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On June 26, 2014, Zachariah Tipton, a member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club, a support club of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, was shot and killed by an Iron Order prospect Kristopher Stone in self-defense (who is a medic in the National Guard). The Florida State attorney did not charge the member of the Iron Order, claiming they believed his actions to be justified.

During February 2016 in Massachusetts, the Iron Order raised over $13,000 in Greater New Bedford to support the Veteran’s transition house. Additionally, members from the Fairfield and Cape Cod chapters paid for building permits and the materials to build a wheelchair ramp for a local community member who recently lost their leg.
On February 21, 2015, a shootout occurred in Meridian, Mississippi between members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club and members of the Pistoleros MC. Three people were injured.

Throughout the year and across the country, the IOMC supports their communities and individuals in need by participating in charity rides and fundraisers. IOMC chapters will often post about upcoming events on their websites.
On January 30, 2016, an altercation that would come to be known as the National Western Complex shootout occurred in Denver, Colorado at the National Western Complex. Members of the Mongols Motorcycle Club and members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club clashed; this resulted in multiple injuries. Two members of the Mongols were shot, one of whom died. Full-Patch member of the Iron Order MC, Derrick “Kong” Duran, was arrested and can be witnessed in video surveillance at the complex holding a firearm. As well as being a member of the motorcycle club, Derrick Duran was an employee of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Denver District Attorney Mitchell R. Morrissey dropped the charges against Derrick Duran after it was deemed he acted in self-defense.On September 23, 2017, in Westerly, RI, the Iron Order gathered for the 5th annual Johnnycake Motorcycle Run and raised $3000 to support individuals and families in crisis within the local community.

Who are the enemies of the Iron Order?
Let’s take a closer look at the rivalry between the Iron Order and the Hells Angels.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club (IOMC) is a motorcycle club that was formed on July 4, 2004, in Jeffersonville, Indiana. With a worldwide membership, the Iron Order is one of the largest and fastest growing motorcycle clubs in the world. The IOMC has chapters in nearly every U.S. state and in 11 countries around the world. It is an all inclusive club and any are free to join membership is open to all members of society

On June 19, 2015 around 9:45pm, a fight broke out outside a restaurant in Lower Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania between Iron Order members Wayne Ritchie and Timothy Martin and Mark Groff. Groff’s fiancee, Tonya Focht, got involved during which time she fell in front of a moving vehicle and is believed to have been run over by the back right wheel. The Berks District Attorney, John T Adams, stated that their investigation did not uncover enough information to file homicide charges. A subsequent civil lawsuit filed by the estate of Focht was dismissed with prejudice.According to their website, the Iron Order Motorcycle Club’s goal is to be like the motorcycle clubs of the 1950s and 1960s who were, “non-conformists.” Furthermore, their website states the IOMC is not a criminal organization and does not condone any form of criminal activity from its members. The IOMC states it’s not an outlaw motorcycle club, nor do they claim to be 1%ers. The membership of the IOMC is made up of individuals from diverse backgrounds to include active and retired military and law enforcement personnel.

The Iron Order Motorcycle Club was founded by eight (8) individuals: Bad Dog, Big Rick, Chief, Copper, Doc, Ice, Izod, and Professor in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Independence Day 2004. The following year the club expanded into Kentucky, and by 2006, several chapters had been established in five additional states. Since then, the club has grown significantly and has approximately 283 chapters spread across the continental United States. It has also branched out internationally with 20+ chapters in 11 other countries across the world to include: Aruba, Bonaire, Brazil, Canada, Curacao, England, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Slovakia and South Korea.
On June 5, 2013, an altercation involving the Iron Order and Los Lobos MC occurred in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The scuffle involved almost 20 people and ended with two arrests for members of the Los Lobos.

On June 10, 2015, the Iron Order MC was involved in fight with the Iron Horsemen MC in Kentucky. One person was hit by a vehicle. Later that year, three more people would be shot when altercations occurred between the Iron Order and the Bandidos Motorcycle Club.

Is Iron Order 1919 real time?
Matches run in real-time on World Maps based on World War 1 scenarios and beyond.
The IOMC prides themselves as being a law abiding, independent and neutral motorcycle club. Due to the structured make-up of the IOMC, over the years past the IOMC has been confronted by several outlaw motorcycle clubs. The IOMC goes out of its way to avoid criminal activity and requires new members to submit a criminal background check. The IOMC has remained steadfast in being an independent and neutral motorcycle club, which has resulted in verbal and physical confrontations with other clubs.

What is the oldest 1% MC?
The Yonkers Motorcycle Club is the oldest active motorcycle club in the world.
On June 7, 2014, an altercation occurred between members of the Iron Order MC and the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club. No members of the Iron Order were charged; however, four members of The Chosen Sons MC were arrested and received charges. During this period the group also managed to build up a significant rivalry with the Hells Angels due to their history with law enforcement.The Iron Order Motorcycle Club is involved with multitudes of charities, mostly at the local level within each charter’s region. The organization firmly believes in giving back to the communities in which they ride.

