Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel Pdf

Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel

Number of page: 240
Author: Phil Cross
Publisher: MBI Publishing Company, 2013
ISBN: 9780760343722
Category: Biography & Autobiography

“Phil’s new book Gypsy Joker To A Hells Angel is based on 44 years as a Hells Angel. Photos & stories are a must read for all motorcycle riders” – Sonny Barger In the early 1960s, a young Navy vet, motorcyclist, amateur photographer, and rebel named Phil Cross joined a motorcycle club called the Hells Angels. It turned out to be a bogus chapter of the club that would soon find infamy, so he switched to another club called the Night Riders. Like the bogus chapter of the Hells Angels, this turned out to be a club whose brotherhood was run by a man Mr. Cross describes as “a complete asshole.” One day, Mr. Cross stuffed the leader in a ringer-type washing machine and joined a club called the Gypsy Jokers. He started a San Jose chapter of the Jokers and embarked on the most action-packed years of his life. The Jokers were in the midst of a shooting war with the real Hells Angels. The fighting became so intense that the Jokers posted snipers atop their clubhouse. This was a rough time, but it was also the height of the free-love hippie era, and as a young man, Phil enjoyed himself to the fullest. He never let anything as minor as a little jail time stop his fun. Once, while serving time for fighting and fleeing an officer, Phil broke out of jail, entered his bike in a bike show, won the bike show, and broke back into jail before anyone discovered he was missing. Though Phil was tough—he was a certififed martial arts instructor—the Angels proved a tough foe. After multiple beating-induced emergency room visits, Mr. Cross decided that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em, so he and most of his club brothers patched over to become the San Jose chapter of the Hells Angels.DIV  DIVThis book chronicles the life and wild times of Mr. Cross in words and photos.

About The Author

Phil Cross is a former bodyguard, martial-arts instructor, and amatuer photographer. A former member of the Gypsy Jokers Motorcycle Club, he has been a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club since 1969 and is still active in the club. This is his first book.

  • Angelina Abdel_MalikAngelina Abdel_Malik
    Mad transition and great reading thanks
  • Bob CutchinsBob Cutchins
    A good man and book
  • John SmithJohn Smith
    G pa would love this book him and mr. Barger go way back
  • Ian ThorntonIan Thornton
    Wow Gotta love my family. Give Scott a call, Phil, he would love to hear from you
  • phil burtonphil burton
    Awsome !
  • William MajorWilliam Major
    Awesome Just finished this book what a ride with a great man from the world’s best club
  • Tom TrailTom Trail
    Great Best book I have honestly ever read short chapters easy to read and lots of interesting pictures
  • Sandra FeeSandra Fee
    Excellent, entertaining and well written. Great book and a good look into the lives of the “real” people on those bikes .not one spun by media to sell papers. Living in the area I remember the stories from the outside looking in, love reading the true stories. Fast paced, action packed, and kinda funny .at the appropriate times of course. Good read, wish it was longer, only complaint.
  • Kathi OrlandoKathi Orlando
    GREAT! Really good to read about my daughter’s family. Loved the stories about aunt Grace. Great read for anyone!
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