American Restoration follows five of the best restoration shops in the United States as they not only restore pieces of America’s history, but create new and awe-inspiring works from vintage items. Each shop has a unique focus—from classic cars, to rare antique signs, to one-of-a-kind bikes.
They’ll prove their prowess as masters of restoration, while exploring each item’s original glory, place in history and effect on pop-culture.
Stepping into Bob’s Garage, based in Marietta, Georgia, is like entering a time warp to the 1950s. Bar stools, neon signs, refrigerators, coin-operated kiddie rides and rare vintage gas pumps are just a few of the items currently in the shop. Owner Bob Halliday is revered by serious antique collectors and high-profile clients, that look to him as the go-to expert on all things retro. Bob’s Garage products have been showcased in nearly every continent on Earth. Their VIP customers includes NASCAR, Universal Studios and Disney. They also built all the props for the gas station scenes in the Coen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis.
Bodie Stroud Industries, in Sun Valley, California, is considered by many to be one of the finest custom auto and hot rod shops in the United States, renowned for its superiority in the field of “resto-modification.” It was founded in 2007, by Bodie Stroud, a mechanic and engineer with over 20 years of experience and a long list of A-list celebrity clients like Jay Leno, Johnny Depp and Tim Allen. Bodie and his team pride themselves on being the best in the business and are famous for taking on some wild projects. Whether it’s restoring a 1967 Ford Mustang to its former glory, fabricating a bathroom sink out of a 1950 Studebaker Commander, or cutting the front and back ends off a busted Volkswagen van and re-purposing it into a fully functional bar, Bodie Stroud Industries is willing and ready to take on any challenge.
A relative newcomer to the art of restoration, Brettly does most of the sandblasting and other miscellaneous tasks around the shop.
Though he has a reputation for letting his mind wander when he should be focusing on a project, Brettly asks plenty of questions and cares about his work. When he’s off the clock, he’s a budding guitar player who dreams of becoming a rock star.
Chris is a master restorer. Eccentric, enthusiastic and highly energetic, Chris’s passion for restoring items is contagious. He even refers to his work as “adrenaline art” due to the high he gets from each project. Chris can do it all; welding, mechanical work, fabrication, painting and plating are just a few of his specialties. If there is a piece missing, Chris will find it or build it himself. His work speaks for itself: approximately 50 of his pieces are currently in museums.
Kelly runs Rick’s operation from behind the scenes. From payroll and budgets to dealing with customers and ordering parts, she handles everything on the business side of the shop.
She’s also Brettly’s mum and the woman featured in the Rick’s Restorations logo.
Kowboy is the shop's resident grouch but while he may be rough on the outside, he is a true craftsman at heart and takes pride in everything he restores.
Kyle is one of the most skilful and loyal workers at the shop. The go-to guy when things get tough, he’s in charge of reassembling Rick’s projects and putting on the finishing touches.
Kyle drives Kowboy to work each day, and the two are not just co-workers but also good friends. As a team, they make an unstoppable duo.
Caveman works on motorcycles at Ace Cycles, but is always looking for a new challenge. Caveman is up for anything: getting his hands dirty working on bikes, trying his hand at working security and “roughing it” by living in the boneyard.
Always up for a challenge, Niko is a transplanted New Yorker with a big attitude and an even bigger mouth. People are constantly second-guessing his artistic ability because he looks more like a mechanic, but he is a paint prodigy. They call him “Nicky Airbrush” because he’ll paint anything.
Rick Dale is an expert restorer of classic objects and artefacts with nearly 30 years in the business and his own shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rick's Restorations. Rick has built his career on an unbridled passion and unique skill for transforming the rustiest and most beat-up items into like-new products that can fetch a big price tag.
He doesn't shy away from a challenge and has worked on items as varied as a beaten-down 1940’s gas pump, a rusted-out 1950’s soda machine and a classic jukebox with a complex mechanical design, upping the value by restoring them to mint working condition.
Rick isn't just an exceptional craftsman--he is also a businessman who must manage the big personalities of his employees, many of whom are his own family members. At the age of 9, Rick took on his first restoration project, revitalising a beat-up bicycle that was a gift from his father. He hasn't looked back since.
Rick's younger brother Ron manages all deliveries and offsite errands that require a lot of independent time away from the shop, which might get him in to trouble with the boss.
Steve’s Restorations and Hot Rods, in Frankfort, New York, specializes in high quality antique restorations, redesigns and creating one-of–a-kind vehicles and motorcycles. Owner Steve Hale is considered by many to be an industry prodigy, having been in the restoration business since he was 16 years old and painting hot rods in his garage. Years later, Steve and his crew have stepped on the gas and put their abilities to the hundreds of challenging projects that come through the shop doors each year. From “restomodding” a 1972 Gran Torino from a pile of rust into a one of a kind muscle car, to taking two vintage Cadillacs and creating a breathtaking yet functional work of art, Steve and his guys breathe new life into pieces of Americana that no one would ever think could possibly live again.
Wheels Through Time in Maggie Valley, North Carolina, is home to the world’s premier collection of rare and historic American vintage motorcycles. Founded by Dale Walksler in 1993, Wheels Through Time boasts a collection of over 350 motorcycles, which includes everything from pioneer machines to the most distinguished racing machines from the past, spanning the entire history of American motorcycling. They even have one of Evel Knievel’s original jump bikes. Every single bike in Dale’s collection is in working condition because he doesn’t just showcase historic motorcycles–he rebuilds them. Dale’s extensive knowledge of vintage motorcycles and his incredible stockpile of original parts draws enthusiasts from far and wide as he and his team bring far gone relics of the past back to life.
The pressure is on for Bodie when the biggest restoration of his career flames out. Meanwhile, Dale's routine tune-up on a 1946 Harley turns into a full blown over-haul. Then, the Monkey Business team runs into a hairy situation when a customer brings in a family relic from the late 1800's.
At Wheels Through Time, Dale is tasked with bringing a mysterious 104-year-old motorcycle back to life. In New York, Steve's Restorations grapples with a rare vintage arm wrestling arcade game from the 1980's while the guys at Bodie Stroud Industries retrofit a 1950s gas pump for a surprising new purpose.
