Just a quick heads up that registration for the 11th Annual Matchbox Gathering of Friends start right at New Year’s Day at midnight. So get a bit tipsy, give your sweetie a kiss, and then hit send on your registration form and payment to ensure you are registered and one of the lucky 75 to get one of the limited Code 1 Matchbox models reserved for the first 75 registrants (just like that sick Firebird pictured above).
From event coordinator Jim Gallegos:
It is official and the contract is signed.
The 2013 Matchbox Collectors (MC) 11th Annual International Gathering of Friends Convention will be 19-21 July 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Registration will begin at midnight (right at New Years) Mountain Standard Time on 1, January 2013.
Come meet the Mattel Team for this unparalleled event. Last year was our biggent and best event ever. It sold out quickly.
The top collectors from around the world will once again be in attendance. We had many new faces last year and they look forward to joining us once again. Come meet new friends and visit with those friends who you have meet at a previous Gathering.
The 1st 75 PAID dinner reservations will receive a special 75 piece Code 1 Dinner Model. We have increased the number of models due to the increased attendance we had last year and in order to make sure all registered guests get a model.
Watch for registration forms coming soon.
All proceeds will once again be donated to Rachel’s Courtyard Children’s Hospital. Mattel will add a special item this year which will be raffled with the drawing to be held at the Gathering. Need not be present to win this one. Watch for details on how to participate.
Convention updates available on all the major/important web sites. Links below: Email me to get added to this list of Die Cast sites. (Facebook Site coming soon)