Hello ModernJeepers, welcome to Episode Number 27 of The ModernJeeper Show… the show about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers.
This week is another special Flashback Episode. Back when ModernJeeper was just a nascent website and the idea of a podcast was just a whim, I interviewed several industry leaders while at the 2015 Off Road Expo in Pomona, California.
Each interview was about 30 minutes long, and was conducted from a table at Metalcloak’s 20 x 30 booth right in the middle of the show and you can clearly hear all the action going on around us.
In this Flashback Episode, we decided to interview one of Metalcloak’s top jobbers at the time and Texas’ top Jeep builders, Keith and Pauline Jones of Jones Jeep in Marble Falls, Texas. This was a unique interview because Keith and Pauline had just driven their JK’s 1300 miles from Texas to Off Road Expo in Southern California along with an entourage from the Crawler Crew customer club and we thought it would be cool to share their story and their passion.
Keith and Pauline share how they went from being Jeep Builders to Trail Guides, how their shop in a small town of 6500 people attracts customer from all over the state, how they scored a property at the entrance of Hidden Falls Adventure Park to build their new shop, how building Jeeps for local officials can help business, what their favorite Jeep trail is (it’s not one you’ve probably heard of), what dolomite is and why tires like it, how to succeed in the Jeep build business by being selective in what you work on and the products you sell, and what 220 MPH feels like on a Texas drag strip.
Even though this interview was done in 2015, Keith & Pauline are still going strong in the Jeep building business and are about to launch some new initiatives in the coming months. Keep an eye out for what comes next from this enterprising couple of ModernJeepers.
You can find helpful links to many of the things we talk about in this episode in the show notes below…
So, sit back, relax with a cold one, and enjoy Episode number 27 of The ModernJeeper Show…
- Jones Jeep
- Marble Falls, Texas
- Hidden Falls Adventure Park
- The Rubicon Trail
- Off Road Expo
- NHRA Museum
- The Worlds Fastest Indian
- 6Pak Shocks
- Duroflex Joints
- Metalcloak JK Suspension
- Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School
- Definition of Dolomite
- Metalcloak True Dual Rate Coils
- Master Craft Seats
- 4500 Class Racing
- Currie Axles
- RCV Performance
- Reid Racing
- Advanced Adapters Atlas
- Trail Ready Beadlocks
- Maxxis Trepadors