SEMA 2013: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Hot Wheels Transit Connect

It was Vandemonium - their term - on the rest of Ford's stand as the Blue Oval showed what it could do with ten of the UK's favourite vans. Even though the air suspended, solid wheel and wood deck low-rider version from Detroit Steel Wheels looked the meanest, most of the attention was directed towards the Hot Wheels version and its 1-litre Ecoboost-powered Rip Rod, which debuted last year.

Featuring a full Hot Wheels drag strip, a 55-inch TV and drawers full of Hot Wheels cars, the lurid Connect was designed to be a ‘race-inspired support vehicle for the average guy to spend a weekend at the track testing his Hot Wheels race car,' according to Ford. There's so much wrong with that statement it's not worth getting started...