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Thursday 7-12-18 – Extravaganza ‘18

3pmPre-Registration opensMain Expo
4-7pmFood service openMain Expo
4pmSeller load-in begins Main Expo
7pmProgram: John Reinicke - “Record Changer and Turntable Repair.” Get your vintage equipment playing right and sounding sweet!Room B
9pmDoors close for the night
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Friday 7-13-18 – Extravaganza ‘18

7amSeller load-in beginsMain Expo
7am-3pmFood service openMain Expo
8amRegistration & flea market openMain Expo
10am-1pmAuction check-inExpo South
10am-noonContest check-in.
Display set-up.
(Removal on Saturday)
Expo South
10am-11:30amProgram: Craig Cianciolo.
Wood Radio Cabinet Restoration.
Craig returns by popular demand! He formerly worked at the U.S. Capitol, conserving historic congressional and presidential furniture. He brings his expertise to the subject of preserving and repairing wood radio cabinets.
Room B
1-2pmAuction Item viewingExpo South
1-2pmContest judgingExpo South
2pmLive AuctionExpo South
2-6pmContest & Exhibit ViewingExpo South
4pm50/50 Raffle Drawing
Sellers Drawing
Expo South
6:45pmDoors close for the day
7:30-9:30pmThe President’s Reception and Show and Tell - Bring a favorite to share! Cash Bar.Four Points by Sheraton on Cork Street
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Saturday 7-14-18 – Extravaganza ’18

8amRegistration opensLobby
8amDoors open at the Expo Center - Flea Market OpenMain Expo and Expo South
8am-3pmFood service openMain Expo
9amSilent Auction #1 check-inExpo South
9:30-11amProgram: Mark Oppat.
Speaker Repair Tips. Antique Audio's Mark Oppat shares his tried and tested secrets of repairing speakers, including tricks to revive "hopeless" cases
Room B
10:30-11:30amSilent Auction #1 biddingExpo South
11:30amSilent Auction #2 check-inExpo South
noonContest viewing ends, items may be removedExpo South
noonWorld Record Record Playing - in which we attempt to get immortalized in the pages of GuinnessExpo South
12;30-1:30pmSilent Auction #2 biddingExpo South
3pm50/50 Raffle Drawing
Sellers Drawing
Main Expo
3pmBargain AuctionMain Expo
6pmDoors close. Thanks for coming and see you next year!
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Extravaganza ’18 Contest Categories

The MARC Board of Directors has selected the following contest categories. MARC would like to encourage members and attendees to place an entry in as many categories as possible to help continue the success our outstanding contest.

  1. Fisher / H.H.Scott: The rare, the powerful, the unusual, the beautiful looking (and sounding) by these two giants.
  2. Boat Anchors: They don’t play heavy metal… they ARE heavy metal. Communication equipment that you’d swear is filled with lead.
  3. Kit Audio: You built it, or you bought it already assembled, but it once was just a box, a pile of parts, and gleam in a hobbyist’s eye…
  4. End of the Line: The final hurrahs and last gasps from makers that have ceased to exist. Examples may [be either triumphant or pathetic.
  5. 1920’s Innovations: Sets that were the bee’s knees of the roaring 20’s. Maybe they cost a lot of clams, maybe their performance was hotsy-totsy, or maybe you had to be zozzled to love them, but don’t be a wet blanket; bring them in for us to enjoy.
  6. The Open: Any radio, television, tube, telephone or related electronic item of any manufacturer or era that you love and think might win a ribbon!
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The Vintage Electronics Extravaganza!

The Vintage Electronics Extravaganza!  July 12, 13, 14, 2018
Flea Market 8AM to 3PM Friday July 13 and Saturday July 14!
General admission $5 a day


Kalamazoo Expo Center, 2900 Lake Street, Kalamazoo, MI.


For more information, contact Mark Goodwin, 9225 Moon Road, Saline, MI  48176  734-316-2803    Mark Goodwin books the spaces.

Alternate contact:  Mark Oppat at 734-207-2346.   Mark Oppat can answer general questions about the event.

Some FAQs for dealers about the event: 

When can I load in my stuff for sale?  Load in runs 4pm-9pm Thurs, and starting 7am Friday morning.

Is there AC power everywhere?  YES but it must be requested in advance with your registration

How easy is the load-in?  VERY EASY !  the hall has polished concrete floors for easy rolling.  The load in doors are large and you can get real close usually.  The club has 3′ long carts on site but please bring your own if you can.

What can I sell?  Generally anything 25 years or older that is electronic, or related items such as recordings, ephemera, signs, parts, restoration supplies, etc.  Reproductions of vintage items are OK if they are noted as such.  While acoustic phonos are technically mechanical devices, nobody will object to such things.

Who runs the event?  The VEE is produced by MARC, the Michigan Antique Radio Club and is staffed by volunteers- primarily the Board of MARC and spouses.  Volunteers are welcome for this or the Winter VEE,  contact any Board member if you would like to volunteer, run for office or have any ideas for the club or events.

How many Marks are involved?   Four , with one assisting off site !  Mark G, Mark O, Mark Y and Mark M are all on site,  Mark K helps with publicity.   Eventually everyone in the  MARC club will be named Mark.