Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd turned up to a party in 'German troop carrier'

Hey, it was the '70s.

Dan Aykroyd arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of
Dan Aykroyd pictured arriving at the premiere for the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Dan Aykroyd has recalled one "particularly memorable" Hollywood party from the days of shooting cult classic comedy The Blues Brothers.

The story goes - told to Metro during a new interview - that he and late co-star John Belushi invited a load of their buddies from across the industry to a good old knees-up near Universal Studios, including Robin Williams and Carrie Fisher, before surprising everyone with a stolen World War II relic.

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"What made that night particularly memorable is that John and I went to the backlot of Universal and we found a World War II German troop carrier that fit about nine people with a 16-inch steering wheel; sat up way above the ground, and we removed it from the lot and parked it in the driveway of the party," he revealed.

"People were sitting in it, drinking in it, girls were climbing all over it. It was quite the conversation piece."

American actor John Belushi and Canadian actor and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd on the set of The Blues Brothers directed by John Landis. (Photo by Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)
Late actor John Belushi alongside Aykroyd on the set of The Blues Brothers. (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

As it happened, the vehicle in question was a prop for a different movie.

Aykroyd, whose most famous role remains that of Dr. Ray Stantz in Ghostbusters, went on to explain: "Next day six in the morning, I get a call from our producer... 'I just got a call from somebody, wants to know where his German troop carrier is because they're shooting in the desert today!'

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"It turned out it was a 'hot' car, meaning that it was in active production, and so I said, 'Well it's sitting up at the party Bob, the guy can go and get it.'"

Those were the '70s, after all.

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