Big haul for a traveling show

A 2015 Ford Transit full-size van has joined the cast of The History Channel’s American Pickers show as the wheels that will enable series stars Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and  Danielle Colby Cushman to travel about the United States in ther quest to uncover antiques worthy of restoration and resale.

American Pickers is fielding the largest Transit model offered by Ford. The show’s van is powered by a Ford 3.2L Power Stroke diesel.

“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, we’ve got to come home,” said Wolfe. 

“There were four or five different vehicles I was looking at, and I just keep coming back to the Ford as the better choice,” he noted.

American Pickers' Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby Cushman clowning about with The History Channel show's newest star: a 2015 Ford Transit van. [Photo: Ford Motor Co.]

To celebrate, Ford’s running a scavenger hunt that challenges contestants to find one of 10 scale-model Transits on display in antique shops across the country.  The 10 winners will each get the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks.

Go to for contest details and to enter.

“We are thrilled to expand the great multi-year relationship we have with Ford,” noted Peter Olsen, executive vice president of national ad sales for The History Channel. 

“We look forward to the Transit being part of Pickers for many years to come,” he added.

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