Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at the LAX Hilton Hotel
The 35th annual Literature, Toy/Model and Memorabilia Meet for Porsches and Vintage VW's will be held again at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton on Century Boulevard close by L.A. International Airport. The meet will be on our traditional first weekend in March, Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. That date avoids all known conflicts with the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, etc.
To be a vendor everyone must fill out and submit to us a California Board of Equalization Form 410, stating that:
1. You have a California Board of Equalization Seller's Permit and are supplying its number; OR
2. You are display only; "no sales of tangible personal property are being made or solicited at this event"; OR
3. You are an "occasional seller" only - vending two times a year or less frequently
The Form 410 will be required of all vendors at the Lit Meet. It is SOP in CA. For example you cannot vend at Pomona Swap Meet without one. The State Tax people have put us on notice and we will enforce their requirements since the fine is $1000 per vendor without a form on file with us. The information and form are available at www.boe.ca.gov/pdf/boe410d.pdf.
For 2018 we will continue to have the Hilton's International and Pacific Ballrooms plus adjacent hallways behind registration and the elevators on the main level. We will have room for about 195 tables in the International Ballroom and about 90 more in the Pacific, plus about 15 in the hallways. For the past three years we overflowed into the hallways (to the maximum extent allowed by the fire marshal) so we are really fully selling out now.
The vendor table charge will be $100 for all advance registrations (must be received in Highland Heights, OH by February 23rd) and $150 at the door. The hall will be open for set-up and vendor buying, selling, and swapping at 5:30 a.m. Non-vendors will be able to enter the hall after 9:00 a.m. and will be charged $10 per person at the door.
Early Bird shoppers will be admitted at 7:00 a.m. for $30 per person at the door. Once again there will be no required pre-registration for “Early-birds” - just pay and walk in. The meet will end at 2:00 p.m. The entire meet will be non-smoking.
The Los Angeles Airport Hilton is at 5711 W. Century Blvd., and the phone number is 310-410-4000. Be certain to call the hotel directly and ask for the group code "PVV" rates when you make your reservations. The standard rooms will be $125 on the "PVV" group code, the tower rooms will be $155 (king or two-doubles), and Executive Floors Suites $185 king only. Please remember that the hotel is close by the Los Angeles International Airport and that there are 24-hour-a-day shuttle buses to and from the airport.
We try to place people where they were last year for shopper continuity. If you are absent one year, you WILL LOSE your location. After repeat vendors are accounted for, earlier registrations will get their requested locations over later registrants. NOTE: Some registrants ask to be placed by other vendor(s). Frequently, those friends have a different status for location. In that case we will locate you according to the lower ranking vendor. Also long-term vendors seem to regularly increase their table requests. We will continue to honor increased table requests until we sell out both rooms on advance registrations. This may result in a short-term vendor moving to Pacific, but as of last year that is not a penalty since both ballrooms had very high shopper traffic.
You can register by downloading a Vendor Registration Form here. We will email (only!) confirmations to all the registrants whose payment is received in Highland Heights, OH by February 23rd, 2018.
Please carefully read the NOTES on the Vendor Registration Form. They are an important part of our mutually agreed-to terms under which we invite you to participate in "The Lit Meet".
The SoCal All-Porsche Swap & Car Display will again be held on the day after the Lit Meet, Sunday, March 4th, once again at the Phoenix Club, 1340 South Sanderson, Anaheim, CA 92806. If you've been there, you know it's a terrific site. See www.thephoenixclub.com for details on this German-American Club. As before, they will have the FestHalle of 11,500 feet under one roof, plus lots of outside room for more vendors and a large grass soccer field for car corrals. Gates open at 8 a.m. As before, swapper will make a $40 donation per space and car displayers a $20 donation, with a part of the proceeds going to the Orange County Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For indoor only vendor space reservations at $60/space, contact Trevor Gates at email@example.com or 949-573-5606. For more information regarding the event and outdoor swap space contact either Jeff Trask at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-697-4499, or Pete McNulty at email@example.com or 949-400-9319. We look forward to seeing you at this rain or shine event!
For updates on all the open houses to be held on Thursday and Friday before the Lit Meet, please visit our Related Events page. Last year there were 20+ open houses open to the public and another eight-ten for invited customers and guests.
We will have Vendor Credentials Pass-Out on Friday Night starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Bel Air room at the eastern front corner of the main lobby, same as for the past several years. So, try to get in early if you can. If you have any questions, please call or email or write.
Very best regards,
Brought to you by Stoddard NLA LLC
Saturday, March 3, 2018
The LAX Hilton Hotel
5711 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90045
Stoddard NLA LLC
(800) 342 1414 | (440) 869-9890 | LALit@Stoddard.com
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