American Pickers

10 Beste Episodes of American Pickers - Season 2013

Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz 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. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.

Written by Sophie and last updated on Feb 10, 2023.

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American Pickers - S2013E15

#15 - White Knuckles (Staffel 2013 - Folge 15)

In Arkansas Mike tries to keep a poker face while bidding on a 1944 Knucklehead Harley. Later, a random freestyle stop leads to a mega pick honey hole. Back in Iowa, Danielle gets fired up over a gun appraisal.

The episode was rated 7,42 from 31 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E10

#14 - The Royal Risk (Staffel 2013 - Folge 10)


In South Florida, the guys gain access to Bill’s massive stockpile. Then Mike falls for a century-old Royal Pioneer motorbike but balks at the mammoth price tag. Later, the guys assemble a custom Chopper in five minutes flat. But Mike’s love affair with the Pioneer bike throws off his game until he prepares to blow the biggest wad of cash he’s ever spent!

The episode was rated 7,46 from 35 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E23

#13 - The Italian Job: Part 2 (Staffel 2013 - Folge 23)

Mike and Frank are in Italy where they're determined to fill a shipping container with awesome artifacts they'd never find at home. With their translator Fred in tow, they follow a series of leads to an Italian mega-pick in Bologna. Down the road in Rome, they scour a sprawling collection that's stored underground in Roman catacombs where they fall for a skeletal Fiat 500 that's unlike anything they've ever seen before.

The episode was rated 7,50 from 20 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E20

#12 - Louisiana Purchase (Staffel 2013 - Folge 20)


The guys are freestyling in Louisiana when Frank spots an alien spaceship emerging from an Airstream trailer. Later, Mike's honest approach wins over a tough-as-nails negotiator. A local historian owns an abandoned cotton town and all the treasures in it. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle prepares to unveil her secret renovation project.

The episode was rated 7,53 from 32 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E28

#11 - Tough Texas (Staffel 2013 - Folge 28)

The guys reckon petroliana is plentiful in the Lone Star State, but tracking down a Texas-sized honey hole proves much trickier than expected. Still in search of a big-ticket trip saver, the guys move on to Illinois where they uncover one of the coolest cars they've ever seen. Meanwhile, in order to make a decent profit, Mike ups his $30,000 gamble on a Harley Knucklehead.

The episode was rated 7,55 from 22 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E8

#10 - Hometown Pickin' (Staffel 2013 - Folge 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7,59 from 41 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E29

#9 - Picking It Forward (Staffel 2013 - Folge 29)

A Kansas junkyard is packed with rusty old cars, signs, and machinery, but it's nothing compared to the awesome collection inside. Later, in a town that was annihilated by a tornado, the guys put picking aside to jump-start a charity auction instead. Meanwhile in Iowa, the construction crew uncovers a costly surprise while breaking ground on the new store addition.

The episode was rated 7,59 from 17 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E7

#8 - California Kustom (Staffel 2013 - Folge 7)


Mike and Frank pay a visit to Grizzly Adams actor Dan Hagerty'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.

The episode was rated 7,61 from 36 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E32

#7 - Bonnie, Clyde and The King (Staffel 2013 - Folge 32)

Once a roadie for a long list of fabled performers, Travis' home is like a rock'n'roll scrapbook. Later, in Louisiana, the guys get seriously fired up at the Bonnie & Clyde Ambush Museum. And while the collection is off limits, owner Boots offers up a promising lead. Down the road, the guys uncover a killer collection of negatives and a bass with a potential link to the King of Rock'n'Roll.

The episode was rated 7,62 from 26 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E4

#6 - Ladies Know Best (Staffel 2013 - Folge 4)


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 down. The guys dive in to salvage what they can but barely scratch the surface.

The episode was rated 7,69 from 36 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E26

#5 - Pick or Treat (Staffel 2013 - Folge 26)

With a line-up of hair-raising Halloween picks, the guys crawl back underground in Pennsylvania in search of the "Mole Man." Later, the guys look for rusty relics at an abandoned Oklahoma amusement park. In Missouri, Mike and Frank tour a former penitentiary with a seriously spooky vibe. Notorious for hauntings, the massive institution is one of the darkest and creepiest places they've ever picked.

The episode was rated 7,70 from 23 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E5

#4 - California Streaming (Staffel 2013 - Folge 5)


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 includes the biggest collection of leather aviator helmets they've ever seen.

The episode was rated 7,71 from 35 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E27

#3 - Dani Smells a Rat Rod (Staffel 2013 - Folge 27)

In Kansas, Mike and Frank meet an octogenarian artist whose collection includes a shrine to each of his six ex-wives and every other woman he's ever been with. Picking a fellow picker, the guys visit a sprawling junkyard that's packed with rusty gold. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle discovers the guys have been keeping an expensive secret from her.

The episode was rated 7,74 from 23 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E9

#2 - Cheap Pick (Staffel 2013 - Folge 9)


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.

The episode was rated 7,79 from 34 votes.

American Pickers - S2013E6

#1 - California Gold Mine (Staffel 2013 - Folge 6)

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.

The episode was rated 7,85 from 34 votes.

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