Ride Along as Willie Nelson’s Old Tour Bus Goes On a Road Again
May 24, 2014 - box office
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.
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.”
To learn more, revisit Vintage Innovations on Facebook.