Ferrari literature and art Expo USA and 1/43rd Scale Model Expo March 22nd 2014

12-20-2013, 06:23 AM
Ferrari literature and art Expo USA March 22nd and 1/43rd Scale Model Expo March 23rd 2014
Hi again,

We will be having the Ferrari Expo 2014 this year on March 22nd 2014 near Chicago USA. It will be the same weekend as the 1/43rd Scale Model Expo on Sunday March 23rd also near Chicago 5 minutes away.

I hope we can see some of you again. We will be having a hand built model contest along with a Carrera Pan Americana 1950-1954 model and art display in 2014. We will also have a large selection of real vintage Ferrari's and 50 plus tables of literature/art and models for sale.

Anyone who has been to the show will attest to the millions of dollars worth of rare vintage Ferrari's, Alfa's, Maserati's and other sportscars always on display at this show. Admission is free and the show is open to the public.

Show will be held at Continental Autosport Ferrari Maserati in Hinsdale Illinois on Ogden Avenue just west of the tollway exit, 15 minutes from O'hare and Midway airports in Chicago USA.

Here is a link with photos and the Sunday March 23rd 1/43rd show information. Make it a model/collectibles weekend in Chicago, and enter a sportscar/racecar
model. Ferrarichat signup is free.

The National 1/43 Scale Model Car Expo will be held in Countryside, Illinois on Sunday March 23, 2014.
Announcing a new location!
The show will be moving across the street to the Park Place Banquet Hall and joining forces with the Countryside Collectors Classic Toy Show. The finest 1/43 scale model cars and other great collectible toys will all be under one roof now.
Various other activities will be planned for that weekend, so make sure to put the National 1/43 Scale Model Car Expo on your calendar now.
For more information visit our website at ( or call Buz at 708-246-1543.
To make arrangements for table space at the new location, please contact Jim Welytok by email at or phone (262)-366-1314. The Unique Events website is (
Happy Collecting!
Route 66 Model Car Store

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/ferrari Expo 2014-March 22nd 2014

12-20-2013, 07:44 AM
Hi Tom,

We were just talking about it this past weekend. One of my "must do" events for the year. Looking forward to another great show. Now I just have to get busy and get something built!


12-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Hi Tom,

We were just talking about it this past weekend. One of my "must do" events for the year. Looking forward to another great show. Now I just have to get busy and get something built!


Should be another good one I hope...The 1/43rd event on Sunday is bringing in more high end stuff. I think we should have a good turnout of 1/43rds this time.

Did you see FPM is doing the 1950 and 1962 Lemans winner kits in 1/24th??

12-22-2013, 12:45 PM

Yes, I did notice. Been keeping my eyes on the '52 LM winning Mercedes, maybe my Christmas present to myself?


01-04-2014, 01:53 PM
I plan on having all the "new" 1/24th FPM kits along with the new Escuderia 24 kits for sale. Escuderia 24 from Spain are working on the Pan Americana 1954 Pegaso Z102 Touring and Ferrari 750 Monza car number #2 allong with a Pan Am Kurtis in 1/24th!!!

I will also have my new Scale Designs Alfa 2500SS Pan Americana 1951 1/24th body/decal transkit(for the 1/24th Quattroroute 2500 diecast) on display.

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2014-Chicago March 22nd 2014

01-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Entry form from Hugh of the Ferrari Club:

Continental Auto Sports has offered to host the 2014 Ferrari Literature, Art and Model Expo once again, this will be the 36th year for this event.

The model contest will also be a big part of this event. Contact Tom Tanner if interested is having your models judged. Info on the attached entry form.

Last year was a total success with all the tables sold out and we even had a waiting list for table.

So check your calendars, and make your reservations early. Do not wait until the March 1st deadline, as we have already had numerous requests for tables.

Please feel free to pass along my contact information to your friends who might be interested in setting up a display of their memorabilia etc.

Thank you for your interest and consideration.

Hugh Ruthven

Entry form:


Time to start looking through your collection of great Ferrari, Maserati and Italian sports car memorabilia that you no longer are interested in keeping and maintaining so that you can offer those treasures to another collector. This is the PERFECT opportunity.

The Central States Region of the Ferrari Club of America is proud to announce the 36th
Annual Ferrari Literature & Model Expo at Continental Auto Sports, Hinsdale, IL. Continental is located 15 minutes south of O’Hare airport

Featured at the EXPO:
** Ferrari literature, yearbooks, sales brochures, postcards, F-1 racing memorabilia.
** Unique models: 1/43rd, 1/12th, 1/18th and 1/8th scale
** Artwork: Some of the foremost automotive artists will display original paintings,
serigraphs, lithographs, posters, photographs and sculptures.
*** Hand built sport car/racecar Model Contest (call Tom Tanner 630/ 766-2098)

The EXPO is the perfect format to display your treasures. Last year’s event was an outstanding success and we anticipate 2014 will be even better.

VENDORS: Tables need to be reserved in advance. One table is $60, additional tables
$15 each. Make check payable to FCA- Central States Regon
Please contact Hugh Ruthven, 345 E. Russell St. Barrington, Il 60010
TEL- 847/ 382-3020, FAX 847/ 382-1439,


EXPO: Continental Auto Sports, 420 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale, IL just WEST of I-294.
Tel: 630/ 655-3535 SET-UP 7:30-9:00 am
Name_____________________________ Phone_________________
FAX_______________ Email________________________________
Address__________________ City_______________State___ZIP_____

03-08-2014, 11:35 AM
Only 2 short weeks until Ferrari Expo 2014 in Chicago. Hope you have your models built and ready to show. We will have a few really nice Ferrari's on display............Maybe a old Alfa Romeo racecar and several vintage Ferrari's, Maserati's and Alfa's on display plus all the brand new Ferrari's.

03-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Ill be there again, Do you expect a good turn out for 1/24th cars?

03-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Ill be there again, Do you expect a good turn out for 1/24th cars?

Looks like a good turn out again...Bud Thon who used to build models for Motor Racing Replica Models magazine will be there along with Ed Sexton of Revell/Monogram. The usual great builders from Milwaukee will be coming down again. Big news are the REAL cars. We are expecting a Alfa Romeo 1971 T33/3 Targa Florio 2nd place race car to be coming in for display from England!! Also many other vintage Ferrari's will be on display along with the new ones(Maserati's and Alfa's too!!).


Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2014-Chicago March 22nd 2014

03-19-2014, 07:51 AM
Hi Tom,
We'll be bringing two newbies with us to the show this year, both enthusiastic modelers! Alfa Targa Florio car will be extremely cool to see. Always a great display of new and vintage stuff, and great models too. See you this weekend.


03-19-2014, 10:19 PM
Cool cant wait

03-23-2014, 02:36 PM
Another nice show. I loved the real Alfa T33/3 1971 Targa car!!

Thanks to all who came. Here is a link to some photos:

Ferrari literature and art Expo USA and 1/43rd Scale Model Expo March 2014 (

I think I will do the model contest one more time next year..The Ferrari Expo will continue after 2015 with model displays instead of the contest.

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2015-late March 2015 at Continental Ferrari/Maserati Autosports

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