Vandemonium: Ford's 10 Custom Transit Connect Vehicles for SEMA 2013

Ford will be quite busy at this year’s SEMA Show, bringing no less than…57 custom concepts. Quite surprisingly, 10 of these will be based on the all-new2014 Ford Transit Connect van. Under the tagline “Vandemonium”, the exhibition dedicated to Transit Connect tuning will include customized van and wagon models.

Aftermarket specialists will present a variety of ideas, from a mobile upscale clothing boutique to an on-the-go hot rod repair shop. Custom builders transformed six Transit Connect vans and four wagons by adding elaborate interior reconstructions, blazing graphics and eccentric exteriors.

By letting tuning companies work on the Transit Connect, Ford says it wants to show the van’s versatility and creative potential – especially for commercial use.

Here are the 10 stars for Ford’s Vandemonium exhibit at the SEMA Show 2013:

1. Blood & Grease took a Transit Connect cargo van and transformed it into a high-end fashion boutique on four wheels

2. CGS Motorsports envisioned a mobile speed shop for the drag strip

3. eJudged made a stylish mobile hot spot of the Transit Connect and loaded it with technology for the road

4. Impulse Marketing & Media transformed a Transit Connect cargo van into a baked goods delivery vehicle

5. K-Daddyz Kustomz created a mobile workplace for graphic design

6. LGE*CTS Motorsports turned a Transit Connect wagon into a Cross Country cruiser complete with top-of-the-line technology

7. Mobsteel chopped and lowered the Transit Connect cargo van and created the ultimate mobile billboard promoting the Detroit Steel Wheel Company

8. Pentech Automotive turned a Transit Connect Wagon into a vehicle for video game addicts

9. Strange Motion designed a Transit Connect Wagon especially for its BMX team, with room to haul six bikes and six people

10. The last custom concept is still a mystery, with Ford probably looking to unveil it directly at SEMA next month.

By Dan Mihalascu

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