The Yonkers Motorcycle Club originally started as The Yonkers Bicycle Club and was founded on November 19, 1879. The Yonkers Motorcycle Club was formed in 1903 in Yonkers, New York by President George “Usco ” Ellis. George Ellis was married January 25, 1916 to Miss Louise Smith of Yonkers. George “USCO” Ellis was appointed State Commissioner for New York of the Federation of American Motorcyclists in August 1915. The Yonkers Motorcycle Club served as a civil defense messenger service during the earlier part of the 1900s delivering messages to various government officials throughout the country. An article taken from the Boston Daily Globe March 11, 1921, titled Cyclists Return After Call on Vice President, describes the journey that George A. Ellis and Henry E Andrews made when they left Boston on a Sunday morning at 9 o’clock am, bearing a message from Gov.Cox to Vice President Coolidge. They completed their first leg of the journey, a distance of 510 miles, in 22 hours and 45 minutes, arriving in Washington Monday morning. They left Washington at 8′ o’clock Tuesday morning, and stopped at Ellis’ home, Yonkers, en route to Boston.[3] Since 1924, the club has been chartered by the American Motorcyclist Association. The Yonkers Motorcycle Club is the oldest active motorcycle club in the world.
St. John’s River Chapter is a non-profit chapter of the Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club comprised mainly of Law Enforcement Professionals, Firefighters and local business owners. Recently, as our efforts have grown beyond our expectations, we have organized the 501(c)3 non-profit corporation Iron Pigs Orlando- SJR, Inc. with the sole purpose of fundraising to directly benefit the children patients and families at Nemours Children’s Hospital.Every year over 15,000 families will hear the words “your child has cancer”. The average age of children diagnosed is 6 years old. Help us fight against Pediatric Cancer.With your support Iron Pigs Orlando-SJR Inc. has raised over $200,000 to benefit children and their families. Join us in 2022 as we ride past the $240,000 milestone! Although the Hells Angels have no official “mother chapter”, the club’s de facto national headquarters remained in its founding location of San Bernardino, California until club founder Otto Friedli was imprisoned in 1958. The club’s unofficial headquarters was then relocated to Oakland, California by Sonny Barger, who succeeded Friedli as the Hells Angels’ de facto national president. The Oakland chapter has traditionally been able to maintain a preeminent position as “first among equals” because it has the largest membership of any charter the United States and because of Barger’s esteem among club members internationally. The Oakland chapter is responsible for making major decisions within the club and granting new charters. Any motorcycle club seeking to join to the Hells Angels must apply to the Oakland chapter for membership, and the applicant club must be monitored and approved of by the Oakland Hells Angels before being granted membership. In 1977, the Hells Angels arrived in Canada with the Popeye Moto Club patching over to form the Hells Angels’ Montreal chapter. During the 1980s and 1990s, there was a major expansion of the club into the rest of Canada. The Quebec Biker War was a violent turf war that began in 1994 and continued until late 2002 in Quebec. The war began when the Hells Angels in Quebec began to try to establish a monopoly on street-level drug sales in Quebec. Many drug dealers and crime families resisted and established groups such as the “Alliance to fight the Angels”, led by the Rock Machine. The war resulted in the bombings of many establishments and murders on both sides. More than 160 people died, over 300 were injured, and over 100 bikers were incarcerated.To become a full member, a “prospect” must be unanimously confirmed by the rest of the full club members. Before votes are cast, a “prospect” usually travels to every charter in the sponsoring charter’s geographic jurisdiction (state, province, or territory) and introduces himself to every “full-patch” member. This allows each voting member to become familiar with the “prospect” and ask any questions of concern before voting. Some form of formal induction follows, wherein the “prospect” affirms his loyalty to the club and its members. The final logo patch (top “Hells Angels” rocker) is then awarded at the initiation ceremony. The step of attaining full membership can be called “being patched”.

According to its website, the club’s name was first suggested by Arvid Olsen, an associate of the founders who had served in the “Hell’s Angels” squadron of the Flying Tigers in China during World War II. In a letter written to The Guinness Book of World Records by a member on the Hells Angels’ behalf, it is instead stated that the club’s name was taken from the “Hell’s Angels” squadron of the 303rd Bombardment Group, which was active in the European theatre of World War II. It is at least clear that the name was inspired by the tradition from World Wars I and II whereby the Americans gave their squadrons fierce, death-defying titles; an example of this lies in one of the three P-40 squadrons of Flying Tigers fielded in Burma and China, which was dubbed “Hell’s Angels”. In 1930, the Howard Hughes film Hell’s Angels showcased extraordinary and dangerous feats of aviation, and it is believed that World War II groups that used that name based it on the film. According to the Hells Angels’ website, they are aware that there is an apostrophe missing in “Hell’s”, but “… it is you who miss it. We don’t”.
In 2019, the Hells Angels sued Redbubble in the Federal Court of Australia for infringing on its trademark, launching another suit in 2021 after providing evidence that Redbubble had continued to breach the trademark. The 2019 case concluded with the Hells Angels being awarded $5,000 in damages. In July 2022, in the second ruling against Redbubble, the company was ordered to pay the club more than $78,000.In another interview with Barger in 2000, he said, “if you’re a motorcycle rider and you’re white, you want to join the Hells Angels. If you’re black, you want to join the Dragons. That’s how it is whether anyone likes it or not. We don’t have no blacks and they don’t have no whites.” When asked whether that could change, Barger replied, “Anything can change. I can’t predict the future.” Tobie Levingston, who formed the black motorcycle club East Bay Dragons MC, wrote in his book that he and Barger have a long-lasting friendship and that the Hells Angels and Dragons have a mutual friendship and hang out and ride together.

