11th Semi-Annual IPMS SouthLandz Model Car Contest and
Swap Meet will be taking place Saturday, November 11,
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.
Southlandz Model event takes place on the Campus in an 11,000
square foot building, at 750
San Salvador Drive, Dunedin, Florida 34698.
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.
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.
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 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
also want to mention that there is a Cafe' onsite.
have all the food and fuel to keep you going for a full
days activities. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Drinks, Snacks,
Salads, Donuts, etc.
Judged Themes for this Years Show:
"Itch" to Scratch
(Scratch Built models)
woman driven racer car model)
Cadillac, Race or Street)
Studebaker, Race or Street)
to the Military!
MILITARY themed model, race or street, must have wheels and tires)
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:
Use of Gravity Colors Paints
(Model is chosen by Gravity Colors)
Schedule for Friday
PM till (?) - Vendor's Setup 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.
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Fees - Entries
$ 10.00 for 1 to 6 models (and $1.00 for each additional
Age 16 & Under: $ 5.00 - Unlimited entries.
- $ 30.00
for 1 Table
- $ 50.00
for 2 Tables
- $ 60.00
for 3 Tables
for the General Public into the Event
- $ 5.00
(if not entering models in the show)
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
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. Thanks!
As of May 27, 2017, only 22 tables are left!)
Tables - are 8-feet long (96 inches).
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 (right off the showroom floor)
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")
Fifield , Secretary
If you are
visiting over the weekend, we recommend:
Ask for "Southlandz"
Map = Dunedin
Map = to Event