We’re all familiar with ICON’s Derelict series of cars, right? They take ratty old vintage cars and modernize the crap out of them while leaving the charming archaic look. They’ve done it again, this time with an old ‘73 Volkswagen Type 181, which was evocatively called the Thing here in the U.S. They’ve converted…
Everyone knows about ICON, right? On the off chance you’re reading this and somehow aren’t aware about the glory of ICON, they’re a small company that manages to make some of the most amazing SUVs in the world, as well as resurrecting old basket case cars and turning them into astounding retro-modern loud, rolling…
At no point does OCD car redesigner Jonathan Ward of ICON ever explicitly say how much it cost to turn a clapped out (first) Clinton-era Miami Dade PD Chevy Caprice into what you see above. It’s almost certainly six figures and most definitely worth it. Is it ICON’s best car? Yes, yes it is.
Jonathan Ward’s ICON 4x4 turns trucks into beautiful restomod works of off-roading art. So when we hung out with him, we had no choice but to ask what it would take to turn Andrew Collins’ old Toyota Tundra into their kind of future classic.
Ernie Vigil and Nick Apex are two of the most talented stunt riders around. In their latest attempt to one-up their last video, the boys head to Lima, Peru to drift their way around the city.
Jonathan Ward’s outfit ICON 4X4 takes ratty old Land Cruisers and completely retools them. We’re talking scratch-built frames, huge supercharged V8s, and painstaking attention to detail with stratospheric price-tags to match. We figured nobody could bare to beat up on a vehicle like that. We figured wrong.
ICON’s Defender is certainly fancier than Land Rover’s now discontinued original, but company founder Jonathan Ward doesn’t want it to be a fashion item.
Buying a motorcycle helmet is a very tricky process. Most helmets are impossible to find if you want to try them on, plus everything fits differently, and most of the descriptions provided by helmet-makers are indecipherable and incoherent. Luckily for you, I get to try a lot of them out firsthand—and I’m here to help.
Most people who see a motorcyclist riding a sportbike while kitted in garish ICON gear will assume the guy riding is about to get his stunt on. This lady proves that we aren’t all as we appear.
Icon 4x4 builds Frankenstein vehicles—off-road trucks that meld modern mechanicals with vintage bodywork to create jaw-dropping machines. As founder Jonathan Ward showed off two of his creations to us, it became clear: These aren’t just hot-rods; they’re architecture, fashion, and industrial design rolled into…
The most fundamental item of motorcycle gear is also, frequently, the most misunderstood. Let’s clear up the conventional wisdom and marketing obfuscation, then put the best, safest helmet possible on your head.
When they wanted to sell gear to women, manufacturers used to just toss a pink butterfly on a small men’s jacket and call it a day, but companies are finally starting to realize women riders deserve gear that looks nice and protects them well too.
Ever wonder what would happen if you and your best friend moved to Mexico to put on motorcycle stunt shows and were then approached to run drugs for a Russian maniac, but had to prove your drifting skills first?
ICON released a new helmet this week that they think is about to take the gear world by storm. The new ICON Airframe Pro was built with one mission in mind: be the best helmet that ICON, or anyone else, has ever made. While that sounds like quite a challenge, keeping the weight of a medium down to 1450 grams is one…
Jonathan Ward likes anything mechanical and revels in unique designs, so it’s not surprising that he’s been a watch nerd longer than he’s been a car guy. And he recently sat down with the crew at Hodinkee to go over one of the more eclectic watch collections out there – which perfectly suits the man.
Jonathan Ward has unconventional tastes. One of those is a deep love for the Dodge D200 Power Wagon, the beefiest, strangest big boy truck of the ‘60s. But he’s not a fan of what’s underneath the freakishly chunky exterior, so he did what any other OCD-addled builder would: he ripped off the body and dropped it on…
ICON’s cars are built by two-man teams and the waiting list is currently about two years long. Jonathan Ward, the man behind it all, doesn’t think that’s enough, and soon may have to buy a Tesla Model X with or without Elon Musk’s blessings.