In fall 2012 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, Hells Angels sued Toys “R” Us for trademark infringement, unfair competition, and dilution in relation to the sale of yo-yos manufactured by Yomega Corporation, a co-defendant, which allegedly bear the “Death Head” logo. In its complaint, Hells Angels asserted that the mark on the yo-yos would likely lead people to mistakenly believe that the toys originate with Hells Angels. Yomega filed counterclaims against Hells Angels for cancellation of the “Death Head” registrations on grounds of alleged fraud in the procurement of the registrations. The case settled and the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice.
In October 2010 the Hell
s Angels filed a lawsuit against Alexander McQueen for “misusing its trademark winged death heads symbol” in several items from its Autumn/Winter 2010 collection. The lawsuit also aimed at Saks Fifth Avenue and, which stock the jacquard box dress and knuckle duster ring that bear the symbol, which has been used since at least 1948 and is protected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A handbag and scarf were also named in the lawsuit. The lawyer representing Hells Angels claimed: “This isn’t just about money, it’s about membership. If you’ve got one of these rings on, a member might get really upset that you’re an impostor.” Saks refused to comment, Zappos had no immediate comment and the company’s parent company, PPR, could not be reached for comment. The company settled the case with the Hells Angels after agreeing to remove all of the merchandise featuring the logo from sale on their website, stores and concessions and recalling any goods that had already been sold and destroying them.”Angels Forever, Forever Angels” is also the club’s traditional motto. Other Hells Angels slogans include “When we do right, nobody remembers. When we do wrong, nobody forgets”; “Three can keep a secret if two are dead”; and “When in doubt, knock ’em out”, which was coined by New York City chapter member Vincent “Big Vinny” Girolamo.

What is the 1% MC in Indiana?
Sin City Deciples is known as a “one percenter” club. Law enforcement officers regard it as a criminal association. All members of the club must own and ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. The MC has two chapters in Indiana – in Gary and in Fort Wayne.
The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) is an international outlaw motorcycle club whose members exclusively ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles. In the United States and Canada, the Hells Angels are incorporated as the Hells Angels Motorcycle Corporation. Common nicknames for the club are the “H.A.”, “Red & White”, “HAMC”, and “81”. With a membership of over 6,000, and 467 chapters in 59 countries, the HAMC is the largest motorcycle club in the world.In May 2019, a court in Utrecht issued a verdict that made the Netherlands the first country to completely ban the Hells Angels. The presiding judge called it “a danger to public order and the rule of law”. Other countries such as Germany had banned local chapters, but never the entire club. On July 15, 2022 the Supreme Court of the Netherlands reaffirmed the ban, making it permanent.Each Hells Angels chapter is governed by an officer corps, consisting of a president, vice president, secretary/treasurer, sergeant-at-arms and road captain. Each chapter has autonomy regarding member discipline and minor policy changes. The Hells Angels became the first notarized and organized outlaw motorcycle club, and the biker clubs formed subsequently have reportedly imitated the Angels’ insignias, rules, doctrines and rituals. In contrast to other prominent motorcycle clubs in the United States, however, the Hells Angels organization is not headed by a national or international president; it is instead governed by regional officers, who are each chosen to represent a collective of localized chapters at monthly regional meetings. Regional officers are divided into two groups: those who attend the West Coast Officers Meeting (“WesCOM”) to conduct the policy, actions, and affairs of the Hells Angels’ chapters in the Western United States, and those who attend the East Coast Officers Meeting (“ECOM”) to govern the chapters in the Eastern United States. In states with multiple chapters, weekly state meetings are also held in addition to chapter meetings.The Hells Angels’ official website attributes the official “death’s head” insignia design to Frank Sadilek, past president of the San Francisco charter. The colors and shape of the early-style jacket emblem (before 1953) were copied from the insignias of the 85th Fighter Squadron and the 552nd Medium Bomber Squadron.

