The original wild ones

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Motorbooks International ;
Pub. Date:
2005.
Language:
English
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Get an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" ( Roadbike ). The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California. A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred "Boozefighters," got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street. Word of the fracas spread, and soon enough Life magazine was on hand to tell the world, with sensational (albeit posed) pictures of the outlaws. And then the "Hollister riot" made its way into the movies, immortalized in Marlon Brando's "The Wild One."

What was the reality behind the myth? Through interviews with the surviving members of the Boozefighters, current member Bill Hayes and club historian Jim "JQ" Quattlebaum take readers right into the fray for a firsthand account of what happened in Hollister, and the formation of the Boozefighters, where the outlaw biker culture truly began. The book, "with its great stories and entertaining real-life characters" ( MotorcycleUSA.com ), is "mandatory reading for anyone interested in American motorcycling history "( Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly ).

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9780760321935
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subject_facet Biographies, Boozefighters Motorcycle Club -- History, Motorcycle clubs -- California -- Hollister -- History, Motorcycle gangs -- California -- Hollister -- History
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