Thursday, December 03, 2009

Happy Holidays/Updated List 12/02/09

Now Playing: Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Ours was a little crazy, but greatful for all of the blessings we have received!

It's hard to believe that it's almost Christmas time! Trying to finish up Christmas shopping so I can enjoy being with family and kids.

We'll be closing sometime the week of Christmas and will reopen after the first of the year.

We've updated this list so be sure to check it out! We've got lots of Christmas 8-tracks up for sale as well as some other specials - sale on sensing foil, license frames and free shipping on gift certificates of $25 or more.

We want to take the time to wish all of our customers a happy holiday season and thank you for being loyal customers!

Dan/Kathy Gibson

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Updated List 10-20-09/B17/FB 50 Baby Grand

The feel of Fall is in the air! We've had beautiful weather the last week or so. I understand heavy rain is in the forecast for tomorrow night. I guess that just means that we don't have to run the sprinklers and a lower water bill!

We put up a new list today. You can check it out at

It's been a pretty busy last few weeks for us around here. The week before last, I took Dan to Midland, TX to the CAF Air Sho. I had planned to take him on a secretive get away and down to Galveston to ride a B17 and possibly a Stearman or or PT6 Trainer, but the weather down that way was supposed to be rainy so, we went to Midland instead. The weather showed to be cool, but no rain (at least it waited until Sunday). There were some really cool planes there and they put on a good show. We took the kids there back when they were a lot smaller. After the air show we went for a ride on a B17. Dan has wanted to do this for years, but it has just never worked out. It was fun, but for me, a little scary! Once the plane is off the ground you can get up and walk around, but that's a little easier said than done! Dan did pretty well until about 5 minutes before we landed (ride is about 20-25 min.). We purposely didn't eat lunch! Dan will tell you that he flew up and then he threw up! Here are a few photos:

This past weekend, we finally got our newest acquisition. Dan loves cars!!! At present, we have 7. I couldn't begin to count all of the cars that we've had since we've been married, much less how many he's had before that! Dan has wanted a really old car for a very long time. We like to watch old movies and enjoy Harold Lloyd's films. In one of those movies - Hot Water (1924), he get's a Chevrolet Superior Sedan. In the movie they called it a Butterfly Six. It's a very sharp l

ooking car. Dan periodically looks for them on the Internet. Several months ago, he came across a 1922 Chevy FB Baby Grand touring car on Craig's List. For the price, Dan expected it to be a real heap that had probably come out of a barn. Well, not quite. The previous owner had found it that way! This gentleman did a lot of work on the car. He stopped working on it about 10 years ago and then passed away about 3 years ago. It's been sitting in the garage and his wife wanted it gone.

After a lot of hassle and frustration, the car finally arrived Sunday afternoon! Dan has been working on it to get it to start. He is so close! The one really great thing about this car is that the gentleman who owned it, keep a journal of his work on the car. His wife sent us all of his paperwork, pictures, receipts, etc. She also loaded up the car with lots of extra parts and goodies!

The first picture is what a 1923 Superior looks like and the other picture is ours (1922 Chevy FB 50 Baby Grand touring car). BTW, we named the car Harold!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Updated List 09-24-09

The list was updated a couple of days ago, but to much going on to put up a post! I've added the picture of our signed 8-track to the front page of the web page. Pretty exciting!

We just got back tonight from a car show where we took our '64 Amphicar and our daughter's '76 AMC Pacer. The Pacer just got the windows tinted and some new trim on the sides. It looks great! It still has an 8-track player in it and one of our license plate frames.

We're hoping to get our latest acquisition here in about a week and a half. It's a 1922 Chevy Touring Car. Don't think we'll be putting an 8-track player in that one!

Have a great weekend!


Monday, August 31, 2009

New Updated List 08/31/09

What a summer it's been for us here! Kids are back in school (college, high school and jr. high). I was able to tag along with Dan to DC and see some our country's famous landmarks.