Steve's Restorations takes on the challenge of restoring a client's rust bucket 1978 Gran Torino into a unique one of a kind machine while Bodie Stroud Industries attempts to bring new life into a bullet nose Studebaker. Then, in Georgia, Bob's Garage brings back a family's cherished 1959 hi-fi stereo.
In LA, Bodie fixes up a 1959 Ford F100 in hopes of flipping it to an exacting Ford truck aficionado. Meanwhile in Michigan, Andy takes an emotional ride restoring a 1940's JC Higgins bike, and Bob's Garage resurrects a buried 1930's gas pump.
At Wheels Through Time, Dale is racing to bring a 90-year-old Indian motorcycle back to life to perform on the infamous traveling motorcycle stunt show, the Wall of Death. Meanwhile in New York, Steve finds himself in the dark during the restoration of a vintage neon sign. Later, trouble brews while Bodie attempts to transform a 1950's cola dispenser into a modernized beer keg refrigerator.
In LA, Bodie is commissioned to restore a very rare 1948 Davis Divan for the grand reopening of the Petersen Automotive Museum. Meanwhile, Monkey Business tries to turn a '50s carnival tank into a go-cart for a motorcycle group and Bob's garage jumps on to restoring a '70s gas powered toy.
Bodie is put to the trial to restore a very rare 1970 GTO "Judge" in one month's time for the SEMA car show. Meanwhile, Andy modernizes a spark plug cleaner into a stereo for a long time friend and Steve hatches a plan to transform a beat up 64 Ford Falcon into a work of art.
Andy gets to work on a bizarre kit car that's part VW bug, part Delorean and part motorcycle. And later, Bodie rectifies with another project from the Petersen Museum, an early 1900s electric car charger, and Dale builds a custom Harley for a customer looking to connect to his past.
Steve works his magic on a worn-out but very unique Roller Skate Car from the 70s, for the owner of a local rink. Meanwhile, Dale helps the owner of American Iron magazine restore a rare 1929 Harley Davidson JDH and Bodie tries fix a 1930s Penny Scale for a local soda shop.
When a BMX stunt rider brings in his 1976 Evel Knievel Junior Roadmaster bicycle, Rick bargains to get a jaw-dropping daredevil performance from the client for a discount on the project. Rick'll have to perform a few tricks of his own if wants to turn this broken-down bike into a show-worthy set of wheels. Then, the crew digs in when a vintage arcade Mighty Mack Crane Game swings into the shop. Can Rick keep his eye on the prize or will the ball get dropped?
When a rare British 1950s Ariel Square-Four motorcycle speeds into the shop, the crew goes full throttle to restore this vintage ride. Can Rick take this broken-down bike and make it road-trip worthy? Then, when Ron and Leonard need lessons on how to use the shop's fork-lifts, Tyler makes them practice using giant excavators. But when the master, macho-man Ron, challenges his 98-pound proteg , Leonard, to a big-rig contest, no one's sure who will be student and who will be teacher.
When music legend George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic arrives with a funked up 1920s Chickering Baby Grand Piano, the team preps for a pitch-perfect project. Can Rick hit the right notes on this classic instrument, or will the project fall flat? Then, when word gets out that P-Funk will put on a concert for the big reveal, Brettly and Tyler try to take charge of the planning. Can they pull off a spectacular show, or will it be a funky flop?
When a broken-down 1950s Table Hockey Game slides into the shop, Rick takes a shot at taking this toy from the sidelines back into play. Then, the shop goes all in on an antique 1910s Slot Machine which once paid out cigars instead of cash. Can the guys take this gambling gadget and make it a showpiece, or will the restoration go up in smoke?
When a "Big Mac Jail" from a 1970s McDonalds PlayPlace arrives in the shop, Rick prepares for a fast food facelift. Can this playground piece go from faulty to fresh? Then, a 1950s Calliphone Portable Record Player makes some noise for the crew. Could it be music to Rick's ears or will it be a restoration record scratch?
When living legend illusionist David Copperfield calls on the shop to restore two items from his magic museum's collection, it's time to see what tricks Rick has up his sleeve. Can he pull a rabbit out of a hat or will all the hocus-pocus be too much to handle?
When a "Big Mac Jail" from a 1970s McDonalds PlayPlace arrives in the shop, Rick prepares for a fast food facelift. Can this playground piece go from faulty to fresh? Then, a 1950s Calliphone Portable Record Player makes some noise for the crew. Could it be music to Rick's ears or will it be a restoration record scratch?
When a one-of-a-kind quarter-scale model of a 1932 Hudson car arrives in the shop, Rick and the guys put the wheels in motion for a museum-quality makeover. Can they turn this small car into a big deal or will the restoration run out of gas? Then, a 1950s pillow speaker, a radio used by hospitals to play music for bed-ridden patients arrives looking for a dreamy restoration. Can Rick bring the music back to this sleepy speaker or will the project hit a clunker?
When a client looks to restore a vintage arcade Punch-Out Game given to the shop by Rick Harrison, Rick Dale and his guys put up their dukes for a knockout restoration. Then Rick and Tyler make a bet on who'll pack a bigger punch when the job is done. But they might not find out if Rick has to throw in the towel on this heavyweight project.
Rick tries to "step right up" when a 1940s Tilt-A-Whirl carnival car spins into the shop. Can he take this piece from beat-up and broken down to fairground fantastic? Then, returning customer Big Mike brings in a 1960s Schwinn bicycle as a 60th birthday surprise for his business partner. Can Ron and Leonard successfully search for its hard-to-find seat to make this present pop?
It's full steam ahead when returning customer Mark Bassett brings in a late 1800s Velocipede, sometimes called a railroad hand-car. Can Rick turn this wreck on wheels into a museum-quality marvel or will the project go off the rails? Then, the shop powers up when a 1940s Battery Charger bolts in. Will Rick have the power to give this project a jolt or will the restoration run out of juice?
Champion driver Kyle Bush and Charlotte Motor Speedway's Marcus Smith call on Rick to create a trophy inspired by NASCAR's past for the History 300 race. But with the event only weeks away, Rick must speed into action to deliver. When Ron hears about the race he reveals a crush on NASCAR driver Danica Patrick and makes it his mission tag along with Rick to the History 300 and win her heart.
