Legends of Canadian Motocross

Preserving the History of Canadian Motocross

Legends of Canadian Motocross (LOCMX) project is aimed at preserving the history of Canadian Motocross and all those whose contributions have become legendary. It is as much an educational tool as it is a resource and cornerstone to the legacy of MX in Canada.

Created by Bill Petro as a way to display some of the thousands of images that were captured through his career as a Photojournalist within the Canadian motorcycle community. In 1972 while attending Photography courses at Connestoga College in Kitchener Ontario, he started going to the Motocross races that his brother George was racing in. It was a great way to practice his photo skills . Soon his pictures were being purchased by the riders and then the magazines. It wasn’t long before his talents were noticed by Cycle Canada Magazine. At the time it was a new national magazine with all of the motorcycle news for the Canadian enthusiasts.

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Posted on October 13, 2021

As a kid, Bob Kelly thought fast cars were the best things going–until he had his first ride on a motorcycle. A ride around the neighbourhood on his brothers Triumph was enough to convince him otherwise. It was not long before Bob had a street bike of his...

Posted on October 13, 2021

Carl Bastedo has been an outstanding performer in almost every aspect of Canadian motorcycling, although always with a leaning toward off-road competition. He’s been a passionate contributor to the categories of competitor, team builder, sponsor, educator...

Posted on October 13, 2021

The son of a General Motors employee, Mike grew up in the blue collar GM town of Oshawa, ON and began racing motocross late at the age of 15. “I delivered papers to buy my bikes and pay entry fees,” says Harnden. At his first race he qualified third in...

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