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Boozefighters MC
Motto "The Original Wild Ones"
Founded 1946
Location California, USA
Founder "Wino" Willie Forkner
Website .com.bfmcnatlwww
Abbreviation BFMC

The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (BFMC) is a motorcycle club, formed in California just after World War II. Today, the BFMC has chapters across America with its national headquarters located in Fort Worth, Texas. The first European Chapter was founded in France in 2006. Other international chapters include []], Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Italy, Germany, and Belgium.


The Boozefighters MC first gained notoriety at the Hollister riot in Hollister, California the weekend of July 3-6, 1947, later portrayed in the movie The Wild One starring Marlon Brando.

Wall of a building with mural of a bearded man with sunglasses wearing a beret, a young man in a white hat in front of two riders on chopper motorcycles below the legend Johnny's the birthplace of the American biker.
Johnny's bar in Hollister, California has a mural featuring "Wino" Willie Forkner (left) alongside iconic personas from Easy Rider and The Wild One.

Their mottoes are, "The Original Wild Ones" and "A drinking club with a motorcycle problem." An article featuring actor

The Boozefighter Motorcycle Club was formed by guys fresh out of World World II. "Wino" Willie Forkner (deceased 1997) is recognized to be the founder. They were at the infamous Hollister, California event of July 4, 1947 which has been immortalized by the movie "The Wild One," starring Marlon Brando. Lee Marvin played the part of "Wino."

The term "Boozefighter" does not mean we are against responsible use of alcohol.

The Boozefighters have never been "one-percenters" or an Outlaw Club. We believe in respecting the rights of all motorcycle clubs in a peaceful, co-existent manner, and of all members of the community. We believe in freedom of choice and freedom of the road.

The BFMC is one of the oldest active motorcycle clubs in existence. There are chapters across the United States and abroad. A truly international organization. It is this rich history that is being preserved in the spirit of fellowship and good fun.

The Boozefighters have chapters worldwide including the US, Canada, Europe, Japan, Korea and the Philippines but claim no territory just history.[1]


  1. ^ "Robert Patrick", ABILITY Magazine, retrieved June 17, 2011 


  • Hayes, Bill (2005), The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, MBI Publishing Company,  
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