History Channel’s popular show American Pickers was in upstate New York this past May to film an episode. The show got wind of John Petris’ farm in Tyrone, New York, and decided to pay him a visit.
Petris said that the production crew, including hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz came at 9am and stayed until dark for two days filming the show. This episode, entitled “Coin-Op Kings,” aired this past Wednesday and is described on the History Channel’s site: “The guys discover the ultimate coin-op man cave hidden on a farm in upstate New York, and Frank hatches a plan to help lonely collectors find love.”
John said that a couple of scouts came to the farm prior to the production crew arriving to see what he had and take pictures of his things. His 600-acre farm includes old bumper cars, a vintage arcade, and car parts. The show bought about $3,000 worth of stuff.
This episode will be rerun on September 9th at 8pm and the 10th at 12am in case you missed it on Wednesday.
American Pickers airs Wednesdays at 9pm on the History Channel.