Michigan License Plate Collectors’ Association

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Founded in 1969, MLPCA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the license plate collecting hobby. Our members research, collect, display, photograph, buy, sell, trade, and talk Michigan license plates.

MLPCA Newsletter

We meet twice each year for license plate swap meets. Our bimonthly newsletter includes articles on historical Michigan license plates, photos from our members’ collections, and exclusive buy-sell-trade opportunities not advertised to the general public.

Our Michigan license plate gallery is always growing, and is a fun way to start learning about Michigan license plates.

If you like what you see, why not join us?

Spring Meet • April 7, 2024

Dom Polski Hall
3415 North Linden Road
Flint, Michigan

Doors open at 9 a.m. sharp, with parking lot trading beforehand. Free doughnuts, hot dogs, coffee, and soft drinks available. Display award categories are Michigan, General, Favorite Plate, and Long Distance. Member entry and their guests are $5.00 each and tables are $10.00. Non-member visitors are $10.00. You must be an MLPCA member to set up a table and to compete for display awards. For more information, please contact your host, Ryan Moore, at (810) 625-0353 or pl8guy498@yahoo.com.

Lodging & Dining

The nearest hotel is the Baymont Inn, located north off of Pierson Road at I-75 Exit 122. At least eight restaurants are located off Pierson Road between I-75 and the meet location. Some of the better-known are shown on the map.

Many more hotels and restaurants are clustered around Exit 117B (Miller Road), five miles south.

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Souvenir Plates

The 2023 edition MLPCA souvenir plate depicts a freighter passing beneath the Blue Water Bridge. Thanks to MLPCA Secretary Steve Miller for sharing the image!

The deadline to order is August 1, 2023. If you're attending the Fall 2023 meet, you can pick up your plates there.

Shipping is also available for those unable to attend the meet. Plates will be mailed in September 2023, as soon as they are received from the prison.

Although the deadline to order has passed, another batch may be produced if sufficient interest exists. Contact John Northup for info.

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Membership dues are $20 per year, on a calendar year basis. New members joining after July 31 may join at half the annual rate.

Benefits of Membership

All members agree to the MLPCA By-Laws as a condition of membership.

Questions? Feel free to contact MLPCA Secretary Howard Cutler at secretary@mlpca.org.

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