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 dirty.
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 120 million people have watched his Scotty Kilmer 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.