An additional patch worn by select club members consists of two Nazi-style SS lightning bolts below the words “Filthy Few”. Some law enforcement officials claim that the “Filthy Few” patch is awarded only to those who have committed or are prepared to commit murder on the club’s behalf. Hells Angels have refuted this interpretation, however, comparing it instead to a merit badge awarded to those who are “the first to arrive at a party and the last to leave”. According to a reports from law enforcement and prosecutors, another patch similar to the “Filthy Few” patch is the “Dequiallo” patch. “Dequiallo” is a reference to El Degüello, a bugle call played by the regimental band of Antonio López de Santa Anna’s army at the Battle of the Alamo. This patch allegedly “signifies that the wearer has fought law enforcement on arrest.” There is no common convention as to where the patches are placed on members’ jackets/vests.

Who are the brothers of the Iron Order?
The Iron Order Motorcycle Club was founded by eight (8) individuals: Bad Dog, Big Rick, Chief, Copper, Doc, Ice, Izod, and Professor in Jeffersonville, Indiana on Independence Day 2004.
On October 7, 2009, Fritz Clapp, attorney at law for the HAMC, contacted online games community FOCO, demanding the removal of all membership marks and club trademarks from the Los Santos Roleplay Forum. While members of the community were skeptical at first, Clapp posted a tweet confirming his identity.The Hells Angels originated on March 17, 1948, in Fontana, California, when several small motorcycle clubs agreed to merge. Otto Friedli, a World War II veteran, is credited with starting the club after breaking from the Pissed Off Bastards motorcycle club over a feud with a rival gang. According to an alternative theory, the Hells Angels were founded on November 15, 1951, in San Bernardino, by Dick White, a member of the Redlands Road Runners.The Hells Angels have a system of patches similar to military medals. The specific meaning of each patch is not publicly known, but the patches identify each biker’s specific or significant actions or beliefs. The official colors of the Hells Angels are red lettering displayed on a white background—hence the club’s nickname “The Red and White”. The patches are worn on leather or denim jackets and vests.

A few nonwhite members have been noted in the United States. In 1967, Hunter S. Thompson remarked upon a “Chinese Mel from [San Francisco] and Charley, a young Negro from Oakland”. Steven Wayne Yee, a Chinese-American member of the Hells Angels’ Cleveland chapter, was convicted of murder in 1990. The Satan’s Angels MC in Vancouver had a black member when it merged with the Hells Angels in 1983. The San Francisco and Anchorage chapters threatened to have the Vancouver chapter expelled from the club when they learned of the situation; the matter was ultimately solved when the man changed his nationality to “Hawaiian”. An unsanctioned Hells Angels chapter in Windsor, England was granted official status in 1985 shortly after its only black member, John Mikkelsen, had died in police custody. Another notable is Gregory Woolley, a high-ranking member of the Rockers MC in Montreal who was the protégé and bodyguard of Hells Angel boss Maurice Boucher (who spent five years in a notoriously white-supremacist motorcycle gang, the SS). Woolley became an associate of the Hells Angels Montreal charter in the 1990s and later tried uniting street gangs in Quebec after Boucher was imprisoned.The Hells Angels incorporated in 1966, trademarking the club’s name and four symbols. The club filed a trademark infringement lawsuit for the first time on October 26, 1989, when the Hells Angels lodged a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against Concorde-New Horizons, which produced the film Nam Angels, and against Media Home Entertainment, which distributed the film on video, over infringements on the club’s registered trademarks. The suit was settled out of court. Some of the HAMC’s early history is not clear, and accounts differ. The club’s first official charter was reportedly drawn up in Fontana in 1950. Various autonomous Hells Angels chapters were formed throughout California in the decade following the club’s foundation, by nomadic members who moved from one city to another. The San Francisco (“Frisco”) chapter was reportedly founded by former members of the Market Street Commandos in 1954. A North Sacramento chapter was established in 1956, followed by another chapter in Sacramento the following year, which was formed by two brothers, James “Mother” Miles and Pat Miles, who were former members of the Hell Bent for Glory biker club. The Sacramento charter later disbanded and relocated to Richmond as a Nomads chapter in 1965. According to Ralph “Sonny” Barger, founder of the Oakland charter in 1957, other early charters of the club were founded in Gardena, and elsewhere, with the members usually unaware that there were other clubs. One of the lesser-known clubs was in North Chino/South Pomona in the late 1960s. Barger has been credited with helping to unify these various disparate chapters under common club bylaws. Most members wear a rectangular patch (again, white background with red letters and a red merrowed border) identifying their respective charter locations. Another similarly designed patch reads “Hells Angels”. When applicable, members of the club wear a patch denoting their position or rank within the organization. The patch is rectangular and, like those described above, displays a white background with red letters and a red merrowed border. Some examples of the titles used are President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms. This patch is usually worn above the chapter location patch. Some members also wear an “AFFA” patch, which stands for “Angels Forever; Forever Angels”, referring to their lifelong membership in the club (i.e., “once a member, always a member”).After a lengthy, phased process, a prospective member is first deemed a “hang-around”, indicating that he is invited to some club events or to meet club members at known gathering places. If the “hang-around” is interested, he may be asked to become an “associate”, a status that usually lasts a year or two. At the end of that stage, he is reclassified as “prospect”, participating in some club activities, but not having voting privileges while he is evaluated for suitability as a full member. The last phase, and highest membership status, is full membership or “full-patch”. The term “full-patch” refers to the complete four-piece insignia, including the “Death Head” logo, two rockers (top rocker: “Hells Angels”; bottom rocker: state or territory claimed) and the rectangular “MC” patch below the wing of the Death’s Head. Prospects are allowed to wear only a bottom rocker with the state, province or territory name along with the rectangular “MC” patch.In March 2007 the Hells Angels filed suit against the Walt Disney Motion Pictures Group alleging that its film Wild Hogs used both the name and distinctive logo of the HAMC without permission. The suit was eventually voluntarily dismissed after the Angels received assurances from Disney that the references would not appear in the film.The club is not officially a racially segregated organization. In the U.S., at least one charter allegedly requires that a candidate be a white male, and Sonny Barger said in a 2000 BBC interview, “The club, as a whole, is not racist but we probably have enough racist members that no black guy is going to get in it.” At that time the club had no black members.

