'American Restoration' is a popular reality TV show, which revolved around transforming vintage and rusty items to its former glory.
The show featured Rick Dale’s antique restoration shop, Rick’s Restorations, for six seasons from October 2010 to April 2016.
The seventh season surprisingly replaced Rick’s team and featured five different businesses, each with its own particular specialty.
Today we have brought you the five most interesting facts about the show that will shock you to the core of your heart
Rick blamed the popularity
Rick Dale started his restoration career by fixing small things like vintage coke machines and discarded gas pumps.
After the first season of the show, he got a wide exposure as an antique restoration expert and his daily schedules started becoming hectic.
Consequently, he had new challenges every day as people started coming to him with some items in worse shapes.
An emotional revenge
Rick was fired from the show after the sixth season, supposedly for declined rating and his difficult behavior.
Later, Rick posted an emotional video on social media thanking fans for their love and support for ‘Rick’s Restorations.’
In that video, he also asked fans to voice their displeasure to their show’s cancellation by visiting History channel’s page for ‘American Restoration.’
Started out on poverty
Growing up with no much money, Rick learned from his father that one person's trash can be another person's treasure.
He first tried his hand in restoration at the age of nine along with his father while repairing a torn out bicycle.
After fixing up an abandoned bicycle, he had "the coolest bike" in the neighborhood, that made him realize the value of antiques.
Once an Arizona-based businessman, Angel Delgadillo, asked Rick to repair his old jukebox to use in his memorabilia store to entertain people.
Rick agreed to repair that at a cost of $4k and returned it in a better look two months later, but allegedly that didn’t function.
Later, the man claimed that Rick wasn’t responding to his calls asking for the job to be done right.
Once the customer’s claim gained an online traction, Rick hired an electronic expert to fix the jukebox at his own expense.
Grumpy Kowboy in action
Like in every reality show, the metal publisher in the shop, who goes by the nickname “Kowboy” fulfilled the position of a colorful supporting cast.
Rick and the team calling him “a grumpy Kowboy,” wasn’t just the act for the camera, but his behavior as stated by one of the show’s fans is real.
Once a couple, who happened to cross paths by Kowboy, excitedly asked for a picture with him, he declined saying, “I don’t do photos.”