Who Is Bus Grease Monkey?

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Who Is Bus Grease Monkey?

Bus Grease Monkey is actually a guy by the name of Scott Crosby. Scott has a love for Volkswagen vehicles that goes back to when he was still a kid. In college, he worked part-time at a photography studio. That job was the opened door that led him to a very lucrative career as a photographer. While working as a photographer, he bought a few buses as photo props. One of them was a hippie bus with a bright retro paint job. 

What Is Bus Grease Monkey Known For?

Bus Grease Monkey is known for traveling around North America in his vintage 1948 GM 3751 Silverside bus rescuing other bus owners from their broken down engines. He only works on Detroit Diesel 71 series engines, though. He specializes in the Detroit Diesel 71 series engines because he knows them well. There’s also something quite satisfying about working on older engines. They don’t have all the crazy electrical components and computers the new engines typically contain.

What Is Bus Grease Monkey’s Unique Business Model?

Well, you already know part of it. A traveling vintage bus mechanic is pretty unique all on its own, but it gets better with Bus Grease Monkey’s business model. When he is doing repairs on a bus, the owner can cash in on a $15.00 per hour discount for working with him.

Why Does Bus Grease Monkey Focus on Vintage Buses in Particular?

From watching him talk about his love of buses, it seems that he just enjoys the old engines. He enjoys the community formed due to his forum. The bus community seems to serve as a second family, and it certainly serves as a lucrative hobby.

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