We at Hooniverse have some of the best fans on the internet. Want Proof? Well we received this tip from Steve Cabella about a lost treasure (well, treasure is in the eye of the beholder…) found in Berkley, California. The fact that it was rediscovered in Berkley is absolute karma.
Steve set up a website called “The Lost Grateful Dead Truck” in which he describes the history of this 1949 Studebaker one-ton truck. Here is a brief paragraph from the site:
The Grateful Dead’s Truck from 1966, originally known to deadheads as “The Dred.” Starting in early 1966, this 1949 one-ton Studebaker truck was purchased and used by Stanley Owsley to move the grateful dead’s sound equipment to various gigs in the bay area, from the mid 60s to the early 70’s. Among other journeys into the rock and roll history of the grateful dead, Owsley also used this truck to move the Grateful Dead down to L.A. for a recording gig and for the appearance of the Dead at the Acid Tests in L.A in mid 1966.
Go to Steve’s site here. It has a video attached, and it takes some time to load, so be patient. If you want to drop Steve a line asking for any other information, or to pass some of your knowledge of the truck, send them to our tip line, and we will pass them along.
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