Ford's Hottest Trend: Transit Connect Custom Vans



Custom car builders show what can be done with Ford’s Transit Connect Wagon and Transit Connect cargo vans at SEMA 2013


The industry’s top aftermarket custom car builders transformed six Transit Connect vans and four wagons to be shown at the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual show in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8.

Each Transit Connect van and wagon shows the builders expressing their creativity through elaborate interior reconstructions, blazing graphics and eye-catching exteriors.

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.

These custom versions help Ford launch the newest version of Transit Connect – a stylish, spacious and fuel-efficient wagon that features sliding doors and flexible, fold-flat seating for up to seven passengers.

Transit Connect by Mobsteel shows not all delivery vans need to be boring.Transit Connect by Mobsteel shows not all delivery vans need to be boring.

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