Dear Scotty, You may have already known this, but I thought it would make an interesting video. I love cars and research them all the time, just for fun. I’m disability retired. I lost a leg…

Chlaas

Dear Scotty,

You may have already known this, but I thought it would make an interesting video. I love cars and research them all the time, just for fun. I’m disability retired. I lost a leg because of an accident and a misdiagnosis. I do not take a penny from the government. I live off the money I put back as a Texas school teacher and principal. For this reason, I have a bit of time on my hands. When I’m not helping my friends and family find and buy good cars, I spend my time learning about cars.
That’s my humble background, here’s an interesting fact I ran across. Supported by several sources, including US News and World Report, the car that is the most American, by percentage, is the Toyota Avalon. It’s made in American and uses the most American sourced parts. Crazy huh? Check it out. Wouldn’t that make an awesome video? No one can say America doesn’t make great cars, anymore. I believe it’s made in Georgetown, KY. It doesn’t even matter what year. All Avalons sold here have always been produced here. If you take the UAW out of the equation and put in quality controls, there no limit to what the good ole USA can accomplish.
My wife is from Wayne, MI. Her folks lived less than 1/4 mile from one of the Ford plants. I’ve almost always been a Japanese car driver. We would visit driving out Honda CR-V or Acura CL and catch all kinds of crap. When we went in our 1999 Avalon, one of her relatives made a comment about our rice burner. When I told him it was the most American car one could buy, we almost came to blows. You just can’t fix stupid.
Anyway, I want to thank you for your wonderful videos. When I had my BKA, your videos gave me hours of entertainment and education. I still have severe nerve damage and am often kept awake at night and I watch, and rewatch, all of your videos. I see in you a kindred spirit. I too have a master’s degree, or two, and knowing you have one kind of makes me feel a certain bond with you, even though we’ve never met. Our taste in cars seems to be identical and that just adds to it.
I thought I would express my thanks and admiration. Sometimes your videos go well beyond their intended purpose. Sometimes they help people in more ways than just changing their oil or picking out a good used car. Sometimes they are a distraction from pain that keeps them up all night.

Thanks Buddy,

Chad Wright
1749 Smith
Abilene, TX 79601
the_wright_way@hotmail.com

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nick20s
nick20s

Thanks for Sharing. I share the same feeling. Watching Scotty talk, keeps my spirit alive and happy. It’s a lot more deeper than fixing and DIY for me as I’m still yet to getting my hands dirty by changing my own damn oil. I got a masters degree in Mechanical engineering for the love of cars but didn’t pursue the career in that line as I hated the snobbish people I worked with. But, but it is not until I started learning from Scotty, I started liking things mechanical again. I help out people I meet about cars and direct them to Scotty.

Scotty Kilmer
Scotty Kilmer

Editor

well thanks for sharing.