DEARBORN - Ford’s all-new Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo van will roar into the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show with 10 custom-modified versions at the Las Vegas Convention Center Nov. 5-8.
The industry’s top aftermarket custom builders transformed six Transit Connect vans and four wagons, expressing their creativity through elaborate interior reconstructions, blazing graphics and eye-catching exteriors. This reimagining of Transit Connect showcases the lineup’s versatility and creative potential – especially for commercial use.
Ford Transit Connect, named International Van of the Year 2014, has been a smart choice for small business owners since it launched in North America in 2009. The compact van earned the 2010 North American Truck of the Year title, adding to its global reputation for durability and toughness that dates back to its launch in Europe in 2003.
As Ford launches the newest version of Transit Connect, two distinct models will be offered – the traditional, hard-working cargo van, a panel-side hauler; and an all-new wagon model, a stylish, spacious and fuel-efficient people mover. Transit Connect Wagon features sliding doors and flexible, fold-flat seating for up to seven passengers.
For SEMA 2013, Ford challenged aftermarket customizers to show how the 2014 Transit Connect could take families and businesses further by imagining what is possible. The builders responded, with wild designs, cool custom features and over-the-top ideas.
Meet the stars of Vandemonium
•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
And there’s more to come. Stay tuned for details on a yet-to-be-unveiled 10th customized Ford Transit Connect that will be on display at SEMA next month.
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For more information about Transit Connect cargo van and Transit Connect Wagon, including pricing, visit http://ford.to/1886uNT
Transit Connect by Pentech
The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon is now the perfect place for gamers to take on the road after being modified by Pentech Automotive. The aim was to connect youth with the automotive design industry, with two driving simulators in the back of the Transit Connect.
Transit Connect by LGE*CTS Motorsports
The 2014 Transit Connect Wagon Titanium is ready for a cruise through European countryside in an inspired look from LGE*CTS Motorsports. The team set out to take the practicality of the Transit Connect Wagon as a family or business vehicle, giving it European flair with upgraded performance and technology.
Transit Connect by CGS Motorsports
The 2014 Transit Connect XLT by the team from CGS Motorsports is a must for any night spent at the drag strip. The interior has been outfitted with Lincoln Electric welding tools, a VIAIR air compressor and steel cabinets for tools.
Transit Connect by eJudged.com
The Transit Connect Wagon Titanium edition is now a rolling hotspot, busting with tech upgrades by the team at eJudged. The Transit Connect was built to be a mobile command station for the company’s event judging mobile app, making it the optimal place to perform car show judging.
Transit Connect by Blood & Grease
The 2014 Transit Connect XLT is ready for the streets or the catwalk as a mobile high-end fashion shop for the automotive-inspired line of clothing from Blood & Grease, a subsidiary of The Aaron Vaccar Company that produces upscale, retro T-shirts with an automotive theme.
Transit Connect by K-Daddyz Kustomz
The Transit Connect is now a mobile graphic shop after the team at K-Daddyz Kustomz got their hands on it. The vehicle now serves as a tool that can be taken to different locations with everything needed to mix paint and create custom graphics outside of the shop.
Transit Connect by Mobsteel
The Transit Connect is ready to hit the street as a hot rod delivery vehicle, with a smooth scallop style and distinctive logos for the builder, Mobsteel. The interior will feature a wood-grain floor that jettisons out the back and custom wheels from Detroit Steel Wheel.
Transit Connect by Impulse Marketing
The Transit Connect by Impulse Marketing & Media will take you back to a much simpler time with its ice cream delivery truck style. The Project SunnySide Transit Connect takes the ice cream truck of the past into today as a modern baked goods delivery truck.
Transit Connect by Strange Motion
Strange Motion designed a Transit Connect Wagon especially for its BMX team, with enough room to haul six bikes, and six people.