Growing up in New York, my mother always told me to never go down to 4th Avenue in Brooklyn because a man in a van would snatch me up. That being the case, I have a feeling that she won't like Ford's 2013 SEMA show display much. In addition to the Mustangs, Focuses, and Fusions Ford has announced that there will be 10 custom 2014 Ford Transit Connects taking over its SEMA show display.
Though 10 Transit Connect vans and wagons will be on display at the show, Ford is only teasing nine of them. Those hoping Ford will fit the Transit Connect with the Fiesta ST's 197-hp 1.6-liter turbo-4 and six-speed manual, I'll save you some trouble: none of the nine vehicles here are the Transit Connect ST. While that very well could be the last SEMA Transit Connect concept, we're not holding our breath.
Instead, most of the nine Transit Connect concepts are all slammed, shod with big wheels and tires, and loaded with electronics. Some of these vans look pretty sharp. For example, there's the Strange Motion Transit Connect Wagon. This slammed Transit Connect is designed to support a BMX team, and can haul six bikes and six people. Functional and cool.
Another functionally cool Transit Connect concept is by Blood & Grease. A clothing company, the Blood & Grease Transit Connect functions as a pop-up shop. The lowered black-graphic'd van is designed to roll up to a location and sell clothing. The inside of the Transit Connect is outfitted with a custom inventory system, in addition to the requisite upgraded sound system.
The Project SunnySide Transit Connect functions in much the same way as the Blood & Grease concept, this time dolling out cookies and cake. The Project SunnySide van is designed to be a modern ice cream delivery truck.
The custom vans are rounded out by the:
Mobsteel Ford Transit Connect: A "rolling business card" for the Detroit Steel Wheel Company.
Pentech Ford Transit Connect: A mobile video game demonstration van.
K-Daddyz Kustomz Ford Transit Connect: A mobile vehicle graphic and pinstriping studio.
eJudged Ford Transit Connect: A mobile command station for car show judging.
CGS Motorsports Ford Transit Connect: A car-modification support vehicle at the drag strip.
LGE/CTS Motorsports Ford Transit Connect: A cross-country-capable Transit Connect outfitted for "business owners and upper-middle class working families."
Which van is your favorite? Sound off below.