All About Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer started working as
a mechanic in his father's Texaco
gas station at the tender age of
14 (making it 47 years he's been
wrenching so far.) His grandfather
Elmer Kilmer, was his mentor.
In between getting a Masters
Degree from the University of
Illinois, and working as a mechanic
in the summer, Scotty kept his
mind clean while his hands stayed
In 1979 Scotty got married and
started his own repair business.
But eventually, Scotty became
restless. So he wrote his book,
Everyone's Guide To Buying A
Used Car, in 1994. This lead to him
becoming the "Crank It Up" car talk host at CBS TV in Houston.
After ten years of car talk hosting, Scotty moved on to the internet, winning an Emmy for Interactive Car Talk Host in 2004.
Scotty's always helping people out with their car care problems, making the seemingly incomprehensible complexity of modern cars easy to understand for everyone. His combination of mechanical knowledge, truthfulness, and humor makes him a natural hit with the driving public. Over 96 million people have watched his Scottykilmer channel videos on youtube.
His wife Leslie is in her twentieth year of teaching fifth grade at public school.
His oldest son Riley just graduated from the University of Vermont, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude.
His youngest son Wyeth, at the tender age of 22, is now a Chief Engineer in Bravo Company of the 101st Airborne. He's the big one in the picture.9