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CLIP 8214

Design classic - the Ford Transit

Design classic - the Ford Transit
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Key Info
  • Design classic - the Ford Transit
  • Duration: 02:51
  • A look at the history and development of the Ford Transit van with archive footage. The design became popular with the opening of Britain's motorway network in the 1960s. The vans in use at the time were not suited to speed or carrying heavy loads. The Transit became so successful it even became the bank robber's vehicle of choice. Published as part of the Top Gear website: bbc.co.uk/topgear/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Design and Technology

       Topic:

    Product Design

  • Keywords: travel, mobility, practical, consumer, business, history, invention, trade, TopGear
Ideas for use in class
  • A look at an iconic design; a good overview of how a design can become a successful commercial product through meeting practical needs. This is a clip from a longer video also showing how the modern Transit performs on the race track: bbc.co.uk/topgear/videos/index.shtml?cat=challenges&id=18.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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