2008 Vintage Swap
Vintage Audio & Record Swap Meet/Auction - July 12, 2008
Wow - what a weekend! For those of you that turned out as either a
buyer or seller, thank you! We really hope you had as much fun being
there as we did. Here are just a few of the many
pictures of this incredible event taken by Linda C.
There is a long list of people and sponsors that really made this event
just that much better and I want to take the time to thank them for
their efforts, their time, and for the great support they gave to this
To our honored guests:
– Truly a gentleman in ever respect. Jerry Doucette is without
a doubt one of the most down to earth guys I have had the pleasure
to meet. Charismatic, amicable, and simply a lot of fun to be around,
Mr. Doucette brought to this event a style that simply cannot be duplicated.
One of the nicest people you can ever hope to meet - he has an open
invitation to the Thursday ‘Dog & Pony Show’ near
our shop anytime he wishes! If you want to get the latest on projects
or events by Jerry Doucette, check out: www.jerrydoucette.ca
Chad Allen – What else
can be said about Chad Allen that thousands haven’t said already?
Having Mr. Allen at this event was colossal, and we were humbled to
have him come by and help out. We can only hope that a man of his
stature and character can continue to bring great memories to all
those that get the chance to meet him. There is a ton of websites
featuring Chad Allen and a good place to start would be: www.hillmanweb.com/gwchad.html
Larry Hennessey – To
those who do not recognize the name need only to tune into Jack FM
in the mornings and hear the hilarious antics of radio veterans Larry
& Willy. Not only playing ‘What they want’, both Larry
& Willy have been entertaining radio audiences for twenty years
and are without a doubt the best radio duo anywhere. At this event
Larry brought his style and charm and simply elevated a simple ‘swap
meet’ into something grand. Everyone we spoke to agreed that
Larry brought a certain ‘magic’ to this event that made
this day, well, just that much better. You can catch up on all the
latest in music, events and of course Larry at: www.jackfm.com
Records – These guys are the real deal. Neptoon
stepped up to the plate and helped out more than can ever be asked
and it was a privilege to partner with them at this event. Jamie was
just great. With his insight and expertise in helping smooth out the
rough edges we managed to mold this day into something special. Ben
was the creative genius who designed the great poster and in addition
our hats are tipped to Rob, the captain of the Neptoon crew. Want
the best? Deal with the best. Neptoon Records. Visit their website
Big Valley Auctions –
Tony Sharbinin and his crew worked God only knows how many hours to
put together one of the largest collections of audio gear ever to
be auctioned under one roof in years. Tony was THE backbone to this
side of the event and his many years of expertise certainly showed.
Tony worked harder and longer than anyone to bring together a fantastic
auction. Not only a pleasure to work with, Tony has a great sense
of humor that certainly came in handy during those moments where the
hours were getting really long. It is with great pride that a call
him my friend. Visit them at their website at www.bigvalleyauction.com
to view upcoming auctions.
There are four more people I need to make special mention of
– Marc and Debbie Carriere, Rick Heaton, and
Susan Gordon. These people contributed more than anyone could
have possibly imagined and I can honestly say that if it were not for
them, this event would have been thrown way off course. These people
stepped up and put in grueling hours lugging thousands of pounds of
gear without a single complaint, folding and storing countless tables,
cleaning, sorting and keeping things going and on track. Saturday started
at 4:30 AM for Susan and she was still going strong at 1:00 AM Sunday
morning when the truck was finally loaded and returned to the shop.
To Marc & Debbie, you guys are simply the best. I will always be
in your debt.
A great place to hold your future events is the South Delta
Rec Center. The office team was helpful and provided lots of
answers to questions we needed answered. And their after hours staff,
Anthony & Chad, went way beyond what we could have asked for and
had a cheerful smile on their faces when we needed a helpful hand.
Our great sponsors!
McIntosh Audio – Donated
beautiful coffee mugs and cool baseball hats!
Cambridge Audio – Donated
great fleece jackets and awesome polo shirts!
Gbayemporium – A great
place to buy hard to find CD’s, DVD’s and other fantastic
items donated a huge pile of brand new CD’s of various artists
and ultra-cool Deep Purple DVD’s! Check out this awesome seller
on EBAY for hundreds of incredible bargains!
And to everyone that attended – THANK YOU!!!