MIKE Wolfe has been begging fans to join him on a new adventure away from the American Pickers.
The host is promoting new side hustles as his reality show continues to struggle with ratings.
Mike took to Instagram to share his latest project.
The 59-year-old sat in a restored vintage car and plugged in his next car Columbia cars and coffee Event.
The early morning meetup is Mike’s monthly get-together of what he puts “cars, coffee, music and like-minded gear” taking place on Motor Alley.
“If you haven’t heard what Motor Alley is,” he explained, “it’s basically a 1947 Chevrolet dealership that we’ve probably been restoring for about five years.”
Each event takes place on the third Saturday of the month and features live music, a food truck and coffee vendors, and around 300 vintage cars.
“A lot of people from the city come here because they’re really excited about the cars and the history of transportation,” Mike continued.
“There is such a great energy here, I invite you all to be a part of it.”
REVIEWS ROLLER COASTER
Mike is also keen for people to be a part of his History Channel show.
Most read in the entertainment category
New ratings were announced after Mike Wolfe’s show suffered a sharp drop in viewership this season due to the firing of Frank Fritz.
New episodes of American Pickers, starring Mike, his brother Robbie and Danielle Colby, returned on July 5th.
The US Sun reported that 918,000 viewers watched the first episode.
The July 12 episode drew over 100,000 viewers, and ratings dropped to 803,000.
Another 100,000 viewers missed the July 19 episode as only 713,000 people tuned in.
The US Sun is exclusively able to announce that the July 26 episode saw ratings surge and was watched by 885,000 viewers.
Ratings have fluctuated over the past season.
The March 8 episode of American Pickers attracted 844,000 viewers.
That was up from the week before, when just 711,000 viewers watched the March 1 episode.
The season 24 premiere got off to a strong start, watched by 943,000 fans.
Meanwhile, Mike, the star and creator of American Pickers, also owns Antique Archeology with stores in Le Claire, Iowa and Nashville, Tennessee.
But customers have complained that Mike’s Nashville antique store sells items at high prices – including $18 socks and a $900 cat food sign.
The US Sun has obtained exclusive photos at the Nashville, Tennessee store showing the expensive items.
In one photo, Mike is selling Gone Pickin’ socks for $18.
Another pricey item is an antique Purina Chow sign for $900, while a Pepsi-Cola sign costs $1,200.
A vintage Pepsi machine costs customers $2,200.
Other collectibles include an early toy motor for $75 and a pair of 1942 Ohio license plates for $100.
Customers have complained about high prices at the Nashville store.
A customer recently wrote on Google Reviews: “Nice place to visit. There is a lot to do and see. The prices are a bit high. But you can find items that you can’t find anywhere else.”
A second commented: “If you’re interested in buying a piece there isn’t a huge range of items to choose from. Lots of Antique Archeology merch though. Everything is overpriced. Everything.”
A third said: “Kind of disappointed…Mostly just merchandise for the show…Very few items to purchase, very expensive!”