Synopses & Reviews
Motocross is all about getting down and dirty and having fun doing it. In this photo-packed spin through the sport, readers can catch the thrill and at the same time learn all there is to know about motocross, from the basics to the finer points of the bikes, the riders, and the techniques of crashing without burning. Joe Bonnello captures the different sides of the sport - Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, Hare Scrambles, Trials, ISDE, Supermoto, and Endurocross - with the breathstopping shots of the bikes in action. He sketches the history of motocross in words and pictures, profiles it heroes, surveys the magazines that provide in-depth coverage, and reviews the ten best ways if crashing.As part of the Motorbooks Gallery series, this title is filled with dozens of color photos from one of the sport's leading photographers, and is bound in a flexi-binding for durability and affordability.
Racer X Illustrated, October 2006
“For anyone who’s trying to learn more about the sport, this full-color, glossy book may be the best place to start … its compact size really sets it apart from most other coffee-table-style motocross books that have come out in recent years.
“Niche books like this are often riddled with errors and typos, but Motocross is professionally done from beginning to end. Kudos to editor Lee Klancher and designer LeAnn Kuhlman for keeping it so clean and easy to read.
“The photography ... makes this a worthwhile addition to every moto library. It’s also a perfect gift to give somebody who’s getting into the sport, or somebody you’re trying to get into the sport.”
About the Author
Steve Casper has spent most of his motojournalism career as an editor at 3&4 Wheel Action and Dirt Wheels magazines. His racing resume includes motocross, TT, cross country, desert, and ice events. Steve is currently the communications director for the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council. His other Motorbooks title is Motocross. He lives in New Glarus, Wisconsin.