RIP Peter 'Reggie' Melton

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11/1/2017 5:27 PM

What an absolutely horrible shame! Reports are he crashed yesterday at Willowbank MX park
Didn't know him personally but just always seemed like such a good dude..

Really sucks

If the US guys aren't familiar with him he was one of 'THE guys' in the 80's and 90's over here! True Aussie MX legend!

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11/1/2017 5:30 PM

I saw that earlier. Was wondering what happenend. Horrible news. Thoughts are with his family.

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11/1/2017 6:16 PM

Terrible news, what a character and to happen on the track after all these years, far out. MX is so fucking rough sometimes. RIP Reggie.

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Cheers, Crush
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11/1/2017 6:28 PM

For the people from other countries Reggie was not only a top notch guy but multi time factory rider and national champion and if i’m Correct did his own suspension whilst he was a factory rider. RIP Reggie

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11/1/2017 8:22 PM

He won the 1998 Australian supercross championship riding each round on a bone stock KX250. I think that was Chad Reeds first year as a senior, and Pete got that one over him.

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11/1/2017 8:59 PM

Was such a smooth rider we called him Peter Perfect was lucky enough to see him race manny times in the 80's.
Was a top bloke very sad news.

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11/1/2017 9:37 PM

Ride In Peace, condolences to his family and friends.

From what I remember of him, he was the gentlemen of the sport.

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11/1/2017 10:23 PM

Horrible news. I had posters of him all over my walls as a kid

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11/1/2017 11:00 PM

Spent time hanging and riding with Reg many times on his trips to the states over the last 20 years. Besides being a stellar rider, he was just an awesome human being. When it came to wit, humor, and putting a smile on someone’s face, he was a world champion. They truly broke the mold after him. Heard this news this morning and I’m fully gutted. Truly sad. God Speed Peter.

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11/1/2017 11:09 PM

Australian 90's MX legend. RIP Reggie Melton
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11/1/2017 11:20 PM

Deja New wrote:

Was such a smooth rider we called him Peter Perfect was lucky enough to see him race manny times in the 80's.
Was a top bloke very sad news.

I went to the Des Nations in '92 (I was 13) and was at the after party which anyone could go to and was just a massive bonfire (and I mean MASSIVE) with a few of Australia's finest riders floating around haha.. Anyway we were going to leave but before we could we had to get a very talkative, very polite and very drunk dude off our car.. When we got some light on the situation my brother yelled "It's Peter perfect!" haha and sure enough it was

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11/1/2017 11:38 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/2/2017 4:52 AM

Ah man I think I rode with him at qmp last year, Vale.

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11/2/2017 12:02 AM

Deja New wrote:

Was such a smooth rider we called him Peter Perfect was lucky enough to see him race manny times in the 80's.
Was a top bloke very sad news.

jemcee wrote:

I went to the Des Nations in '92 (I was 13) and was at the after party which anyone could go to and was just a massive bonfire (and I mean MASSIVE) with a few of Australia's finest riders floating around haha.. Anyway we were going to leave but before we could we had to get a very talkative, very polite and very drunk dude off our car.. When we got some light on the situation my brother yelled "It's Peter perfect!" haha and sure enough it was

Id left Australia in 1991 so id missed that Bon Fire in 92 but i meet him at Red Cliff on a club day was an amazing guy that had time to chat to us kids at the time not full of himself just down to earth and watching him rip that track we just started calling him Peter Perfect that would have been about 1986 David " Party Boy" Armstrong was there too great times when pros still did local club days.

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11/2/2017 12:12 AM

I feel like I remember him having a few more races in the USA than just this?

http://vault.racerxonline.com/rider/peter-melton/races

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Cheers, Crush
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11/2/2017 12:34 PM

Sad news. I hate to hear about things like this. God speed Reggie.

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11/2/2017 12:47 PM

Sad news.

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11/2/2017 1:16 PM

So he crashed and died? I feel really bad for his family and friends.

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11/3/2017 4:38 PM

RIP Peter.

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11/4/2017 3:22 AM

I am getting on now but every time I hear of a story like this i get quite a bit slower forever. (#mentaldangerlimiter)

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11/4/2017 3:41 AM

Read about this on Thursday. Hit me really hard.

Melton was one of the guys I really looked up to when I first got a dirtbike (only because I had a kx80 and he was one of Kawasakis main riders). About 10 years later a friend recommended him for suspension and he setup my bikes for a number of years.

You would go to drop your suspension off quikly and end up having a decent 45mins talk to him about riding/anything. Incredibly down to earth and genuinely enjoyed having a conversation with you.

RIP.

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11/14/2017 12:45 AM

Wow just found out today. Missed this thread. What a legend he was. Great at supercross as well. He used to ride at a tiny little local muck around track near me called purse road And the local quarry many years ago. Really down to earth great guy. Sad news was a awesome rider to watch . RIP.

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10/18/2018 8:49 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2018 8:51 AM

Deja New wrote:

Was such a smooth rider we called him Peter Perfect was lucky enough to see him race manny times in the 80's.
Was a top bloke very sad news.

jemcee wrote:

I went to the Des Nations in '92 (I was 13) and was at the after party which anyone could go to and was just a massive bonfire (and I mean MASSIVE) with a few of Australia's finest riders floating around haha.. Anyway we were going to leave but before we could we had to get a very talkative, very polite and very drunk dude off our car.. When we got some light on the situation my brother yelled "It's Peter perfect!" haha and sure enough it was

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Jemcee, I was the one that you helped get the drunk dude off the car so I could drop him back at our motel. I worked on the Des Nations marketing commitee-by the time the race day was done so was he & I was ready to party. Sun was well and truly up by the time that party finished.
Perfect Pete was exactly that Perfect & unique-the world isnt the same
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LRPR

10/18/2018 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2018 8:53 AM

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LRPR

10/18/2018 4:08 PM

Deja New wrote:

Was such a smooth rider we called him Peter Perfect was lucky enough to see him race manny times in the 80's.
Was a top bloke very sad news.

jemcee wrote:

I went to the Des Nations in '92 (I was 13) and was at the after party which anyone could go to and was just a massive bonfire (and I mean MASSIVE) with a few of Australia's finest riders floating around haha.. Anyway we were going to leave but before we could we had to get a very talkative, very polite and very drunk dude off our car.. When we got some light on the situation my brother yelled "It's Peter perfect!" haha and sure enough it was

LRPR wrote: Photo
Jemcee, I was the one that you helped get the drunk dude off the car so I could drop him back at our motel. I worked on the Des Nations marketing commitee-by the time the race day was done so was he & I was ready to party. Sun was well and truly up by the time that party finished.
Perfect Pete was exactly that Perfect & unique-the world isnt the same

Oh my god that's amazing! haha
I could be imagining this but did someone from our crew take that photo?
What a time!

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