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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About the Author
BFMC National Historian Jim “J.Q.” Quattlebaum generously contributed his time and attention to this project on behalf of the club, supplying a wealth of photographs, memorabilia, and writings from the club’s archives. Jim is quite a storyteller in his own right.
What People are Saying About This
RoadBike, March 2006 (circ.: 55,997) “A raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs.”
“Hayes puts real human faces with, and lends authentic human voices to the legends, myths and lore of those early biker days The narrative is helped along considerably by the many vintage photographs, most of them black-and-white snaps, that show clearly the youthful glint in the eyes of then-young-men. There is little tough-guy posturing in those old pictures. Most of the guys are smiling, happy to be alive and happy to be on their bikes Frozen in time, they have no idea that they’re about to ride straight into the history books. And that’s what makes them so appealing and what makes The Original Wild Ones worth reading.”
Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly, December 2007
“Mandatory reading for anyone interested in American motorcycling history. Three-out-of-four cylinders; four-out-of-four if you enjoy ‘motorcycle lifestyle’ periodicals. This is one delightful book.”