AMERICANA: The Wild Ones

He wore black denim trousers and

motorcycle boots And a black leather jacket with an

eagle on the back. He had a hopped-up cycle that took

off like a gun, That fool was the terror of Highway

101.

—Jukebox Favorite

Organizing a weekend "gypsy tour" to the tiny California mining town of Angels Camp (pop. 1,163), the Northern California chapter of the American Motorcycle Association won eager support from the Angels Camp Lions Club and police. The Lions agreed to sponsor A.M.A. races, borrowed $1,000 from the bank to pay advance costs. The police department...

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