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Ultimate Scale Truck Expo's mission is to connect manufacturers, artisans and enthusiasts by using meaningful, person-to-person interactions for the betterment of scale modelers, the hobby, and all who experience it.  

The only scale RC event where you can learn in person from some of the best builders in the hobby. Also, meet your favorite vendors face to face while shopping for parts or seeing what's new to the world of scale. Drive one of 9 scale courses with over 1,000 gates or try your hand at our Hill climb or Basher park. There is also a beautiful botanical garden on site and MUCH,MUCH more......


Event Rules:

#1. As we strive to make more and more "scale" working model trucks, we should hope to drive them in the same way. To that end we want all of the attendees at USTE to practice "Tread Lightly".

If a line is too steep to climb, please use a winch, a tow strap from a buddy on the trail, or find a different line. Our trials took many man hours to make (over 250!). Remember there may be HUNDREDS of other trucks coming behind you that would like to drive on the same terrain. To the best of your ability PLEASE DO NOT DAMAGE THE COURSES!

#2. Front Gate & Courses- There will be allotted times for vendors and a seperate time for the public to be able to come on to the Gardens property, please be respectful of that time. Take note of trail times upon arrival daily as to not stay on courses after they are closed for the night.

#3. The terrain is VERY steep, rocky, and unlevel. Be mindful of your surroundings. Take your time and be sure your feet are safely planted when going up and down hills.

#4. Some of you have scale trucks that are valued at THOUSANDS of dollars and are mostly handmade. If you are not comfortable driving any specific line you do not have to. This is NOT a competition. There are areas on the courses that if a truck falls it is NOT RECOVERABLE, AKA you will not get it back. Know the limits of your truck. Drive safely, just like you would in a 1:1. Drive Smart, Drive Slow, Drive Real.

#5. Please do not explore any caves, sinkholes or other natural topography. Stay on the courses!

#6. Be courteous to other drivers. If someone is behind you with a truck on 2.2's let them go by. If someone asks for help, help them out. If someone finds a winning lotto ticket turn that in to the registration table! :D

#7. While USTE as a whole is NOT a competition for 2021 we will have Vintage Buggy and Monster Truck racing as well as the Side by Side drags.  Other than that hand of God is great, please do NOT tear up your doll house trucks.

#8. Trash in, Trash out. Even if it is not yours please pick it up and take it with you anyway.

#9. Courses # 1-8 are for scale trucks only, all others must stay in the Basher park, Flatlander Drags areas. Failure to comply will get you kicked off the course. The one EXCEPTION is the Hill Climb.

#10. If you knock over a course flag please replace it for the people behind you.

#11. There may be bonus gates marked with red flags- or very WIDE gates so you can choose your own line. Make it as difficult or as easy as you want. Remember this is NOT a competition.

While dogs are allowed on the Gardens property please remember to keep them on a leash and to clean up after them!
If your dog does not get along with people, children or other animals please do not endanger others by bringing your animal. 

FAQs & more- There is a lot but please take time and read everything...

  • Yes, you can purchase tickets at USTE, the online price is only good for presales.

  • Cash is best at the event. While we do take cards remember we are in the middle of a very large field and processing cards(with a fee) can take a bit. If you don't want to wait or slow down the line bring cash.

  • T-shirts can only be purchased online until Jan. 7th. This years color is Orange.

  • For all those that have or are buying tickets online: An email went to the buyer of the tickets. So, if you bought as a group, the buyer has a copy of your tickets. Having that email open or printing your tickets out beforehand will help at registration.

  • EVERYONE that is on the property MUST check in at registration. Spectator, driver, sponsor, vendor or child, it does not matter, you must check in. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

  • If you want to drive on trails you MUST have a drivers ticket. Spectators are not allowed to drive on trails.

  • NO LITTERING- pick up what you drop, take out what you take in. There should be NO trash or cigarettes found anywhere on the property. If you see something on the trail please pick it up.

  • Yes, dogs are allowed IF they are cleaned up after & kept on a leash. Just because we are outside does not mean you can leave their mess behind.

  • Drug and alcohol free event.

  • No camping on site. Devils Den campground is next door. Call to check on camping spots. (352)528-3344

  • It is Florida so the weather can change at random. Have clothing for wet, dry, hot and possibly cold.

  • WEAR the correct shoes. Lot of terrain change, slick areas. Shoes with grip/tread highly recommended

  • No there is not an area for the SCX6 at this time. Do not have them on the trails.

  • Our trails are modeled to be scale. Those with "class 3" tires might not enjoy the trails as they wont be a challenge, remember our trails are not a competition.

  • If you are caught destroying trails you will be asked to leave.

  • Trails take hours and hours to work on to be made scale. Trails are not a competition, take your time.

  • GCM Show n' Shine is Friday morning.

  • Schedule to come


  • If you bought a t-shirt you will have a ticket for that as well, do not show that one to registration, that one will go to the merch table.

  • DEVILS DEN is adding some primitive RV and tent camping(meaning no water or electric hookups). Call to find out more (352)528-3344

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#tinytruck Gallery sponsored by: GCM Racing

*Best Old Looking Truck
*Best New Looking Truck
*Best Engine Bay
*Best Scale Accessory
*Best Interior
*Best Driver
*Best Paint/Weathering
*Best Detail
*Best Metal Work
*Best of Show

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