Making of an ICON - The Chevy Thriftmaster Truck

After five minutes of talking with Jonathan Ward you can fully grasp the depth of his automotive passion. It's infectious to hear him discuss his love for the aesthetics of a bygone era. The love he has for the masters of industrial design. People like Raymond Loewy get him excited and he perks up in his chair to tell… » 2/10/14 12:31pm 2/10/14 12:31pm

This Guy Makes The World's Best SUVs

That headline makes a bold statement, but I think I can stand by it. Icon is building (or, really, re-building) the world's best SUVs. They're expensive as hell, sure, and they're not the most luxurious or advanced or anything like that. They're simply made better than almost anything I've ever seen. » 10/29/13 3:40pm 10/29/13 3:40pm

TLC ICON Lexus LX570 Shows Off Tubby Truck Tweaks For SEMA

Click to view » 11/04/08 9:30am 11/04/08 9:30amJust because TLC is bringing a slew of built-to-the-hilt to doesn't mean they've forgotten about the crucial bugeye sunglass-wearing urban white trash market, and so we present their ICON Lexus LX570. The direct descendant of the FJ40, the Lexus doesn't much do what its tougher forefather did — likewise…

TLC Goes To SEMA With A Trio Of Upgraded ICON Toyota FJs

Back before they became the enormous and bloated choice of bugeye sunglass-wearing urban white trash, Toyota FJ Cruisers were compact, capable off-roading machines. We told you about TLC's plans build up some of their old-looking new trucks with a trio of FJ's » 11/04/08 9:00am 11/04/08 9:00am for the floor of . They already build an FH40 version, but …

Lexus Tuner Sextet Heading To SEMA

Lexus is bringing a fleet of vehicles to the SEMA » 10/29/08 2:20pm 10/29/08 2:20pm show next week, including an as close to an F as possible without being a . Just in case you prefer the IS F, the company handed four of them over to various tuners and magazines, including one to our friends at , to do up for the Vegas extravaganza. In addition to…

ICON Builds An FJ43, FJ45 For SEMA

The Land Cruiser » 9/26/08 9:40am 9/26/08 9:40am devotees at have been blessing us with for a couple years now, and it looks like they'll be showing off two new projects in Vegas for 2008. First up is an FJ43 Cruiser done up with coil suspension, Recaro seats and beefed-up axles and transfer case, all motivated by a 450 HP GM LS V8 engine. Icon…

Cruiser for a Bruiser: TLC's SCORE Baja 1000 Limited Edition

The Baja 1000 off-road burn down that westernmost peninsula is in its 40th year. In honor, Van Nuys-based TLC is rolling out the SCORE Baja 1000 Limited Edition Icon. That's the company's repro Toyota Land Cruiser. The company's retro off-roaders start at $84,000, and the Baja edition will cost $145,000 as a turnkey… » 10/05/07 11:00am 10/05/07 11:00am