Aerosmith tour van found in Massachusetts woods after 40 years

History Channel’s ‘American Pickers’ in front of Aerosmith’s original tour van which is parked on a property in Chesterfield

The band members rode in a funky 1964 International Harvester Metro van with a cartoon man and "Aerosmith" painted in bright colors across the side.

What's not known is how the van wound up there.

With the help of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, the team was able to contact Ray Tabano, one of the band's founding members, who was able to make the drive from Stockbridge and confirm that the rusted out International Harvester Metro van was in fact the group's old mode of transportation.

The first ever van owned by rock monoliths Aerosmith has been discovered by Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, the hosts of American Pickers.

"American Pickers" has uncovered a primo piece of rock "n" roll memorabilia while in western MA.

The property owner said the van was there when he bought the land from someone with a connection to Aerosmith, which was formed in Boston in 1970 and has since sold some 150 million albums around the world.


"This guy is deep in the woods, he's off the grid, and I keep thinking to myself, 'what the heck would this van be doing here?'" Mike Wolfe mused on the van's unexpected location.

Tabano confirmed that the van was legitimate. Still, Wolfe and Fritz, who search the country for valuable pieces of American nostalgia like cars and toys, were willing to pay a pretty penny for the rundown van.

"This is it, baby", the rocker said when he climbed inside the van, calling it their rolling hotel. Decades later, the van has been found by none other than the stars of History Channel's hit show "American Pickers". He was able to provide the television show hosts with a photograph of him in the van, saying it was a reminder of the band's humble beginnings.

The owner, Phil, was willing to part with the van - for a price.

The History Channel series American Pickers recently unearthed an awesome piece of rock ephemera.

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