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A ride with the Hell’s Angels

Unscripted and unfiltered shots from a photographer's month with the Angels

The backstory to these pictures is a perfect illustration of the magnetism of rebels to simultaneously attract and repel. Taken by Bill Ray for LIFE magazine in 1965, the photographs never saw the light of day.

Ray spent over a month with this particular Hell’s Angel Chapter, based outside Bakersfield, CA. He and writer Joe Bride had been introduced to the group by proxy, through an associate. There was no guarantee that the riders and their ‘old ladies’ would tolerate the ongoing presence of straight-laced photo journalists.

But tolerate it they did.  

The original Hell’s Angels motorcycle club had been formed in 1948 in California by veterans returning at the end of World War II. The name had been used by the P-40 Third Squadron in Burma—which in turn had been a homage to the 1930 Howard Hughes movie ‘Hell’s Angels’.

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Inside the lair of one of Australia’s most infamous outlaw bikie gangs

Take a peek inside the clubrooms of one of Australia’s most feared outlaw bikie gangs. The notorious Hells Angels have listed their former Adelaide haunt, which is set to be auctioned next month.

The clubrooms of Australia’s feared outlaw bikie gangs would be among the most exclusive properties in the country.

Usually reserved for members of the gangs, what goes on inside and what they look like is an intriguing mystery to most.

But the decision by the Hells Angels to sell one of their clubrooms in Adelaide’s southern suburbs has provided a rare glimpse inside.

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Armed Forces Day: Parade roars with pride as hundreds of bikers join services for seafront display in South Shields

The Bad-Landers Motorcycle Club worked together with sponsor Hells Angels Tyne and Wear and a coalition of 30 other clubs to stage the event in conjunction with South Tyneside Council.
 

It started with a parade of 500 bikes from Gypsies Green to Bents Park followed by a march of the Armed Forces before the Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Norman Dick and other dignitaries.

An inspection and a short service was then held on the field.

A further 200 more bikes were expected to arrive during the day through the Patriots Motorcycle Club, which brings together serving and ex-forces members.

The event also includes live music from a range of bands, including Houghton-le-Spring Pipe Band and Westoe Brass Band, a display of vintage cars, inflatables, stalls and live music.

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Hells Angels bikie found guilty of murder over fatal bashing of Mark Boyce

A Hells Angels bikie accused of ambushing and bashing a man outside his home, before leaving him unconscious on the footpath, has been found guilty of murder.

Key points:

  • Mark Boyce's life support was turned off days after he was attacked in January 2017
  • Joshua Roy Grant pleaded guilty to manslaughter but denied murdering Mr Boyce
  • After hours of deliberation, a jury unanimously found him guilty of murder

 

Mark Boyce, 36, suffered a fatal brain injury when he was beaten outside his home on Hill Street at Elizabeth South, in Adelaide's northern suburbs, in January 2017.

The prosecution alleged Joshua Roy Grant, 27, was one of three men from the Hells Angels motorcycle gang who attacked Mr Boyce before leaving him unconscious.

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Biker funeral in Montreal attended by hundreds of Hells Angels, surrounded by police

While he was involved in a bloody war between the Hells Angels and Rock Machine, André (Frisé) Sauvageau received a phone call he probably hadn’t thought possible.

It was Dec. 19, 2000, and Sauvageau, a founding member of the Rock Machine, had spent the previous six years looking over his shoulder as the two groups fought over drug-trafficking turf in Montreal. Police never identified the person on the other end of the line, but the call came from a cellphone owned by Richard (Dick) Mayrand, who was at the time one of the most powerful Hells Angels in Quebec.

During the call, Sauvageau was told that, as far as the Hells Angels were concerned, “the door (was) always open” to him. He defected to the Hells soon after and remained a member of the gang till his death May 26.

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RI Hells Angel's president arrested in Providence on felony assault charge

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WJAR) — The president of the Rhode Island chapter of the Hells Angel’s was arrested on felony assault charges in Providence on Wednesday, according to authorities.

Rhode Island State Police said 28-year-old Joseph M. Lancia, 28, of Greenville, was arrested as part of an investigation into reports of shots being fired near the Hells Angels Motorcycle Clubhouse located on Messer Street in Providence.

Authorities converged outside the motorcycle club, where Lancia was taken into custody without incident.

State police said a search warrant was later executed at the clubhouse.

Lancia was taken to state police headquarters, where he was processed and held.

He is scheduled for arraignment at Sixth Division District Court in Providence on Thursday.

State police said the investigation is ongoing investigation, adding that more charges might be pending.

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Harley-Davidsons belonging to the Hells Angels stolen

The H-D Dyna (Soft-tails) were stolen from outside a hotel near Rainton

The story which has been shared widely on social media has attracted attention for the sheer brazen nature in which the bikes were taken (the Hells Angels are known for never contacting the police about such matters and prefer to employ their own kind of justice) as it would’ve been easily noticed that the bikes belonged to the Hells Angels, as both bikes wore the famous Death Head motif that is synonymous with the group.

Stuart Hack shared a post in the UK Motorcycle Theft Protest group on Facebook purporting to be from one of the group. It read:

‘STOLEN LAST NIGHT, 2 Harley Davidson Dynas.

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Hells Angels Clubhouse Sells For $7.75 Million, Records Show

Property records show the old Hells Angel clubhouse sold for $7.75 million.

EAST VILLAGE, NY — The Hells Angels old clubhouse sold for $7.75 million, EVGrieve reported Thursday.

The New York City chapter of Hells Angels, which has been housed at 77 E. Third St. since the 1970s, officially sold its longtime clubhouse, per property records. EVGrieve first reported the official sale.

The Hells Angels sold its East Village digs to Ariel Soudry of Better Living Properties, who signed records dated May 17. In February, a Memorandum of Contract was signed by the apparent buyer, Nathan Blatter of Whitestone Realty Group, a real estate investment firm.

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Police reveal they blocked Hells Angels from entering the country ‘because they posed a risk’

Officers refused entry to convicted murderers and kidnappers

Officers refused to let certain members of the Hells Angels even step foot in the country for the Euro Run this weekend.

Some of the violent criminals who were barred entry have been convicted of murder, kidnap, torture, drug supply, violent assaults and firearm offences, according to police.

They had anticipated around 3,000 members of the motorcycle club would be visiting from all over the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hells Angels in the UK.

These members were staying on the Surrey and Sussex borders for a private event at a hotel in east Surrey.

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Authorities arrest man charged in Akron shooting. He was on run for more than a month

AKRON — U.S. Marshals in northern Indiana arrested Monday evening a man who is believed to be a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and had been on the run since April after he cut off his court ordered ankle monitor, according to a news release.

In September 2018, the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Robert Lee Greathouse, 53, who was facing charges of felonious assault after a shooting in Akron. Members of the task force tracked Greathouse to a rural cabin in Cadiz. Two pistols and a rifle were found in the home at the time of his arrest.

In April, Greathouse was given a short term furlough prior to beginning his prison sentence on the felonious assault case.

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