BRENTFORD is to become one engineer's own Tracy Island after he was selected to run around in a Thunderbird 2 super-van.
Mark Palmer, of Brentford, was chosen by Virgin Media from hundreds of engineers all over the country to use vans themed on some of the most iconic vehicles from blockbuster movies.
Residents will see the 44-year-old in his green machine swooping around the borough to come to the rescue by upgrading customers' connectivity speeds to a superfast business grade service.
Mark gets to keep the van for three months and was selected to use it after Virgin Media customers voted him the best performing engineer.
Animated with pride at the no-strings gift he said: "I am a big fan of Thunderbirds, so being able to drive around in a van themed like Thunderbird 2 will be amazing. I may not be the ‘brains’ behind Virgin Media but I can certainly help my customers to improve their business internet connection. If anyone sees me, they should definitely give me a wave.”
Mark's manager, Paul Hughes, praised him, saying he is very passionate and always works beyond expections.
He said: "We consistently receive fantastic reports from our install and services team about his willingness to support at any time of day or night.
Other vans in the super fleet include the Jurassic Park jeep; Optimus Prime, the truck from Transformers; the Batmobile, from Batman and Ecto 1 from Ghostbusters.