In a recent episode of American Pickers, Frank and Mike unexpectedly dug up a nice piece of Rock history during their time in Massachussetts!
They were picking in Chesterfield, MA, which is about 100 miles west of Boston, the origin of Aerosmith. They came across an old, rusted-up 1964 American Harvester Metro van in the woods with the band’s name on it.
Ray Tabano, a former member of the band, told Boston.com:
“I’m afraid to say how long it is, but it’s been like 40 years since we’ve been in this thing. We’d drive from Boston up to New Hampshire for $125. Then after the gas, the tolls, and the food and back, we’d all make like $3 a piece. It just reminded me of the humble beginnings and I look at where [the band has] gone today, it’s just amazing.”
In the episode that aired on July 30th, Mike reached out to Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys who sent the photos of the van to Joe Perry. Frank and Mike ended up buying the van for $25,000.
Should I start a GoFundMe page so I can afford to buy this baby? Asking for a friend…
Read the entire story from NME HERE.