On a lighter note: Much rarer than a Venus Transit

by | Jun 6, 2012 | On a Lighter Note, Science | 0 comments

For those of you that missed this year’s Venus Transit (the cloud over London did not really play ball on the morning of 6 June) here is another kind of Transit:  A Ford Transit.

This joke is a green one.  We recycled this one from June 2004 when the last Venus Transit occurred.  Image via BBC in 2004.

With its “rugged workhorse” reputation and a fair performance on the road, the Ford Transit became the favourite “mount” of many a speeding delivery driver, builder or bank robber.  We are not sure that it could ever reach enough velocity to make a transit of the Sun however.

In common with the Goddess Venus, the Ford Transit van was associated with the pursuit of love as well.  Its spacious back cabin might have had something to do with that.  It might even have enough room for a romantic dinner for two as well: Coq au Vin anyone?


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