Dearborn, Mich.—2015 Ford Transit joins the cast of “American Pickers” for the show’s new season on History.
The durability and cargo hauling capability of Transit fit the needs of “American Pickers” as the cast crosses the country in search of forgotten relics and antiques. 487 cubic feet of cargo volume offers ample space to transport big finds.
To celebrate the debut of Transit on “American Pickers,” Ford is hosting a scavenger hunt that challenges contestants to find one of 10 scale-model Transit vehicles on display in antique shops across the United States. The 10 winners get the use of a 2015 Transit for two weeks.
The reality show’s stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, will drive a 2015 Transit, a full-size van designed for commercial use, in their mission to find these relics.
“The biggest thing is, when the van is full, then we’ve got to come home. I’m interested in real estate on wheels,” says 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.”
American Pickers” will use the largest Transit model – with a long wheelbase, extended body and high roof – featuring the available Ford 3.2-liter Power Stroke five-cylinder diesel engine. The show is just one example of how Ford Transit serves the needs of small businesses and commercial fleets. This version of the Transit was seen by Chauffer Driven staff members at the most recent Limousine Association of New Jersey (LANJ) meeting in May.
“We are thrilled to expand the great multi-year relationship we have with Ford,” says Peter Olsen, executive vice president of national ad sales for History. “We look forward to the Transit being part of Pickers for many years to come.”