Various U.S. law enforcement agencies classify the Hells Angels as one of the “big four” motorcycle gangs, along with the Pagans, Outlaws, and Bandidos, and contend that members carry out widespread violent crime and organized crime, including drug dealing, trafficking in stolen goods, extortion, and prostitution operations. Members of the organization have continuously asserted that they are only a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who have joined to ride motorcycles together, to organize social events such as group road trips, fundraisers, parties, and motorcycle rallies, and that any crimes are the responsibility of the people who carried them out, not the club as a whole.
Even after a member is patched in, the patches remain the property of HAMC, not the member. On leaving the Hells Angels or being ejected, a member must return his patches to the club. Members must pay dues, and are required to attend mandatory club meetings and motorcycle runs. Chapter meetings, known as “church”, are typically held at clubhouses or a member’s residence. In 1978, members were required to pay $20 per month to the local chapter, and $10 per month to the state chapter. The money is used by the club to finance motorcycle runs and funerals, and to fund the travel of club officers to state and national meetings. Hells Angels may become exempt from paying dues after a certain period of time as a member of the club.

In 1973, members from several branches of the organization protested at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing about a proposed transportation plan that included restrictions on motorcycle use and sales to get California to meet the new Clean Air Act standards.
The HAMC acknowledges more than 100 chapters in over 29 countries. New Zealand had the first charter of the Hells Angels outside the United States; the club founded a charter in Auckland in 1961, and has since taken over gangs in Whanganui. Europe did not become widely home to the Hells Angels until 1969 when two London charters were formed. The Beatles’ George Harrison invited some members of the HAMC San Francisco to stay at Apple Records in London in 1968. According to Chris O’Dell, only two members showed up, Frisco Pete and Bill “Sweet William” Fritsch. Two people from London visited California, “prospected”, and ultimately joined. Two charters were issued on July 30, 1969; one for “South London”—the reimagined charter renewing the already existing 1950 South London charter—and the other for “East London”, but by 1973 the two charters came together as one, called “London”. The London Angels provided security at a number of UK Underground festivals, including Phun City in 1970, organized by Mick Fa
rren. They awarded Farren an “approval patch” in 1970 for use on his first solo album Mona, which also featured Steve Peregrin Took (credited as “Shagrat the Vagrant”).

In a 1966 Ebony article about motorcycle rebels in the African-American community, the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club said that they see no racial animosity in the Hells Angels and that when they come into Chosen Few territory they all get together and party. A Hells Angel member interviewed for the magazine insisted there was no racial prejudice in any of their clubs. He said, “we don’t have any Negro members”, but maintained that no blacks have sought membership. At one point in the 1970s, the Hells Angels sought to consolidate the different motorcycle clubs and offered every member of the Chosen Few a Hells Angels patch, an offer that was declined.
The club became prominent within, and established its notoriety as part of, the 1960s counterculture movement in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury District, playing a part at many of the movement’s seminal events. Members were directly connected to many of the counterculture’s primary leaders, such as Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, Allen Ginsberg, Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, Timothy Leary, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Mick Farren, and Tom Wolfe. “Gonzo” journalist Hunter S. Thompson’s book about the club launched his career. From 1968 to 1969 the Hells Angels of San Francisco headquarters was at 715 Ashbury (across from the Grateful Dead house at 710 Ashbury). Other sources claim that the San Francisco Hells Angels were organized in 1953 by Rocky Graves, a Hells Angel member from San Bernardino (“Berdoo”), implying that the “Frisco” Hells Angels were very much aware of their forebears. The “Frisco” Hells Angels were reorganized in 1955 with 13 charter members, Frank Sadilek serving as president, and the smaller, original logo. The Oakland charter, at the time headed by Barger, used a larger version of the “Death’s Head” patch nicknamed the “Barger Larger”, which was first used in 1959. It later became the club standard. The first chapter to open outside California was established in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1961. To become a Hells Angels “prospect”, candidates must have a valid driver’s license, a motorcycle over 750cc, and the right combination of personal qualities. It is said the club excludes child molesters and people who have applied to become police or prison officers. Intravenous drug use is also forbidden among club members.

