The Jeep Farm

Jeep Garage

Verne SimonsPhotographer, Writer

The story starts on a trail in Moab, Utah, when a guy drives by us on the trail and hops out of a built ZJ, walks over to Feature Editor Simons and says, “Hey, my name is Drew. I recognized Project Ground-Up and wanted to say hi. We’re neighbors and I am addicted to Jeeps.” It turns out Simons and Drew Norman had both driven many miles to meet when they live within a few miles of each other in the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. After shooting the breeze for a few more minutes it became clear that, like us, Drew is truly and badly addicted to Jeeps and has been for years. Fast forward a few months and Drew emailed us some tantalizing pictures of his Jeep collection…er, hoard, and at that point we realized we had to follow up and check these Jeeps out for ourselves first hand. The fact is that this guy has it -- and he has it bad. He also has quite a collection of unique and very clean old Jeeps that are almost guaranteed to make you drool. Since then, Drew has started rescuing and restoring old Jeeps from the Southwest -- all as part of a small part time start-up business called The Jeep Farm. We say farm on, farmer, farm on!

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