Gavin Wake Rolls Coal in His 1991 Dodge Cummins for This Cool Car Thursday


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It’s time Wildcats, Cool Car Thursday is back! This week Ukiahilite was able to interview Ukiah High Junior Gavin Wake, who drives one of the sweetest rides on campus. His 1991 Dodge Cummins is a sight to behold when entering any lot. 

Arguably the coolest thing about this ride is that it rolls coal. Rolling coal is possible when one modifies their diesel engine in order to create a large amount of black or gray exhaust fumes. 

Gavin Wake’s 1991 Dodge Cummins looking beast [Picture by Gavin Wake]

Other modifications Wake has done include replacing the seats, tuning the pump (making sure all systems are clean and undamaged), and replacing the carpet in the cab. He also has plans to switch the stock Cummins transmission to a nv5600 transmission sealed (a 6 speed manual). Along with the major change, he will add a “bigger turbo and injectors, tint, and putting American forces with a 5-inch lift kit”. 

Although Wake has been into cars his whole life he says, “my grandpa got me into the car community” and he hasn’t looked back since. 

If you are interested in showing off your ride, DM us on Instagram @ukiahilite or email any author. 

Katie Williams
Katie Williams
Katie Williams is an Editor in Chief for the Ukiah High School Newspaper and a Junior at UHS. Katie enjoys writing about emotion based and community oriented pieces, and is the head producer for the @ukiahilite instagram page. Outside of school Katie enjoys baking, reading and assisting her family in reaching out to our community. After high school Katie would like attend University and Major in Psychology to work with children that “deserve better, they need someone to listen”.

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