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'American Pickers' in Racine Today

Do you have an awesome private collection that would be perfect for the show, "American Pickers" on the History Channel? This announcement is for you! Act quickly!

"American Pickers" from the History Channel are in Racine today. Yes, today!

If you have a great private collection (no malls or flea markets) that could make a nice addition to the show, here are the details. We've also attached the list of items at the top of the Pickers' list. Still interested? Act quickly!

The American Pickers are headed to Wisconsin so we're looking for leads throughout the state, specifically interesting characters with interesting items and lots of ‘em! Our location scout will actually be in Racine TODAY so this is a bit time-sensitive, but we're looking for folks in Racine (or surrounding areas) with large private collections. Please spread the word!

Email us your name, number, town, state and the items along with Pictures you think Mike and Frank will be interested in at:
JFriedman@cineflix.com or call and leave a message at (646) 873-6528.

The show follows the pickers in their truck as they go on a mission in search of America’s most fascinating and valuable antiques - treasures that have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country. The team tracks down unique and interesting items from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.

The series follows the highs and lows of the trade as our team gets their hands dirty in the search of weird and wonderful hidden treasures. The show examines how determination and amazing instincts drive the pickers to salvage the good junk from the bad junk. On the adventure our team meets fascinating characters along the way each with a story to tell about the history of their collection and their own lives. Mike and Frank bring the past to life and recycle America as they go. On the way, we explore how our pickers strike the ultimate deal and discover just what it takes to renovate and re-sell a newly found antique in a competitive market.

James R Hoffa July 09, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I watch Mike and Frank occasionally!
Kelly Johnson July 09, 2012 at 07:30 PM
In Racine today. With no notice??
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) July 09, 2012 at 07:41 PM
@Kelly - nope. I got the word at shortly before noon and got the info up as soon as I could ...
James R Hoffa July 09, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I believe that's what they call 'freestyling' or 'freestyle pickin' on the show!
Kim Steffen July 09, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Are they going to stop and meet with fans or just do picking? My daughter is 6 and loves the show. I would love for her to meet them.
Stormy Weather July 10, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Well... I could let them in my house, but the last time the furnace repair guy was here, he disappeared in the basement and was never seen again! :) :)
Stormy Weather July 10, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I did know someone who had horse bones in his basement - famous ones at least! Jay Eye See (Racine's famous trotter) who was owned by Jerome Case! When they built Walmart, his bones were dug up, but I don't know if they were ever reburied.

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