In a noble effort to prove vans can be cool and sporty, Ford is bringing six Transit Connect vans and four wagons, tuned by industry’s top aftermarket custom builders, to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. It is not the first time the Transit has been the subject of such treatments.
In fact, the Transit was the base for the world’s first racing van. Mercifully, the new generation of the car is designed by the same people that did the latest Fusion and Fiesta, so it looks rather good; good news for the customizers charged with the job of improving the car.
So let’s get to it and see what sort of features these Customized Ford Transit models are blessed with. We have point out none of the extras fitted to them has anything to do with the car’s abilities as people carrier or commercial vehicle. The tuners have been given a free passport to try and make a tricked-out van with no boundaries.
SEMA-bound custom Transits include:
- Blood & Grease transformed a Transit Connect cargo van into a high-end fashion boutique on four wheels
- CGS Motorsports created a mobile speed shop for the drag strip
- eJudged repurposed a Transit Connect into a stylish mobile hot spot, loaded with technology for the road
- Impulse Marketing & Media looks back to a simpler time; it transformed a Transit Connect cargo van into a baked goods delivery vehicle
- K-Daddyz Kustomz created a mobile workplace for graphic design
- LGE*CTS Motorsports turned a Transit Connect Wagon into a Cross Country cruiser complete with top-of-the-line technology
- Mobsteel created the ultimate mobile billboard – a chopped and lowered Transit Connect cargo van promoting what Detroit Steel Wheel Company does best
- Pentech Automotive turned a Transit Connect Wagon into a vehicle gamers can take on the road
- Strange Motion designed a Transit Connect Wagon especially for its BMX team, with room to haul six bikes and six people