Ride Along as Willie Nelson’s Old Tour Bus Goes On a Road Again

May 24, 2014 - box office


Vintage Innovations partners Michael Tashnick, left, and Taylor Perkins are a unapproachable owners of “Me and Paul,” a iconic debate train once belonging to Willie Nelson Family Band drummer Paul English. Photo by Carli Kiene (Courtesy photo)

When Willie Nelson’s aged debate train showed adult on Craigslist, it incited a worldwide behest war. When a auction ended, we wondered if we’d ever find out what happened to that bus. And now we know.

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Fans will be means to charter a vehicle, that has been kept in ideal using condition, for festivals, concerts and other events.

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The iconic Willie Nelson Family Band debate train — creatively called “The Scout” and after named “Me and Paul” after Nelson’s manuscript and strain — will lapse to Texas highways as a mobile square of song history, interjection to a span of Austin entrepreneurs.

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Taylor Perkins, owner of Austin Restaurant Week and Vintage Innovations, and his business partner, Michael “Stix” Tashnick, finished a winning bid to obtain a 1983 Eagle debate bus finished for Paul English, Willie’s best crony and Family Band drummer.

And partial of a let giveaway will go to a good cause. Vintage Innovations, that restores and rents selected vehicles, will present partial of “Me and Paul’s” let income to Farm Aid, a gift co-founded by Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp to support family farms.

“We are all outrageous Willie Nelson fans and have been a whole lives,” Perkins said. “We felt this was a good approach we could give something behind to Willie, who has finished so most for a state and a people in it.”

Most of a interior and extraneous of a bus, finish with red velvet fate and stained glass, are still mostly original. Austin-area artisans were brought on to revive it to a strange splendor.

“We are nostalgia geeks, and when we found a event to possess something this cold we had to pierce quickly,” Perkins said. “This was something we couldn’t pass up. We are vehement to give fans a possibility to knowledge a ambience of life as Willie lives it — on a highway again.”

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