Dream on: Van used by rock icons Aerosmith in ‘70s found by ‘American Pickers’ 

  • A dilapidated van that once belonged to Aerosmith was found in the woods of a small Massachusetts town and purchased by the American Pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz for $25,000. Courtesy of History Channel's show “American Pickers"—

By Associated Press
Published: 8/9/2018 1:52:58 PM

Long before Aerosmith filled stadiums with tens of thousands of fans, the band traveled New England in a tiny van playing to smaller crowds.

That dilapidated van has been found in the woods of a small Massachusetts town.

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the History Channel show “American Pickers,” located the van in Chesterfield, a town of about 1,200 residents 100 miles west of Boston.

The property owner said the 1964 International Harvester Metro van was there when he bought the land from someone with a connection to Aerosmith.

Ray Tabano, a founding member of Aerosmith, confirmed it was the van the rockers used in the 1970s.

The pickers paid $25,000 for it. Wolfe says it’s “a piece of American rock and roll history.”




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