RAW Motorsports is family owned and operated and led by Dana Cote. At RAW, you will receive the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. Our
company is always evolving as the needs of our customers change and as new opportunities are created in the market. You can rest assured, that by working with RAW Motorsports, you will enjoy the latest services,
technology and developments in the industry. Superior customer service is the hallmark of RAW Motorsports and you can expect us to go the extra mile for your business. We are proud to serve you and thank you
for your business.
ABOUT DANA COTE:
Dana’s career started, in his mind, at age 5. He began by drawing elaborate sketches of race cars and trucks. As he got older at the age of 12, he
started applying what he had dreamed of as a child. He bought his first VW at the age of 12 and rebuilt the motor and restored the car. He has never stopped building cars since.
Dana’s professional career started in 1979, when a man named Walker Evans asked Dana, who was working at a muffler shop next door to Walker Evans Racing,
to build an exhaust system for his race jeep for the Off-Road Jeep Challenge. Dana and Walker hit it off and Walker knew there was talent in that young man. Dana worked for Walker for many, many years, winning
a lot of championships in off-road and stadium racing. From that experience, he learned what it was to be a true “car builder”. When working for a manufacturer sponsored race team, nothing but perfection
would do, because the difference between 1/1000 of an inch could be the difference between winning a race or ending up in the wall. Dana has applied that “no room for error” philosophy to his company and
to building off-road vehicles. Long hours are spent building and assembling our “Hand-crafted” cars and only the best parts available on the market are used.
In 1993 Dana eventually moved on to Team Chevrolet with Jon Nelson. He had the pleasure of working with some of the great drivers – Ricky Johnson, Jimmie
Johnson and Larry Ragland. In 1994 Dana became Team Manager and had the responsibility of running a 1st class, professional race team. This entailed campaigning (2) Trophy Trucks and (2) Stadium Trucks. This team went on to win three consecutive Baja 1000’s and was one of the most successful sponsored race teams in the history of Off-road.
Today, Dana and his wife of 30 years, Melanie Cote, own and operate RAW Motorsports in Temecula Calif. Dana’s infatuation for cars has worn off on his
wife and son’s, Dustin and Trevor, who were born with the engineering mind and the bug to create something from a piece of metal. It is truly a passion for the whole family and we enjoy seeing our cars and
projects come to fruition after hours, days and sometimes long nights to make our clients dreams and visions come to life. RAW Motorsports is one of the leading manufacturers of buggies, off-road and specialty
vehicles in the industry. Dana is known for his vast knowledge of the Off-Road racing industry and superior engineering capabilities. RAW Motorsports has customers from all over the country and internationally who
travel far for his expertise.