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Jon Ward

Postby DanielElsner » Jun 03, 2011 1:18 pm

Hey, I'm 19 and Jon Ward is my grandfather, and always talks about how he used to work on this show (the original). I rarely get to talk to him anymore because of distance and he's not in the best of health, I was just wondering if anybody here knew what kind of work he did and had any details on it?

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Re: Jon Ward

Postby DanielElsner » Jun 03, 2011 3:59 pm

The search forum option pulled up a couple things about him... pretty cool! Anybody know more than that?

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Re: Jon Ward

Postby Joe Huth » Jun 03, 2011 5:07 pm

Hi Daniel -

Welcome to the forum. I know a Jon Ward designed the original front bumper for KITT for the pilot presentation before it was redesigned for the series...beyond that, I don't know. I've always wanted to chat with him.

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Re: Jon Ward

Postby Josch Schulz » Jun 03, 2011 11:22 pm

Are we have any concept arts from the first nose??
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Re: Jon Ward

Postby Joe Huth » Jun 07, 2011 11:30 am

Hi Daniel,

I think your grandfather might have been responsible for creating this KITT nose:

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Can you show him this picture to see if he recalls it?

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Re: Jon Ward

Postby 1982 » Jun 21, 2011 1:18 am

Jon was one of the many uncredited of the series. He was involved in performance, build, and design modifications of many vehicles used in the series; stunt cars, trucks, etc.

He built “Stealth” for Larson’s “The Highwayman”

I give Jon credit for work done on a special KITT stunt car, built in ’83, that was exhibited and provided a stunt show in Chicago during filming of “Knight of the Juggernaut”.

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Re: Jon Ward

Postby sheltonw3 » Jul 22, 2011 4:12 am

Joe Huth wrote:Hi Daniel,

I think your grandfather might have been responsible for creating this KITT nose:

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Can you show him this picture to see if he recalls it?

Joe


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