Who is the most feared motorcycle club in the world?
Hells AngelsAbbreviationHA, 81, HAMCFoundedMarch 17, 1948FounderOtto FriedliFounded atFontana, California, United StatesTypeOutlaw motorcycle club
Many police and international intelligence agencies, including the United States Department of Justice and Europol, consider the club an organized crime syndicate.Red and white are also used to display the number 81 on many patches, as in “Support 81”, “Route 81”. The 8 and 1 stand for the respective positions in the alphabet of H and A. Friends and supporters of the club use these in deference to club rules, which purport to restrict the wearing of Hells Angels imagery to club members. The diamond-shaped one-percenter patch is also used, displaying “1%” in red on a white background with a red merrowed border. The term “one-percenter” is said to be a response to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) comment on the Hollister incident to the effect that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens and 1% were outlaws. The AMA has no record of such a statement and calls this story apocryphal.

What is the largest law enforcement motorcycle club?
In the Spring of 1974, several law enforcement officers from the Bangor, Maine, USA area met and formed a small, local motorcycle club. The Blue Knights® LEMC have approximately 600 chapters, 15,000 members in 11 Conferences within 34 countries and territories.
The Hells Angels are often depicted in semi-mythical romantic fashion like the 19th-century James–Younger Gang: free-spirited, iconic, bound by brotherhood and loyalty. At other times, such as in the 1966 Roger Corman film The Wild Angels, they are depicted as violent and nihilistic, little more than a violent criminal gang and a scourge on society.According to The Globe and Mail, the Hells Angels considered seeking an injunction to block the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation from broadcasting the miniseries The Last Chapter, because of how closely the biker gang at the center of the series resembled the Hells Angels.

With over 209,000 registered motorcycles (according to Statista) Indiana has a rich motorcycle culture and many motorcycling clubs. In this post, we will cover 25 of those including the 1 percent clubs in Indiana.

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Matches run in real-time on World Maps based on World War 1 scenarios and beyond. Nations are split into smaller provinces with unique properties that influence resource production or terrain types. The goal is to take over the majority of the map. To achieve your target, you have full control over your nation’s economic developments, technological research, military advancements and diplomatic relations with other players. Work together, against each other and never trust your alliance fully – when power is in reach, everyone becomes an enemy. Will you still let your people fight with scythes or plan ahead and join the technological revolution?1919 – “The Great War” continues. Europe has been trapped in a fierce fight over dominance and a temporary armistice is giving all nations a chance to revise their strategy. Under the Iron Order, countless inventions and technological advancements lead to Mechs roaming the battlefields. Mechanical warfare is slowly taking over while soldiers become mere bystanders when massive Titans (Massive Mechs) collect their bloody harvest. Regular updates expand the lore and add variety to the game’s gameplay. We are just starting the journey of Iron Order, there is a lot to come, and we can’t wait to hear about your experiences in the game and your feedback. Welcome! Matt Perry, chief executive officer of National Sports Services, a sports consulting firm in Denver, agreed. However, he advised anyone to be wary when entering a court of law.

“We just let them know where we stood and our desire to peacefully co-exist,” Landes said of the conversation, which Nowlin said lasted roughly five minutes.
The Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club, based in Bedford, informed the team earlier this week that it holds a trademark on the name and plans to take action to force the baseball team to change it.The motorcycle club, made up of current or former law enforcement officers and firemen, registered its patch design and name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office when the club was founded in 2000 in Oroville, Calif.“First we offered them fairly substantial incentives to use their name forever,” said Blanchard. “Then, after they turned that down, we had a second proposal to use the name for six months to sell the hats and T-shirts we had already printed up.”“I can’t imagine how you could connect the dots and say there was some economical harm to the cycle group by a baseball team calling itself the IronPigs,” Perry said. “But the law allows a process to allow you to protect your names and marks.”

Who are the Iron Horsemen allies?
The Iron Horsemen call the Detroit Highwaymen, the Iron Order, and the Outlaws their enemies. Their allies are Phantoms and Brothers 8 (VIII) MC, the latter of which is an Iron Horsemen MC Support Club.
Landes said the team is “100 percent committed to the name IronPigs,” and other team officials said they received assurances from Minor League Baseball legal advisers that the team could withstand such a challenge to its choice.

