Frank Fritz is a picker by trade and his background in antique collection and restoration is extensive. What started as a childhood hobby collecting rocks and beer cans blossomed into his current occupation as a co-host on HISTORY’s TV series American Pickers. In addition to his love and knowledge of vintage “treasures” including old toys and signs, Fritz is a huge fan of vintage motorcycles, in fact he is the author of How to Pick Vintage Motorcycles. By Workshop Hero Nation standards, Fritz has far-and-away earned his ACE status — his expertise in collectibles, rust removal and repurposing is the perfect complement to the Workshop Hero line—it is a fit as natural as peanut butter and jelly, cookies and milk, Metal Rescue and Dry Coat.
Company / Workshop:
Frank Fritz Finds
Vintage finds of all kinds including old motorcycles
Just The Dirt:
Your life story in 5 sentences
Born and raised in Iowa. I enjoy finding and preserving history. I love small towns and small town folk. I am a treasure hunter by trade, a skill I developed as a child. I love riding motorcycles.
What are you most passionate about?
The thrill of the hunt.
The best advice you have ever gotten.
I learned as a picker: never buy something unless you plan on keeping it because you may be stuck with it.
Every movie has a soundtrack. What songs would be in a movie about your life?
Anything by Kiss or Cheap Trick – I am a huge fan.
What do you do in your spare time?
I am on the road so often, when I do have a spare minute I love to ride my motorcycles and just hang around home.