January 18, 2017
The following article is from Apparatus Mag
To mark its 50th anniversary, WyoTech students, graduates and instructors customized a 2016 Ford Transit van to pay tribute to the 1976 "Cruising Van" featured in an iconic 1976 Ford ad. Individuals at the Blairsville, PA, campus were responsible for designing and building the "Shagadelic Van which was unveiled at this years SEMA show. Ford provided the van to WyoTech and is serving as a corporate partner for this project. WyoTech graduates and instructors outfitted the van with era-authentic elements, such as bubble side windows, swivel rear Captains Chairs, a state-of-the-art audio system and custom shag carpeting, and included a 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo engine, Gibson performance exhaust with custom-fabricated side pipes and 18" booster wheels to make it a thoroughly modern ride. The van is currently making the rounds with Ford to auto shows and is also the featured build on MAV-TV's "Chop, Cut, Rebuild".