Mike Wolfe’s Story
Mike Wolfe is a collector, a television star, and a true picker of rusty gold. He’s been made famous from his television show American Pickers that is on The History Chanel but he’s been picking antiques of all kinds for years. His picking interested started at a young age and as we understand it has never died down.
Beyond his love of picking Mike is also a huge motorcycle nut and is widely known for his motorcycle collection of Indians and various British bikes. The same can be said of his early bicycle collection and even of his love of Volkswagen’s. For a long time Mike has been driving a Single Cab VW Bus but recently picked up a VW Panel Van and a 63 split-window Bug. Each one of these original VW’s are treasures by themselves.
Outside of Mike’s television show he has his Le Claire Iowa store and also a Nashville store which he recently opened. He not married but he’s been with his girlfriend for over 10 years and they recently had a little girl.
Mike Wolfe’s Early 50’s Ford F1
Mike Wolfe’s 62 VW Panel Van
Photo Credit: Jessica Wardell and Bright Idea
Mike Wolfe’s VW Single Cab
Mike Wolfe’s 53 VW Bug
Mike’s bug on the back roads of Iowa. Source: Mike Wolfe’s WhoSay
Mike Wolfe’s Motorcycles
Mike’s 1948 Indian Chief
Mike’s 1934 Harley VL
Mike’s 1941 Knucklehead Motorcycle
Mike’s 1913 HD
Mike’s 1912 Indian
Mike’s 1913 Indian Racer
Mike’s BSA Salt Flat Racer
This motorcycle was designed for racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the 1970’s
Motorcycle photos from Antique Archaeology website.
Photos of Mike Wolfe
Mike’s motorcycle icon wrist tattoo from a design he saw in an old motorcycle magazine.
Mike with Danielle Colby and his brother.