Hell on Wheels

An Illustrated History of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760345791

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 4158

"Bill Hayes' Hell on Wheels is an illustrated history to many motorcycle clubs' histories, including the stories, slogans, insignias, characters, and conflicts that made each club what it is today"--

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 0760360537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4513

Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name, or about that little demonic critter on the Pagan's patch? What about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? What goes on there? This book answers these questions and more. The One-Percenter Encyclopedia: The World of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs from Abyss Ghosts to Zombies Elite features concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters and members, club and leadership biographies, and more. This book covers all the major clubs--Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos--as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.

Soul on Bikes

The East Bay Dragons MC and the Black Biker Set

Author: Tobie Levingston,Keith Zimmerman

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 076034535X

Category: Transportation

Page: 272

View: 7774

"The history of the East Bay Dragons Motorcycle Club, an all-black, all-Harley, all-chopper group of motorcyclists in Oakland, California. Written by the club's founder and president, it presents an often-untold portion of African-American history"-Provided by publisher.

Wild Ride

How Outlaw Motorcycle Myth Conquered America

Author: Tom Reynolds

Publisher: TV Books Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 319

View: 3646

Tracing the history of the biker movement, from its beginnings in the years following World War II to its current, some would say crass, commercialization in the form of Harley Davidson cafes, this book provides the most comprehensive and engaging look at motorcycle culture ever published. Photos.

Gangland: An Encyclopedia of Gang Life from Cradle to Grave [2 volumes]

Author: Laura L. Finley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440844747

Category: True Crime

Page: 616

View: 3205

This two-volume set integrates informative encyclopedia entries and essential primary documents to provide an illuminating overview of trends in gang membership and activity in America in the 21st century. • Comprises approximately 200 encyclopedia entries on gangs in the United States • Illustrates entries through 16 primary documents • Provides a chronology to help readers to contextualize developments related to gang activity • Includes a Guide to Related Topics to facilitate tangential discovery • Defines terms essential to understanding the subject matter of the text in a glossary

Portraits of American Bikers

Life in the 1960s : the Flash Collection

Author: Beverly V. Roberts

Publisher: Flash Productions LLC

ISBN: 9780615238746

Category: Motorcycle gangs

Page: 158

View: 3068

Back in the 1960s, using a Graflex Speed Graphics Press Camera, Jim "Flash" Miteff shot several hundred photographs of the Outlaws 1%er Motorcycle Club. The photographs in the book were specifically selected from his collection. These never before published images are taken directly from the original negatives that had been in storage for over 40 years.

Until the Wheels Fall Off

Life and Times in a 70's California Motorcycle Club

Author: Robert Clay Norman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936587278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 7726

Northern California, 1973. A group of young men in San Jose form a new motorcycle club. Vowing to remain together "until the wheels fall off," the Wheel Lords Motorcycle Club soon adopts the street chopper counterculture lifestyle as they ride and party with the Hells Angels and Unforgiven Sinners. Told from the perspective of one club member, "Until The Wheels Fall Off" is the story of California chopper riders in the 1970s, a time when young men joined motorcycle clubs to live the freedom of the open road. Ride along with Weasel, Satan, Bear, Rocky, Sleaze, The Kid, and others on their freewheeling journey into the world of bikes and brotherhood.

The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: 9780760335376

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 2842

This "raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs" (Roadbike) gets to the reality behind the myth immortalized in Brando's "The Wild One."

Under and Alone

The True Story of the Undercover Agent Who Infiltrated America's Most Violent Outlaw Motorcycle Gang

Author: William Queen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588364401

