American Restoration's Rick Dale

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Video: Restoring America's Treasures

At nine years old Rick Dale restored his first item; a beat up bicycle given to him by his father and he hasn't looked back since.
After 27 years in the business Rick, owner of Rick's Restorations is an expert when it comes to restoring any classic object to its original state.  Rick can take everything from an old beaten down 1940's gas pump to a rusted out 1950's soda machine and make them look and work like they are brand new again upping the value of each item in the process.

You may recognize Rick as the breakout star of Pawn Stars.  Now starring in his own hit show, AMERICAN RESTORATION tells the story behind things you just don't see any more. Rick and his colorful crew bring back to life everything from 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.

After 27 years in the business Rick Dale, owner of Rick's Restorations in Las Vegas, Nevada is an expert when it comes to restoring any classic object to its original state. With unbridled passion and a unique skill set, Rick can take everything from an old beaten down 1940's gas pump to a rusted out 1950's soda machine and make them look and work like they are brand new again upping the value of each item in the process. Rick isn't just an exceptional craftsman, he is a business man who must manage the big personalities of his employees. At nine years old Rick restored his first item; a beat up bicycle given to him by his father and he hasn't looked back since.

American Restoration airs Wednesdays at 10pm on HISTORY

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