We finished the Cheap Trick 8-tracks, but have more bands wanting to put their latest albums out on 8-track. It's very exciting to see this "dead" media coming back to life!!! We were able to meet with two of the band members from Cheap Trick and get my picture taken with them and was able to get one of our 8-tracks signed. They also held one of the new tapes up for the audience to see.

Be sure to check out the newest list; there's a lot of good stuff on it!

Hope you're staying cool where you are!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Updated List 07-16-09/Cheap Trick 8-Tracks

I am such a terrible blogger! I need to getter at it and do it more often. I have a friend who blogs almost daily! Where does she find the time to do it!!!!

Just letting you know that the list is finally updated on our website!!! I promise (I know I said that last time!) that I'll try to do better at keeping it updated more often!

The exciting news is that we're producing Cheap Trick's newest album - The Latest, on 8-track. You will have to order directly from their official website - I think my favorite song on the album is Smile. Let me know what yours is.

We were on vacation when Cheap Trick, one of the 8-tracks we made and one of our players we sold CT showed up on the Steven Colbert show. We didn't get to see the show until Tuesday, but it was awesome!!!!

We may be having Night Line coming out to do an interview with us soon. We'll keep you posted.

Hope everyone is having a good summer!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Updated List and Cool News!

It's been awhile! So much going on around here! Kids are now out of school and we had one to graduate high school last weekend!

The big news around here is that KTS Productions is producing new 8-tracks for Cheap Trick! The latest album - The Latest will be produced on cd, lp and 8-track. They are taking pre-orders now. Be sure to get your order placed quickly as this will be a limited run.

If your band is interested in having your next album put out on 8-track send us an email and let's talk!

We added a couple of new pages with tapes to the list so check it out too!

Hope you're having a good beginning of summer! Stay cool if you can!!!!

Kathy & Dan

Friday, March 13, 2009

Updated List/March Madness Sale

Hello All!

Hope you're having a great day and getting ready for a better weekend! It's lightly raining and a bit chilly around here.

From now until the end of March we are having a March Madness Sale. We're bringing the price of all 8-tracks back to what they were when we first started selling tapes at Kate's Track Shack - .75 for any tape - Rock/Pop/Jazz, Beatles, Car Tapes...

Got your tax refund back already? We'll help you spend it! Even if you don't have it back yet, we'll help you spend it! Take a look and go nuts!!!!!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Updated List 2-10-09 Robert Update

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Just to give you an update - we will be able to give Rob and Donna about $1200 for our sales in January! Thank you to everyone who helped us out! We will keep you posted on how they are doing with the fund raising. Anyone donating over $250 will get an automatic tax receipt.

The list is now updated! We're working on some cool things for the site that I think will be a lot of fun and you'll like. We'll keep you posted on those as they get closer to being unveiled!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Updated List 01-12-09

Hello Everyone!

Hope everyone is having a good week!

We wanted to let you know that we've raised nearly $500 so far for Dan's brother Robert. We're hoping to be able to give him much more! We appreciate everyone's help in helping Robert and Donna reach their goal!

We've updated the list with more tapes. We've also reduced the price on the Beatles tapes. They are now $3, but also will be sold As-Is. They have been tested like the other tapes.

If you want to see something really funky, you need to check out Dan's latest project that he's working on! We call it Frankenschmitt! This thing is going to look so cool when he gets it finished. I think Dan should put an 8-track player in it don't you!

Thanks again for being such great customers!!!!!


Thursday, January 01, 2009



It was good to see family that we hadn't seen for a while and to meet those who we hope may be family some time in the near future!

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and got everything they wanted!

We also want to wish everyone a most happy and prosperous New Year for 2009!!!!

In our last post, we told you about Dan's brother, Robert and his goal of trying to raise at least $20,000 to have a medial procedure that will hope will allow him to walk again. Therefore, we have decided to donate all of our sales for the month of January to Robert and his wife Donna in hopes that this will get them a little closer to their financial goal.

We've tried to add a lot of good tapes to the list this time so take a look! There are a few items on sale this month as well like sensing foil and large cases.

Again, Happy New Year to you all!