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 8802

In 1998, William Queen was a veteran law enforcement agent with a lifelong love of motorcycles and a lack of patience with paperwork. When a “confidential informant” made contact with his boss at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, offering to take an agent inside the San Fernando chapter of the Mongols (the scourge of Southern California, and one of the most dangerous gangs in America), Queen jumped at the chance, not realizing that he was kicking-starting the most extensive undercover operation inside an outlaw motorcycle gang in the history of American law enforcement. Nor did Queen suspect that he would penetrate the gang so successfully that he would become a fully “patched-in” member, eventually rising through their ranks to the office of treasurer, where he had unprecedented access to evidence of their criminal activity. After Queen spent twenty-eight months as “Billy St. John,” the bearded, beer-swilling, Harley-riding gang-banger, the truth of his identity became blurry, even to himself. During his initial “prospecting” phase, Queen was at the mercy of crank-fueled criminal psychopaths who sought to have him test his mettle and prove his fealty by any means necessary, from selling (and doing) drugs, to arms trafficking, stealing motorcycles, driving getaway cars, and, in one shocking instance, stitching up the face of a Mongol “ol’ lady” after a particularly brutal beating at the hands of her boyfriend. Yet despite the constant criminality of the gang, for whom planning cop killings and gang rapes were business as usual, Queen also came to see the genuine camaraderie they shared. When his lengthy undercover work totally isolated Queen from family, his friends, and ATF colleagues, the Mongols felt like the only family he had left. “I had no doubt these guys genuinely loved Billy St. John and would have laid down their lives for him. But they wouldn’t hesitate to murder Billy Queen.” From Queen’s first sleight of hand with a line of methamphetamine in front of him and a knife at his throat, to the fearsome face-off with their decades-old enemy, the Hell’s Angels (a brawl that left three bikers dead), to the heartbreaking scene of a father ostracized at Parents’ Night because his deranged-outlaw appearance precluded any interaction with regular citizens, Under and Alone is a breathless, adrenaline-charged read that puts you on the street with some of the most dangerous men in America and with the law enforcement agents who risk everything to bring them in. From the Hardcover edition.

The Original Wild Ones

Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club

Author: Bill Hayes,Jim Quattlebaum

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1616739916

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 4509

Get an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this “raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs” (Roadbike). The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California. A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred “Boozefighters,” got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street. Word of the fracas spread, and soon enough Life magazine was on hand to tell the world, with sensational (albeit posed) pictures of the outlaws. And then the “Hollister riot” made its way into the movies, immortalized in Marlon Brando’s “The Wild One.” What was the reality behind the myth? Through interviews with the surviving members of the Boozefighters, current member Bill Hayes and club historian Jim “JQ” Quattlebaum take readers right into the fray for a firsthand account of what happened in Hollister, and the formation of the Boozefighters, where the outlaw biker culture truly began. The book, “with its great stories and entertaining real-life characters” (MotorcycleUSA.com), is “mandatory reading for anyone interested in American motorcycling history “(Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly).

From Boy to Biker

My Coming of Age in an Outlaw World

Author: Mark Lambdin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692204429


Page: 382

View: 5124

Phil Cross: Gypsy Joker to a Hells Angel

From a Joker to an Angel

Author: Phil Cross,Meg Cross

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1610587588

Category: Transportation

Page: 240

View: 4995

"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 /divDIVThis book chronicles the life and wild times of Mr. Cross in words and photos./div

Portraits of American Bikers

Inside Looking Out : the Flash Collection II

Author: Beverly V. Roberts

Publisher: Flash Productions LLC

ISBN: 9780615327853

Category: Photography

Page: 150

View: 8420

Inside Looking Out: Portraits of American Bikers, the Flash Collection II is the second in an eventual three-book series unveiling the priceless vintage photographs of Jim "Flash" 1%er Miteff.As in the first book, Portraits of American Bikers in the 1960s, the photos in Inside Looking Out center on the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. But the images in both books go far beyond a single subject. The stark black-and-white, large-format photographs dissect an entire era the era: the 60s. They grab you with a grip that was much tighter back then, when it comes to the pure abandon and wildness of the motorcycle culture.Inside Looking Out differs from the first book in its inclusion of some current photos of the OMC. Especially compelling are the then and now images of members who have given decades of their lives to the club. These pictures alone speak much more than a thousand words about the strength and longevity of this brotherhood.Respectfully compiled by Miteff's daughter, Beverly Roberts, the photos presented are brilliant in their composition, in their intensity, and most importantly in that they are real!

