Rick Schofield #471
Richard Schofield was born December 7, 1949 in Glendale, California. He
is a veteran of the US Air Force having served from 1969 to 1976 which
were trying times given that these were some of the most dangerous years
of the Vietnam War. A business owner and family man Rick continues to
call California home.
Rick served as ALPCA Vice President 1974 - 1975 and 1987 - 1988. He was
a candidate for Director in 1988. His collecting interests consist of
state runs from all fifty states and DC runs of Canada and collecting
plates worldwide. His particular specialty and expertise is in Nevada
plates. Rick served as Vice President and President of the Southern
California region and as Vice President of the Nevada region.
National conventions have been the venue for some of the most creative
displays built by Rick. His seeming endless knowledge of things obscure
has been an asset to new and old collectors alike due to Rick's
willingness to share and instruct.
In the decade long history of the Hall of Fame Rick is the only person
to have received nominations from three club past presidents. That alone
is testimony to his dedication to the hobby and the club and the respect
members have for him. One of his nominators went so far as to label Rick
as the gold standard of license plate collectors.
Here are the words of another of Rick's nominators. "His continued
involvement in plates, regional meets, and national meets, assisting new
and younger members whenever needed are shining examples of what he
means to ALPCA. He participates actively in the building of displays
and is more than happy to share his extensive knowledge of plates to all
that enjoy this fine hobby. I would consider his expertise in Nevada
plates to be second to none and is a "walking archive" for the Silver
State. While living in Southern California I saw first hand what Rick
meant to the SoCal Region. Though I moved to the Memphis, Tennessee area
in 1989 Rick and I have stayed close through these years apart.Rick
Schofield loves ALPCA so much and it is reflected in how he handles his
relationships with all that enjoy it too." - Dave Stratton, #3445
So in the words of many, we welcome Rick Schofield the "gold standard
of plate collectors" to the ALPCA Hall of Fame.
Last updated: Thursday, 11-Jul-2013 05:10:36 UTC