3/30/2014

Plate Trading Atlantic City Style

The ALPCA Garden State Region 1st Annual Spring meet was held at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City

Well despite   a little wet  weather 47 collectors gathered *in the ballroom at the Resorts  Casino and Hotel. Trading was brisk  inside what is an amazing layout rivaling Las Vegas. Chuck Bahnor once again drove in from Indiana to spend some time with us, always great to see him. We also  had the usual suspects like Roy Rich(representing the ALPCA Board), Jim Moini, Walter O., Dale Bernecker to name a few. John Anshant and John Willard drove in from Pennsylvania  with plenty of plates for sale Marco's wife Kristy once again handled to registration desk . Paul Rosenberg "won" the shortest distance award, he owns Atlantic City Taxi and instead of business cards, hands out gambling chips with his phone number on them, too bad they couldn't be redeemed in the casino!!!!The staff at  Resorts did a great job providing coffee and water. They even helped us load and unload plates!For the second time in a row our meet was covered by the media, Ben Preston from BBC Auto  came down from New York City to report on the day's activities and to snap a few pictures.  The date change did have an impact on attendance but we now know for next year and won't have a problem. Last but certainly not least  I want to thank my mom, Mary, who drove me down by herself, definitely an adventure onto itself!!! The first ALPCA Garden State Region Southern meet is now in t he books and we'll see you in Elmwood Park on November 8ht.

Justin Mattes 6748
ALPCA Garden State Region

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