It was the year Steven Spielberg was giving people nightmares with the Poltergeist, Michael Jackson dominated the charts with his moon-walking moves, and BMX bikes were all the rage.
But what was happening within the automotive world in 1982?
Join Mandy Turner and Kez Casey on Reverse Gear, as they take you back to the biggest model launches, dissect Australian sales figures, and discover 1982 cars currently for sale.
We also speak to the former co-owner of Elfin Sports Cars, Bill Hemming, and author of a new book, Elfin: Spirit of Speed, David Dowsey. Elfin's founder, Garrie Cooper (pictured) passed away in 1982, so we pay homage to the successful Australian sports and race car company.
Next month we take a look at 1974 and the Lamborghini Countach.