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Presenting the semi-annual IPMS

11th Annual Southlandz Model Show Event

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Dunedin (Tampa area), Florida, USA

 

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

 

The 11th Semi-Annual IPMS SouthLandz Model Car Contest and Swap Meet will be taking place Saturday, November 11, 2017.

The scale model show event takes place on the campus at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin, Florida. The City of Dunedin is on the west coast of Florida, just north of of Clearwater and west of Tampa.

The Southlandz Model event takes place on the Campus in an 11,000 square foot building, at 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin, Florida 34698.

One of the easiest ways to get to the event (coming from an eastern direction) is to take Highway 580 (Also know as Main Street) west to Bass Blvd. Turn right and go north to the end. Once on the Campus property, Vendors will make the first left turn, everyone else will turn at the first right and follow around to the large parking area.

If you're coming from a north or south direction, Highway 580 intersects with Highway 19. The Highway I-75 can get you to Tampa, and from there you can go west several different ways to work around to Dunedin.

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 32 "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.

We also want to mention that there is a Cafe' onsite.

They have all the food and fuel to keep you going for a full days activities. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Snacks, Salads, Donuts, etc.

coffee cafe

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Special Judged Themes for this Years Show:

An "Itch" to Scratch
(Scratch Built models)

Ladies Only
(Any woman driven racer car model)

Rad Cads
(Any Cadillac, Race or Street)

Rude Studes
(Any Studebaker, Race or Street)

Bonus Theme:

Salute to the Military!
(Any MILITARY themed model, race or street, 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:

Best Use of Gravity Colors Paints
(Model is chosen by Gravity Colors)

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  • Event Schedule for Friday
  • 6:00 PM till (?) - Vendor's Setup Only
  • Event Schedule for Saturday
  • 8:00 AM till 9:30 AM - Vendor's Setup Only.
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  • 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.
 

 

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NNL Florida event flyer

Event Flyer
(2.4MB / PDF)

NNL Florida registration forms

Registration Form
(242KB / PDF)

NNL Model Show forms

Event Layout
(75.9KB / JPG)

 

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
(1.7MB / PDF)

 

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  • Registration Fees - Entries
  • Adult: $ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models (and $1.00 for each additional model)
  • Youth Age 16 & Under: $ 5.00 - Unlimited entries.
  • Vendors Fees
  • $ 30.00 for 1 Table
  • $ 50.00 for 2 Tables
  • $ 60.00 for 3 Tables
  • Admission for the General Public into the Event
  • $ 5.00 (if not entering models in the show)
 

Vendors: You don't have to be "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 November it gets, the faster they sell. If you wait till late in the year, 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.

UPDATE: As of October 17, 2017, the tables are sold out!

A few "overflow" tables may be available if room permits. Please contact us first and we will do the best we can to squeeze you in if it's possible. Thank you!

 

Vendor Tables - are 8-feet long (96 inches).

 

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"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. Import / 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 & Open Wheel Modified
  22. Drag Racing
  23. Nostalgic Funny Cars (1985 and older)
  24. Nostalgic Dragsters (1985 and older)
  25. Nostalgic Door Slammers (1985 and older)
  26. Nostalgic NASCAR (1991 and older)
  27. Large Scale (Cars and Trucks)
  28. Large Scale Motorcycles
  29. Small Scale
  30. Diecast
  31. Youth (Age 16 & Younger)
  32. Miscellaneous Auto
  33. Diorama Large (19" x 19")
  34. Diorama Small
  35. Misc - Military, Planes, Scfi, Etc.
 

 

Email Us

bestprofessionalsales@gmail.com

 

Show Information:

Pete Corral, President
518.420.2354

Show Information:

Delaun Fifield , Secretary
321.768.7945

 

 

 

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  • Vendors
  • Alclad Lacquers - Laquer paints to replicate realistic metal, chrome, steel and many other finishes.
  • Connkur Model Accessories - Resin & Aluminum Model detail parts.
  • Daytona Souveniers Hobbies - All things NASCAR model rated.
  • Gravity Colors - Factory color paints for your models.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Scale Auto Art - Professional model building for more than 25 years, he is also a Sherline distributer.
  • Scale Repros Plus - Resin and metal parts to detail your models.
  • Many more will be added when confirmed!
  • *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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Want to see some videos and images from past shows?

Check them out!

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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.

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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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