The A Team Corvette
Lieutenant Templeton Arthur Peck, played by Dirk Benedict, is a fictional character and one of the four members of the 1980s action-adventure television series The A-Team.A recognised war hero, he is often referred to as (The) Faceman (or simply Face).
Apart from the Famous A Team Van, Face would frequently turn up driving his white Corvette (The Vett). To give some realism to his many disguises.
B.A. Baracus: I’m gonna kill that crazy Murdock!
General Javier Tuco: So you’re Army Intelligence?
Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck: Who, me? Naaaah!
General Javier Tuco: Not so intelligent man, because you seem to be stuck in some tires.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car by the Chevrolet division of General Motors (GM) that has been produced in seven generations.The first model, a convertible, was designed by Harley Earl and introduced at the GM Motorama in 1953 as a concept show car. Myron Scott is credited for naming the car after the type of small, maneuverable warship called a corvette.Originally built in Flint, Michigan and St. Louis, Missouri, the Corvette is currently manufactured in Bowling Green, Kentucky and is the official sports car of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
The fourth generation Corvette was the first complete redesign of the Corvette since 1963. Production was to begin for the 1983 model year but quality issues and part delays resulted in only 43 prototypes for the 1983 model year being produced that were never sold. All of the 1983 prototypes were destroyed or serialized to 1984 except one with a white exterior, medium blue interior, L83 350 ci, 205 bhp V8, and 4-speed automatic transmission.After extensive testing and modifications were completed, it was initially retired as a display sitting in an external wall over the Bowling Green Assembly Plant’s employee entrance. Later this only surviving 1983 prototype was removed, restored and is now on public display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is still owned by GM.On February 12, 2014, it was nearly lost to a sinkhole which opened up under the museum. Eight Corvettes were lost.
According to Stephen J. Cannell, the writers had a running gag where they would stage these horrific car crashes, but the people would come out unscathed. They would do this to test the limits of realism on purpose.
Tim Dunigan played Face in the pilot episode. However, he was not the first choice for the role (Dirk Benedict was). The Network was not keen on Benedict at the start, but after Dunigan’s unimpressive performance (and the fact that he looked much too young for the part), they agreed to go with Benedict.
In Back to the Future, Stoltz was filmed for four weeks, but after seeing a rough cut, Steven Spielberg and the writer/directors decided that Stoltz had played the role too seriously for a comedy, and he was replaced by Michael J. Fox.