Rick realises with business booming, he'll need to hire extra hands to keep the shop running smoothly. But when new guy Chris is tested on a Dale Drake scooter that arrived in pieces, he must put Kowboy's hazing aside and prove he can hack it. Then, a suit of armour arrives for a regal restoration. Can a trip to a Renaissance fair inspire the guys to take this hunk of metal from a pile of parts to a piece of history?
Rick and his crew see a big challenge after a rare 1940s Mobil Pegasus sign rolls into the shop. And when the client asks for it to spin on top of a pole, the hunt is on to make this restoration fly. But the team gets more than they bargained for when they meet Leonard, a self-proclaimed picking-nerd, who hopes to score a job at the shop.
A 1970s Popcorn machine rolls in for an old-timey tune up. But when Rick hands the project off to Brettly, it looks like this snack cart might go stale. Then, the crew buckles up for a wild ride when an ejection seat from a 1950s F106 fighter jet lands at the shop.
When a 1970s Wet Bike, an early version of a jet-ski, cruises into the shop, the client raises the stakes by offering Rick and Ron cash if they can ride the restored rig without wiping out. And then, Rick tests a loud-mouthed new painter named Niko in a high stakes shop competition against Counting Cars' Horny Mike.
When a 1950s Cushman Ice Cream Cart glides into Rick's, the shop digs in for a sweet retro ride. Can Rick transform this fun frozen treat machine or will he leave the client feeling ice cold? Then Leonard, the new picker, takes his first treasure hunting trip with Ron. Can the protégé impress the boss's brother or will the student leave feeling stumped?
When a 1964 NASA Jet Pack signed by astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Gene Cernan blasts into the shop, Rick and his team prepare for an out-of-this-world restoration. Later, returning customer Darius brings in an item unlike anything the shop has ever seen: a World War II era bomb.
When Rick is tasked to repurpose a retro Cigarette Dispenser into a Bike Tool Vending Machine, the wheels are set in motion for a pedal-to-metal project. Then, Tyler steps in for Rick to bid on rare 1950s Pedal Bulldozer project. Can they rise to the challenge and give this pile of parts a pick-me-up?
When a 1960s Electric Mini-Car arrives for a car show quality upgrade, the crew's got the challenge of making this sparky little roadster into a fast and safe ride for the open road. Will this pint-size put-put prove to be a full-size headache? Then, Rick feels the heat when he's asked to throw the first pitch in a LA Dodger's game. Ron tries coaching his big bro, but will Rick's pitch on the mound be a ball or a strike?
Rick feels a jolt of panic when an early 1900s Electro-Shock Alarm Clock arrives in need of hard-to-find parts. Can Leonard the picker, expert in things weird and scientific, save the day on this creepy contraption? Later, the shop's got a problem when trying to convert a vintage 1940s Wayne Gas Pump into a polo player's equipment locker.
When a client asks Rick to convert a 1960s Volkswagen Beetle into a child's bed inspired by Herbie the Love Bug, Ron takes Leonard out to search for the perfect punch buggy. Can the crew turn this iconic ride into a piece of fun furniture or will they just bug out? Then, Rick gets more than he bargained for when he lets his straggly-bearded buddy, Caveman, crash in the boneyard.
When an New Jersey amusement park owner brings a Hurricane Sandy damaged 1920s Haunted House Car to the shop, the pressure is on to restore a piece of history for a recovering community. With the help of Ted and new painter Niko, Rick hopes to help this wreck-on-wheels once again take some spooky spins.
When a client cruises in with a 1962 mini-Corvette to be modelled after his full-size version, Rick looks to turn this tiny ride into racing ragtop. Then, a 1950s coin-operated mustang ride hoofs it into the shop. Can Rick restore this broken down pony into a sleek stallion?
When a beat-up 1940s Boxing Bell arrives in Rick's shop, the crew prepares for a rusty rope-a-dope. Can the guys go the distance and fight their way to a knockout restoration? Then, a client brings in a vintage slot machine to be converted into a beer-pouring "Sloterator." Can Rick turn this classic gambling machine into a happy-hour-ready drink dispenser?
When Billy Joel decides "This is the Time" to bring an item near and dear to his heart to Rick, the team prepares for a rock-star restoration. Then, Rick sends Ron, Tyler and Brettly out on a picking competition--best item picked wins a trip with Rick to reveal the restoration to "The Piano Man" in New York! And later, a walk-behind tractor steps into the shop. Can Rick "Get it Right the First Time" or will the "Pressure" get to him?
A customer has huge expectations of Rick's work when she agrees to pay $9500 to restore a 1959 coin operated Western Express amusement ride. A client steals his wife's treasured 1960's Murray tricycle and brings it to Rick so he can surprise her with a restoration. Later, a rare apple vending machine from the 1930's arrives at the shop in the mail.
A rare "Escorter" from the 1964 World's Fair scoots into the shop for a restoration. Will Rick and the crew give this vintage vehicle a restoration that out of this world or will it be a world-class flop? Later the guys work on an antique tool sharpener that a client picks out of the Boneyard.
A rare "Shoot The Bear" arcade game arrives at the shop needing so much work that Rick is forced to call in an electronics expert to assist with the restoration. Later, Kowboy clashes with Rick about the shop's uniforms and tries to persuade him to change the colour of their work shirts.
When a hacked up 1970's Harley-Davidson Golf Cart is dropped into the shop, Rick vows to give it a restoration worthy of its manufacturer, inspiring a bet that will guarantee the loser ridicule. And a vintage 1950's toy horse pedal cart trots in for much needed rejuvenation. Can Rick and his crew meet the challenge?
Rick shoots to beat the clock with a 40's high-school electric scoreboard. Can this restoration score, or will Rick run out of time? Also, an atomic age Uranium Detector arrives for a scientific spruce-up. Will the finished product be rad enough to detect this rare element?
Rick gets a chill when a beat up 50's Bevador beverage cooler comes in for a fix-up. Then, when a rare 40's Rexair vacuum/air filter arrives in pieces, Rick wonders if he'll ever be able to puzzle it all back together.
