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1982

  • GT Bicycles | 1982, Factory Team

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    The GT Factory team - led by living legend Greg Hill, and comprised of fellow BMX Hall of Famer Rob Fed, Floridian fastcat Nelson Channady and a very young Danny Nelson and Geoff Scofield, had suddenly put the GT brand on the map and were poised and ready to take on the World.

  • Brian Patterson | 1982, Pro

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    Two in a row? For the fairly-new BMX pro class, it'd never been done ..until this guy. Riding for his family-owned brand, Patterson Racing, younger bro Brian was on a roll and kept his No.1 Pro title from 1981; permanently putting his name in the BMX history books.

  • Debbie Kaslow | 1982, Girl

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    Up until this point in time, the Girls class had been referred to as "Powder Puffs" - and finally, by 1982, they were earning the respect of the male-dominated sport of BMX. This was the first year of the No.1 Girls title, and deservingly, it went to Michigan transplant Debbie Kalsow.

  • Steve Veltman | 1982, Cruiser

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    It had never been done until now - winning both the 20" and 24" titles in BMX; and Texan-born Steve Veltman (riding for Hutch Bicycles) inked his name in the history books with this feat.

  • Steve Veltman | 1982, Amateur

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    It was the start of a very successful career in BMX for the young 12 year old. As holder of both the boys Amateur titles, on both bikes, Steve was chosen to be on the first Wheaties cereal box - dedicated to BMX racing.