I've been trying to straighten up the Atomic Attic, and while it's a slow slog, it gives me an excuse to dig out stuff I have in boxes. One is my supply of 8-track tapes from back in the day.
My parents had a player in the 1968 Chrysler New Yorker we used on a couple long trips, and we listened to the same six tapes A LOT. Anyway, when I got my first car, a 1970 Mustang convertible, I installed an 8-track player and started to build a collection, which is what you see in the carrying case. (My musical tastes have changed and broadened since the late 1970s, so don't hold some of the selections against me, OK? I was going for a mix of stuff I liked, and stuff to appeal to the ladies too. Yeah, that's it.)
I've had these through many moves, and they've been exposed to heat and cold for years, so I expected the worst when I plugged them into this Panasonic dynamite-plunger player I picked up years ago.
Amazingly, the player works and the tapes I've tried so far still play!
Oops, spoke to soon, I just snapped the Led Zepplin II tape. Oh well.
I guess I'll have to make room somewhere to show these off and play them sometimes. What I really need is a great looking vintage console stereo with a record player, AM/FM receiver, and 8-track player. I've been watching, but so far nothing has shown up locally.