Aerosmith's '70s-era tour van found just east of the Berkshires

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CHESTERFIELD (AP) — 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 just east of Peru and Becket in Hampshire County.

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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