“The 1916 Jones VI Automobile” exhibit – Of the thousands built, this is the only example of the Wichita built automobile on public exhibit. Catch a glimpse of Wichita’s early manufacturing industry and entrepreneurial spirit. This recreated garage setting features a 1916 Jones Six automobile that was built by Wichitian John Jones. Jones was a Ford dealer who thought he could build a better car than Henry Ford. He had a pretty good run producing an estimated 3000 cars and trucks right here in Wichita.
It's not really clear what happened to John Jones' company, but I guess he got drubbed by the ruthless larger corporations. ... Or maybe his car was just crap.