SCARSSouthern California Antique Radio Society


Curious about collecting and restoring old radios, audio equpment, or Ham gear, but don't know where to begin? SCARS members have decades of experience and knowledge to share.


SCARS has been serving the collecting and restoration needs of our members since 1976. Explore the beauty and history of these fascinating vintage sets...join us!

Club Activities

We hold ongoing meetings and swap meets throughout Southern California. Special events are also held on a regular basis, including our Annual Vintage Radio Auction. Read More...


Posted July 21, 2015

Deer Park Museum Tour, Swap Meet & Picnic

Join us for a tour, club swap meet and picnic on August 22nd, at the Deer Park Winery and Auto Museum in Escondido, CA. The museum features vintage radios, automobiles, and appliances. The park's grounds also offer shady areas that are ideal for a picnic.

Some of our long-time members have fond memories of previous meets held at this location ...we think newer members will appreciate it, too. Catered box lunches will be available for the picnic. Lunches should be reserved by August 8th. See event details...

Posted June 27, 2015

Burbank Meet Photos Posted

Thanks to SCARS Gazette Editor Henry Tarfman, pictures of our Burbank swap meet are available in the Photo Galleries section.

Posted June 22, 2015

Antique Phonograph Society Show & Sale

At their 31st Annual Show and Sale, the Antique Phonograph Society will offer all manner of Phonographs, Records, Music & Juke Boxes, Radios, Mics, Advertising, etc. The sale takes place on Sunday, August 9th, 9 AM - 3 PM, at the U.F.C.W. Auditorium on 8530 Stanton Ave. in Buena Park, CA. "Early bird" admission is available on Saturday.

SCARS will have an Ambassador table set up at the sale ...drop by and say hello. A Banquet & Program will also be presented on Saturday night. See Show Flyer...

Reposted July 21, 2015

Club Promotion & The Ambassador Program

Interested in sharing your interest for antique radios? Do you want to meet new people and spread the word about SCARS? Learn more...

Posted Jan 1, 2015

Article Featuring SCARS Member Published in O.C. Register

The Orange County Register has published an article portraying a radio restored by Board Member Stephen Masek. A sidebar including info on SCARS appears on page 1.
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