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Boozefighters MC History 

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The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (BFMC) is a motorcycle club, formed in California just after World War II in 1946. BFMC is most notable for our involvement in the Gypsy Tour of 1947 held in Hollister, CA. This is where we earned our "Original Wild Ones" title.

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Today, the BFMC has chapters across America and the world with its national headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas. The first European chapter was founded in the Azores Islands around 1990.

Other international chapters include AustraliaCanadaJapanPhilippinesSouth KoreaItaly

GermanyFrance and Belgium.

Wino Willie Forkner

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      Willie "Wino" Forkner founded the Boozefighters MC in California in 1946. Before WWII, Wino was apart of another Motorcycle Club in California, who had a strong focus on racing and socializing. Joining the WWII effort he became apart of a B-24 Liberator bomber crew in South Pacific on an aircraft named the "Pacific Tramp". Returning from the war he once again took to motorcycles with his old club, attending race meets. He grew frustrated with the club and decided to start something of his own, this is how Boozefighters MC was born.

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SoCal Chapters

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 3 - San Diego

 8 - San Diego (East County)

 15 - San Diego (North County)

 101 - Los Angeles

 115 - Riverside

 136 - Lancaster

 153 - Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Yucca, and other desert cities. 

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