American Pickers : Season 8

    • Air date: 14 Jan '13 9 episodes
      Have you been building up a collection of Americana over the past 50 years or so? If so, then Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz may pay you a visit one day. The Midwestern pickers travel across America in search of rare artifacts and national treasures that they can buy from the collectors they visit and then sell in their antiques shops or, in some cases, put in their personal collections. They often have to dig through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are
  • List of Episodes (9)

    1. The Doctor Is In

    • While free-styling in Wisconsin, the guys stumble upon a futuristic 50-foot scrap-metal fortress called the "Forevertron". They meet its designer, Dr Evermor, who tells them it's meant for intergalactic travel. They also discover his collection of spare parts which are out of this world. Later, during a swing through Michigan, the Pickers discover a general store that has been closed for 60 years. Its vintage inventory is completely intact and the new owner Charlie is ready to make a deal.

    2. The Million Dollar Mistake

    • On an extraordinary property in upstate New York, Frank unearths a vintage Harley Sportster. Later, the guys meet up with Nat and Helen who, after a lifetime of cruising for automotive memorabilia, are revving up to sell. During a backstage delivery in the Big Apple, Frank takes a wrong turn and makes a surprise cameo appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

    3. Haunted Honeyhole

    • Packed to the gills with unusual mantiques, Dave's two-story farmhouse is rumored to be haunted. In upstate New York, Dennis' vast collection includes rare toys and a pristine set of vintage Beatles bobble-heads. John is desperate to clear out his jam-packed property but his 11-year-old assistant is a tough negotiator.

    4. Ladies Know Best

    • Frances loves collecting, but hates selling. Her upstate New York barns are packed with amazing stuff and she hasn't gone inside them for decades. The guys pick a closed-down family resort and after raiding the disco bar, they try making a deal. Technically, everything is for sale. However, owner Marylou won't get out of her car and threatens to take off if she doesn't like their offer. Charlie's awesome collection spans generations, but the barns and outbuildings that house it are all falling

    5. California Streaming

    • With a gleaming airstream trailer in tow and a buyer lined up, Mike and Frank hit the road to California. When the deal falls through, they find themselves in hot water until a rare opportunity leads to an awesome trade. Like a Hollywood back lot, Guy's jaw-dropping collection includes an entire village built from scratch. It's the pick of a lifetime where every building is packed with classic cars and vintage movie memorabilia. Mike and Frank get first crack at a lifetime collection that

    6. California Gold Mine

    • Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk. Packed with oddball artifacts, the guys stumble upon a salvage yard turned prop shop. Later, the guys meet Cecil, a man who has built himself a rustic little Western town and filled it with amazing stuff.

    7. California Kustom

    • Mike and Frank pay a visit to Grizzly Adams actor Dan Haggerty's treasure-filled California home. Mike and Frank get behind the wheel of the original Batmobile and drive off with a rare piece of television history. Later, the guys uncover a rare camel ride but owner Sean's prices are through the roof.

    8. Hometown Pickin

    • In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collection. He's got two massive hangars full of treasures but doesn't want to part with any of it. Later, they meet Dale whose stockpile has grown so large he keeps it in an old school. There the guys find a pair of muskets that could be centuries old. Then, in Mike's hometown of Joliet, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.

    9. Cheap Pick

    • The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock'n'roll warehouse. Mike and Frank scour a log cabin village museum and go nuts for some cast iron erotica. John's Wisconsin property is packed with great stuff but he's attached to every single thing he's got.