via press release:
Everything old is new again at Rick’s Restorations…
Hit series AMERICAN RESTORATION returns with all-new episodes beginning Wednesday, January 11 at 10 p.m. on HISTORY(R)
New York, NY, December 19, 2011 – It takes plenty of know-how to transform a piece of rusty trash into a valuable historic treasure. Rick Dale, owner of Rick’s Restorations, a Las Vegas restoration shop, is up for the challenge – and HISTORY viewers love to see him in action. AMERICAN RESTORATION is currently averaging 2.5 million total viewers and boosting the Friday 10-11 p.m. time slot by more than 140 percent.
Now, AMERICAN RESTORATION returns for new episodes starting Wednesday, January 11 at 10 p.m. with back-to-back episodes on HISTORY. Rick’s customers bring in a brand new batch of oddball artifacts – from a hair raising antique mechanical bull, to a mammoth meat slicer from 1913. When these dusty relics come into the shop, they seem beyond repair. But when they leave, they are collectibles that look and perform like new, and usually worth a lot more than before.
AMERICAN RESTORATION tells the story behind things you just don’t see any more. Rick and his colorful crew bring back to life an Edison projector from the early 1900’s…a tandem bicycle…a rare gas pump…vintage Pepsi cooler…a 1950’s juke box…and much more. And with no owner’s manual in sight every repair is its own mystery. What did the original Mutoscope look like? Where do you find replacement parts for a 1940’s candy machine…or will they have to be manufactured from scratch? These treasures make up the tapestry of American culture; for every piece that gets refurbished, a bit of history comes back to life.
AMERICAN RESTORATION is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. Brent Montgomery is Executive Producer for Leftfield Pictures and Matthew Braley is Co-Executive Producer. John Verhoff is Executive Producer for HISTORY.
HISTORY(R) and HISTORY(R) HD are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, American Restoration, Ice Road Truckers, Top Gear, Pawn Stars and Top Shot, as well as acclaimed specials including Vietnam in HD, Gettysburg, America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, eleven Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s signature initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at http://www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.