'American Pickers' to feature Murdo, Sturgis tonightPioneer Auto to be featured on popular History Channel show
By: News release, SD Department of Tourism
With an average audience of more than 4.2 million people each week, “American Pickers” is routinely a Top 10 show on cable television.
Tonight, at 8 p.m. Central time, a new episode will feature stops at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Pioneer Auto in Murdo.
According to the History Channel, here’s a preview of tonight’s show:
"Danielle turns up a good lead she's been working on for months. When Mike tells Frank let's pack up for a trip to South Dakota, Frank says he can't. He's secretly going to his 30th annual trip to the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, but says he'll cover the shop. So Mike takes Danielle, first to Dollar Dick's, a tough-minded auction aficionado whose yard is covered in rusty gold. Next, they happen upon what looks like a tourist trap, but the 1880s ghost town pays off with a speed pick in a pair of treasure-filled silos that turns up some unusual items. Finally, they get to Dave's amazing automotive collection where Mike spies a sexy belly tank cycle car with classic Hollywood history."
“What Happens in Sturgis ...” premieres tonight and airs again at 7 p.m. Thursday. The show is expected to be part of the History Channel’s programming schedule for the next six months.
Hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz visited South Dakota in August 2011. The two claim they are “on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land." They buy unique items from people all over the country and sell them, often as vintage home decor.