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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: (L-R) Brad Whitford, Joe Perry, Joey Kramer, Tom Hamilton and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith attend Steven Tyler's Second Annual GRAMMY Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund presented by Live Nation at Raleigh Studios on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

It’s been a reunion about a year in the making, but Aerosmith and their original tour van from the band’s early days were brought back together thanks to the History Channel series American Pickers.

American Pickers hosts Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz bought the van, which was just sitting on a wooded property in Chesterfield, Mass., in a 2018 episode for $25,000. They then restored the van and presented it to the band in Las Vegas, where they are currently in the middle of a residency at Park MGM. In the video below, the entire band is clearly blown away at the sight of this piece of their history.

As for the cartoon figure on the side of the van, that’s Mark Lehman, who Joey Kramer details was basically Aerosmith’s super-roadie and an old friend of Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton’s.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights