Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler – Fit for a King, err President

“The hardest part to find for the CJ-8 is the CJ-8 itself, seeing as only 27,792 ever existed.” – Chris Baker, CJ-8 owner/enthusiast Brochure showcasing the upcoming 1982 CJ-8 Jeep Scrambler What do you get when you cross a pickup truck with a Jeep CJ-7 and an El Camino?  That’s right, the oddly eye-catching stepchild […]

Ferrari 308 / 328 – what do you think of when you hear that?

In 1999, Dr. Bert Vaux of Harvard University completed development of his Dialect Survey, a multi-part questionnaire that sought to determine your geographic origins simply through how you responded to colloquial based questions. For example, how you pronounce the words ‘crayon’ or ‘caramel’, or what you call a sweetened carbonated beverage are largely predictive of where you […]

Rollin’ on the River charity car show (and a little sneak peak into our plans)

With the exception of readers in/around the Cincinnati area, this post will seem like a waste of time.  But if we can ask a favor, just read on…there’s ulterior motives to why we discuss this today.  But first, if you’re interested and in the area, the annual Rollin’ on the River charity car show will take […]

Mercedes-Benz 300D/TD – I’ll take two of those please

“The amount of charm that this car has from start up to shut off is unmatched. I look at my rs4 and m5 sitting next to my 300td in the garage and there is no question which one I’d take on a trip.” – Joe Ottati, Reader Submission Photo credits to William Brutsch There’s a level […]

Dutch Safari Company – For the love of all that is Classic

If you haven’t heard of the Dutch Safari Company yet, you might want to check these guys out if you’re shopping for a vintage 4×4.  ‘Guys’ is a generic term of course, in reality it’s spearheaded by two fellow life-long vintage car enthusiasts Erica Plumlee and Nick van den Akker.  Based out of Austin, Texas, […]

Fiat 124 / 2000 Spider – There’s a reason they brought it back

If you’re in the buying/driving/selling classic car market, you’ve no doubt at some point felt like you just missed the rising tides on that special little something you were tracking for years.   You stayed out of the market, thinking maybe they still have a few more years of falling to do…only to strike out looking […]

IHEART_IH8MUD – Reader Submissions Don’t Go Unnoticed!

No one is perfect, and no one can claim that phrase better than me.  A couple of weeks ago, we went picture and story hunting for the then-upcoming and now already-done Toyota FJ60/62 post.  First stop, IH8MUD…the problem is we didn’t check back on that thread until today…thinking that pictures/content would come via our email. […]

The Pittsburgh Vintage Car Grand Prix

Move over Stanley Cup, hello 35th installment of the Pittsburgh Vintage Car Grand Prix (PVGP) fund raiser event. Started in 1983, this volunteer-driven charity-focused event has been a huge success.  Last year, the PVGP reported donations of over $4 million to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh and Allegheny Valley School since inception.  This week-long event celebrates classic / vintage / […]

Allroads lead to Audi

If you’re not a wagon lover, just hang in there…you might be by the time you finish reading this.  Earlier this week we covered the Volvo 240 that reigned (and still reigns) supreme in the boxy-wagon grocery-getter world.  Soon to come here at Second Daily we’ll cover the T-5R and R version 800 series, and […]

International Scout – Rides like a tractor should

Most car nuts could likely tell you one of the first cars that caught their eye when they were just a wee little lad.  For me, it was my neighbor’s 1969 primer grey SS Camaro sans hood.  It was the lack of an engine cover that mostly stood out…surely that can’t be good when it […]