When a 50's Bowling Equipment Vending Machine rolls into Rick's, the guys take aim and hope for a strike. Later, a 1900's Antique Copper Pest Sprayer buzzes to the shop. Can the crew manage both projects?
When a 1920's "wig wag" train signal arrives, Rick and his crew move full steam ahead on the restoration. Will this restoration stay on track or get run off the rails? Later, Kelly plans a car show at the shop, and Rick challenges the crew to find the baddest ride for a mystery prize.
When a rare 1930's photo booth arrives at Rick's, the crew shoots for a picture perfect restoration. Later, Rick sends his team to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, where he sold his very first machine decades ago. Will the guys make Rick proud or will they come back empty-handed?
When a 1920's floor sander rolls in, Rick and his crew clean up their act. Can the guys make this a smooth restoration or will they be left in the dust? Later, an antique apple vending machine that needs a healthy dose of TLC is shipped to the shop.
Rick puts the pedal to the metal when a toy 1950's Ferrari "Bimbo" Racecar cruises into the shop. And later, Ron, Tyler and Brettly go on a big pick finding not only a rare safe, nickelodeon, and cigar dispensing slot machine, but also live tigers.
When a 1920's chainsaw arrives, the crew powers up for a razor-sharp restoration. And another customer brings in a unique slot machine--one that dispenses golf balls instead of coins. Both items present Rick and his team with what look like insurmountable problems.
When a 1937 Iron Lung rolls into the shop for a restoration, Rick visits a strange former client in hopes of unlocking the project's mysteries. Then, a prank war breaks out after Ron gives Tyler lip and no one knows who's getting the last laugh. Later, Brettly brings in a big haul after his first solo picking trip.
When a 1950s Predicta TV arrives for an update, Rick must decide how to combine old-school nostalgia with modern-day technology. Later, an 1890s barber-shop towel steamer makes an appointment for a razor-sharp restoration. Then, when Rick asks Tyler and Brettly to create a TV ad to show off the Predicta remodel, he wonders if they'll make a commercial masterpiece or a small-screen snafu.
When Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison arrives at the shop looking for his son Corey's birthday present, Rick Dale suggests a new couch made from and old car. But the hunt for the coolest classic proves more difficult than he thought. Can Rick Dale make a sofa suitable for Corey's man cave or will the project be a wreck on wheels?
When Rick's favourite customer Big Mike comes in with a 1964 Ducati motorcycle in a basket, the search is on for rare parts. Can the shop complete this Italian job or will the pressure cause them to crash? Later, Tim from the Pinball Hall of Fame needs Rick's help on a 1960s Gatling gun arcade game. Can the crew hit the mark or will the restoration go up in smoke?
When a star-shaped 1970s Carl's Jr. sign arrives in need of a fast-food facelift, Rick and his team aim for a restoration that's out of this world. Will the stars align for a tasty tune-up or will Rick be left with a belly ache? And later, Ron returns from a monster picking trip with a huge haul. Can he sell his treasures and earn Rick's approval or will he be left with a pile of junk?
Rick gets a visit from Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, bringing in a sign to be restored in honour of his late grandfather. Will this project hit all the right notes or will Rick be singing the blues? Later, the crew converts a classic gas pump into a kick-ass "keg-erator." Can Rick create a macho beer machine or will his ideas get tapped out?
Rick steps up to the plate to transform a vintage 1950s Coke cooler into a LA Dodgers inspired hot dog cart. But when he finds out he'll be revealing it to baseball greats Tommy Lasorda, Ron Cey, and Paul Lo Duca, Rick swings for the fences to do an all-star restoration. Can Rick hit a home run with this dream-come-true project or will the pressure cause him to strike out?
The team is challenged when a late 1800's Penny Farthing bicycle is delivered to the shop needing a major restoration. Rick tries to motivate some of the crew to work harder at the shop by implementing an Employee of the Month award. And later, the guys work on a 1930's parlour stove that hasn't been functional in decades.
Rick and his guys get keyed up to restore a colossal 1920s cannonball safe. Can they lock up this protected project or will this massive mission be too heavy to handle? And later, the shop freshens up some vintage farm tools. Can the guys carefully crack these compact contraptions or will one rotten egg spoil this scramble?
Rick roasts up a pipin' hot coffee grinder overhaul after a client spies a recently picked 1800's coffee grinder sitting in the shop's boneyard. Can Rick and the boys brew up a perfectly caffeinated contraption or will a little decaf spoil the fun? And later, the shop revs up a collectible 1930's fishing boat motor. Can the guys go full throttle on this nautical tune up or will this high seas speeder sputter out?
The clock is running for Rick and his crew when they hail in a 1950s taximeter. Can they successfully speed to a detailed destination or will they get stuck in troublesome transformation traffic? And later, it is Brettly's big break when he oversees the restoration of a 1800s Zeno gum vending machine. Can he pop any bubbled blunder that comes this chewing contraption's way or will his best effort turn into a super sticky situation?
It's time for some soon-to-be stepbrothers bonding when Tyler and Brettly volunteer to tow in a 1947 railroad speeder. Can the shop hop aboard this rapid restoration express or will a low estimate from Tyler cause the job to jump the tracks? And later sirens sound when a client brings in a NYC police call box. Can the shop get away scot-free with this cop calling configuration or will this end up a cuffing mess?
Rick puts the pedal to the metal when NASCAR driver Greg Biffle asks him to restore his 1970s Montesa motorcycle. Can Rick steer this speed demon dirt bike to the finish line or will this muddy motorbike wipe out before the checkered flag? And later, the shop drives forward on a 1950s Kidillac. Can they keep this classic kiddie car cruising or will they need to swiftly step on the baby brakes?
Rick has a rolling riddle on his hands after an antique three-wheeled cart with no identification comes into the shop. Can he piece together this perplexing puzzle or will this moving mystery remain unsolved? And later, the crew has a lot on their plate when a client trucks in a massive 1920s stove. Can they cook this over-sized oven to perfection or will this kitchen range restoration be a recipe for disaster?
