Brett, Mark, and Corey welcome special guest Jonathan Ward, mastermind behind the amazing creations of ICON, to tell us about his unending pursuit of perfection, how being a multi-talented artist translates to building some of the world’s coolest cars, and what he sees for the future of automotive production. In the news, the GMC Hummer EV prototype is just about what we are going to get, just because Ford won’t put a V8 in the new Bronco doesn’t mean nobody else will, California is going to ban gasoline vehicles, and Barrett-Jackson moved some serious iron in Scottsdale last week. All this and much more on this week's Driven Radio! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jonathan Ward owner of Icon joins the guys. Icon builds handcrafted custom fj cruisers, broncos, and more. They talk about passion, authenticity, honor, craftsmanship, breaking boundaries, and much more. This was an instant classic. Tune in!  This episode is brought to you by Duration Moulding and Millwork. DURATION is the industry leader in Poly-Ash moulding, millwork, beveled siding, and custom siding. Our products are available throughout the U.S. durationmillwork.com @durationmouldingandmillwork on Instagram Where to find our guest: @icon4x4 on Instagram www.icon4x4.com Where to find our hosts: Nick Schiffer @nsbuilders on Instagram and NS Builders on YouTube Tyler Grace @TRGHomeconcepts on Instagram John Hourihan @heresjohnnyh & @vintagebuilders on Instagram Follow The Modern Craftsman on Instagram @the.moderncraftsman Music: "Dessert" by Nate Gusakov  nategusakov.com
This week’s guest is the visionary Jonathan Ward, cofounder with his wife Jamie of bespoke auto designer and builder ICON. The attention to craft, the artistry in melding so many disciplines to make their world-class vehicles is a true hand and heart affair. Legend is a word thrown around casually in a world addicted to superfluous superlatives, but in this case it fits: Ward is a legend and a true analog hero.   > ICON's backstory + absolute dedication to making the best vehicles on the planet> The secret to building a business with your significant other> Being brave enough to follow your passion> The electric car future?> Brand Building with Jonathan's EFFF NO or HELL YEAH decision tree> The best budget collector car to invest in now...> The epic, Fidel-powered hunt for a rare Aston-Martin in Cuba> more more more Turn off everything else, tune out the rest of the world and drop in to NICE WORK! with Jonathan Ward. Don't forget to subscribe, leave a review and share this episode with anyone you think will enjoy it... that would be super nice! ICON 4x4 www.Icon4x4.com DONATE & WIN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL … www.omaze.com/jonathan GO CAMPAIGN: www.GoCampaign.org More on the Cuba Aston-Martin Story https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/news/a27563/cuban-aston-martin-barn-find/
Today I sit down with the King of the 4x4 world Mr Jonathan Ward owner of Icon. To say this is a handmade episode is an understatement. Jonathan builds the most insane Trucks and Cars I have ever seen. Jonathan's first career was in the acting game. This man worked on Broadway then moved to California for TV and Film work.  After years of success he realized he wasn't happy in the acting world and decided to leave it all behind for his true passion restoring Toyota Land Cruiser's and Ford Bronco's. Icon is hands down the best in the world and that is the truth. Tune in and hear this Handmade Episode and also follow him on Instagram @icon4x4  This episode is brought to you by my fantastic sponsor CBD LION https://cbdlion.com/categories use the code DEAN for 20% off all orders. Click on the link and start saving now.
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24
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19
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1 day, 6 hours
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