a-teamautos logo: vertualissimo,mudrevsky and Campbell

January 2015

"In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."

Welcome to A-team Autos

A warm welcome to a-teamautos.co.uk.

If youíre a first time visitor or a regular I hope that you enjoy a-teamautos.co.uk.

Firstly if youíre a regular visitor youíll know that back in 2010 I found out I had a brain tumour which was successfully removed with surgery. Late last year I found out I had another two, one that was operable and one which was inoperable. I went through six weeks of Radiotherapy late last year and Iíll find out if itís helped in late April. Iím only telling you as long term visitors may want to know and itís also a good excuse for not having finishing the replica section.

Now a-teamautos is 8 years old Iím trying to change a few things as I have done over the years. Iíve already finished updating most of the site giving it a new logo and wallpaper but thereís still a few loose ends.

The Corvette page will come as soon as I finish the replica van section which is taking longer than expected as Iíve got nearly twice the number of vans that are on the page already and even more keep appearing!

If you have any ideas about making the site better please let me know by email or a-teamautos facebook page. All details can be found below.

But donít worry itís still just as easy to find your way around this site.

  • Home Ė The page that you are on now.
  • TV VanĖ This is the page is all about the iconic A-team van.
  • TV Corvette coming soon. Iíll be adding a page about facemanís Vette soon.
  • Movie van ĖThis page is about the van as it appeared in the 2010 A-Team movie.
  • Replica Vans - With over 170 replica A-Team vans, this is surely the first place to visit for every A-Team fan.
  • Links Ė Useful links to other sites and useful information.
  • If you want to email me just click the email button below and Iíll reply asap.


email at: toby.campbell@sky.com

a-teamautos.co.uk now has itís very own Facebook page!

It has loads of pics that I couldnít put on this site and replica owners from all over the world post pics of their vans. If youíre on Facebook then why not take a look?

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The A-Team

In the 1980's one TV show seemed to rule the world, it was everywhere you looked, from kids toys to magazine covers, itís stars were hot property on TV talk shows the world over.

It was about four soldiers who were wrongly convicted of robbing the bank of Hanoi during the Vietnam war. They escaped from an army stockade and became heroes for hire. And although it first hit British TV screens in 1983, it still has a huge following to this day.

    The A-Team were:

  • John "Hannibal" Smith --- George Peppard
  • Tempelton ďFace/Faceman" Peck --- Dirk Benedict.
  • Face was played by Tim Dunigan in the pilot.
  • B.A.ĒBosco AlbertĒ ďBad AttitudeĒ Baracus --- Mr.T
  • H.M. ĒHowling MadĒ Murdock --- Dwight Schultz

    During the 1st season they were helped and often joined by ace reporter Amy Amanda Allen played by Melinda Culea. But during its 2nd season Culea left the show and replaced by Marla Heasley who played Tawnia Baker who was also a reporter. Heasley and Culea have since gone on record to say the reason they both left was because all the actors were men as were all the shows crew and production staff. George Peppard even took Heasley aside on her first day and told her that ďWe donít want you here, nobody wants you here except the studioĒ or words to that effect. She only lasted one season, by the third season it was just the four original male members of the A-team. However at the end of season 4 Tia Carrere playing the long lost daughter of Gen. Fulbright was all set to be the A-teams fifth member, she only ever got to be in one episode because of big changes for season 5.

    Season 5 is when things changed

    Due to low ratings, from season 5 the show received an updated theme tune, new members and the entire season had a different feel to earlier ones. The 5th season started with a three part episode that saw BA, Face and Hannibal being captured by the Military, tried and executed. Or so it seemed, thanks to Murdock and a movie friend of Hannibalís, a special F/X wizard called Frankie Santana. Frankie helped the a-team stage their own executions and in doing so he became the new 5th member of the Team.

    But it wasnít that easy. A CIA General called Hunt Stockwell played by Robert Vaughn, had secretly been watching the A-team from afar, he had helped Murdock and Frankie with the fake executions in exchange for the A-team helping him with CIA business. This was mainly going into foreign countries and if they were caught the US government could deny all knowledge. After a number of missions the A-team would receive a full pardon.

    The whole fifth season was a mess, it didnít have the usual A-Team feel to the show, the van was barely used, Murdock was suddenly released from his psychiatric hospital and had a real job meaning he wasnít in the show as much either. New member Frankie was a friend of Hannibalís although heíd strangely never mentioned him in the previous four seasons. And worse than all of that, was the fact that the story arc never reached a conclusion and the last two episodes got mixed up, meaning the final ever episode of this once mighty show never got aired until some years later, by then the show only existed in re-runs. Not the finale The A-Team deserved.

TV Cast

"In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team."

Please keep messages short and to the point, if you want me to put a link to your website or please send me an email. If you have a van for sale or a general inquire you might find posting to our Facebook page more useful.

Any offensive language or spam will be removed and a-teamautos reserves the right to edit any messages.

Thanks to everybody who sent in pictures and information, I do try and give name checks but if we miss anyone out then let me know.

About a-teamautos

My name is Toby I'm 35 years old and apart from this website most of my spare time is spent with my beautiful wife and 4 lovely kids. Iíve always been a fan of the a-team so in 2004 I bought a GMC panel van already painted in the A-Team colours and decided to mess about with it and make it into an A-Team replica! Sadly in 2013 after nearly 10 years I had to part with my van, along with my dream of owning the perfect replica a-team van.

After researching for my own van, I found it was difficult to get parts and any information about the van, and whilst I was looking I found a handful of other replicas so I set up a-teamautos.co.uk as a data base for replica vans and a place for owners to take a look at what other replica builders had achieved. Since the site started back in 2007 interest in owning a replica a-team van has steadily increased, reaching itís peak around the time the 2010 a-team movie was released. In 2010 I was receiving around about 3 emails a day regarding people buying/building their own van, since then things have calmed down, however in the past year interest in owning a replica has once again picked up.

I hope that you enjoy the site, and if you have a replica van or know of any replica vans please let me know.

Thank you for visiting www.a-teamautos.co.uk