Born into Nazi Germany in 1938, Christa Päffgen's early life was riddled with chaos. Her father died during WWII and at 13, Christa left school to begin working in downtown Berlin as a seamstress, and later in an upscale lingerie shop. When she was 15, Christa was 'discovered' by Herbert Tobias, an established photographer, while working at a fashion show.
The Boozefighters MC was founded in 1946 by WWII vet William Forkner and ironically named after, you guessed it, his fondness for a good stiff drink. Comprised mostly of fellow servicemen, they pushed their bikes and themselves to the limit. These guys were a notable presence in the 47' Gypsy Tours in Hollister, California; an event that helped shape biker culture as we know it and was the inspiration for 1953 film, The Wild One.