Maybe you’re into 8 tracks, just love music or perhaps you have a nostalgic collection of retro things from younger years, but if you’re like most people your collection is confined to the corner of your garage or your den. Bob Hiemenz of Flora, Illinois, though has taken his love for 8 tracks one or two steps farther. According to KSDK channel 5, Tracker Bob has the world’s largest 8 track collection, which consists of over 61,000 cartridges and in excess of 500 players.
Tracker Bob’s collection has reached epic proportions and has become so large that he needs to rent storage facilities in order to house it all. While Bob’s collection is certainly a huge pile of carts that took years to accomplish, we have been told by numerous customers and visitors to 8-Track-Shack.com of collections even bigger. These claims are hard to verify, especially over the phone. Most times our customer service reps just sit back, relax and listen to awe inspiring tales of barns filled with tapes and basements overflowing with players.
So who has the world’s largest 8 track tape collection? And no, 8-Track-Shack.com’s inventory doesn’t count, that’s not a collection. Recently 8 Track Shack purchased what was possibly the largest collection in Canada of 20,000 tapes, plus accessories. It took up an entire basement of a good sized house. Several years ago when 8 Track Shack bought a collection of 400-500 tube radios, that too, took up an entire good sized basement. If you think you have the world’s largest 8 track tape collection let us know and send us some pics. If you don’t have more than Tracker Bob’s 61,000 tapes, but still have a good sized collection, let us know about that too.
And if you’re ever ready to start collecting something else, 8 Track Shack buys entire collections of 8 track tapes and accessories.