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 2,800 members from 50 states and 19 countries, ALPCA is the largest license plate hobbyist organization in the world.

2022 Convention

Our 67th annual International Convention will be held July 20-23, 2022 in Hampton, Virginia.

Regional Events

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

Plate of the Year

Oklahoma wins the Best Plate Award for 2020 with its Save the Monarchs plate.

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.


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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