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The 2014 Club Schedule is now available…

January 17, 2014

and can be found here:

https://musiccityvintageradio.wordpress.com/2014-meeting-schedule/

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2013 Fall Swap Meet

August 6, 2013

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September 6, Friday Evening 5:30 pm setup. 6:00 pm – 8 pm if building is available

September 7, Saturday-doors open at 7:30 am. Swap starts at 8:00 am until…

Walking Auction approx. 10:45

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
For Directions to the Swap Meet  Click Here*  (located at the bottom of this page)

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
RADIO CONTEST: Three categories: Open Category + Crosley or Atwater Kent +
1930’s Art Deco sets.. (Call for details)

SELLERS: Set up Fee $15 which includes 1 table. Additional tables $5 (First come, first served) Friday eve access may be available.

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310


The Formalities:  Auction transactions are solely the responsibility of the buyer and seller, cash only, and the club charges no fees whatsoever.  All items will be represented as described by their seller and the club assumes no liability for accuracy of descriptions.  Sellers reserve the right to place reserve bids on their items.  Auction details subject to change if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our main objective is to provide a positive experience for all our swap meet attendees, buyers and sellers.

*Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house and Opry Mills Mall. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

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2013 SPRING SWAP MEET and AUCTION

March 20, 2013

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April 19, Friday Evening 5:30 pm setup. 6:00 pm – 8 pm | April 20th, Saturday-setup 7:30 am. Swap starts at 8:00 am until…

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN
For Directions to the Swap Meet  Click Here*  (located at the bottom of this page)

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
RADIO CONTEST: Two categories: Open Category + Cathedrals and Tombstones. (Call for details)

SELLERS: $15 to set-up & sell (Access Friday night & Saturday before event)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310

AUCTION EXCITEMENT!

For our Spring 2013 Swap, we have some exciting changes to our usual Auction format.  First off, we have a local collector who is liquidating his collection.  Any of his items not sold in the normal course of our meet will be offered in a Premium Auction.  Here is a link to the page with descriptions and photographs.  As you can see, there are some pristine examples of over 20 radios from the 20’s and early 30’s, as well as 9 vintage speakers, 3 microphones, and many miscellaneous items.  Cash only please!  Items will be available beginning Friday night at 6 p.m. immediately after room is set-up.  The seller has asked that all inquiries regarding this collection be made through Larry Chambers at 615-355-2005.

Additionally, Ron Ramirez has donated a really nice 1947 Magnavox Regency Symphony console to the club, to be auctioned as a fundraiser.  He has meticulously restored the set electronically, and it includes a phonograph as well as an added FM converter of the period.  This would make someone an excellent “daily driver!”

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Also, our usual “walking auction” will be altered to run concurrently with the premium auction (there will be a rotation of all sellers’ items).  We ask that sellers who have items for auction bring their items to the main auction area that will be set up at 10 a.m.  We will alternate auctioning everyone’s items so that we have a timely flow and a good variety of items for everybody’s interest.  This should result in a win/win for both sellers and buyers!

If you intend to submit items for our auction, we will ask that you be able to provide a few details on your items:  description, condition (working or “as is”), reserve bid (if any), and any other pertinent information.  We will have blank forms on-hand for you to attach the information about your auction items.

The Formalities:  Auction transactions are solely the responsibility of the buyer and seller, cash only, and the club charges no fees whatsoever.  All items will be represented as described by their seller and the club assumes no liability for accuracy of descriptions.  Sellers reserve the right to place reserve bids on their items.  Auction details subject to change if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our main objective is to provide a positive experience for all our swap meet attendees, buyers and sellers.

*Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house and Opry Mills Mall. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

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2013 Spring and Fall meet dates

March 4, 2013

April 20th and September 7th

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC

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Fall Swap Meet has come and gone…

November 9, 2012
Wow, the Fall Swap Meet has come and gone.  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped out with various activities and set-up.  We had a nice cool day and a constant stream of browsers and buyers.  We had a few less sellers than in the Spring, but we had some new faces that brought a large variety of items to sell.  Special thanks to all our sellers, we know that you are the foundation of our meets.
We also had a nice BBQ lunch after the meet.  Everyone seems to be hungry after a long morning of buying and selling!  This is also a good time for everyone to get together and “shoot the bull” and make some connections.
We’re always looking to make things better.  If you have suggestions or feedback for the club or the activities, please let us know.  This is your club!  We will try to incorporate as many ideas as we can.  Some things are not in our control, some things are… but we need to hear from you!  Also, we welcome anyone who would like to assist with the meets or activities.  Remember, more activities require more help.
We continue to operate solely on donations and the balance of sellers fees that exceed our facility rental.  This Fall, we actually fell short a bit.  We have some reserve funds, but they won’t last forever.  However, we are still committed to running the club without membership fees.  We appreciate any donations (cash or items to auction) that we are given.
Please contact Larry or Kelton if you have ideas or donations, or would like to volunteer.  We will begin planning the 2013 Spring Swap in January.  We look forward to seeing you there!!
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Fall Swap Meet: October 13th

