BOOZEFIGHTERS MC CHAPTER 103 GEORGIA

THE HISTORY BEHIND THE PATCH.......


 

HISTORY

OF

THE BOOZEFIGHTERS MC

"The Original Wild Ones"

  Ex-servicemen who just returned from World War II formed the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (BFMC).  They were young men whose lives had been interrupted by the horrors of war.  They were looking for excitement and raving fun.  But more importantly, they were longing for the Brotherhood they previously had while serving with other men on the world’s battlefields.  They gravitated together through these desires and also the commonality of motorcycles.  The growth and bonds between the Members’ of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club was almost immediate.

Wino” Willie Forkner is recognized to be the founder of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club.  Having been kicked out of the Rebels Motorcycle Club for rowdy behavior, he decided to create a new Motorcycle Club.  Along with four other Originals, he established the BFMC in 1946 at the All American Café, Los Angeles, California.  Boozefighters gained notoriety due to their participation of the infamous Gypsy Tour in Hollister, California during the July 4, 1947 weekend.  This event was immediately immortalized by a photograph in Life Magazine and later in the move “The Wild One”, which starred Marlon Brando.  Lee Marvin portrayed the part of “Wino Willie”.  Because of the events of that weekend, and the public sensationalism, Hollister is renowned as the birthplace of the American Biker and the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club is recognized as one of those Motorcycle Clubs that is responsible for this.

At the time of Hollister, there were three chapters of Boozefighters in California, Los Angeles, San Pedro, and San Francisco.  The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club was one of the very firs MCs to have multiple chapters.  Boozefighters from the very beginning had but a few desire: Ride, Party and Brotherhood.  For many of the earliest originals, the BFMC created life long bonds.  This is symbolized by the acronym OWOF (Original Wild Ones Forever).


Currently, the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club is one of the oldest active traditional Motorcycle Clubs in existence.  There are chapters across the United States and abroad in numerous countries.  It is the Boozefighters long rich history and their traditions that members will preserve in the spirit of true Brotherhood.  One of the core belief is FAMILY, JOB, THEN CLUB!

We do not claim, nor desire territory, OUR BOTTOM ROCKER STATES IT ALL, (1946) “THE YEAR WE WERE ESTABLISHED”.  We do not take sides nor get involved in other club’s business and we will maintain our neutrality, we show respect to all clubs that show us the same respect.  To us it’s about the freedom of the road.