Thelbert "Sox" Brookhart was an avid motorcyclist, a member of the Athens Motorcycle Club, a lifetime member of the American Motorcycle Association, and an inductee in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.
Sox also owned and operated Brookhart Cycle Sales in Albany, Ohio. Sox was noted as a key influence to modern off-road motorcycling from his days riding and selling Triumph, Greeves, Sachs, and Hodaka motorcycles. He became a part of John Penton's grass roots off-road revolution in early 1970 with his Penton and Husqvarna franchise. Sox was known for his professional, clean, and meticulous bike assemblies as well as his riding expertise and on a PentonUSA blog, named a worthy friend of all in the off-road community.
Sox passed away February 27, 2009 after a brief illness.