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Hurricane!: The Bob Hannah Story Hardcover – November 21, 2008

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“This new, 178-page book written by Tom Madigan explores Hanna’s life through Hurricane’s own words and the words of those who knew him. The collection of personal photos alone is worth the $35 cover price.” - American Motorcyclist

“It has more than 200 photos and is packed with recollections form Hannah’s friends, family and fellow competitors. Legend Roger DeCoster wrote the foreword for what is probably the definitive biography of “Hurricane Hannah.” - Cycle News



“Bob Hannah fans who rejoiced at the excellent episode of The Motorcross Files dedicated to him won’t want to miss this book. Hurricane! chronicles the life and times of one of the greatest American motocross heroes of all time, with explicit detail and excellent photography. It’s clear that the author has a close relationship with the subject, and that appears to have resulted in unparallel access to the reclusive Hannah’s life story.” – Bryan Stealey, Racer X Illustrated



Hurricane! The Bob Hannah Story blew me away. Tom Madigan’s approach to telling Hannah’s story is unique and quite effective. Instead of relying on just his own research, Madigan calls upon many of Hannah’s friends, foes and fellow competitors to help pen the tale. He then goes to “the horse’s mouth” and has Hannah himself fill in the blanks. The 176 page hardcover book contains over 200 color and black and white photographs with informative captions that propel the story. Hurricane, The Bob Hannah Story rates four out of five lug nuts. What a treasure to pass some time with in the off-season.” – Gregg Leary, SpeedTV.com

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"It has more than 200 photos and is packed with recollections form Hannah's friends, family and fellow competitors. Legend Roger DeCoster wrote the foreword for what is probably the definitive biography of "Hurricane Hannah."
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks; 1st edition (November 21, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760333009
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760333006
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,543,494 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have been an avid fan of Bob Hannah since I was a flagman at the first Southwick, MA national motocross in 1976. I had read about his debute in the Florida Winter series and read the coverage of his upset victory in the 125 national round at Hangtown. Being on the track and seeing him in action even though he did not win showed me a level of determination and courage I had never see in the 3 years I had worked at Southwick and saw top New England experts in action including Jimmy Ellis prior to actively racing the national. Bob would be one of a few select that even to this day I would stand in line for hours for an autograph from.

The book was everything I expected and more. The input from friends, his mechanics, the photos of Bob in action over a 13 year career made for informative and entertaining reading.
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I was born in 1966 and grew up reading about all the greats (Hannah, DeCoster, Malcom Smith, etc etc) in the dirt bike magazines, and watching motocross races once a year on the Wide World of Sports. If you are a Hannah fan and have a passion for the vintage racing then you owe it to yourself the get this book. It is a great insite on some great parts of Hannah's life and upbringing. I am not an avid reader but i could not put this book down! I also recommend any dvd of the Motocross Files.
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This book, written by Tom Madigan, is a great insight into the career of Bob "Hurricane!" Hannah, one of America's top motocrossers. It documents his early years, his rise to fame as a Yamaha factory rider and laterly for team Honda & Suzuki.
Lots of previously unseen photo's and comments from his friends, mechanics and fellow racers.
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Bob Hannah is one of the most famous motocross racers in the world, he beat the europeans at their own game (Roger DeCoster to be more specific) when no other Americans could, and got the ball rolling for the American dominance that we still enjoy to this day. Very outspoken and a tough as nails competitor with a hang on till the end style, he would do whatever it took to win. This book follows him from childhood riding the deserts, all the way to his plane business and beyond, if you're even the slightest motocross fan, you'll want to check this book out, the photograghs are awsome, and I like the way it is written. Very informative, and if you lived through those Golden years of MX, this has a lot of nostalgia also.
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Bob was the man when I was riding bikes as young lad. Nice book!
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