CLASSIC MOTOCROSS PHOTOS: THE BEST RIDERS ARE ALWAYS THE MOST RELAXED

TORSTENHALLMANnorek68POLTorsten Hallman was the first superstar of the two-stroke era. This is Torsten in 1968 in Poland. Photo: Justyn Norek

Most Americans remember Torsten Hallman for starting Hallman Offroad Racing (THOR for short). Hallman along with Swedish GP buddy Lars Larsson were the first entrepeneurs to bring motocross gear to America (and there was a time when virtually every AMA Pro on the starting line wore Hallman GP leathers and a Hallman GP chest protector. But Torsten was a complex and multi-faceted man, and a true gentleman,and one of the best motocross racers of all time. He as a World Champion, motocross gear magnate, Yamaha R&D rider and one of the best ambassador the sport has ever seen,

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