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American Pickers in Endicott

Anyone who tuned into watch Showtime Costume's debut on American Pickers this Wednesday saw the pickers unique discovery of a 1950s vintage soap box derby car.

Fox-40 learned that the car was displayed in Avenue Antiques in Endicott for ten years. You may have noticed the Endicott license plate on it. The town's mayor John Bertoni originally owned the  antique but sold it to the costume store about five years ago.

"You always hope that something you do will become famous and that was my famous, I owned it at one time. I've had people from California to Florida to Texas say that they saw Endicott and it always makes them proud," said Mayor John Bertoni.

The pickers were awed by the antique.
They purchased it for one thousand and fifty dollars, more than half of what Bertoni originally paid.

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