Rick and his crew face a tough trek when a 1972 Honda ATC motors into the shop. Can they navigate this rough ride's rocky route to restoration or will this three-wheeled vehicle veer off course? And later, Ron and Tyler are up to no good as they plan Rick's bachelor bash. Will they plan the ultimate Dale debauchery or will they be forced to clean up their act?
Rick auditions a new employee when a 1950s Cushman scooter with sidecar swerves into the shop. Will this specialised staffer ace this tricky trial or will another one bite the dust? And later, the shop gets a-rockin' on a 1948 homemade wooden horse. Can they saddle up this swaying steed or will this trotting toy buck them off?
After a 1900s signal cannon bursts into the shop, Rick prepares for the big boom. Can he gather his troops to launch this field firearm or will this restoration offensive backfire? Then, the shop attempts to hold their first auction. Will they profit on this pet project or will they end up footing a big bill? And later, the shop says ciao to a 1950s Italian folding bicycle. Can they zoom through this bendy bike or will they get stuck on a steep slope?
Sammy Hagar hires Rick to restore a vintage refrigerator into a rum dispenser. Will Rick's re-invention turn out to be a huge hit or will this fridge flop? And later, the shop sets to work on a horse-themed slot machine that has been dropped and no longer works.
Rick braces himself for a tussle when a client brings in a 1950 s arm wrestling game. Can he pin the golden gripper or will he be the one down for the count? And later, Kelly decides to take on a bigger role at the shop as the crew works to restore a washing machine from the 1930's.
Rick and the crew work to restore a miniature Model T when a customer picks it out of the boneyard. A fire fighter brings in a vintage 1930's forest field service phone for transformation. Kowboy is enraged when he discovers that someone has been stealing his lunch out of the shop's refrigerator.
A client has high expectations of Rick and the crew when he agrees to a $10,000 restoration of his 1950's soda fountain. A repeat customer challenges the guys to revive his vintage phone booth. Kelly thinks Rick works too much and challenges him to spend some time away from the shop.
Rick suits up to restore a basketball arcade game from the 1950 s but problems with its electronics force him to enter into a unique business agreement. At the shop, a simple disagreement between Tyler and Ron escalates into an all-out prank war. Later, Rick and the team are challenged by a client to make an antique barber chair resemble his Shelby Cobra.
Pawn Star Chumlee rolls into the shop with a 1950's Murray pedal car and a specific vision for how he wants it restored. Will Rick agree with his request for a tricked out ride or persuade him to go for a more classic restoration? Later, the crew works to fix up a 1965 Honda Superhawk that hasn't run since the 80s and is missing one key part.
The shop's super strength is tested when a 1940 s Hi-Striker carnival game is dropped off for restoration. Can Rick and his guys ring the bell or will the crew strike out? Later, the guys hammer away at fixing up a rare, handmade nail gun from the 1800's.
A customer brings by a disassembled 59 BMW motorcycle with a side car for Rick to restore. Will he be able to return the bike to its glory days or will missing parts force him to abandon the project? Later, the guys work on an antique pencil dispenser that will be auctioned off for a special cause and Rick is visited by a Picker who has some unique items for sale.
Rick is contacted by Nellis Air Force Base to restore their replica of an F-105 fighter jet. Will the crew be able to execute their plan of attack to restore the fighter, or will they miss the mark and abort the mission? Later, Tyler s skills are challenged when a unique Buffalo Forge Grill rolls into the shop requiring a much needed tune up.
A client s expectations are sky high when he agrees to a $10,000 restoration of his early 1900 s peanut roaster. Later, Ron and Tyler go digging for gold in a California picker s backyard that is loaded with antique gas pumps and signs. Ron buys a vintage English taxi and sets out to prove to Rick that it was worth the investment.
When a 1960 s Pak Trak hunting scooter lands at the shop, Rick calls Danny "The Count" to check out the unique dirt mobile. Later, Kelly purchases a classic Mosrite guitar for Brettly s birthday and asks Rick to restore it even though he s never done one before. Will Rick be able to figure it out in time for Brettly s big day or will he leave Kelly disappointed?
Pawn Star Rick Harrison stops by the shop to get his vintage Pepsi dispenser restored and Rick is left stunned when he discovers it s one-of-a-kind. Will the crew ace this unique restoration or will they miss the mark with the classic machine? Later, Rick feels the pressure when a group of people in Kansas pool their money and hire him to fix up a neon sign that has huge historical significance to their town.
When a 1930 s Custer Car ride from an amusement park arrives, the crew puts it on the fast track. Later, a heavily damaged, 8000 pound safe is dropped at the shop. Since it hasn't been opened in years, its contents are a mystery. Can Rick crack the vault and pull off a miracle restoration?
A unique electric wheelchair made from parts of a 1940's B-17 bomber lands at the shop. Will the crew hit the target with this one of a kind job or will they bomb the restoration? Later, Kelly makes Tyler and Brettly super uncomfortable by doing a risque photo shoot as an anniversary surprise for Rick.
An antique horse drawn sleigh arrives at the shop needing a complete transformation for the holidays. Rick gets a "knock out" of a gift at Rick Harrison's Christmas party and it gets him in the spirit. Later, Big Mike comes by with a 1930's Dixie Cup dispenser that's missing a key part.
A vintage scooter is shipped to the shop for a complete restoration. Rick is stumped on the make and model, so he calls on Danny "the Count" to take a look at it. Will Danny be able to shed some light on the mystery or will the job turn cold? A dentist stops by with his 1920's x-ray machine and Rick is concerned that the machine could be dangerous to restore.
Rick and his guys get an eye full when a 100 year old mutoscope (early motion picture device) comes into the shop. Can they comfortably crank out a motion picture masterpiece, or will this restoration be a flippin' formula for a major flop?
And later, it's double the fun when Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler spot a tarnished tandem bike at a client's house. Is two better than one when trying to make a deal on this retro racer or will the guys crash and burn on this ten-speed transaction?
When a client petitions for a pair of 1920s visible gas pumps, Rick recruits Ron and Tyler to search far and wide on this petrol pursuit. Will they stumble upon a gasoline goldmine or will they end up empty-handed on their fuel field trip?
