Flash back. In 1947 Wino Willie and his Boozefighter’s came to Hollister, CA for the 4th of July Gypsy Tour Races. They cut loose in town after the races and one the guys drove through Johnny’s Bar & Grill on his motorcycle. They were a little bit rowdy but the mayhem that was depicted in the July 1947 issue of Life Magazine exaggerated the event. The article inspired the 1953 movie The Wild Ones with Marlon Brando and Lee Marvin. The Boozefighters have made it a point to come back to Johnny’s for the fourth of July weekend ever since. Charisse Tyson bought the very famous bar in December of 1995. She sent me to following email.
“With the cancellation of our famous motorcycle rally for four years and a lousy economy we took a big hit financially. The bar needs many renovations and I launched a Kickstarter program to fund them. I only have 20 days left to fund the program and it’s looking a little scary. I would sure appreciate any help you can give me in spreading the word to get donations. I believe that a place with as much history in the biker world as Johnny’s Bar & Grill needs to be preserved. Check out my project and feel free to call me if you have any questions. Thanks. Charisse 831-915-3779
I am asking all of you to watch her video and for those who can help, help Charisse funding the renovations to be completed on time for the 2014 Hollister Rally. Go to: Johnny’s Bar & Grill Kickstarter Campaign.