American Pickers star Mike Wolfe said it was a rewarding experience to discover, buy and preserve Aerosmith’s first tour van, before giving it back to the band.
Last year, producers of the History network show revealedthe vehicle had been discoveredafter 40 years of rotting in remote woodland, and that it would be the subject of an upcoming episode. That episode was broadcast this week.
“As far as connecting with the band, that was obviously a pipe dream, because I didn't know they would care about it so much,” Wolfe toldBillboardin a new interview. “That's the cool thing about this whole thing. Once [we] made contact with the band, they were very interested and excited. … The fact that they had such a strong connection to it says a lot about their character and honoring their past. Those guys have lived a thousand lives, you know? That they all were interested in it was huge. It wasn't just one of them, it was all of them as a group fucking beyond excited about it.”