The One Percenter Code

How to Be an Outlaw in a World Gone Soft

Author: Dave Nichols

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 0760342725

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 6342

DIVIn The One Percenter Code, best-selling Motorbooks author and editor of Easyriders magazine Dave Nichols takes up where he left off in One Percenter: The Legend of The Outlaw Bikers. Nichols takes readers inside the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs and pulls back the secretive curtain on the biker lifestyle. He explores the concept of brotherhood, ultimately arriving at a new definition of family and community in the process. Being a member of a one percenter motorcycle club requires extreme discipline; in this book, Nichols shows us what that life offers in return./div Nichols delves into the one percenter code of conduct and honor and finds something that is sorely lacking in modern society. In this book, he shows us how we can apply those values in our own lives. The world of the outlaw biker has its own rough-hewn rules of order, and The One Percenter Code acts as a guidebook to that truth-, honor-, and brotherhood-based world.

Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws

My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs

Author: Charles Falco,Kerrie Droban

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312640145

Category: True Crime

Page: 253

View: 9156

Recounts the efforts of an ex-convict's time undercover helping the ATF infiltrate the violent biker gangs, tracing how his contributions resulted in the arrests of wanted criminals and the seizures of drugs, weapons, and bikes.

Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

Author: Julian Rubinstein

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316028282

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3869

DESCRIPTION: Elmore Leonard meets Franz Kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of Budapest. Attila Ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of Cary Grant--if only Grant came from Transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopard-skin hot pants. During the 1990s, while playing for the biggest hockey team in Budapest, Ambrus took up bank robbery to make ends meet. Arrayed against him was perhaps the most incompetent team of crime investigators the Eastern Bloc had ever seen: a robbery chief who had learned how to be a detective by watching dubbed Columbo episodes; a forensics man who wore top hat and tails on the job; and a driver so inept he was known only by a Hungarian word that translates to Mound of Ass-Head. BALLAD OF THE WHISKEY ROBBER is the completely bizarre and hysterical story of the crime spree that made a nobody into a somebody, and told a forlorn nation that sometimes the brightest stars come from the blackest holes. Like The Professor and the Madman and The Orchid Thief, Julian Rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible.

The Chopper

The Real Story

Author: Paul D'Orléans,Robert Klanten

Publisher: Gestalten

ISBN: 9783899555240

Category: Transportation

Page: 285

View: 8171

The chopper is quintessentially American and, since Easy Rider, has embodied the American dream. This book tells the true story of the most rebellious of all motorcycles. The chopper is a quintessentially American invention, rivaling jazz and abstract exp

Riding the Edge

Author: Dave Barr,Mike Wourms

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879854116

Category: Motorcycling

Page: 504

View: 7696

Bikers Are Animals

A Children’s Book on Motorcycling

Author: Paul Jamiol

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457539659

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 38

View: 777

BIKERS are ANIMALS is a book for children who love animals and might have an interest in motorcycles. With this book, Paul's intention is to spark something in young readers that will get them excited about motorcycles. He also hopes to shake, early on, the adult refrain that "bikers are animals."

Lucifer's Sword MC

Life and Death in an Outlaw Motorcycle Club

Author: Phil Cross,Ronn Sutton

Publisher: Motorbooks

ISBN: 1627885684

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 96

View: 1094

A graphic novel by a lifelong motorcycle club member, inspired by the secrets of one percenters. Phil Cross has been a Hells Angel for over 40 years. In the world of outlaw motorcycle clubs, there are many stories that can't be told, for a variety of reasons, but they have spurred Phil's imagination to create a fictional story inspired by real events. One-percenter antiheroes populate these pages - tougher and wilder than any character ever played by Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, or Marlon Brando. The guys in the tales Phil spins might remind you of Easy Rider and The Wild One, but the hard glint in their eyes proves that they are based on the real deal. Illustrator Ronn Sutton provides stunning visuals to bring Phil's stories to life. These bikers aren't going to ride off into the sunset any time soon.