The 2015 Milwaukee Scout Rally

3 09 2015

The first annual Milwaukee Scout Rally was a smashing success with 100% attendance!!!  That’s right – we were BOTH there!!  I met Scott last year when he followed me home to check out my Scout.  We chatted, exchanged emails and he expressed interest in buying a Scout.  Well, a year later, Scott is now the proud owner of BEAST.  BEAST is an amazing 1969 SR2.  I’m not an expert by any means, but I do believe the largest engine IH ever dropped into a scout is a 304 V8.  That’s a lot of power for a small metal shoebox.  But BEAST has earned his name (Yes – I’ll continue to write BEAST in capitol letters – and for good reason) because someone has managed to squeeze in a 345… you know, it might have even been a 392… I’m not sure.  But it was huge and loud and powerful!  Popping open the bonnet on that bad boy was jaw dropping.  Imagine seeing 4 engines in the same amount of room as what your ONE engine fit’s into. It’s just… Dolly Parton in a push-up bra.

I drove BEAST around the neighborhood and said things like “holy s**t!”  and “this is awesome!”

Scott drove LaVera and said things like “it’s so quiet” and “it’s so quiet!”

Scott has lots of work to do to get BEAST roadworthy.  Some turn signal issues (been there).  Choke not adjusted (been there).  And the fuel gauge doesn’t work… but I wouldn’t know much about that…


But cosmetically – this is a sweet ride.  No dents, dings or cancerous rust.  The BEAST has arrived in Milwaukee.



So let’s see if there are any other Scout or IH owners in the Milwaukee area?… Drop me a line and we’ll see if we can have another meetup before the tops go on for winter.





One response

3 09 2015

Nice duo!

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