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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: The Hieronimus Woodstock Bus Reply with quote

anyone know this bus?
it was on the front page of our paper back around the anniversary of Woodstock.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/woodstockbus.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/57247.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/172778.jpg here's a couple of pics, close but no cigar
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and where is it today?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some ex-stinkfoot is probably using it as a chicken coop/storage unit and is too whacked out to realize the fact that it is the former "Woodstock" bus Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, what happened to the original bus?

The original bus, unfortunately, was last seen partially being held together by the paint job, says Hieronimus. Its eventual demise is a bit of mystery to us in this day and age. It wasnt my bus, after all. I painted it on commission for Bob Grimm, who after Light broke up, headed to England to tour with the Four Seasons ... today neither one of us can remember what eventually happened to the bus in the end. Its sad, but Im afraid its long gone.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's the light bus. used by a band called Light to carry their gear. Made famous as a woodstock icon somewhat by accident.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

one would wonder how much that baby would go on the samba. .....think it'd make $100,000?
thanks for all the info guys! The story is always the best part of the bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just stumbled across this ad below and got to thinking have we ever found out what happened to the bus? I read the male musician siting on the bus in the photo died at 49.

This is the last I have found:
"So, what happened to the original bus?
The original bus, unfortunately, was last
seen partially being held together by the
paint job, says Hieronimus. Its eventual
demise is a bit of mystery to us in this day
and age. It wasnt my bus, after all. I painted
it on commission for Bob Grimm, who
after Light broke up, headed to England to
tour with the Four Seasons ... today neither
one of us can remember what eventually
happened to the bus in the end. Its sad, but
Im afraid its long gone."

It would be really cool if someone finds it even if rotting in a field. My 67's Maiden Voyage will be Upstate NY Bethel, & Woodstock we'll let the locals know we are looking for her whereabouts Cool

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I really would like the stamps, although the bus is cute too Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm wonder if thats where the but dents on the roofs of alot of busses came from.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so linda - that "light" bus looks like a toy- is it being repopped now- if so by who??? blah blah blah....
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djeaudio wrote:
http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/woodstockbus.htm

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http://store.burlingtonreplicas.com/19vokolwobus.html
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i want to see the "hippie" thats going to lay out 189.00!!! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

squirmyman wrote:
one would wonder how much that baby would go on the samba. .....think it'd make $100,000?
thanks for all the info guys! The story is always the best part of the bus.


That is crazy talk, I think it would go for more then a plane jane bus but not crazy money. It has no real "bus" value such as a BD 23 window or something and I doubt the samba would be the place it would fetch the big coin. I am thinking your generic big name auto auction would bring any serious money as it is purely the cheese factor that would make this worth anything above average...kinda like Ted Bundy's beetle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:05 am    Post subject: hippy bus Reply with quote

A plain jane four door Ford Galaxie "police car" that was in a Andy Griffith show and had been signed by Don Knotts sold at Barrett jackson for $110,000. That was ridiculous, but some people have more money than they deserve.

I would expect that bus would sell for at least that much and probably a lot more, if it was ever found. Woodstock was a cultural watershed, not to mention probably the greatest musical event ever held. Fading from memory now, future generations will discover it once again and esconce it to the lofty level it deserves, says this old incognito hippy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how many people out there have just started converting their Bus to make a knock off of it to try and pass it off as the real one..... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrong year of wiper arms, its probably not worth anything. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Re: hippy bus Reply with quote

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I would expect that bus would sell for at least that much and probably a lot more, if it was ever found. Woodstock was a cultural watershed, not to mention probably the greatest musical event ever held. Fading from memory now, future generations will discover it once again and esconce it to the lofty level it deserves, says this old incognito hippy.




I could see the police car from the Andy G show bringing big coin, after all it was one of if not the first mega hit TV shows out there. The show was centered around a police station, so think about it the cop car from the Andy G show. It was one car on the top show.

How many buses-cars were at Woodstock? Hundreds of thousands?
Yes I do think the bus would bring good money because of that one photo it was in but big really big deal...it was just in a picture.
I could see some burned out hippies going " Ohh man that thing would bring a Million dollars man..." ok ok smokey... Put down the pipe and back slowly away from the computer... Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a useless comment, but since this thread is useless, here goes:

Wasn't Woodstock in '69? If so, that bus in the picture must have been relatively new, i.e. expensive for the time. I bet those "hippies" are just "yuppie" posers. Laughing No stinkfoot could afford a newer (at the time) bus.

Same thing for any other buses there: unless it was an early 50s model (doubtful) then most were relatively newer vehicles, right?

See, told you it was useless.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the bus were still around, I'd assume that photo with the roof-mounted stinkfoots would actually de-value the bus.
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