Driven: the awesome Icon Bronco
Vintage looks with a modern heart. Prepare to expand your dream garage...
Posted: 01 Nov 2012
Mario, an Icon/TLC engineer/fabricator who drove the Bronco to meet us, simply lets some air out of the 285/17 BF Goodrich All Terrain tyres, and off we go. Mario, by the way, turns out to be a very TopGear sort of chap, if for no other reason than he has flames tattooed up both forearms. Which obviously means very little in reality, but being some sort of human hot rod sits well with us.
Tyres laid low, we amble off into the dunes, and, yet again, I'm struck by the way the Icon is put together. Ward has a rare eye for detail and his obsession with fitness for purpose borders on brilliant neurosis. Inside, the Icon is a deluge of simplicity that makes modern cars seem overwrought and hopelessly baroque; every single bit of this car is designed for use and abuse. It's not a showpiece. The dash is a simple slab, punctuated by an aircrafty dial set by your left knee inspired by Bell & Ross timepieces.