The cast and crew of History Channel’s hit series American Pickers are returning to Kentucky to scavenge for unique and personable treasures. Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the crew are currently on the search for one-of-a-kind locations to visit and film.
The series focuses on Wolfe and Fritz as they explore America for valuable, interesting antiques that have an added historical or personal touch.
“They’re interested in a variety of things,” said Evelyn Miller, the owner of Windy Hollow restaurant, who appeared on the show in 2016 and hosted the cast and crew at Windy Hollow the last time they came through Kentucky. “What they focused on the most were the stories.
Miller’s sister, Karen Porter, agreed that American Pickers appreciated the stories and artifacts they discovered in her father, Hal Miller’s, collection.
“They were so enthralled by the collection my dad has,” said Porter. “They look for things that have unique stories behind them.” Porter added that a Windy Hollow Raceway sign the guys bought from her dad’s collection was used in a Steven Tyler concert in Nashville. Someone from Tyler’s crew bought the sign at the Nashville Antique Archaeology store that is run by Mike Wolfe.
Miller and Porter said the guys had a great time exploring Windy Hollow last time. “They did a much longer show than they normally do,” said Porter. “It lasted over 45 minutes.”
“Mike, Frank and the crew were all respectful and really fun,” said Miller. “We had a blast hosting them. I was sorry my dad missed it.”
Miller’s father passed away before American Pickers came to Windy Hollow, but Miller said the show did justice to her dad’s story. “I wanted them to come so I could share my dad’s story. They did a great job telling it.”
Mike and Frank will be returning to Kentucky in October, so American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, submit your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to:
[email protected] or call 855-OLD-RUST or to Facebook @GotAPick