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

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

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by K. Randall Ball
     
 

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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

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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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Each page of Terry the Tramp takes the reader on the ride of his life, on a rough ride through the dark and seedy side of biker history - the characters, the bikes, the women and the men who lived the story and those who died trying. This is the ultimate look inside the life of the one percenter." - Ultimate Motorcycling "

Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the Sons of Anarchy wannabe in your house? How about a copy of K. Randall Ball's new book Terry the Tramp! This is the real deal - not some Hollywood screenwriters version." - IronWorks Blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760340059
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
10/30/2011
Edition description:
First
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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"Each page of Terry the Tramp takes the reader on the ride of his life, on a rough ride through the dark and seedy side of biker history - the characters, the bikes, the women and the men who lived the story and those who died trying. This is the ultimate look inside the life of the one percenter." - Ultimate Motorcycling  "Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer for the Sons of Anarchy wannabe in your house? How about a copy of K. Randall Ball's new book Terry the Tramp! This is the real deal - not some HOllywood screenwriters version." - IronWorks Blog

Meet the Author

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.

www.bikernet.com

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Terry the Tramp: The Life and Dangerous Times of a One Percenter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Flyingcrazylegs More than 1 year ago
I bought this biography b/c I ride old motorcycles and have been interested in 1%er clubs since I was a kid. My uncle was an Outlaw in Detroit way back when, and my dad rode w/a club in Toledo, Ohio. Despite the romanticization of outlaw biker culture by shows like Sons of Anarchy, Terry the Tramp was the real thing. I particularly appreciated how Terry seemed to transform the Vagos from a group of self-interested guys into a real brotherhood. The book is easy reading, and Terry's story keeps your eyeballs glued to the page. I read it in two days, and really enjoyed it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
great book ,kick Ass!!