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See Retro Con’s own A-Team Van at Retro Con 2017!

July 24, 2017 1 comment

Retro Con is probably the only convention in the world with its very own A-Team van on call! We’ve been working on this project since October of 2016, and it’s finally ready to be unveiled!

 

We’ve done our best to replicate the van from the famous 80’s TV show in every detail we could manage. Starting life as a modest 1978 Chevy G-10 work van (we’ll add a build blog later), we’ve added such details as fender flares, running boards, push bar, exterior sun shade, fog lights, sport mirrors, front air dam, quad exhaust tips, turbine wheels, BFGoodrich tires, and of course the unforgettable top fin! The custom paintjob brought it all together!!

Check out the results below…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos don’t do the van justice, so please come see it in person at Retro Con 2017!!

Taking pictures of the van is free at the show, or you can get a picture with (or in) the van for the low price of $5 for a person or small group! Have an A-Team related costume? Bring it to the show! We’re offering a FREE photo op with the van to anyone in an A-Team costume!! (All photo ops are on your own camera or phone)

We’d like to thank our good friend Nick Govosdian for his help in getting the van up to snuff mechanically, and we’d also like to thank Bill Cahoe and Hansberry Enterprises in Parker Ford, PA for doing the body and paint work on this project! 

 

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Dwight Schultz to Attend Retro Con 2017!

May 11, 2017 1 comment

 

We are thrilled to add actor Dwight Schultz to our guest list for Retro Con 2017! Dwight has two very popular roles in the retro realm.

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  Most notably, Dwight played Captain H.M. “Howling Mad” Murdock in all 97 episodes of the hit 80’s TV series The A-Team! The seemingly insane former army captain was the A-Team’s resident pilot, and was a constant source of comic relief in every episode. His back and forth banter with B.A. Baracus (Mr. T) made for some of the funniest moments on the show!

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  Dwight is also well known for a reoccurring role in the Star Trek universe: Lieutenant Reginald Barclay! The character started out with anxiety and social issues, along with an addiction to the Holodeck. But he eventually found his confidence and became an upstanding member of the crew, while still retaining his trademark quirkiness. Dwight played the role in Star Trek: The Next Generation, the First Contact theatrical film, and in Star Trek: Voyager.

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In recent years Dwight has kept busy as a voice actor, with roles such as Dr. Animo on Ben 10, Mung on Chowder, and Wyrm on Nickelodeon’s current iteration of TMNT. Dwight also had the opportunity to revisit the character of H.M. Murdock by voicing the character in the recent LEGO Dimensions A-Team game!  

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Dwight Schultz will be at Retro Con all weekend for autograph and photo ops! Prices will be listed on the website as we get closer to show time.

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