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Description - Hurricane! by Bob Madigan

Hurricane! The Bob Hannah Story is the first book to explore the life of American motocross and Supercross racings first superstar. From the time he raced the Husquvarna he bought with ones, fives, tens, change; all of my savings, until his retirement at Unadilla in 1989, Bob Hannah won races and championships, spoke his mind, and signed almost every autograph-seekers program. Told as an oral history by Hannah himself and by those who know him best, this book is full of stories that could only have happened to a character as colorful as the Hurricane.The tale author Tom Madigan tells is the life of an American original, a boy who went from riding dirt bikes in the desert with his father to taking the motocross world by surprise. By the time Hannah retired in 1989, he had collected 70 AMA National wins, seven AMA National titles, a MX des Nations title, and legions of devoted fans. When inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1999, he was second to none in both total and consecutive wins. Richly illustrated, this is the definitive biography of the Hurricane.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780760333006
ISBN-10: 0760333009
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
Imprint: Motorbooks International
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Bob Madigan

Tom Madigan has been part of the California car culture since the end of World War II. As a journalist, he has covered all kinds of motorsports, but his first love has always been the sport in which he participated: Top Fuel drag racing. Madigan is the author of several books, including Motorbooksu2019 critically acclaimed Fuel and Guts: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing; Edelbrock: Made in the USA; and Hurricane: The Bob Hannah Story. He resides in Sonora, California, with his extremely patient wife, Darlene.Tom Madigan has been part of the California motorsport culture since the beginning. He not only competed against drag racing's pioneers, he has been writing about motorsports since the 1960s as a contributor for Motorcade magazine, a feature editor for Popular Hot Rodding magazine and the author of several books, including Fuel and Guts: The Birth of Top Fuel Drag Racing and Edelbrock: Made in the USA.