Who is the biggest 1% MC club?
The Hells Angels are the largest, most organized, and wealthiest outlaw motorcycle gang in the world.
Nowlin said the club has not backed down from a band in a northern state he couldn’t recall (“It was a Yankee state, and to me anything north of the Red River is a Yankee,” he said) and the motorcycle dealership earlier this year.The motorcycle club refused to agree to either condition. Blanchard said the dealership, partly at the urging of Harley-Davidson’s corporate offices, decided not to take its battle to court.

“They have several thousand members, and Harley-Davidson did not want to fight and [tick] off potential customers,” Blanchard said. “And the club threatened us with an injunction, and that would have held up our opening. Could we have won? Maybe, maybe not. But it wouldn’t have been worth it.”
The dealership tried to use the name Iron Pig after the University of Arkansas enforced its trademark rights to keep it from using Razorback, the dealership’s first choice. Buck Blanchard, the dealership’s marketing and events manager, said the dealership made two offers to the motorcycle club to get it to agree to the dealership’s use of the name.

“Why should this baseball club profit off our name?” said Bob Nowlin, the club’s national secretary/treasurer. “We spent a lot of time and quite a bit of money getting this trademark.”
“There is a difference in the public mind between the Iron Pigs motorcycle club and the Lehigh Valley IronPigs minor league baseball team,” said Lehigh Valley co-owner Craig Stein.Nowlin became aware of the baseball team’s decision when a Morning Call story announcing the name selection was forwarded to him by a member of the motorcycle club’s South Jersey chapter, the only one of the club’s 77 U.S. chapters listed on its Web site located in either Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

“We’re not concerned about this,” Lehigh Valley co-owner Joe Finley said. “We were well aware the motorcycle club existed, but there are a lot of examples of companies and groups and services that have the same name.”
Since then, a club spokesman said, the motorcycle club has defended its trademark “several times,” including earlier this year against a Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership in Rogers, Ark.Nowlin e-mailed the club on Tuesday, placed a telephone call on Wednesday and received a call back from Lehigh Valley IronPigs general manager Kurt Landes Thursday.Leading Law Enforcement motorcycle club in the world , Leading Fire Fighter motorcycle club in the world. The Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club was established in 2000 in Oroville California. IPMC, 916, TLBTS, IPFFIP, Iron Pigs, Iron pig, Ironpigs MC, Iron, Pig, IPMC, IPMC International, 99%, Ironpigmc, Iron, Pigs, IronPigsmc… Read MoreLeading Law Enforcement motorcycle club in the world , Leading Fire Fighter motorcycle club in the world. The Iron Pigs Motorcycle Club was established in 2000 in Oroville California. IPMC, 916, TLBTS, IPFFIP, Iron Pigs, Iron pig, Ironpigs MC, Iron, Pig, IPMC, IPMCInternational, 99%, Ironpigmc, Iron, Pigs, IronPigsmcRead MoreWe recognize you are attempting to access this website from a country belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA) including the EU which enforces the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and therefore access cannot be granted at this time. For any issues, contact [email protected] or call (304) 469-3373.The Heaven I reporting has been moved to the Member only area of the website. It will require you to login into the Member only area to add a member to the Heaven I roster. 14 Nov 2012 – The Internet Committee has developed a Social Media Policy for our Blue Knights® International membership. Our executive has reviewed and approved of this policy which provides information and guidelines on how to deal with contentious issues and abusive individuals. Keep in mind you are accountable for what you publish on public media sites like Facebook, Twitter etc… This policy also contains some good security advice to protect yourself.It is with great sadness that GLRC Chairman, and International Webmaster Paul D Croteau transferred to Heaven 1 on October 4th, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. A true friend and dedicated member of the Blue Knights he is no longer suffering and will truly be missed. Services are pending but please keep Maureen and his family in your thoughts and prayers. The Blue Knights® are selling patches to support our Ukrainian brothers and sister Blue Knights® during the current situation. For placing the order go to Paypal, use the following email address in payment to section; [email protected]. The patches are $15.00 each and can also be purchase by the public. The proceeds will be sent to the Blue Knights Intl LEMC Inc Ukraine Chapter. let’s face it the Hells Angels and the Iron Order were never going to be friends. They hold directly opposing views of the world. The latter consists of people who have previously made a sworn duty to protect and serve while the former is a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise.If you know a little about motorcycle clubs then you know that rivalries are a part of their culture, but so is mutual respect. Yet the Hells Angels seem to have little to no respect for the Iron Order MC, so why is that the case? Where does their rivalry come from and why is it so intense?

The two are natural enemies. The fact that members of the Iron Order have traded their police uniform for a leather jacket and a Harley-Davidson doesn’t mean that the Hells Angels hate them any less.
Another thing to consider is that motorcycle clubs usually have a code of silence. They NEVER willingly cooperate with the police. But the Iron Order Motorcycle Club doesn’t abide by that same code of secrecy. Since they’re made up of former law enforcement officers and government officials they often do work with the police and other law enforcement agencies.A one-percenter motorcycle club is a criminal organization whose members use their motorcycle club as a front for criminal activity. So according to this definition, the Iron Order isn’t a one-percenter. Unlike the Hells Angels, they pride themselves on being “law-abiding citizens who just love to ride motorcycles”, something no real Outlaw Motorcycle Club would ever do.

