|May 4, 2013||HAMC RICHMOND
RICHMOND RED & WHITE POKER RUN
|October 5, 2013||ANTIOCH FAIRGROUNDS
CAR & BIKE SHOW
A CNN special on Life Magazine photographer Billy Ray’s month spent with Berdoo and other So. Cal Hells Angels in 1965. The pictures were never used by the magazine at that time and have recently been released. Watch the clip.
They call it FRISCO…..Chocolate George’s funeral. The famous Chocolate George’s Funeral poster, and some on the events that occurred that produced this photograph. UPI/29 Aug 1967 San Francisco, California, USA… San Francisco Hells Angels-style funeral cortege dots a hilly street as upwards of 200 cyclists roared to the funeral party of one of their members – “Chocolate George”. [...]
"Dear Gentleperson, The enclosed Hell's Angels jacket--about 1960's--is for the Smithsonian. It is an authentic jacket owned by Hairy Henry or Hank as he was more commonly called. Each patch bearing a man's name was worn in memoriam for his lost brothers. Hank has since passed away and I felt you were the appropriate entity to receive this jacket.
This is Cisco, the president of the Oakland Hells Angels. He is a living, breathing piece of American history. He's the successor of Sonny Barger, and one of the world's longest standing Hells Angels. He's one of the true kings of American outlaw culture.
Eventually the club grew to most states and 30 or more countries, fueled by the alluring imagery of devil-may-care outlaws making their own rules. The group says a typical member rides 20,000 miles a year, usually on the Angels' preferred machines, Harley-Davidsons.
“When I saw The Wild One, Lee Marvin instantly became my hero. Lee’s character, Chino, was my man. Marlon Brando as Johnny was the bully. His boys rode Triumphs and BSAs and wore uniforms. Lee’s attitude was ‘If you f*ck with me, I’ll hit you back.’ Lee and his boys were riding f*cked-up Harleys and Indians. I certainly saw more of Chino in me than Johnny. I still do.”
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was the organizer for this fundraiser, to gather donations for the ‘Pattaya Redemptorist School and Home for the Blind’ on Soi 16 off Naklua Road