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Old 12-02-2003, 10:54 PM   #72
Joined: Jul 2001
Location: Gold Country
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Hollister with altitude!
Hollister with skill, mountains, snow, and giant cajones. There was no shortage of attitude at Hollister.

On July 4 1947, 4,000 'straight-pipers' rode into Hollister. Their plan was to spend the long weekend partying and watching the races, but the partying got a little out of control. Even the local police admitted that the bikers "did more harm to themselves than they did to the town" but the press blew the story out of proportion. When the events were dramatized by Hollywood in 'The Wild One', America's image of motorcycling changed forever. Now you can read what really happened, in the words of people who were really there.

More here.

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