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Transit: The 40 Year Story of Britain's Best-loved Van by Graham Robson
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The Ford Transit van is 40 years old in 2005 and this fun book - packed with facts, anecdotes, photographs, adverts and publicity shots - celebrates what has been one of the most successfu Light Commercial Vehicles ever produced in Europe. Built on several sites and in many varieties, successive generations of Transit have set every industry standard since the mid-1960s. They have myriad uses, from mobile shop to racer, powered by a Formula 1 engine

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Vans, pick-up trucks and mini-buses make up the build of normal production but a sub-industry manufactures special-purpose Transits; Transits as mobile cranes, breakdown vehicles, libraries, aircraft tenders, ice cream vans; Religious services and ticket-selling agencies have been run in Transits; Transits serve in the armed forces, police and prison services, as secure transport in wildlife parks and as support vehicles in motorsport; Boxer Henry Cooper sold vegetables from a Transit and TV chef Gary Rhodes used one in his road shows; The four millionth Transit was built in; 2000 and sales continue unabated.

Author Biography

Graham Robson is a prolific and highly regarded author who has written many books for Haynes, including Ford-based titles such as The Works Escorts, Ford in Touring Car Racing, Cosworth and Performance Fords. He lives near Bridport, Dorset.
Release date Australia
October 14th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations (chiefly col.), ports. (some col.)
J H Haynes & Co Ltd
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