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Annual Show

We feel that the show experience is an important part of collecting. If at all possible, attend a show, any lock show! They are all fun and educational. You will come away a better informed collector, and a good feeling about what is happening in the lock world.


The Annual West Coast Lock Collectors Show takes place each February
Location: Ayres Hotel, 14400 Hindry Ave., Hawthorne, CA 310-536-0400.
Just 3 miles South of LAX,  http://www.ayreshotels.com/hawthorne/index.asp
Show Open to the Public 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Dealers: Friday Setup 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., Saturday 8 A. M.

Sales Tables: 6 ft. tables for sales and/or trade are $35.00. Have applications in early as we cannot guarantee any tables after January 15. Table covers and chairs will be provided. Tables are to remain open for business during show hours and are not to be dismantled until closing of show, 4 PM Saturday. If you must leave before close of show please indicate on application form. Tables or parts of tables cannot be sublet without consent. Show is limited to antique or collectible locks, keys, restraints, safes, strong boxes, old hardware and printed items relating to the hobby. No phony or reproduction items are to be on the tables for sale or trade. All decisions on this matter will be made by the Show Committee and considered final.

Displays: We encourage everyone to have displays, and to use as much educational information as possible. Awards given.

Hotel Reservations: WCLCA has a package deal for the showroom and suites. The hotel provides a special show rate.  We need your cooperation by staying at the Ayres Hotel. Please complete your reservations by January 15. Send your confirmation to:

The Ayres Hotel Hawthorne/LAX
ATTN: Reservation WCLCA
14400 Hindry Ave.
Hawhorne, CA 90250: (310) 536-7665

Please see the CALENDAR page for more information on room rates, room discount code, etc.

The Ayres Hotel is a European inspired boutique hotel that is a beautifully appointed and has large comfortable rooms and includes a complete breakfast buffet.  The location is great: just 3 miles from LAX, 4 miles to local beaches, 12 miles to the J Paul Getty Museum, and 16 miles to Disneyland.  In addition there are many outstanding nearby restaurants, including the following that are within a half mile of the hotel: Flemings Steak House, Houston's, PF Changs, McCormick & Schmicks, IL Fornio, Bristol Farms, Macaroni Grill and the Daily Grill.

Show Security: We ask dealers to be at their tables during show hours. When show closes we suggest reasonable precautions be taken. It is a good idea to remove valuable items from the table and then cover table with paper or cloth covering. The club will not assume responsibility for any lost, broken or stolen items. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone.

Location/ Transportation: The Ayres Hotel is located in Hawthorne, CA, just 3 miles from LAX.   Airport Transportation service from LAX is about $10.00 per person. Call Super Shuttle at (626) 443-6600 or (310) 782-6600.  Check with hotel when making your room reservations.

For any show information or additional questions, please call: Richard Chenovick at rchenovick@cox.net.

Sales Table and Display Reservations: Mail check/money order to: West Coast Lock Collectors, c/o Richard Chenovick, P.O. Box 40301, Santa Barbara, CA 93140.