Friday, December 21, 2007

Scouts vs. The World!

Over at, users have been posting lots of great videos of their Scouts. A re-occurring theme seems to be people having their 'ol IH square off against another truck. This is great fun, further cementing International's reputation for having built the best, toughest, American-made 4x4 ever! (The Second one down is our favorite)

Jeep VS Scout, posted by Youtube member humanorc:

International Scout verse 1979 Chevy, posted by Youtube member weasy454:

Banshee vs. International Scout posted by trexbanshee1:

International Scout II Racing Truck by Nemesis4x4:

If you have some time to kill, head over to youtube and do a search for International Scout, there's tons of awesome stuff online!

Ernie's a popular guy!

There's some awesome stuff out there about now-legendary IH Dealer, Portland's own Ernie Bisio, and his dealership, Bisio Motors

The New York Times' WHEELS Blog did a great article on Ernie this year. It's great to see him being appreciated, as he's an asset to the IH Community.

We also came across what appears to be an episode of an auto-restoration program featuring none-other than Mr. Bisio himself.

Thanks to local blogger Pete Best for inspiring this post with his Ode to IH & Bisio Motors over at Metroblogging. We hope he doesn't mind us swiping this great photo ; for any Portland-IH-fan, it's an iconic image. Bisio's sign, driving down NE Sandy Blvd, on another cloudy, rainy day!

IH In the Media

The New York Times' Collectible Cars pages did an interesting story about the History of International Harvester back in September. It's worth a read.