ALSO, MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE “MARC GARAGE SALE” SAT. APRIL 29 2023 IN PLYMOUTH AS PART OF THE ANNUAL “OLD VILLAGE YARD AND TRUNK SALE” EVENT (ALWAYS THE LAST SATURDAY OF APRIL). THIS SALE IS LOCATED ON THE FRONT LAWN AT 822 N. MILL ST. PLYMOUTH. ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN DONATED TO THE CLUB ARE OFFERED AT DISCOUNT PRICES, AND SOME MEMBERS OF THE CLUB ALSO SELL ITEMS.
finally, the return of the winter Vintage Electronics Expo ! We had over 900 folks come in (including about 45 vendors), filling over 140 tables of our usual UNIQUE , CLASSIC VINTAGE ELECTRONIC STUFF ! Much thanks to all the volunteers who helped plan and staff the show ! Make a note, we’ll probably be back at the Chelsea Fairgrounds Sunday, June 4 2023, watch this site for updates, mark your calendars.
We had a lot of “newbies” come in due to a nice segment that appeared on FOX TV2 News on Thursday Jan 19 morning. The segment ran nearly 4 minutes and featured VEE Media volunteer and long time restorer Mark Oppat from Plymouth…. Here is a link to that : https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8rdw5nq74l6p4c/WJBK_01-19-2023_08.48.14.mp4?dl=0
These shows are all about vintage radios, audio gear, video stuff, gaming devices, records, and parts of all kinds including TUBES for that vintage guitar amp you love ! If its at least 25 years or older and it is electronic or related software, its at this show !
We had a seminar, “Vinyl Basics and Record Player Repair with expert John Reinicke. John was the past president of MARC (Michigan Antique Radio Club) and knows all the secrets and tricks to making old turntables and “record changers” work like new. There was no additional charge to attend this seminar !
We were at a new location, too….the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Rd, just south of the I-696 freeway exit 11. It worked out very well despite a more limited loading access.
PIX from our previous shows below…….
BELOW IS A VIEW OF OUR NEW MAIN ROOM AT THE SOUTHFIELD PAVILION !!! OVER 20,000 SF OF SPACE !!! Scroll down to see pix of some of our recent shows.
Items are being constantly donated to the club, these pictures show examples of typical items we have available. Please contact Mark Oppat (734 502 3794) for information.
The 2020 winter Vintage Electronics Expo was a huge success!
2019/ 2020—-We had great shows in Kalamazoo and Farmington, thanks all who turned out!
WHAT WE DO….
The organization holds two Vintage Electronics Expo events each year. Each event offers free appraisals of any vintage electronics type items brought in, much like the famous “Roadshow” seen on TV. At each show you will find vintage radios, TV, vintage calculating/computing gear, vintage audio stuff , test equipment, records, record players, parts, tubes and related vintage electronics items, all for sale by owners. Some are restored gems, others are “as-is” bargains. You can actually buy most “as-is” vintage table radios for under $50, many in great working order. Some highly priced gems can sell for over $2000. At our “Main Auction” in 2011 we had one of the most desired “Art Deco” radios sell for $34,000 ! It was found in a barn ! We never know what will show up ! General admission is $5 each day at these events. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more info on any of the MARC events, call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email email@example.com.
MARC also publishes The Michigan Antique Radio Chronicle, which is included with membership. Membership is currently $25 per year.
This picture shows the Lansing “Extravaganza” event from back around 1990 when we had a small tent ! This event grew for many years and is now ALL INDOORS