ALPCA Hall of Fame
At left, select members of the Hall of Fame by name to learn more about them.
The formalized collection of automobile number plates began with the formation of
ALPCA in 1954. When one looks at automotive history one will discover that founders,
developers, inventors and others have been honored by their respective marques.
ALPCA does not have a physical museum but it does have a website where one can visit our
virtual Hall of Fame. Here any member may view the Hall plaques and read about those
elected, who they are or were, what they did and the impact they had.
Each year members in good standing may nominate ALPCA members past or present (revoked
members are not eligible) that they feel are deserving of induction. The Hall
committee will review all nominations received and reduce it to a workable list of
those receiving the most nominations. This list is then forwarded to the club Past
Presidents who will vote on who will be inducted.
Nomination and selection criteria
The criteria for nomination are simple. The nominee must have given of himself or herself freely to benefit the hobby.
not about the biggest collections or best collections or the most popular members. It is about those among us who have
dedicated themselves to helping new members, promoting the hobby and sharing knowledge. A Hall of Famer need not have held any
office in the club nor even be living or still an active member. Revoked members are disqualified for cause. The prospective
candidate must exemplify the spirit of the hobby and have a history of unselfish acts. If a living Past President receives
nomination he must abstain from voting for himself. Election will be an annual event and those chosen will be announced at the
annual national convention, and placed on the website.
A graphic depiction for each honoree will be created and posted on the club website in electronic form. The award will include a picture of the honoree and a depiction of a license plate from the state most associated with the honoree in the year he/she joined the club. The number on the plate will be the honorees ALPCA membership number. A short biography will also be posted on the website describing the honoree's contribution to the hobby.
Organization Committee participants:
- Bill Dickerson, Chairman
- George Sammeth
- Conrad Hughson
- Reid Williamson
- Dale Blewett
- James Crilly
- Jim Fox
- Jeff Francis
- Greg Gibson
- Jeff Minard
- Michael Naughton
- Stephen Tuday
- Michael Wiener
- Richard Yourga
In addition ALPCA and the Hall of Fame owe a great debt of gratitude to the following
ALPCA supporters past and present for lending the committee many early photographs,
actual plates and biographical materials used to prepare the awards and plaques:
J.D. Adams, Ralph Bolduc, Ken Clayton, Henry DiOrio, Rich Dragon, Jim Fox, Gerry
Griffin, Conrad Hughson, Dr. Paul Maginnity, Keith Marvin, Justin Mattes, Jeff Minard, Corbin
Moister, Stephen Raiche, Chuck Sakryd, Bill Sproull, Tim Stentiford and Bob Tuthill.