Ford Transit: The Story of a Nation's Favourite Van (2008)
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The Ford Transit is a true icon of the roads, a versatile workhorse which, since its arrival in 1965, has become the "Backbone of Britain". This wonderful film celebrates the enduring appeal of the Transit, skilfully combining archive footage with modern film to create the definitive story of this legendary van. British Touring Car Champion and TV commentator Tim Harvey presents a journey through more than four decades of one of the best-known vehicles on the roads. Rare archive film charts the history of the Transit in its many guises, including the awesome 150mph Supervan, 185mph-plus Supervan 2, in the capable hands of three-times Formula One World champion Jackie Stewart, and the very latest monster Supervan 3! The programme lets you look inside the production line, see vans being put through their paces at rigorous tests and enjoy the quirky continental view of the Transit. There's also the extraordinary seven-day endurance test at the Monza circuit in Italy. Of course, the Transit is inseparable from the "White Van Man" image and Tim sets out to prove once and for all whether the mere sight of one of the familiar Fords is enough to make tempers flare. His hilarious bid to wind up Britain's motorists has a surprising outcome! Plus, we hear from "Mr Transit" Peter Lee, a man who has dedicated his life to this iconic vehicle. He explains his love affair with the van, and gives a rare glimpse inside his incredible collection - this is real devotion! Everyone has a Ford Transit story, and after watching this fabulous film, you'll have quite a few more. Bonus features include Supervan 1967, 7 days in Monza, Two brothers 1979 and much more.