American International Motorcycle Expo Welcomes American Pickers’ Frank Fritz as Special Guest Presenter

Popular TV Star to Discuss Vintage and Collectible Motorcycles

IRVINE, CA – September 9, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) has announced that Frank Fritz, one half of History’s popular television series “American Pickers” will be appearing at the inaugural event and hosting two exclusive presentation and meet & greet sessions. Fritz will be discussing the value of and his love for collectible and vintage motorcycles, as well as showcasing a portion of his personal collection on October 18-19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.


“American Pickers” is currently in its fifth season on History and tells the story of Fritz and his partner Mike Wolfe as they travel the country searching for or “picking” valuable antiques and collectibles. Fans of the show will know that Fritz has a deep love for vintage motorcycles, some of which he keeps for his own personal collection.

“Having someone as passionate and knowledgeable about motorcycles as Frank join us at AIMExpo will be a real pleasure for everyone,” said Kerry Graeber, Marketing Director, Marketplace Events Motorcycle Group. “We are committed to providing our attendees with a well-rounded and entertaining event, and the addition of an enthusiast like Frank reaffirms that commitment. Frank has an extensive knowledge of motorcycles, particularly vintage and collectable bikes, and will be able to provide the audience with some fun, helpful and unique insights on picking classics of their own.”

Fritz will be conducting two separate presentations where he will discuss how he goes about picking vintage motorcycles and the vast range of bikes and other unique items he has encountered throughout his many years of exploring people’s barns and basements. Also on display at AIMExpo will be three of Fritz’ favorite motorcycles from his personal collection, all of which hold a story of their own.

Following the presentations, Fritz will be available for a 30-minute meet & greet, question & answer and autograph session where fans and enthusiasts can dive deeper into Fritz’ experiences from the road.

“Motorcycles have been a part of my life since I was young,” said Fritz. “I grew up dreaming of these bikes, so when I come across something vintage it’s very exciting. I’m honored to be part of AIMExpo and look forward to sharing my stories and bikes with people who share my passion.”

Additionally, Fritz will be discussing the launch of his new book “How to Pick Collectible Motorcycles”.  Fritz will share tips on how to find a collectible motorcycle, how to negotiate a good price and how to take care of your investment. This book is a must have for any serious fan of classic motorcycles.

The first of Fritz’ presentations at AIMExpo will be on Friday, October 18, followed by a second presentation on Saturday, October 19.  Visit for exact times.


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About American International Motorcycle Expo

The American International Motorcycle Expo’s ( purpose is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America, and delivers an efficient and energetic market-timed expo platform for B2B and B2C in the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the single most important show of its type in the North American market and will have international impact within the motorcycling community.

About Marketplace Events

Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 34 consumer shows in the home and garden category – 24 in the US and 10 in Canada – as well as the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), a new trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry.  AIMExpo is the first event to be produced by the company’s new Trade Show Division.  The 35 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 15 offices, the 120-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando and Minneapolis–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.