Elvis Express Radio's Lee Dawson takes a look at "That Bus".
WHEN IS ELVIS' BUS NOT ELVIS' BUS?
IT'S ALL OVER
After more than 4 years Elvis Express Radio's Battle of the TCB Bus is at an end.
THE BUS BATTLE ENDS...AT LAST - At long last the on going legal battle between Bill Kinard and Larry Michaels
over ownership of the TCB Bus.

Bill Kinard who obtained the bus through Bruce Busman was informed by Busman and a local Elvis IMPersonator
that the bus was Elvis Presley's personal tour bus? Infact, Kinard was also handed ownership of a fake 'Blues
Mobile' from the classic Blues Brothers movie.

Elvis Express Radio was the first to bring to the attention of the Elvis World that this bus was NOT what it was
being advertised as. EER then entered a 4 year battle with new owned Bill Kinard as he believed the bus was what
he was told it was.....But now it's all over.

The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that Tupelo businessman Bill Kinard was competent when he
agreed in 2011 to sell a tour bus at auction.

For the past three years, Kinard and Larry Michael of Nashville have disputed debts associated with retrieval of
the bus from Washington State in early 2009 and some $134,000 in costs connected with that trip and the
vehicle's partial "restoration."

Ultimately, Lee County Chancellor Talmadge Littlejohn ordered the bus put up for sale and Michael won the bid.

Throughout, Kinard — who sued as Legacy Hall of Fame Inc., a celebrity memorabilia facility — argued he never
intended to sell the bus and that he was under medication when he agreed to do so. Kinard said he wanted to
keep the bus and take it on tour to make a living away from his Legacy Hall of Fame museum in Tupelo.

On Dec. 12, 2011 all sides apparently agreed to a court-filed compromise to put the bus up for sale. The auction
was held in March 2012 and Michael was the only bidder.

Four months later, Legacy Hall sued to set-aside the agreement. Legacy Hall argued in court documents that
Kinard under a doctor's care and should not have signed anything.

Littlejohn in November 2012 ruled against Legacy Hall.

The Appeals Court, in its unanimous decisions Tuesday, ruled Legacy Hall failed to prove Kinard was incompetent
when he signed the agreement.

The 40-foot long, eight-foot wide 1976 vehicle had Elvis Presley's trademark "TCB" logo. The initials TCB stand
for Taking Care of Business, which is what Presley called his band. He incorporated the letters into an emblem
flanked by lightning bolts. This emblem was used in several pieces of Elvis' custom jewelry.

Kinard eventually backed off a bit from his certainty that the King of Rock 'n' Roll actually owned the bus, saying
instead that Elvis gave its purchase money to music colleague J.D. Sumner to tour with his Stamps Quartet.
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