HELL ON WHEELS – OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE CLUBS – BOOK
An Illustrated History of the Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs by Bill Hayes: In Hell On Wheels, the always-colorful and seductive origin of motorcycle clubs and the American biker is once again told, but this time the MC heritage is woven into not only who the clubs are but what they have suffered in the way of governmental and media oppression.
RICO, the Patriot Act, the exploitative and sensationalist TV shows like Gangland, and other outside hits are all dissected—all to the backdrop of the true brotherhood that has kept the MCs strong since the 1930s.
The photos in Hell On Wheels—both vintage and current—are really a priceless and rare gallery, captured by the best professionals and inside-amateurs; and every one of them has truly experienced the real and genuine essences of this lifestyle. THIS IS NOT ANOTHER OF THOSE NEGATIVE “TELL ALL” BIKER BOOKS WRITTEN BY SOME OPPORTUNISTIC “INFILTRATOR” OR A PUBLICITY SEEKER FROM “THE OUTSIDE”; IT’S WRITTEN WITH LOVE AND RESPECT FROM THE “INSIDE.” The book is a large format (9½” X 11”) and it comes in at 191 pages.
About the Author
Life is a kick! And I love it! I’m honored to have been able to spend so many years playing music, writing about wild and powerful stuff, riding motorcycles and training with some of the most talented martial artists around. I’m also ever-grateful that I grew up in—and survived—the crazed 1960s.
The roots of my writing, riding, music and karate are all woven into the foundation that was laid back then. American society has never experienced anything like the ’60s before or since—on one hand that’s probably a good thing, on the other, well, it’s a damn shame that everyone couldn’t taste a least a lick of the pretty poison brewed up in and around the Summer of Love!
It was a time of people becoming hyper-aware of all that life had to offer; it was a time when any thought of boredom was crushed by the avalanche of rock music and social introspection; it was a time that screamed out “make every second count and enjoy existence to its fullest!” To me, those are good roots to have!
– Bill Hayes