Who is the largest 1% MC in the US?
Bandidos Motorcycle Club With more than 5,000 members worldwide, this San Leon-based gang is one of America’s biggest one-percenter clubs. Their specialty is drug smuggling across the U.S.-Mexican border, and their members have been accused of multiple murders.
In their relatively short existence, they have managed to make their fair share of enemies but none of them are as big as the Hells Angels. These aren’t the type of people that you would want to get on the wrong side of, but the Iron Order MC has managed to do this on multiple occasions. Over the years their rivalry has grown more intense and this has resulted in several violent altercations.

Now, let’s get one thing straight, members of the Iron Order MC are the furthest thing from being law-abiding citizens but they aren’t a traditional Outlaw Motorcycle Club either. As we stated before they lie somewhere between the real one-percenters and the other 99% of law-abiding motorcycle riders.
In the world of motorcycling clubs, there are the 99% of “law-abiding citizens” and then there are the one-percenters. But there is another small group right in the middle and that’s the Iron Order Motorcycle Club. They started making waves in the early 2000s and are one of the fastest-growing motorcycle clubs in the United States.

It’s easy to see why the existence of such a motorcycle club could be seen as a threat by the Hells Angels. They’re one of the most dangerous motorcycle clubs in the world. The HAMC makes most of its money by trafficking drugs and weapons it’s also been known to be a murder-for-hire organization. So an unregulated motorcycle club like the Iron Order has the potential to really threaten their entire criminal enterprise.

Pretending to be an Outlaw Motorcycle Club can get you killed and the Iron Order MC has had to learn this the hard way. They have been accused in the past of being “imposters playing dress up and trying to live up their ideas of what an OMC is.” And the Hells Angels – as one of the biggest Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs in the World – have not taken their blatant disregard of their traditions lightly.

It’s safe to say that law-enforcement and biker gangs don’t get along. Ever since the emergence of one-percenters in the 50s and 60s, the police have been trying to shut them down but to no avail. So when a group of former law-enforcement officers decides to start a motorcycle club there is bound to be more than a few angry people and they usually have guns.The Iron Order Motorcycle Club often wears regalia and practices the traditions of an OMC but they do this rebelliously. Usually, when a new motorcycle club wants to do these things they have to ask for permission from the Hells Angels and other members of the “big four motorcycle clubs”. But the Iron Order didn’t do this.

On the other hand, the Iron Order MC says that the real reason why the Hells Angels hate them is that they see them as a threat. They’re one of the fastest-growing motorcycle clubs in the United States with chapters all over the world. And because of this, they claim that traditional Outlaw Motorcycle clubs such as the Hells Angels are threatened by them.We invite you to visit us or attend an event. Our Chapter President “Mania” will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about the club and how you can join. Email Mania @

Not to say that Australian MCs kowtow to the law any more than their American counterparts, because the Australian Iron Horsemen are proud one-percenters too – and one of the oldest and most classic MCs of Australia. They love to support the military and are active in many events such as the Graveyard Run, Run to the Hills, and Lap of the Bay.
To the normal law-abiding citizen of the US, even one with a love for motorcycles and the open road, the idea of a motorcycle club (MC) will probably always be alien and somewhat suspicious.

The Iron Horsemen MC are one-percenters. Meaning they are part of that one percent of motorcycle clubs that do not abide by the rules for a motorcycle club defined by the American Motorcycle Association. That doesn’t mean that they are rule-breakers; they just follow their own rules and regulations, enforced pretty strictly.
When you talk about the one-percenters motorcycle clubs in America, Hell’s Angels come to mind. As do the Mongols, the Outlaws, Bandidos, Pagans, Warlocks, et al. The Iron Horsemen are relatively smaller and more select, though that does not make their members any more docile. The Iron Horsemen MC members have been in the media often, mostly for unsavory reasons.

Most one-percenters, contrary to what people believe, are all about partying and riding. So their headquarters are likely to be lively enough to the point of being noisy. Though, they usually keep to themselves. Attorney Mike Schulkens represents the group all through the US and says they are a proud lot who live private but non-mainstream lives.
In 1994, the European movie Iron Horsemen came out, shot almost exclusively in Finland and featuring actors we’ve never really heard about. The movie is about an MC member known as Bad Trip, who is on the run from his gang called Cannibals after he was caught stealing the leader’s motorcycle. Unlike the Hell’s Angels, there are no reports of the Iron Horsemen MC suing the movie and its producers.Originally founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, sometime in the ‘60s, the Iron Horsemen have expanded to many more chapters including Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Washington, California, Tennessee, and New York. And remember, they managed to increase chapters despite being an outlaw group, frowned upon by authorities.