The American Pickers team is coming to Oregon, and maybe even Grant County, if Chamber president Jerry Franklin has anything to say about it.
“It’s one of my favorites,” Franklin says of the popular TV show.
The Grant County Chamber of Commerce was contacted recently by American Picker’s Productions who will be coming to Oregon and they are looking for interesting places to visit and film for possible use on the show American Pickers, which appears on the History channel.
“American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking.” This hit show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they embark on an epic road trip across the U.S. in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle America, restore forgotten relics to their former glory, and learn a thing or two about American history along the way.
The Pickers team is currently looking for leads prior to their Oregon visit. They are on the hunt for interesting characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, vintage musical equipment, vintage automotive items, early firefighting equipment, vintage clothing and pre-50’s western gear.
If you have a large collection or want to refer someone to Mike and Frank you can contact Jerry Franklin locally at Eastern Oregon Realty, 541-575-2121, or email: your name, number, address and description of the collection and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 855-old-rust.
Please note that Mike and Frank only pick private collections so no stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses or anything open to the public.