Bob "Hurricane" Hannah that is. The American Motorcyclist Association’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is just around the corner, and the American motocross icon will be there. In the November 19th ceremony, Hannah will be honored as a Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend.
The nickname Hurricane is fitting. The California native “stormed” onto the motocross scene in the 1970s and had the longevity for 70 AMA motocross wins in a 15 year career. His aggressive “no-holds barred” riding style was a real departure from many of the more traditional racers of his day.
On a personal note, the 1970s were my formative years in motorcycling. Along with Roger DeCoster, Hannah was one of my childhood racing heroes. Here are a few of Hannah’s career highlights:
• 1976 125cc National Champion
• 1977 250cc Supercross Champion
• 1978 250cc Supercross Champion
• 1978 250cc National Champion
• 1978 Trans-AMA Champion
• 1979 250cc Supercross Champion
• 1979 250cc National Champion
• 1987 Motocross des Nations Champion
The AMA Legends and Champions Weekend will include a host of activities including a Concours d'Elegance, the Racing Championship Banquet, and the final event of the EnduroCross series. For more information, go to http://americanmotorcyclist.com/.