2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

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2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby Jimgallegos » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:40 pm

It's almost that time again. The 14th Matchbox International Gathering of Friends Convention registration starts:

At Midnight Mountain Standard Time on 31 December 2015. I hope all can join us as this event continues to grow. The models have been selected and are in the process of being drawn up on E-sheets. Both dinner and dealer models will be in a plastic case this year.
Payment can be made by Pay Pal, International money order in US dollars or cash. If using Pay Pal, please add 5% to cover fees. After more than 10 years, I have had to raise the dinner price but only by $5.

Thank you for your interest in the 2016, 14th Annual Matchbox Collectors International Gathering of Friends Toy Vehicle Convention, brought to you by Route 66 Promotions and sponsored by the Mattel® Matchbox® Team.

Registration starts 31, Dec 2015 midnight MST. (Please no earlier)

The Convention will be held July 15th-July 17th 2016 at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Blvd. in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America. Phone: 001 (505) 881-6800 Room Rate is $100 per room.

The event includes:

* The Mattel Matchbox Design and Marketing Team from El Segundo California.
* The top collectors from around the world.
* Exciting presentations form world renowned experts in the world of Matchbox.
* A Sit down Dinner followed by a Mattel Mini Line Preview Presentation by the Mattel Team.
* Charity auction featuring many proto types as well as a large selection of models and memorabilia donated
by Mattel and collectors from around the world
* A special Raffle of goodies
* Huge Sunday Toy Show.
* Custom displays from novice to expert.
First responder vehicle show featuring, Albuquerque Police, Albuquerque Fire Department, Bernalillo
County Fire Department, SWAT and Bomb Squads as well as many others.
* Come meet old friends and make new ones. This event is all about the friends we make and hobby we share.

Please read and complete the following to secure your spot at the event!

To select which of the following you would like to purchase, please complete and return the registration form.

Dinner and Auction:
Saturday 16th July 2016. 5:30pm

The dinner is limited to 125 guests. Only the 1st 75 paid guests receive a special limited 75 piece run model. They may purchase the 2nd run model. All other paid dinner guests receive a limited second variation of the 75 piece run model.
Admission includes dinner, participation in auction, early admission to Toy Show on Sunday, July 17th, and an exclusive Code 1 dinner model (1 of no more than 250 produced).
Must be present to receive models, they cannot be mailed.


Table(s) for Toy Show: Sunday, 17th July 2016

Table selection is available on a first come, first served basis.

By purchasing tables, you agree to the following:

• Set-up time is 8-9:30AM, Sunday, July 17th. Set-up must be completed by 9:30AM
• No take down prior to 3PM
• There is a limit of two people admitted per paid table reservation
• Vendors and guests must wear provided badges while in the show
• You will be directed to your space upon arrival
• You must have a badge to be admitted to the toy show prior to 10AM on Sunday.
• There are no refunds after July 1st, 2016, NO EXCEPTIONS
• The promoters and/or sponsors CANNOT accept any liability for items lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise.
All Pay Pal payments MUST ADD 5% to cover Pay Pal fees.


I would like to reserve _____________ dinners @ US $80 per guest on 16th July 2016.

Name of dinner guest #1: ______________________________________________________________________________

Name of dinner guest #2: ______________________________________________________________________________

Name of dinner guest #3: ______________________________________________________________________________

Name of dinner guest #4: ______________________________________________________________________________

Name of dinner guest #5: ______________________________________________________________________________

I would like to reserve __________ table(s) @ US $45 per table on 17th July 2016.

Please complete in BLOCK CAPTIALS the details below:

First Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Last Name: ____________________________________________________________________

Phone: ____________________________________________________________________

Street Address: ____________________________________________________________________

City: ____________________________________________________________________

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Email Address: ____________________________________________________________________

List Guests here: ____________________________________________________________________


Payment details:

Due with reservation, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please choose from the following options:
• Money Order: Payable to Jim Gallegos

• : matchb0x1@aol.com. All Pay Pal payments MUST ADD 5% to cover Pay Pal fees.

Return this completed form via mail or email to: Jim Gallegos:

Address: P.O. Box 15414, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87174, USA.
Email: matchb0x1@aol.com
Questions? Contact Jim Gallegos or call 001 (505) 892-8848.

