Last night's History Channel episode of "American Pickers" was titled "Plymouth Rocks," starring Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe. They are professional pickers that travel across not only the United States, but over the world picking through treasures covered with dust and rust from age, and love every minute of their hunt as cobwebs and dead animals don’t seem to scare them a bit.
As the episode begins, the guys are still in California, and Danielle calls with a lead for more cars. California is all about cars, while the east is about Americana. They meet with Greg, the curator, but all the stuff belongs to Lynette. She was born into the carnival business, and loves her cars and anything with wheels.
The Model-T she has is a Fronty, which is a conversion hot rod made in the 1930s. The Frontenac, was a conversion kit made by the Chevrolet brothers to soup up the Model-T. Moving into another area, they found handmade lobby signs announcing performers were appearing at the various venues. They found photos of Motordromes that were very popular in the 1930s. As Mike was entering their property, he spotted a 1937 International truck, which he was able to get for $7,750 with the bunch of old photos that he will copy and return to them.
On another area, they found James, who was originally from the Bronx. His personal collection of old cars and automobilia was extensive. He was not interested in selling his cars, but he had old signs, and they found one shaped like a shoe; Mike got it for $600. When they spotted a high-wheel bicycle, it had too much wrong with it for the price he wanted, so Mike passed on that one.
While driving, they got another call from Dani, who called them with another lead. The man named Vern is another car collector. He had great cars, but behind the place, was a junk pile that had remnants of cars that were used for hot rods. They found the shell of a Plymouth Roadrunner that belonged to Vern’s son. They negotiated on the price, and Frank told him that he would get back to him. Meanwhile, they checked out all of Vern’s collections. They even found a television that was a JVC Videosphere, and looked like it was from a space ship. Brian called to tell Frank that he liked the pictures he sent. So they called Vern’s son and made a deal for $3,000 on this episode of "American Pickers."