Annual Southlandz Model Show Event
(Tampa area), Florida, USA
by the Table Top Cruisers
Model Club of Central Florida.
16th Semi-Annual IPMS SouthLandz Model Car Contest and
Swap Meet will be taking place November , 2020.
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.
Southlandz Model Event happens at 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo,
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
south you can take I-75 to I-275 south west from Tampa, and
then to Penellas Park to work your way west.
event is open to the public, and is family friendly. Visitors
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.
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.
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
Judged Themes for this Years Show:
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
Special Awards are:
(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.
PM - Friday - Vendor load in only.
Schedule for Saturday
AM till 9:30 AM - Vendor's Setup
AM till 11:00 AM - Registration for modelers.
AM till 5:00 PM - Vendor area is open, doors open for visitors.
AM till 12:30 PM - Ballots collected.
PM till 3:00 PM - Theme Classes are Judged.
PM - the 50/50 Raffle Drawing takes place.
PM - Awards Ceremony, 50/50 Drawing, and Auction.
is subject to slight changes as the day goes by)
Fees - Entries
$ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models (and $1.00 for each additional
Age 16 & Under: FREE - Unlimited entries.
for the General Public into the Event
- $ 10.00
(if not entering models in the show).
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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.
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.
start with 60 vendor tables:
30.00 for 1 Table
50.00 for 2 Tables
60.00 for 3 Tables
Table is 8-feet long (96 inches).
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.
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.
images above to download printable black & white flyer files.
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.
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.
Stock Pre 1970
Stock Post 1970
Stock Muscle Car 1964-1974
Cars (TV & Movie Related)
Racing Closed Wheel
Racing Open Wheel
Funny Cars (1985 and older)
Dragsters (1985 and older)
Door Slammers (1985 and older)
NASCAR (1991 and older)
Scale (Cars and Trucks)
(Age 16 & Younger)
Large (19" x 19")
- Military, Planes, Scfi, Etc.
If you are
visiting over the weekend, we recommend:
Ask for "Southlandz"
Laquer paints to replicate realistic metal, chrome, steel
and many other finishes.
Souvenirs Hobbies - All
things NASCAR model rated.
Tools & Hobby- Hobby
and modelling tools.
Frazier - Out
of production kits and thousands of model kit parts.
Fisher - Curent
& out of production kits, annuals, and promos.
Turn Hobbies Trailers - Custom
Model Car World - Model
paints of factory colors, Resin models, and more.
Car Garage - Highly
detailed photoetch parts for models.
Citizen Hobbies - Old
and new model kits of all kinds.
Dion - Out
of production kits.
Hobby Shop - Full
line hobby supplies for modelers.
Tech Model Parts - Machined
metal detail parts for your model building.
Miniatures of Maryland - Machined
parts, resin parts from Ferari to Hot Rods.
Model Magazine - Scale Auto Magazine for modelers.
Repros Plus - Resin and metal parts to detail your models.
- High quality lacquer paints with factory automotive and
motorcycle colors. Fast shipping.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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 !