GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- It's a bygone music format, yet the plastic tape cartridge known as the eight track is still selling.
The eight track emerged in the late 1960's. The bulky tapes often wore out quickly, but it was the best way to listen to music on the go.
"Back in the day, it was the way to go for music. There was nothing else as far as having a tape, so everybody went with it," says Dan Spoelman, who used eight tracks during the 70's.
Many eight track players are finding new homes, with people born well after its hey day.
"It doesn't have the same warmth as a record, but there's still something about that tape format, it was still a bit different from cassette," says John Tremblay of Kalamazoo.
Some, who experienced eight tracks when there were popular, have other thoughts about the long forgotten format.