A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

Produced from 1961 to 1980, the International Harvester Scout is an off-road vehicle that was built to compete with Jeep.

We spotted this Scout 800 (built from 1965-68) outside the Summit Racing Equipment Retail Store in Tallmadge, OH recently and smiled because it’s one of those fun vehicles you almost never see.

We can’t nail down the exact model year between 1965-68 without knowing what’s under the hood. Scout 800s were powered by four-, six- (inline), and eight-cylinder engines, in both naturally aspirated and turbocharged varieties.

Regardless, we always like seeing things you don’t see every day.

Hope you do, too.

Author: Matt Griswold

After a 10-year newspaper journalism career, Matt Griswold spent another decade writing about the automotive aftermarket and motorsports. He was part of the original OnAllCylinders editorial team when it launched in 2012.