Scot Breithaupt

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Scot Breithaupt
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Personal information
Full nameScot Alexander Breithaupt
Nickname"Old Man", "OM"
Born(1957-07-14)July 14, 1957[1]
Long Beach, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 4, 2015(2015-07-04) (aged 57)
Indio, California, U.S.
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70.3 kg (155 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
DisciplineBicycle Motocross (BMX)
RoleRacer/Promoter/Manufacturer/Sponsor
Rider typeOff Road
Amateur team(s)
1973–1974Matthews Motocross
1975Matthews Motocross/Yamaha
1976Dan Gurney
1977FMF
1977SE Racing
Professional team(s)
1977–1999SE Racing
2005–2006SE Racing

Scot Alexander Breithaupt (July 14, 1957 – c. July 4, 2015) was an entrepreneur, "Old School" professional Motorcycle MX and Bicycle Motocross (BMX) racer and a founding father of BMX in 1970.

Breithaupt was found dead in a tent where he had been living in a vacant lot in Indio, California on July 4, 2015, aged 57.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. From an old Roostbmx.com post by Breithaupt. Word search for "7/14/???" The post author is under "Scot 'The Old Man' Breithaupt."
  2. "Scot Breithaupt, 'Godfather of BMX,' found dead in Indio". Desert Sun.