Driving depression

I never had heroes growing up. In this business, it’s served me in good stead: I’ve watched as my coworkers, my friends, who did hold people they read about in magazine in a certain esteem over years of distant keeping tabs and hero worship, have slowly come to the realization that a lot of the […]

From Vermont to the world

The image above is an old engraving of a scene at one of the most important places in American history, the McCormick reaper works in Chicago, in the early second half of the 19th century. It was there that the building of complicated products with interchangeable components on a very big scale got underway, establishing […]

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1975 International Scout II

We’ve recently noticed quite a few more vintage off-roaders kept in stock (or close to stock) condition, eschewing the lifts and big knobby tires so common to four-bys in the last few decades. We don’t imagine Interco’s fretting about losing its Super Swamper business, but just as with hot rods, it’s always nice to see […]