Campaign to Restore Kesey’s Furthur Bus
The late Ken Kesey’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Kesey, has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to restore the iconic Furthur bus. Kesey is asking for $10,000 for the Furthur Down the Road Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit that is tasked with restoring the bus and preserving the legacy of Ken Kesey. The bus is currently rusting away, and the foundation would like to have it back in its 1960s condition soon in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Merry Pranksters’ cross country roadtrip, which is coming up in 2014.
Ken Kesey passed away in 2001, but the legacy of his 1964 road trip continues to this day. The bus is an icon of the 1960s counter-culture and it is also the namesake of Phil Lesh and Bob Weir’s current project, Furthur. If you would like to donate to the campaign to restore the Futhur bus, you can do so here.