Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter

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Motorbooks, Oct 30, 2011 - Transportation - 272 pages
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Some folks find their way to the bright white side of the tracks, but there s a small percentage who run through the dark alleys of life. Even a smaller portion of those survive. Terry the Tramp, born in 1947 to a broken middle-class home in Alhambra, California, grew up with a violent chip on his shoulder. Terry became the international president of one of the most notorious one-percenter motorcycle clubs in southern California, the Vagos MC, and remained in office through upheaval, indictments, drugs, and gang wars for 26 years, until he was unceremoniously extricated. He is still a member after 42 years and never went to prison until 2010. This book takes the reader on a turbulent ride through Terry s notorious life, each page sizzling with violent tales wrapped in a razor-sharp edge. Through it all, we come to learn what propelled this stout, unassuming man into a leadership role lasting over two decades.

 

 

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Contents

A Leader Was Born on the Wrong Side of the Tracks
20
The Unlikely Leader
24
Panheads and Punks
32
The Panhead and the Biker Movie
40
A New Southern California Outlaw Patch Kicked Off in 1965
52
A New Member Terry the Tramp
58
A New Panhead and Terrys First Club Run
68
Terry and the Sundowner
86
Trickbags and Sting Operations
152
Mexico
158
ColdBlooded Hawthorne Attack
168
The Tramp Becomes the International President
186
Triple T Choppers
192
Drugs and Death
198
Expansion Pitfalls
206
The Evil Tentacles of Growth
220

Trickbags and Executions
94
Albuquerque Hell
106
Death Row
118
The Missing Link
124
The Doctors Visit
130
The Call for Guns
138
Vagos vs the City of El Monte
144
More Expansion
230
Its Easy to Start a War
238
Desert Delights and Pitfalls
252
Prison Blues
260
INDEX
268
Dedication
274
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A former member of the Hells Angels MC (in good standing), author K. Randall Ball has edited and published rumbling motorcycle magazines for over 40 years. He currently publishes Bikernet.com, the largest custom motorcycle website in the world, with over 125,000 unique users visiting his site every month. Ball has also written four motorcycle novels and two nonfiction books.

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