Breaking News. Hollister To Bring Back Motorcycle Rally

Hollister3Yesterday evening Monday January 7, 2013 The Hollister City Council voted and approved the return of the famous motorcycle rally this year. The event was cancelled in 2009 because it lost hundred of thousand dollars that required city funding. The reborn Hollister Rally will be held July 5 & 6, 2013 and Worldwide Dynamics Inc. (Contact Mark Cresswell 561 214 1137 or is named the rally management company. Worldwide Dynamics Inc is well known to the industry for organizing vendors and sponsors at Leesburg Bikefest, in Laconia, in Sturgis and at Bikes Blues and BBQ.

The American biker tradition began on the July 4th weekend of 1947.  For years, an annual motorcycle event took place at Bolado Park on the Fourth of July. In 1947, some bikers went into town for drinks and got loud. The media exaggerated the story painting bikers as being all rowdy , drunk and destructive. The movie “The Wild One” with Marlon Brando was inspired by the 1947 incident. The 50th Anniversary of the rally was celebrated downtown Hollister in 1997. During the cancellation years 2009-2012 thousands continued to visit Hollister on July the 4th with local company Corbin Seats organizing its own event and bikers having a good time at the famous Johnny’s Bar and Grill.

17 Responses to “Breaking News. Hollister To Bring Back Motorcycle Rally”

  1. 1 Ronnie Jan 8th, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Great news

  2. 2 Rodent Jan 8th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Looks like Hollister California is the in place to be the 4th of July weekend. The City of Hollister has finally seen the light.

  3. 3 Doc Robinson Jan 8th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Way to go Hollister! No doubt that inventive genius who lurks in the Wizard’s Cave had a lot to do with bringing it back. Way to go Mike Corbin!

  4. 4 Steve Kelly Jan 9th, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Really glad to hear that this rally is back. I have enjoyed it in the past and hope to do so again in the future. Hollister is located in a beautiful part of the world that affords bikers the chance to ride through some stunning Californian scenery. As commented by Doc Robinson, I too am of a mind to think that Mike Corbin will have had a hand in the return of this landmark event.

  5. 5 Rodent Jan 9th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Mike’s OPEN HOUSE CUSTOMER APRICIATION DAYS will be running concurrently with the downtown event!

  6. 6 Motorcycle Marc Jan 9th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    About time! Great to see this iconic event come back. It’s a very nice ride from SoCal to Hollister too. Very good news. Once out of the LA basin that is…

  7. 7 jg Jan 9th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Sure- I’ll rush straight from Myrlte Beach to Holister.

  8. 8 Rodent Jan 9th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    You should myrtle beach SUCKS

  9. 9 Blackmax Jan 9th, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Fantastic !!!!

  10. 10 jg Jan 9th, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Sounds like the same story line as Myrtle to me I’ll pass on both but thanks Rodent.

  11. 11 Joe Cree Jan 9th, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Hollister is always a good event and yes, Mike did have some serious interest in bringing this event back. I was at all of his events during the canceled years and even that was a lot of fun. Hopefully they’ll make this the premium California event that it should be.

  12. 12 paul Jan 10th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Great news! Great decision City of Hollister, Kudo’s to Mike for keeping the vision alive!

  13. 13 Rob Campbell Jan 13th, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    Notable that Mayor Ignacio Velasquez, owner of rally hotspot The Vault, took himself out of any discussions about it because of the financial gain potential for him. When it went through, he made a decision to keep the place closed during the event to keep clear of the appearance of any conflict of interest. Standup dude.

    Corbin has definitely done a lot to keep interest alive, as have a number of locals. Looking forward to the event this year. If you see me somewhere drawing cartoons be sure to say hi.

    Cyril, will you be here as well? I think I saw you at a Custom Chrome show a few years ago. Hope we’ll see you here.

  14. 14 Mike Corbin Jan 14th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    The police in our area are all new and not against motorcycles.

    Two years ago we ellected a new Sherrif , who was a motor officer for 12 years. His son races Moto Cross.

    City Police is currently run by two Police Captains who have worked extremely well developing a reasonable budget for the Rally.

    The Police actually enjoyed a standing ovation during the Town Meeting, when the Rally was voted back in.

    The City of Hollister also gladly issued Corbin a permit , for the last three years, to hold our Open House Day. The Police Chief signed off on the permits..

    All five City Council members voted yes for Rally. Another standing ovation.

    Clint Quilter, City Manager and Mark Creswell , Rally Mamager have developed a very solid budget to run on. Good bizz sense there.

    The reason the rally went into red ink was severe financial losses the last couple years, ’07 and ’08 , cused by lack of communications and tangent management..

    Everybody is working together for our City, citizens , motorcycling and the dream of Independence Day.

    The spirit and attitude has never been better.

    Let’s work together , put the past behind us and generate the greatest ride on the West Coast.

    After All, it is about Riding to Celebrate American Red Blood , finding Independence (:-)

  15. 15 Mike Corbin Jan 14th, 2013 at 9:33 am

    P.S, Our newly elected Mayor and another City Council member are bizz people..

    This helps a great deal when leaders understand business.

  16. 16 Scott Long Jan 14th, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Great News Mike !!! Hollister was and should be the West Coast version of the Meca for our Life Style ! Hope the media gets behinde this and pumps it up !!!!! Looking forward to the return !!!!

  17. 17 DAGO WILLY Apr 19th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Glad to see that the problems and issues have been resolved and we can get back to whats important, having fun, supporting the local economy and partying like we used to

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