The painting (below) was taken from a photo (above) taken in 1980-81 at Southport Skate Park.
Dave was one of the first 'team' riders in the whole of British BMX and, as a youth, his team even took him to California to race. California is still exotic to Brits now, but it was another world when Dave was a youth. All the vast majority of Brits knew about it was Hollywood and CHiPs.
Dave, above and below (in yellow), again at Southport in the very early-80s. Photos: Stefan Faulkner
He's one of the Sideburn delegation coming out to Springfield and Dirt Quake USA.
He also came up with the concept of Sideburn 15 Cover 1 and rode the Honda Dax in the pool he himself designed and built in his own backyard. That's him, again in yellow, still in Vans.
The Dax belongs to his good mate, and fellow Brit BMX original - John 'Captain Highside' Lee, who also took these behind the scenes photos. Our very own Ben Part took the cover shot.
Anyway, it's Dave's birthday this weekend. Happy Birthday Dave. G
Get Sideburn 15 here. G