This 1964 tour van belongs to THIS legendary rock band!
Featured on a recent episode of American Pickers. Discovered by none other than the hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. Tipped off by the current property owner. Encouraged Wolfe and Fritz to swing by to confirm and investigate. Later they found out the 1964 International Harvester Metro, with the band name painted on its side, had spent decades rusting in a woodland near Chesterfield, Mass.
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Reaching out to the band Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, as he passed along the info/photos to co-founding guitarist Ray Tabano, who was replaced byBrad Whitford in 1971 but remained connected with the band for years afterward. Tabano lives nearby and confirmed the van was infact the "real deal"! If that wasn't good enough confirmation he even brought a photo of himself seated inside.
“I’m afraid to say how long it is, but it’s been like 40 years since we’ve been in this thing,” Tabano said, describing the van as Aerosmith's “rolling hotel” in their early days. “We’d drive from Boston up to New Hampshire for $125 [show fee],” he added. “Then after the gas, the tolls, and the food and back, we’d make like $3 apiece. … It just reminded me of the humble beginnings and I look at where (the band has) gone today — it’s just amazing.”
American Pickers Wolfe and Fritz made a ROCKIN' DEAL and paid $25,000 for the band's former vehicle. Now what.... who knows!