Room trading and swap meet will be open for anyone to check out. Traders will start setting up from 2pm so give them an hour or two.
Informal meet and greet
Open to all that have arrived at Mantra Tabcorp park. Simply make your way to the sports bar and get mingling!
2023 Diecast model expo officially begins
Please note that from 8.30am-10am is ticket collection only.
Expo sales desk opens
All model cars are now available to purchase. Please note buying limits apply and will be on show.
11.30am – 12pm
Grease pit workshop: The full dismantle
Join Dr Rob in the main expo room to learn how to disassemble a model car. Rob will tear down a model and give his tips and tricks along the way.
Charity auction for Beyond blue
Held in the main expo room, Tezza and Smick Mick will host this great event. This is where we auction off certificate #001 of each model and the proceeds will go to the Beyond Blue foundation. Auction is held on the stage in the main expo room.
Grease pit workshop: Aerial assault
In this workshop Dr Rob will show you how to make and mold aerials and other small parts. Perfect for when you have a broken part!
Expo sales desk releases Doolans Kenworth K200 Phat cab, satin black model.
Drake collectables presents Warwick Doolan.
Bruce Hay from Drake collectables will talk with Warwick Doolan, owner of Doolans heavy haulage. Warwick will then be available for a signing session on the main stage.
Main Expo room closes
The room is then prepared for the Gala dinner. Room trading and swap meet area are open for business.
An evening to dine with fellow collectors and hear from our special guests. Aaron Noonan will MC the Gala dinner and spend time chatting with our special guests on stage. There will also be some lucky door raffles and a signing session at the end of the evening.
Main expo room opens
Special guests signing session
Allan Grice, Renee Gracie and Thomas Randle will be on the main stage for a signing and photo opportunity. Signing limits will apply to allow everyone to get a signature.
Expo sales desk releases Membrey’s Kenworth T909 Director Series . 50th Birthday Truck, Satin black.
Grease pit workshop: On its guts
In this workshop Dr rob will show you how to give your model a low, tough stance. Join in to see how its done!
Winners of the Custom model competition announced.
All our winners and runners up will be announced and presented with their trophies and prizes.
Drake collectables presents Craig Membrey
Bruce Hay from Drake collectables will talk with Craig Membrey owner of Membrey’s heavy haulage. Craig will then be available for a signing session on the main stage.
Diecast model expo 2023 officially closes.