Hello, and thanks for checking me out! Growing up in the 70s, my parents had a stereo with a turntable and 8track player, but they only had a few 8tracks in their collection. I loved playing around with it, pressing the buttons to change the tracks...until I broke it! For many years I forgot about 8tracks, until about 1997, when I saw a film called "So Wrong They're Right" which had a group of people who adored the 8track format and were avid collectors.

Being a student at the time, and having very little money, this seemed like a cheaper alternative than buying CD's. I was obsessed with collecting as many tapes as I could get my hands on. It was also at this time that I decided to create my web site. It was suprising to see that there were many other people out there, like me, who had an interest in collecting 8tracks. As of today, I have amassed a collection of approximately 800-900 8tracks (Possibly more, since I lost count).

In 2002, I was contacted by someone from the Home and Garden Channel to be interviewed for the tv show "The Ultimate Collector". For some reason, I chickened out and didn't go through with it (I wonder if the show is still around?). I still have most of my 8tracks, but I'm in the process of going through all my tapes and only keeping tapes that I actually listen to. I have about four portable players at the moment, including the 2XL robot, which is my favorite. All of them work, with the exception of the Aquatron, which needs a new belt. Hopefully one of these days I'll be able to figure out how to replace the belt. I'm a little scared of opening it up.

suzy in 1972Me in 1972...with my Jane Fonda haircut from the film Klute.

suzy in 1974Me in 1974, I believe this was taken at Kresge's Department store (which no longer exists).

suzy in 1975This pic was from 1975. Not sure what this haircut is all about.

suzy in 19761976, finally, my hair has grown out and looks good...gotta love the barettes!

This is me today! No funky hairdos or barettes!