Fifty one years of Transit vans all on one site
The Transit club was started in the year 2005 after other enthusiasts had tried over the years, and failed, to run a successful group of Transit drivers to form a club. Having joined both these groups and was disappointed when they folded,after speaking to some friends at Ford, I decided to start a club myself that would last longer than a few years and that this club would not only be dedicated to saving rare Transits and promoting new Transits but also their history and would include Transits from the whole Transit family produced over the years. This year will be our 10th Anniversary.
I have had some experience in running van clubs over the years being the president of the National Street Van Association for over 20 years along with various job positions on the committee. My interest in the Transit started in the late 1960's when I was building them at Fords Langley plant and from there it grew until today where I own an archive of around 10,000 items of paperwork and over 15,000 models and other items .
Clubs insurance is now in place call Peter best and give them your membership number.
So welcome to the site and I hope you enjoy the amazing history of these outstanding vans. A history that is fascinating and can be told in pictures or words as you are about to see.
Off with a bang in 2017 with Two transit van club articles in Januarys magazines Classic van and pickup and classic commercial. So thumbs up for the club just a few days into the new year,
We have a stand at the NEC on April at the Classic car & restoration show one of the Countries top events please came and say hello.
Last years Charity check went to BEN for there help with caring for the families in the UK Auto industry we handed over £1000 at Vans AtoZ van of the year event.
Saving Transits is a full time job.
We are always looking for interesting parts and stories, brochures, pictures or information from around the world.
Club Stand NEC march
Updated November 17th 2016