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Gary Cuthbert at the new Commonwealth games table tennis venue
The new Commonwealth Games table tennis venue: a Ford Transit Jumbo

FORD has really got into the spirit of the Commonwealth Games.

Apart from supplying 1123 low CO2 vehicles as the official automotive partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games , it has also turned a Ford Transit Jumbo into a new Commonwealth Games table tennis venue.

True. All true.

Under the glare of the LED lights (an £80 ex-VAT option on all Transits) Ford has installed a table tennis table inside the Jumbo Transit’s cargo area.

OK, it’s not quite a full size table – but for mere hacks likes us, rather than  Commonwealth athletes – it’s big enough for a touch of ping pong.

There’s spectating areas – at the end of the cargo area and from the side door – while players have the opportunity to ping the ball off the side of the van. A bit like real tennis.

This particular Ford Transit does not form part of the official Ford fleet at the Commonwealth Games, however. There are 30 Transit Vans on duty.

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