Ford Insists Vans Are Cool, Aims to Prove It at SEMA Staff
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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.

Vans are inherently un-cool. Too bad nobody told Ford, as the Blue Oval aims to take the SEMA Show by storm with plans to “unleash” 10 modified Transit Connect models at the world’s largest aftermarket parts expo in just a week’s time.

Hoping to change perceptions, or at least draw some much-needed attention to Ford’s utility vehicle, a selection of tuners has been called upon to modify the Transit models in their own unique way, ranging from a mobile boutique clothing shop to a hot rod repair shop.

Ford brought the Transit Connect to North America in 2009 as a compact van targeted at small business owners and won the 2010 North American Truck of the Year title. For 2014 the Transit Connect cargo van and Transit Connect Wagon join the lineup, the latter being a back-t0-basics family hauler.

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Will families dig the boxy style? Perhaps the tuners of SEMA can help get the message out, like the team at LGE*CTS Motorsports who transformed a Transit Connect Wagon into a machine for family cross country travel filled with luxury and technology.

On the more likely side, Ford is certain to catch the eye of the many tuner shops and motorsports teams at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association, in search of a shop vehicle.

Ford will debut all 10 vans at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, which runs from November 5-8.

In the mean time, view a preview of each of the vans in our gallery below.

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