And later, the shop goes all in on a 1930s horse gambling wheel. Can the guys play the ponies for a perfect patch up or will this game of chance spin out of control?
While cruisin' down historic Route 66, Rick and his brother Ron stumble across a 1950s Wurlizter jukebox in need of some fine-tuning.
Can the guys help this musical machine soar to the top of the charts or will they end up bopping their heads along to a broken record?
And later, Tyler is challenged to restore a 1940s chocolate bar vending machine for a local picker. Will this candy contraption satisfy this choosy customer's sweet tooth or will this delicious deal go sour?
It's time for rusty rehab after Rick and his brother Ron pick up two 1950s service station showpieces. Can they successfully salvage these auto antiques or will one minor mistake turn this retro refurbishment into a first-rate fiasco? And later, a client carries in a turn-of-century Edison film projector. Can the guys capture movie magic on this complex contraption, or will this reel-to-reel restoration hit a snag?
Rick and Ron take restoration by the horns when they agree to revive a vintage mechanical bull.
Can they stay steadily astride this rough ride or will they be bucked off? And later, a client drops in with a 1940s Pepsi "Gullwing" cooler. Can they swiftly swallow this ice-cold challenge or will they need to put this soda service on ice?
When a client hefts in a 1900s penny scale from the Santa Cruz boardwalk, Rick and his crew tighten their belts. Can they successfully slim down this massive mechanism or will their weighty workload tip the scales?
And later, a picker strolls in with a 1930s Taylor Tot walker. Can Ron and Brettly properly push this baby buggy bargain along or will this toddler transaction need a time out?
After Rick agrees to restore a vintage Italian bumper car from a local antique shop, the shop braces for immediate impact.
Can they effectively electrify this dented delight or will this entertaining endeavour give them whiplash? And later, the shop pedals away on a 1970s kiddie tractor. Can they sow the seeds of success with this rusty ride, or will this ploughing plaything buy the farm?
Rick and his crew sharpen their service skills when a client ships in a 1900s Berkel meat slicer. Can they carefully carve out a mechanical masterpiece, or will they lose a few fingers on this slice and dice device?
And later, a 1950s stamp vending machine arrives at the shop. Can they refurbish this snail mail mechanism or will this correspondence contraption be postmarked return to sender?
Rick prepares for battle when a 1940s dog tag maker comes into the shop. Can he successful stamp out this embossing endeavor or will this military mechanism have a major malfunction? And later, the shop reins in the restoration of a 1950s toy horse. Can they gallop through this tin toy transformation or will they need to put this pony plaything out to pasture?
Rick and the guys aim to please when an 1800s cannon rolls into the shop. Can they hit their transformation target or will this banged up blaster backfire? And later, a client brings in a 1960s slot machine from the old Silver Slipper Hotel & Casino. Can the shop hit the jackpot on this 10-cent contraption, or will they lose big on this gaming gamble?
Rick faces a larger than life restoration when a client lugs in a 1930s Pep Boys marquee to the shop. Can he tackle this towering task or will these famous figures turn into a colossal catastrophe? And later, the crew takes on Mother Nature with the overhaul of a 1948 Coca Cola machine destroyed by Hurricane Irene. Can they weather this soda storm or will this windy work blow them away?
Rick and his crew take a shot in the dark when a 1943 trap machine lands in the shop. Can they get off to a flying start on this target practice project or will they end up missing the mark? And later, Ron and Tyler find a rare rusty pump while on the road. Can they crank out a successful sale or will this fuel find fail?
Rick and his crew face a sticky situation when a cement gun from 1915 rolls into the shop. Can they safely seal up this concrete hurtling contraption or will the guys crack under the pressure? And later, the shop faces the music when a client brings in a 1920s Alba gramophone. Can the guys fine-tune this retro record player or will this rotating restoration spin out of control?
Rick takes on the biggest challenge of his career when a 1960s rocket-slide comes into the shop piece by giant piece. Can Rick and his crew perfect this playground projectile or is this space race restoration on a crash course for disaster? And later, every minute counts when the shop outfits a 1930s pump with a coin counter that doesn't fit--no matter how you slice it. Will the guys accurately add up this change calculating contraption or will they go flat broke?
The heat is on for Rick and his crew when they restore a salty 1960s popcorn machine. Can they freshen up this corny contraption or will this snack server get too hot to handle? And later, a client brings in an antique Michelin Man air compressor. Can the guys fill up this pressure pump or will they accidentally blow a hole in this aged apparatus?
While Rick is away from the shop, his brother Ron takes matters into his own hands when a client brings in a 1900s love tester. Is this a match made in overhaul heaven or will this romantic restoration break his heart? And later, the guys put their work on display when a weather worn 1950s casino billboard arrives at the shop. Can they preserve this ageing desert advertisement, or will this shabby sign be better left to rot roadside?
Rick battles a brain freeze when a 1940s Good Humor bicycle pedals into the shop. Can he deliver a sweet solution to this sticky situation or will this cold cart be forever frozen in time? And later, a client brings in a 1920s Atwater Kent art-deco radio. Can the shop fine-tune this airwave apparatus, or will it be nothing but dead air for this rundown receiver?
Rick and his son Tyler kick off a restoration race after a pair of vintage scooters wheel into the shop. Can Tyler show up his dear ol' dad or will Rick prove father always knows best? And later, the shop makes cents of a 1940s candy vending machine. Can they sweeten up this nickel-and-dime device or will this sugary service leave a bad taste in their mouths?
Rick and his brother Ron take a road trip to a dusty desert salvage-yard to rummage for some beat-up antiques to flip for cash. Will they find a hidden oasis brimming with profit potential or will they get lost wandering the wasteland? And later, Rick takes a restoration risk and auctions off a 1920s visible gas pump. Can he "filler-up" with bids for a big pay out, or will the bidders run out gas before he breaks even?
The Cajun Pawn Stars may be headed towards a baby boom after shop regular Joker rolls into the shop with an African fertility chair. Will Joker walk away with a new addition to his savings account or will his nest stay empty? Then, Jimmie and Johnnie step into the trenches to check out a pair of WWI Army knives. Will they look to sharpen their negotiation skills or will they be forced to retreat? And later, Johnnie and Tammie hope to jam with a seller's 1971 Fender Precision Bass guitar. Will they be able to hit a high note or will this deal fall flat?
