Ken Kesey had a considerable share in the invention of what has since come to be known as the counterculture of the 1960s. He authored the sensational best-selling novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest in 1962. In 1964, Ken Kesey and a group of friends, relatives and devotees embarked a battered 1939 International Harvester school bus, to go on a cross-country ride to New York. Boldly named FURTHUR (fusing "further" and "future"), the bus was especially prepared for the occasion. The seats were replaced by couches, many-colored iridescent day-glo sprays were applied liberally to enhance the coating, and an intricate sound and film equipment was installed, not merely for entertainment, but to document the outing. Enormous footage on celluloid and audio tape was produced along the way (much of which still awaits examination in the Prankster Archives).