Chapter 3 of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club is located in San Diego, Ca. It was chartered on January 17, 1989. The charter was officially presented to Snowman by Wino Willy himself. Snowman is still the Charter Holder after 30 years. Chapter 3 is the first Chapter of the in the modern day Boozefighters MC and former members can be found in chapters through the United States.
After returning form Vietnam, Snowman finally settled in San Diego. In 1976, he rode to Hollister to get a taste of history like so many others have done throughout the years. During the 1980s, Snowman was involved in the biker community and riding with another club when he met Wino at the motorcycle swap meet at El Camino College. Like everyone else, he would listen to Wino's stories of Hollister and the Boozefighters. Hearing that there was interest in getting club started again, Snowman wrote to Wino and before he knew it, he was invited to Wino's annual Memorial Day weekend fish fry at the "Acre" in Fort Bragg, CA. Snowman continued his quest of motorcycle history and started searching out the 'original' Boozefighters. Before long, he was meeting originals such as like "JD" John and Jim Cameron, Bobby Kelton, Johnny Roccio, Les Haserot, Red Dahlgren and many more legends of our history.
There had already had been talk of getting the Club going again and Snowman was interested in being part of history. Wino had already s since when he
returned from the war in Vietnam and in 1981 he searched for the Original Boozefighters to see if
he could get the club back up and running after the original members allowed the club to become
dormant. In his mind, letting a club with this much History not continue would be a great loss.
Take a moment to read about the Boozefighter Motorcycle Club was formed by
veterans of World War II. "Wino" Willie Forkner is recognized as the founder.
They were at the infamous Hollister, California event of July 4, 1947 which has been
immortalized by the movie "The Wild One," starring Marlon Brando.
Lee Marvin played the part of "Chino", based on "Wino" Willie Forkner.
Take a moment to enjoy some more great Historical and Vintage Pictures here.
As you'll see in some of the photos, the racing culture that existed then, which continues today, which gave rise to a special kind of motorcycle engine, the "stroker". According to historians, it originated in the So Cal Racing circuit, shortly after the introduction of the Harley Davidson knucklehead. "Sitting around on a Saturday, at the bike shop, guys even from different clubs drinking beer together. CB Clauson, a Boozefighter was eyeing a scooter. He walked over and looked at it very calculatingly. CB picked up a piston from that scooter, walked over to another scooter, and looked at the cylinders. He then started to take measurements. No one had any idea what he was up to. This was when he had the idea that if he interchanged the pistons he could make a 'stroker' motor - which he did and the stroker was born.
To us, being a member of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club is all about riding hard, partying hard and spending time with Brothers and Family.
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