Rick and his team have a chance to restore an extremely rare department store x-ray machine from the 1940s used to fit shoes. Can Rick put his best foot forward to safely service this radiation discharging device from head to toe or will this item prove to be too hazardous to everyone's health? And later, a first grade teacher brings in a mechanical apple corer and peeler from the 1880s. Will the crew take a bite out of this project and make the grade or will one rotten apple spoil the bunch?
When a client brings in an extremely rare British motorcycle from the 1950s, Rick sets the speed for this matchless mission. Can he steer clear of any old time obstacles, or will this project crash and burn before the finish line? And later, the team has to put their two cents into the restoration of a 1940's Accurate Weight penny scale. Can they correctly calibrate this contraption, or will this hefty undertaking cause them to break the scales?
After an antique railroad vacuum used to clean train carriages rolls into the shop, Rick and his team attempt to spotlessly service this colossal cleaning contraption. Will he be able to keep this tremendous task spic and span, or will this pristine project run rapidly off the rails? And later, a client requests a retro restoration of his childhood red wagon. Can the team navigate the rough road to complete this classic cart, or will this tattered toy be nothing but hell on wheels?
Rick and his team take a trip out to a local Las Vegas museum to restore a civil defense air raid siren from 1957. Can they withstand this nuclear restoration, or will they fail to duck and cover? And later, a client brings in a turn-of-century, nickel-plated cash register. Will the team ring up this cash counting machine to a pleasing profit, or will this classic calculator crash in financial failure?
Rick and his team flex their muscles when they strong-arm a powerful penny arcade strength tester from the 1940's. Can they get a grip and swiftly squeeze out a macho machine, or will this resistant restoration be too tough to tackle? And later, a client brings in a small gum and cigarette-vending slot machine from the 1930's. Will the team hit a junior jackpot on this gambling gadget or will this miniature machine burst their itty-bitty bubble?
After Rick's son Tyler stumbles upon a 1950's coffee vending machine, the team has to brew up an instant formula for restoration. Will they turn this junky java dispenser into a vintage valuable, or will this project land them in hot water? And later, Rick is challenged to convert a 1930s Montgomery Ward refrigerator from icebox to wine-box. Can Rick keep his cool as he completes this retro refurbishment or will this arctic assignment cause a Merlot meltdown?
It's a restoration race to the finish line for Rick and his team when a client cruises in with a 1960's go-kart. Can they masterfully mend this miniature motor vehicle, or will this project be a karting catastrophe? And later, Tyler conspires to fix up a 1950's fan as a gift to Rick for Father's Day. Can he briskly breeze through this covert quest, or will a minor blunder blow this stealthy son's surprise?
When a prominent Vegas Pawn Star hauls in a crumbling 1957 Chevy 150, Rick and his team accelerate at breakneck speed to overhaul this classic clunker. Can they restore this retro rust-bucket, or will this project stall-out before they reach the finish line? And later, a couple of American Pickers show up hoping to sell some of their varied vintage valuables. Will Rick pluck a premium prize from a collection of rusty relics, or will these sizable scraps be nothing but junk?
When a prominent Vegas Pawn Star hauls in a crumbling 1957 Chevy 150, Rick and his team accelerate at breakneck speed to overhaul this classic clunker. Can they restore this retro rust-bucket, or will this project stall-out before they reach the finish line? Later, a couple of American pickers show up hoping to sell some of their varied vintage valuables. Will Rick pluck a premium prize from a collection of rusty relics, or will these sizable scraps be nothing but junk?
Rick and his crew get their feet wet when a 1952 powerboat ride splashes into the shop. Will this wave rider be an easy-breezy endeavor, or will it be man overboard in rough restoration waters? And later, Rick rolls up his sleeves to tackle a 1940s child's tricycle for a Las Vegas museum. Can he pedal merrily along on this tattered three-wheeler, or will this ankle-biter bike get a flat tire?
Rick shifts into high gear when a 1967 Harley motors in for a surprise overhaul. Can he comfortably cruise on this road hog refurbishment, or will this retro joy ride skid out of control? And later, a 1940s U.S. mailbox arrives at the shop. Can the crew swiftly sort through a postal patch up, or will this bulky box be a correspondence catastrophe?
Rick and his crew drive full speed ahead when a 1960s coin-operated motorcycle roars into the shop. Can they burn restoration rubber with this kiddie contraption, or will this rapid refurbishment suddenly hit the skids? And later, a client brings in a crumbling 1950s bumper car. Will Rick decide to buckle up and steer this challenging overhaul, or will this retro amusement park ride be more trouble than its worth?
Rick takes the restoration reins after a turn-of-century, horse-drawn fuel delivery wagon from the early 1900s trots into the shop. Will it be safe travels on this galloping gas tank, or will this petrol project take a spill? And later, Kelly convinces the manliest crew in Las Vegas to restore a 1940s Kotex Dispenser for a charity auction. Can the guys man up and conquer this girly gadget?
Rick and his crew must launch a rapid refurbishment when the Pawn Stars steer a 1950s Atomic Missile pedal car to the shop. Can they follow the tough trajectory of this hazardous heat-seeker, or will this mission miss its mark? And later, a client brings in a 1930s fare box, once used on public transportation. Can the crew keep this transformation on track, or will this ride-on restoration go off the rails?
When a client flies in with a helicopter gunner helmet from the Vietnam war, Rick and his crew have to suit up for some restoration recon. Can they get clearance to polish up this American heroes heli-hat, or will they have to call in some air-support? And later, it's bottoms up for the guys when they pop the tab on a classic 1948 Coca-Cola vending machine makeover. Can the guys quickly quench their thirst on this fizzy fix-up, or will this carbonated contraption explode in their faces?
Rick gets his hair blown back when he finds a beat-up WWII era Koken barber chair among a picker's plunder. Can he cut a decent deal on this scruffy seat, or will this transaction trim a hole in his pocket? And later, a client brings in an extremely rare 1950s Coca-Cola cooler. Can the guys stay cool, calm, and collected on this refreshing restoration, or will this soda pop salvage go flat?
