We’re BACK ! Our first show in over a year will be the “Vintage Electronics Expo Fall Fair”, Saturday October 2 , 2021 9am-4pm. Admission is $5 per person ($10 for non-member vendors). No “early buyers entry”. Vendor set up is 8am. Location is 20501 Old US-12, Chelsea Michigan. This is about 15 mins west of Ann Arbor via I-94. There will be 35 indoor 10’X10′ “booth”spaces with electric for just $25 for first and $20 each extra. ALSO there will be many 10’X20′ outside spaces (car park size spaces) for just $15 for first and $10 each extra. These rates are even lower than we had at our old Lansing shows years ago so dont miss out ! Please note these spaces DO NOT include tables. We will have some tables available to rent at $10 each. This is under our actual cost (costs have gone up and this date is a popular wedding date this year so most all rental table sources are sold out!). So dont delay… if you want to be a seller, print out and mail the form below. If you want to be a buyer, stuff your pants with $100 bills…. we’ll see you there !

Vendor registration form … click here

MARC had a “Bargain Sale” Sunday, July 18 at the MARC storage garage in Plymouth, MI. to sell accumulated items (as we typically do at the end of each of our regular “Expo” shows). A few MARC members sold items and staffed the sale. Several console radios and other items sold. Nearby was the Old Village “Bumpers, Bikes and Bands” car and motorcycle show as well, so we had extra good ‘street traffic’. Pix below show some of the items in storage. Many of these are still for sale, so if you see something you want, contact Mark Oppat at 734-207-2346

Our summer, 2021 Vintage Electronics Expo has been cancelled. We are starting to plan for our winter 2022 show! Hope to see you there!

The 2020 winter Vintage Electronics Expo was a huge success!

Mike Sheppard of Northern Audio In Madison Heights, MI shows off a mid 50’s ere black and white TV!
The event filled up fast, by 10am over 300 were in the door!
Lots of parts, always!
and tubes!
Barry Magyaros shows off his selection of restored colorful radios!
Auctioneer Dan Gutowski inspects the Bargain Auction offerings.
Lots of vinyl on sale at the VEE!
A few wood consoles radios were available, starting at $60. The Philco at far right was fully restored with an auxiliary input for $425. The input allows for Bluetooth or other devices to plug into the console.
This restored 1937 Stewart-Warner console sold for just $275!

We had great shows in Kalamazoo and Farmington, thanks all who turned out!  We had plans for our summer VEE to be in July but have now had to cancel due to the Covid-19 virus.    We are still hoping to move all our future shows to the Burton Manor in Livonia, MI…    We’ll have 20,000 sf of Expo space,  plus cash bar and food all day, seminars, auctions and all the fun you expect from a Vintage Electronics Expo event !   Watch here for new dates as we get them booked.

 

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.

Here is an overview of the Vintage Electronics events:

SUMMER-     Our largest show (and the first ALL INDOOR  multi-day vintage electronics event of this type in the USA) is moving to a NEW LOCATION at the BURTON MANOR in Livonia, Michigan.   This show features a  huge flea market,  a “Main Auction”,  “Silent Auctions”,  seminars, and a Bargain Auction at the end of the event.  Sellers and buyers come from all over the USA.    General  admission is just $5 per day,  its more to attend all the seminars and be a seller.     THIS SHOW  HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE Covid-19 virus pandemic.    Watch this site for info on our next scheduled show.   Stay safe and we will see you soon.

WINTER- Farmington Hills, MI….   at the Costick Activities Center .   A record attendance of over 1100 came and over  130 tables of sellers !!!     The next one should be the largest one ever.

For more info on any of the MARC events,  call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email moppat@comcast.net.

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