MIKE Wolfe has struggled with the door of a vintage car in a new video after being ripped for not selling antiques.
The American Pickers star has been ignoring the backlash directed at him, giving fans previews of what’s to come on the History Channel show.
Mike, 58, appeared in a video shared by his brother and co-star Robbie Wolfe on his Instagram feed.
In the clip, the sibling duo was spotted carrying what looked like a portion of the frame of a vintage Volkswagon Beetle.
Robbie held the front while Mike was at the back.
They walked together with the help of a woman to carry the frame, with Mike appearing to struggle at one point with the heavy piece of metal.
It’s unclear what exactly was happening in the video and it appears fans will have to wait until the episode airs to find out.
Robbie captioned the post: “Never a dull moment #behindthescenes of @americanpickers ALL NEW episodes dropping July 5th on the @history channel!”
Fans in the comments appeared excited for what’s to come.
One wrote: “Yes!! One of my favorite shows. Can’t wait. I love what you guys do.”
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Another commented: “Now that VW wall hanger would look good in my garage.”
A third fan commented: “Can’t wait to hear the story behind this.”
While fans showed their support on Robbie’s post, Mike has been taking heat from some American Pickers fans over his Iowa store.
The TV personality is the owner of Antique Archaeology which has two locations: one in Le Claire, Iowa, and another in Nashville, Tennessee.
The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed that customers were bothered by Mike’s Iowa store selling merchandise rather than actual antiques.
One disgruntled customer recently wrote on Google Reviews regarding the Iowa store: “Seriously there was only a handful of stuff that had been potentially picked. The rest of it was cheap Chinese-branded merchandise used to promote the store.
“I get it’s a tourist trap, but come on at least do better than that. I would have happily dropped hundreds of dollars in there if it was something really cool. Instead, it was like three things that had been picked ranging from $200 to $4,000.”
A second customer commented: “This is more of a souvenir shop for the show. Not many antiques at all.”
A third blasted: “Was very disappointed. We made this a special stop on our drive home, took this route especially for this experience. Both buildings are very small and mostly gift shops selling their own merchandise.
“Grabbed an item as a souvenir, marked $3, but charged $9. And for as much as Mike and the team picks, where is it?”
A fourth commented: “Great to see in person. Disappointed there was only really swag for sale. Many interesting items but were not for sale. Staff was very nice.”
A fifth said: “Great place to stop if you’re a Picker’s fan. Otherwise, it’s just a retail shop with some kitschy antiques and a lot of logo-emblazoned merchandise for sale.”
Several photos on the store’s Instagram show Antique Archeology mugs, tote bags, shirts, magnets, towels, and other swag.
MIKE HITS BACK
While Mike tends to stay out of online drama, he did respond to some of the criticisms of his shop’s offerings – in a way, anyway.
Mike shared a video showing off the inside of the Iowa store with co-host Danielle Colby.
The presenter made sure to pull their sound engineer into the shot, who was wearing a green Antique Archaeology T-shirt.
Mike said excitedly, “He’s got our new T-shirt on,” as the camera zoomed in on the item of clothing.
He pointed at the logo and said: “I wanted to do army green this year.”
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