Welcome to ALPCA!
Since 1954, our organization has been dedicated to the promotion of license plate collecting and research, the exchange of information and plates, and the fraternal benefits of sharing a common interest with others throughout the world.
We are the largest license plate collectors organization in the world. ALPCA currently has 2,731 members from 50 states and 19 countries.
Our annual international conventions are typically attended by nearly 500 collectors.
- Every year, members vote on the Best Plate of the Year.
- Members can read 50+ years of our publications, including PLATES Magazine.
- The ALPCA Hall of Fame.
- Our FAQ includes tips for beginners, grading guidelines, cleaning advice, and other popular topics.
- For members, the official ALPCA mailing lists: for discussion and announcements.
- Members also have access to our Archives, including a sneak preview of the new Archives 2.0.
- ALPCA also publishes a Guide to Confusing and Misleading License Plates, to help identify fake and other plates in the wild.
2018 Hall of Fame inductee announced
New Mexico wins 2017 Best Plate of the Year
Upcoming ALPCA International Conventions (members only):
- Valley Forge, PA - July 11 to 14, 2018
- Knoxville, TN - June 26 to 29, 2019
- Tulsa, OK - July 8 to 11, 2020
- Covington, Kentucky - June 23 to 26, 2021
Upcoming MeetsUpcoming plate meets (next 60 days):
• Apr 27-28 - Cullman, AL
• Apr 28 - Chesterfield, VA
• Apr 28 - Joliet, IL
• May 5 - Butte, MT
• May 5 - Colorado Springs, CO
• May 5 - Greensboro, NC
• May 12 - Escondido, CA
• May 19 - Brattleboro, VT
• May 19 - Pauls Valley, OK
• May 19 - Tucson, AZ
• Jun 2 - Trexlertown, PA
• Jun 9 - Santa Rosa, CA