Hotel Reservations:

For Hotel Reservations:

Call 001 (505) 881-6800

visit: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/a ... p=resvlink

Mention Route 66 die cast convention code DIE. Or Die Cast Show

2016 Convention rate is US$100/night per room.
Jim G.Start planning for the 2016 MC Gathering in New Mexico. 15-17 July 2016. Registration starts at Midnight on 31 Dec. 2015
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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby Badge109 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:18 pm

Can't wait to finally attend this event!!! My wife and I are doing a two week road trip next summer and the Gathering kicks it off for the first three days.

I will be on duty New Year's Eve so hopefully I have a few moments to register us for dinner.

Any sightseeing suggestions while in the area?

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby Vinra » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:30 am

I am by no means an expert on what there is to do in Abq., but one thing I always have to do when I'm there is go up Sandia Peak. There's a great cable car ride up the west side, or you can drive up on the east side. I've done it both ways a couple of times. Maybe I like it so much because there are no mountains where I live? It's especially nice when it's 90 degrees down at the Marriott and it's in the 50's up at the peak. Great way to cool down. 8-)

If you drive up the peak, right near the base of the mountain road is the Tinkertown Museum. Google it to see what a crazy detailed place it is! There's even a couple of Matchbox vehicles mixed in with the displays, but you've really got to look for them.

Last year I finally made it to the Unser Racing Museum. If you're a racing fan, they've really dumped a ton of money into making all the interesting displays of Unser racing history.

For some real local flavor, there's also the Flea Market on the weekend, but you'll miss some of the seminars and presentations at the Gathering if you wander over there instead.

Jim, I'll let you take it from here....

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby Jimgallegos » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:43 am

Great introduction. The food is surly something to not miss. Only in New Mexico do you get real Green Chile dishes. There is Old Town which has been inhabited since 1706. New by European standards but old by US standards. The Albuquerque Museum is near by. There are several day trips. Santa Fe (home to the oldest house in the US) 1400's is a 45 minute drive away. Santa Fe is an art capitol of the US and there is so much more to see. Los Alamos (Home of the Manhattan Project) is just up the hill from Santa Fe. Mountains are everywhere up north and there are a number of ancient Native American pueblos along the way. I will have information at the Gathering but you can contact the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce for more information and brochures.

My favorite part is you, the people I get to spend time with.

See you in July.
Jim Gallegos. Thanks to all who were a part of the 2015 Matchbox Collectors Gathering. Start planing for 2016. Dates are 15-17 July 2016. Registration Starts 31. Dec. at midnight MST Email me for details. matchb0x1@aol.com

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby David Tilley » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:39 am

Okay I have to ask as I always do, when you say midnight December 31st, is this for the registration to start at midnight leading into December 31st, or starting at midnight leading out of it (officially January 1st 2016). I never know which way round it is.

:) :D :P

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby admin » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:22 pm

David Tilley wrote:Okay I have to ask as I always do, when you say midnight December 31st, is this for the registration to start at midnight leading into December 31st, or starting at midnight leading out of it (officially January 1st 2016). I never know which way round it is.

:) :D :P


There is only one midnight on Dec 31st, and that would be the one proceeded 1 second later by Jan 1st. Of course this is just my interpretation of it

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby Jimgallegos » Tue Dec 15, 2015 4:31 am

admin wrote:
David Tilley wrote:Okay I have to ask as I always do, when you say midnight December 31st, is this for the registration to start at midnight leading into December 31st, or starting at midnight leading out of it (officially January 1st 2016). I never know which way round it is.

:) :D :P


There is only one midnight on Dec 31st, and that would be the one proceeded 1 second later by Jan 1st. Of course this is just my interpretation of it


Correct. At the stroke of the NEW YEAR.

Thanks,
Jim Gallegos. Thanks to all who were a part of the 2015 Matchbox Collectors Gathering. Start planing for 2016. Dates are 15-17 July 2016. Registration Starts 31. Dec. at midnight MST Email me for details. matchb0x1@aol.com

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby jpi37087 » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:48 pm

Hope you all have fun as always :) Unfortunetly this is the "off" year for Steph and I so we will be skipping 2016 :( but hope for a 2017 return which would be our 5th trip out. 8-)
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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby slowdive90 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:19 am

Hi Jim,

Sent a Paypal payment for dinner! YES!

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Re: 2016 Matchbox International Gathering Registration.

Postby ems90 » Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:39 am

Hey Jim, my 3 registrations were sent and my paypal payment. Looking forward to July !!!

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