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The One-Percenter Encyclopedia: Every Outlaw Club from Honolulu to Helsinki [Paperback]

Bill Hayes
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1 Dec 2011

Ever wonder how the Hells Angels got their name? Ever wonder about that little demonic critter on the Pagan’s patch? Ever wonder about the local one-percenter motorcycle club that hangs out at the corner bar? The One-Percenter Encyclopedia answers these questions and many more. Featuring concise entries that include information on founding chapters, founding dates, number of chapters, number of members, and club biography, this book covers all the major clubs—Hells Angels, Outlaws, Pagans, Mongols, Vagos—as well as lesser-known clubs from around the world.


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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Motorbooks (1 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760341109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760341100
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 23.1 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 196,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Hayes (Redondo Beach, CA) is an avid motorcyclist whose articles, columns, and fiction have been published in Easyriders, Thunder Press, and Biker magazines. His column in Real Blues magazine has run for many years, and several of his feature articles on martial arts have appeared in Black Belt magazine. Bill writes passionately about the things he loves and knows best: motorcycles, the blues, and martial arts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hmmm 6 Feb 2013
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Not a bad book for someone looking up basic history of certain clubs. Quite a few clubs that have gone by the by too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars interesting read 24 Jan 2014
By Brenda
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Good quality print delivered on time and an extremely interesting read... About the history year and where the clubs were founded nice to see Ireland and UK included not all about the USA
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what it says it is... 15 Feb 2012
By JB
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Great book for anyone interested in motorcycle clubs and their histories. No groundbreaking myth busting or horror stories, just a good reference book. Worth buying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A prized addition and annoying 9 Dec 2011
By Richie Jingles - Published on Amazon.com
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On the surface, this a beautiful, oversized book which is exactly as advertised-- an encyclopedic listing of outlaw motorcycle clubs worldwide. Each club has a little listing containing SOME information. Some have a box containing more info-- date, place of origin, locations, club colors (actual colors-- white, blue gold,etc.) and description of the club patch... and there SOME very nice photographs of SOME patches. Which brings me to my major beef-- NOT ENOUGH! It would have been very nice if at least most of the clubs had their patches pictured. Considering how many clubs have websites and E-mail addresses, this does'nt seem to be too big an expectation... What IS here is very nice---some beautiful photography and some essays by clubbers.. BUT---another beef, there are some inaccuracies and incompletes (nit picking? perhaps.)
1)FILTHY FEW is sub group within the Hells Angels MC ONLY, and a club that stole the name in New Zealand. It is NOT a "common idiom throughout the motorcycle culture".
2)The NUGGETS MC has not flown the described patch of "a beer drinking rabbit on a motorcycle" since it's very early days. Since the late 60's, they've flown their current patch--- a gold nugget with a motorcycle inside. They rode full dressers back then and morphed into choppers--an interesting fact not mentioned.
3)The Mongrel Mob of NZ should not have been included--- they wear cuts with patches but they DON'T RIDE.
4)The Gypsy Jokers is listed as a"classic club" and it is--- their patch is listed as a grinning skull... gee whiz, that's the Australian club who just appropriated the name and made up their own patch. The Aussies have since made a connection to the originals and adopted the real top and bottom rockers but kept the skull center patch. The REAL Gypsy Joker patch was and is a walking jester--- that's a real boner on the author's part. An annoying incomplete--"Curious about that demonic critter on the Pagan's patch?" sez the back cover and the blurb on Amazon--- Yeah, it's the norse fire demon Surtur or dark Surt, BUT they DON"t say that it's a direct lift from a 1963 issue of Marvel comic's JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY in a TALES OF ASGARD story drawn by one of the greatest comic book artists of the 20th century- JACK KIRBY. Despite these criticisms, it's still a cool book...
One really funny feature is a reprint of a 1960's cop manuel on outlaw bikers--- so THAT'S where they got the idea that I had a shotgun rigged up in my handlebars!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected. 22 Oct 2012
By BEH - Published on Amazon.com
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The title of this book is a bit misleading. When I saw that it is an Encyclopedia, I assumed that there would be information about the various OMC's; history, notable members, significant events about criminal involvement, etc.
The book is merely an identification of OMC colors or patches with very little information about the clubs. My bad for making that assumption, but the book would be more fairly referred to as a OMC colors or patch picture book. I wanted the book for more of a historical purpose, something to show the evolution of the clubs, their conflicts, alliances and the dynamics of their criminal involvement. I should have done a little more research before I bought the book.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Title suggest much more than really is 27 Dec 2011
By Lenin - Published on Amazon.com
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It's not One Percenter Encyclopedia but, in best case, List of Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs. Esch club has description, shorter or longer. There is also a police manual to bikers from the 70's and a short bibliography, with a short book descriptions, on subject
List of clubs is incomplete. For example there are no Satan's Angels, Rebels(from Canada), Stray Satans, Straight Satans etc.

But one percent bikerdom there is not only list of clubs.

I've expected an explanation of terms connected with one-percenters like "mama", "old lady", "run", "originals" etc,
list of names(like Sonny Barger, Mom Boucher, Walter Stadnick to name the few) of people connected with biker scene(also names like Christine Deese), events like Altamont Concert, Milperra Massacre, Shedden Massacre, Lennoxville Massacre. Also biker books(with much detailed descriptions than in above mentioned book review) and evemtually biker movies would have been welcomed too.

Alas, it looks that I've expected too much. So only 3 stars.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Book 11 April 2013
By Paul Gowin - Published on Amazon.com
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Pretty much, this is a repository of information that was collected from open sources. I think that a lot of the information was Wikipedia level accuracy.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars it was ok 22 July 2013
By World Biker - Published on Amazon.com
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looks like they just did a Google search to write the book. it was ok, I just ended up flipping though it.
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