Tag Archives: Hollister

Beat Goes On In Cali

July 2, 2015

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Beat Goes On In Cali

The City of Palm Springs cancelled an annual biker rally called American Heat yesterday. The weekend event, which was scheduled to begin October 23, was cancelled because of fears that the desert resort might be asking to host the next Waco. A group called Palm Springs Resorts, which is very influential in the city’s tourist […]

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Second Hollister Shooting Arrest

July 16, 2014

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Police arrested a second man yesterday in connection with a shooting Sunday, July 6 at a Chevron on San Felipe Road in Hollister, California at the conclusion of Hollister’s annual motorcycle rally. The shooting resulted from a confrontation between members of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club and members of the Wino’s Crew Motorcycle Club. Three Boozefighters […]

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Hollister 2014

July 1, 2014

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Sixty-six years ago, on July 6 1948, the Los Angeles Times editorialized: “Just a year ago, the town of Hollister was taken apart by 4000 roistering motorcyclists who drove their vehicles into bars and restaurants, hurled bottles out of windows and into streets, fought, rioted and destroyed, until they were dispersed with the threat of […]

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Beware Hollister

February 5, 2014

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Hollister, always just the one word, was the historic moment the earth moved for the pagan gods who gave the world the motorcycle outlaw menace. The sleepy, little, farming town sponsored a three day Gypsy Tour over Independence Day weekend in 1947 and about a thousand motorcycle enthusiasts and their women showed up. The enthusiasts, […]

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Hollister Police Hit Jackpot

January 11, 2013

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The unabashed greed fest called the Hollister Rally is now scheduled to return July 5 and 6, 2013. This will be the twelfth time Hollister has celebrated the anniversary of the so-called Hollister Riot since the semi-centennial in 1997. The Hollister event was invented to exploit all those Rich Urban Bikers with wads of cash […]

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Who Owns Hollister

May 20, 2009

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If anybody owns Hollister it has to be Big Eddie Davenport. In case you are just joining us, Eddie Davenport is the fat guy (above) in the iconic Life Magazine photo that accompanied the story of the “Hollister Motorcycle Riots.” Eddie rode with a now defunct club called the Tulare Riders and the photo was […]

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Hollister Cancelled Again

November 19, 2008

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Everybody who has ever been to any major biker event knows that the things are designed, first and foremost, to be a spectacular profit making opportunity for every police department within a hundred miles. What Christmas is to Macys, biker rallies are to backwater police departments in and surrounding burgs like Sturgis, Laconia and Laughlin. […]

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