It's batter up when a 1940's baseball batting game flies into the shop. Can Rick hit this American pastime out of the park, or will a curve-ball send him back to the bench? And later, the crew is put to the test when they tackle a tarnished 1920s tire changer. Can they overpower this aged apparatus, or will this rusty restoration grind to a halt?
Rick and his crew change gears when a 1967 Honda Scrambler motorcycle swerves into the shop. Can they win the race on this dirt road restoration, or will they run out of gas before the finish line?
Rick and his crew try to obey the speed limit when a 1962 Czechoslovakia scooter zooms into the shop. Can they get this Cold War clunker on the fix-up fast track, or will it get deported? Later, a miniature 1930s oil tanker trucks into the shop. Will this tiny toy transformation be nothing but child's play, or will the guys hit a rough and rocky road to restoration?
When a client brings in his father's 1954 Bantam tractor, Rick must mend this latent lawn wrangling machine. Can he successful salvage this project piece by piece, or will this farming fix up ultimately fail? Later, the guys have a mechanical mystery on their hands when a client brings in an early 1900s air brake tester for trains. Can the crew puzzle out this choo-choo contraption, or will this railroad relic get derailed?
When a 1940s Japanese Maruishi bicycle pedals into the shop, Rick and his crew strap on their helmets for an uphill ride. Can they swiftly cycle through this ten-speed transformation, or will they take a wrong turn on this rare racer? And later, the crew restores a compact Chiclet vending machine from the 1940s. Can the guys sweeten up this gummy gadget, or did they bite off more than they can chew?
Limited by a tight budget, Rick must light a fire under his team to overhaul a 1900s chemical cart. Can they calmly control this risky restoration, or will this unpredictable undertaking go up in flames? And later, it's surfs up for Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler when they find a 1940s motorised surfboard in a client's garage. Can they safely paddle through a stormy sale, or will this boogie board bargain hit the rocks?
Rick turns up the heat when an 1881 potbelly stove whips into the shop. Can he cook this project to perfection, or will this old oven come out burnt to a crisp? And later, the guys are unexpectedly challenged to restore a 1940s children's Irish Mail cart by hand. Can they successfully conquer this manual mission, or will this rug rat ride put them in the corner?
When Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler encounter a 1950s milk vending machine for sale, they attempt to squeeze out a good deal. Can they churn something out of this dairy discovery or will one false moo-ve have them headed home empty-handed? And later, the guys restore two kiddie handcar trains from the 1950s. Can they make a perfect pair out of these rusted railroad rides, or will this amusing assignment run out of steam?
Brettly takes the wheel when he decides to restore a beat-up 1965 Chevrolet truck. Can he keep on trucking with this tricky transformation or will this clunker wind up running on empty. And later, Rick's brother Ron and son Tyler get a sneak peek at a 1940s coin-operated peep show machine for sale. Will this naughty negotiation play nice or will the guys have to bare all to get their hands on this kinky contraption?
Rick attempts to restore a 1960's three-wheeled Marketeer Golf Cart for the Pawn Stars.
Can his team drive this double bogey into a hole-in-one, or will this project end up in the rough? And later, a customer drops off an extremely rare Hopalong Cassidy bicycle from the 1950's, can Rick and Tyler find the missing parts, or is this bike too rutty to ride?
After a severe Las Vegas windstorm knocks down and destroys a local magicians street lamp he calls on some of Rick's restoration magic to fix it.
Will Rick and his team pull the rabbit out of a hat and piece the shattered lamp back together, or will this opportunity simply disappear? And later, Rick's son Tyler gets a tough lesson in business after giving a price estimate on a 1930's Eco-Tire Meter. Can he restore it without going over budget, or is he full of hot air?
Rick and his team are given a crucial mission, completely restore a NASA helmet from the 1960s Gemini missions.
Will this project launch them out of this world, or will a fire cause them to call Houston with a problem? Then, after an old picker drops off a rusty gas cart for a fix-up, they try to give it a fill-up. Do they have enough fuel to finish the job or will an empty tank leave them stranded?
Up against a tough deadline, Rick's team attempts to restore an antique Hershey's dispenser from the 1940's.
Can they turn this chocolate treat box around in time, or will all their hard work melt away? And later, Rick's team tries to fix up a 1950's Kelvinator Fridge. Will they repair this fridge to its maximum beer chilling potential, or will this restoration get unplugged and spoil?
A local picker pays Rick Dale a visit with a truckload of rust laden loot. After spotting an old toy train, Rick hops on-board to buy it. Can Rick and his team get this locomotive up to full steam or will an unseen obstacle force it off its tracks?
And later, the guys are asked to restore an antique popcorn machine from 1948 back to its original hot popping glory. Can they serve it up with butter, or will this project just get soggy?
Rick and his team have a chance to restore a prohibition era slot machine, will they take a backroom gamble and hit the restoration jackpot or will this one-armed bandit walk off with all their winnings?
And later, when a 1940’s Pepsi cooler comes in for an icey overhaul, will an archaic bottle of pop distract the team, or will this frosty cooler quench the teams thirst for soda salvation?
When an antique candy machine from the 1950s arrives at the shop, Rick’s team has their hands full - and not just with sweets.
Can the crew turn this rusty pile of parts into the luxury theater machine it once was, or will this candy dispensing contraption remain rotten passed the credits? And Later, without the combination, the guys have to find a way to open a giant antique safe before they can begin restoring it. Can they unlock the door to the restoration of their dreams, or will this project's potential remain locked behind eight inches of solid steel for all of eternity?
Rick buys a 1950's Coke cooler with plans to convert it into the holy grail of Coke collectibles: the Hot Dog Cooler Grill.
Capable of simultaneously cooling sodas and cooking weenies this machine is the Cadillac of Coke coolers. Can the team handle this duel climate barbecue machine, or will the hot dogs end up on ice?
And later, when the Pawn Stars come by with a broken down barber's pole things get hairy when electricity proves that Rick dated this antique back to the wrong century. Can Rick's team give this project the trim it needs, or will this clip-job be too close for comfort.