Like a lot of people, Jake Egelstad got a taste for the mechanical at an early age. At the tender age of 14, he decided that it would be fun to buy some crappy dirt bikes, fix them up, and sell them for a profit (though that last part might have been mandated by his parents). Contrary to what you might think, he was actually successful in the endeavor, and even learned a thing or two along the way. As he got older, his focus shifted away from dirt bikes and moved to diesel trucks. When he was 19, he bought his first diesel, a bone stock 2001 Cummins, bright red, with a 4WD automatic transmission and an extended cab and long bed. His actual first truck was a 1987 F150 that he settled for after his mom refused to let him get a 2nd-gen V10 Dodge when he was 16, but that’s not the important thing. The important thing is that Jake likes to get his hands dirty.