August 27, 2012

 

Doors open 6:30 am until 12:00 pm

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
WALKING AUCTION @ 10:30 a.m.
RADIO CONTEST (Call for details)

SELLERS: $15 to set-up & sell (Access Friday night & Saturday before event)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Motels near swap meet:

Holiday Inn Select, 2200 Elm Hill Pike. 615-883-9770
Hampton Inn, 2350 Elm Hill Pike. 615-871-0222

Location below indicated by red star

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

 

 

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Spring Swap Meet April 28

March 12, 2012

6:30 am until 11:30 am

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
WALKING AUCTION @ 10:30 a.m.
RADIO CONTEST (Call for details)

SELLERS: $15 to set-up & sell (Access Friday night & Saturday before event)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310 or email rktramm (at) aol.com

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Motels near swap meet:

Holiday Inn Select, 2200 Elm Hill Pike. 615-883-9770
Hampton Inn, 2350 Elm Hill Pike. 615-871-0222

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.


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Fall Swap Meet was a huge success!

November 9, 2011

Our Fall Swap Meet was a huge success.  We had 20+ vendors set up and selling some very interesting radios, phonographs, knobs and parts, as well as other related miscellaneous items.  This meet seemed to have more buyers and browsers, with a steady flow of folks stopping by all morning, as evidenced by a perpetually full parking lot.

Most of the sellers’ tables were taken and there was once again a strong turn-out for our radio contest.  Be sure to see our Spring 2012 newsletter for a complete list of contest winners.  Additionally, we had a very successful walk-around auction where there were some great deals to be had.  Capping off the event, we had a nice BBQ luncheon with food from Bar-B-Cutie.
Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped with various tasks (setting up, putting away tables, clean-up) and thanks to everyone who attended as buyers or sellers.
Remember, our club does not collect dues and membership is free.  All seller’s fees are used to pay for the meeting room rental.  If you are not yet a member or on our mailing list, contact Kelton Trammell at rktramm@aol.com to be added.  Membership information is strictly confidential and is not shared.  Member information of those who offer services such as repair or restoration will be made available to other club members if so desired.  Several folks have made donations to off-set postage/printing costs and, while it is much appreciated, it is not a requirement.
Thanks again!
Kelton Trammell
President's Award

Ralston Bailey won the Best In Show Award for his beautiful Zenith "Walton's" radio.

Zenith "Walton's" radio

Best In Show

More scenes from the Fall Swap Meet

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Fall Swap Meet: October 8th

September 13, 2011

Doors open 7:00 am until 12:00 pm

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
WALKING AUCTION @ 10:30 a.m.
RADIO CONTEST (Call for details)

SELLERS: $15 to set-up & sell (Access Friday night & Saturday before event)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Motels near swap meet:

Holiday Inn Select, 2200 Elm Hill Pike. 615-883-9770
Hampton Inn, 2350 Elm Hill Pike. 615-871-0222

Location below indicated by red star

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star

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Spring 2011 Swap Meet – April 16

March 15, 2011

Doors open 6:30 am until 12:00 pm

LOCATION: The Associated Builders & Contractors Building (Inside)
1604 Elm Hill Pike, Nashville, TN

FREE ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC
WALKING AUCTION @ 10:30 a.m.
RADIO CONTEST (Call for details)

SELLERS: $15 to set-up & sell (Access Friday night & Saturday before event)

CONTACTS: Larry Chambers @ 615-355-2005 or Kelton Trammell 615-962-4310 or email rktramm (at) aol.com

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Motels near swap meet:

Holiday Inn Select, 2200 Elm Hill Pike. 615-883-9770
Hampton Inn, 2350 Elm Hill Pike. 615-871-0222

Location below indicated by red star

Directions to the Swap Meet:

From North of Nashville: From either Interstate 65 or Interstate 24, take Briley Parkway exit east past the Grand Old Opry house. This will be about 7 or 8 miles. After passing the Opry, go about a mile then turn right on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on the right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

From South of Nashville: If on Interstate 65, merge east on Interstate 40 and get off on Briley Parkway. Exit north going toward Opryland or the Grand Ole Opry. Go about a mile ’till you get off to your right on Elm Hill Pike exit, then take a left on Elm Hill Pike. Go about 1-1/4 miles. Associated Builders Building will be on your right. Park & enter from rear of the building.

Location below indicated by red star