American Pickers has grown to become one of the most popular series on the History Channel. Car and bike enthusiast as well as antique collectors enjoy watching Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz roam the back roads of America in search of “rusty gold.”
Many viewers don’t realize that you can visit the Iowa Antique Archeology shop which is often featured in television series. When not closed for filming, the store is set up to view Mike Wolfe’s personal collection of motorcycles, bicycles and antiques, along with many items available for purchase. If you get a chance to stop by Antique Archeology in Le Clair, Iowa, you will likely see many items from "picks" recently aired on TV.
Visit http://www.antiquearchaeology.com to learn more about touring Antique Archeology. It is conveniently located just two miles off of I-80, right along the Mississippi River bordering Iowa and Illinois. Their address is: Antique Archaeology, 115 1/2 Davenport St., Le Claire, IA., 52753. You can also reach Antique Archaeology during normal business hours at: (563) 265-3939.
Enjoy the attached slide show of items that were on display at the Antique Archeology shop in April of 2014.
Trivia Question: What is the year and make of the “yard art” car sitting in front of the Antique Archeology shop in Le Clair, Iowa?
Answer to last article’s Trivia Question: The ¼ ton M151 MUTT (Military Utility Tactical Truck) was designed and produced by Ford for the U.S. military from 1959-1982. It was also used in the Vietnam War and is sometimes confused with the somewhat similar appearing but smaller Mighty Mite.
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