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Boozefighters, 1948

Boozefighters, 1948

Motorcyclists, whose sweaters read 'Boozefighters Motorcycle Club', drink beer in the town of Riverside, California, watched by locals. More than 2,000 motorcyclists had visited the town for racing at a nearby track. The emergence of motorcycle clubs occurred on the west coast of the US in the late 1940s and quickly spread around the world, aided by movies such as The wild one (1953) starring Marlon Brando. Only a minority of these clubs turned into outlaw motorcycle clubs or 'one percenters'. In 2010 the Boozefighters were a regular motorcycle club.

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Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, 'Gangs - Why gangs?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28237/boozefighters-1948 (accessed 26 August 2019)

Story by Greg Newbold and Rāwiri Taonui, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 2 Oct 2018 with assistance from Jarrod Gilbert