Next Event: VINTAGE ELECTRONICS EXTRAVAGANZA in Kalamazoo, July 9-11, 2015. Stay tuned for more info!
Welcome to the Michigan Antique Radio Club, or MARC. MARC was officially founded October 19, 1985 at the Dillon Inn (now the Hampton Inn) in Lansing, Michigan. In the years since its founding of the club, our membership has grown over 600. While most MARC members live within the Great Lakes region of the U.S. the organization also is represented throughout this country as well as Canada, Europe and Australia.
WHAT WE DO….
The organization holds two indoor events, one “Vintage Electronics Expo” in Farmington and one huge show which has been titled “Extravaganza”, in Kalamazoo. Each event offers 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. We never know what will show up !
Here is an overview of the Vintage Electronics events:
WINTER- Farmington Hills, MI…. usually the 3rd or 4th Sat in January. Held at the Costick Activities Center 28600 Eleven Mile Rd. Approx 100 tables of sellers. Hours are usually 8am-2pm at this show. This year the show is Saturday, January 17, 2015.
Come early, so you can be ready to see Bryan Wilemon will give a presentation called “So you want to buy a vintage record player” at 10:00. Don’t miss it!
SUMMER- Kalamazoo, MI. Our largest show (and considered possibly the largest show if this type in the USA) is moving from Lansing to Kalamazoo, MI, county fairgrounds. It is usually the second full weekend after the 4th of July holiday. This show features a “Main Auction”, seminars, and a Bargain Auction at the end of the event. Sellers and buyers come from all over the USA. This year the event runs from the evening of July 9th through July 11th.
For more info on any of the MARC events, call 734-20-RADIO (207-2346) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC also publishes The Michigan Antique Radio Chronicle, which is included with membership. Membership is currently $25 per year.
This picture shows the Lansing event from back around 1990 when we had a small tent ! The current flea market is about 4 times what you see here.