Jimmy Arirngton, Stephan Prantl-my German buddy. Going to the dirt house in the ghetto and the front door was always open and I mean always open. King of Dirt at Mission trails.
What have you learnt from your BMX days that you're still using nowadays?
Dana: The only real thing would be how heavy and large older frames were and how everything is reverse engineered and become a lot lighter.
What frames did you weld up in the late eighties/early nineties?
Dana: Repaired a whole lot of TA/Dirt Bros. frames. Then I helped machine parts and weld for a company named Jad. Also the fixtures and welding of Dirt Bros. frames. Made the very first We The People frames and manufactured bars for WTP.
Did you know then that you would end up working in a workshop later on?
Dana: I always kind of figured I would be in some sort of environment like I am know.
What's your work situation like at the moment?
Dana: 24 hours a day 7 days a week
What tools do you have at your workshop?
Dana: No c&c machines but all manual machines such as vertical and horizontal mill and lathe, different types of tig machines.
What tool's missing?
Dana: c&c machine
Have you ever considered buying a machine but then realised it would take forever to make the money back and backed off?
Do you run into BMX riders on the job from time to time?
Dana: Yes I do, it's a small world when it comes to bikes and other types of sports
Do you miss the BMX scene?
Dana: In some aspects I do but my 2 boys are taking over the reigns on that one.
Where can people find info about your company?
Last words: Thanks to all the o.g. Dirt Bros. and anyone I ever rode with. Thank you Bart for the opportunity. Thanks to Vic Murphy for always giving me an opportunity to show my ideas. Thanks to all my friends and family.