Danny "Magoo" Chandler was known as one of the toughest charging riders of motocross history. Chandler won a lot of races; however, he openly admitted he had too many crashes during his career. Fans were surprised and saddened when they heard of his recent death at the age of 50. The Hall of Fame rider died from illnesses related to paralysis. Chandler passed away at his home in Yuba City, CA. He was born in 1959 - by the late seventies, he erupted on the AMA circuit. He seemed to be fearless when it came to riding. During his career he had a number of spectacular crashes as well as some spectacular wins. His greatest triumph may have been for the Team USA in the 1982 Motorcorss and Trophee des Nations. He swept all four motos over the two week period in West Germany and Switzerland. This was the first time in history that one rider took every moto in the two races. Chandler moved to Europe for a number of years. There he added the 500cc Grand Prix to his AMA 500cc National wins. However, during one of the supercross races in Europe, which has become a part of moto videos, Chandler had a horrific crash in the mid 1980's. This crash ended his career after he suffered a number of injuries to his body - the most significant being a broken neck. The accident not only ended his career but it also left him in a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. This left a significant loss to his fans and to everyone involved in motocross. The ill-fated crash, which left him paralyzed. Still he became a strong advocate to young people, following his crash, when he talked with thousands and thousands of people. He told about his life story - not only at schools, but also at hospitals and other assemblies. During his talks he always included things for the people to remember which left the audience with a great deal of admiration for the motocross hero. Many fans new Chandler simply as "Magoo." He earned the nickname from the cartoon character who constantly ran into things. Initially the motocross rider hated the name; however, it stuck and he would hear the chanting from his fans yelling, "Magoo, Magoo," when he rode past them. He was very popular with the fans. Most likely this was due to his approachability. He was loaded with charisma and had great rapport with his fans.