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'American Pickers' find Aerosmith's 1970s-era van in the woods

| Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the History Channel show “American Pickers,” found Aerosmith’s tour van from the 1970s in Chesterfield, a town about 100 miles west of Boston.
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, hosts of the History Channel show “American Pickers,” found Aerosmith’s tour van from the 1970s in Chesterfield, a town about 100 miles west of Boston.

Updated 18 hours ago

CHESTERFIELD, Mass. — 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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