Last week’s video of the Renault Espace F1 got us thinking a lot about fast vans, and while the Espace is undeniably cool it wasn’t the first crazy van project. If you head back to the early 1970s, you’ll find Ford’s first Supervan, a concept which was tried a few times over the years. We’ve covered the third edition of Supervan (a reinvention of Supervan II) in the past – but sometimes you just can’t beat the original. Because, how can you not like an old school Ford Transit with GT40 bits underneath?! This period film from Ford is as good as Supervan itself, with swinging music and some great footage of Supervan doing everything from drag racing at Santa Pod to racing Escorts in the rain.
All these videos have got me thinking that it’s due time for another take on the Supervan/Espace formula. What would you like to see from a modern, off the wall van project? I know I can come up with some pretty crazy ideas…