was literally a block away. It had room for 36 vendor tables and even a model car contest as well. Three years later our club would take over running the "show" portion of the event while Frank & Gail were responsible for the swap meet part of the show.

We did 3 shows for them. When combined with the tragic loss of David Brearly and Gail losing her father, circumstances moved these 3 show founders out of the area of the show. It happened at the same time as when Frank was hoping to grow the show into an event run inside a much larger venue such as a hotel.

We we honoured they handed the reigns to us, and with a LOT of guidance from them, our club would move the show into the Largo Cultural Center (4500 square feet)  with barely enough room for 48 vendor tables and our typical model display. Then soon after, we grew the show into our much roomier, current, "permanent" location at the Conmy Center (13,000 square feet) with more than enough room for our 60 regular vendor tables (although we squeezed in 65 at our last show) and a much larger contest area as well.

It's in this vein that we want every member of our club, and everyone who attends and supports us, to understand the continuing great legacy of our show. It's because of the wonderful people who came before us that we have grown into the annual show that is Southlandz. Thank you !


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