Automobile License Plate Collectors Association

Since 1954, ALPCA has promoted 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. With over 3,000 members from 50 states and 19 countries, ALPCA is the largest license plate hobbyist organization in the world.

2025 Convention

Our 70th annual International Convention will be held July 9-12, 2025 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Regional Events

Regional events are happening around the country all year long. Join the fun!

Best Plate Award New York

New York's Long Island plate has been voted the best plate of 2023.

For Members

PLATES Magazine

Our bimonthly magazine explores license plate history and includes member-to-member advertising. It is available both in print and online. Here's a free sample!


A searchable encyclopedia of license plates, containing thousands of plate photos and data points, encompassing over a century of knowledge.

Discussion List

Members can exchange information and trade plates daily on the ALPCA email discussion list.

President's Blog

President Cyndi McCabe keeps the membership abreast of the organization’s leadership and direction.

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