Pickin’ a Blog!

Do you watch the History Channel TV show “American Pickers”? Don’t know what a picker is?  Not familiar with the show?  Well, the show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel across the country looking for rare artifacts and national treasures.  Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person’s trash into another’s treasure.

And, the television show that’s watched by about 2.7 million people on the History Channel each week picked Reed Brothers Dodge History blog!

The archivist for “American Pickers” found a 1923 photo of Reed Brothers Dodge on our blog and asked permission to use it in one of their upcoming episodes. The image was used in Season 7, Episode 34: “Can’t Catch a Break” when Mike and Frank find an old Dodge Brothers sign. Mike explains a bit of the history of the company and he used the photograph during his explanation.

Below are images extracted from the American Pickers “Can’t Catch A Break” video.



Reed Brothers Dodge on American Pickers

American Pickers hit Reed Brothers Dodge

Reed Brothers Dodge on American Pickers

Click the link below to view the American Pickers full episode. The actual Dodge Brothers sign segment starts at 18:37.

American Pickers: Can’t Catch a Break


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About Reed Brothers

I am a co-owner of the former Reed Brothers Dodge in Rockville, Maryland. Lewis Reed, the founder of Reed Brothers Dodge was my grandfather. We were a family-owned and operated car dealership in Rockville for almost a century. I served in the United States Air Force for 30 years before retiring in the top enlisted grade of Chief Master Sergeant in July 2006. In 2016, I received the Arthur M. Wagman Award for Historic Preservation Communication from Peerless Rockville for documenting the history of Reed Brothers Dodge in both blog and book format. This distinguished honor recognizes outstanding achievement by writers, educators, and historians whose work has heightened public awareness of Rockville’s architectural and cultural heritage, growth and development.

2 responses to “Pickin’ a Blog!”

  1. Johnny Woody says :

    Isn’t that neat. American Pickers is one of my favorite shows. It was really nice that they showed your family business. When I saw that photo I just know you flipped out. Congratulations Jeanne.

    • Reed Brothers says :

      Thanks, Johnny! If I blinked, I would have missed it.. but yeah, I yelped when I saw it! It definitely put a big smile on my face! 🙂

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