The Secrets Of History Channel’s ‘American Restorations’

Rick Thought He’d Only Film A Few Episodes

Rick Dale
History Channel
History Channel

Rick Dale initially told the show’s producers that he didn’t want to film his own TV series. His team was focused on fixing up old gas pumps and soda machines and he didn’t know how interesting those would be for an entire season.

Rick openly admitted to the Sioux City Journal, “I only knew how to restore like five different pieces, and a show has twenty-six episodes. I figured I’d be done after about five.” It was the show’s producers who convinced Dale that his skillset was good enough to work on other items as well.