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Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes

We grow old. Harry “Johnny Sombrero” Barnes, the founder and Supreme Commander of the Black Diamond Riders Motorcycle Club in Ontario, died nine days ago on November 5, 2016 of complications from heart disease and diabetes. Canada’s first outlaw motorcycle club was the Canadian Lancers Motorcycle Club founded in 1950. Johnny Sombrero joined that club […]
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Trey Alston Short

Trey Alston Short, a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club from Temple, Texas died last Friday, October 7 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Short was one of the men arrested after a brawl between some Cossacks and some members of other motorcycle clubs including the Bandidos, in the parking lot of the Waco […]
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Houston Road Rage Death

No charges have yet been filed in a road rage death 16 days ago in Northwest Houston. Juan Flores “Johnny” Morales, a 26-year-old college student and a member of the Chainlinks Motorcycle Club was travelling to work on his motorcycle, on an access road to Interstate 10, at about 5:30 a.m. on Friday, September 23 […]
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Peter “Pete” Pettalia

Peter “Pete” Pettalia, the state representative who wrote the legislation that led to the repeal of Michigan’s mandatory helmet law in 2012 died late Monday afternoon, September 12, in a motorcycle accident on State Highway 33 in the Atlanta State Forest. Pettalia owned an auto repair business and lived in nearby Presque Isle. He was […]

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In Memory of Phil “Right Arm” Stazdas

In Memory of Phil “Right Arm” Stazdas Phil passed away yesterday, April 5th, 2016 A legend in his own time Phil was one of the founding members of Right Arm Motorcycle and Machine in Eureka, Ca. From there he went on to be one of the founding members of the Shasta County Hell Angels. Missing […]

Derek Kinner

Derek Kinner, whose name should be familiar to at least some readers of this site for his righteous coverage of the murder of Black Piston Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton in 2014, in Jacksonville’s Folio Magazine, has died. During 33 years in journalism Kinner worked for the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus; Panama City News-Herald; Pensacola News-Journal; Florida […]

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James “Dago” Marchellino

Somebody you would have liked died Tuesday. James “Dago” Marchellino was a 36 year 11 month veteran of the Sons of Silence Motorcycle Club, a lover of life, a shrewd observer, an ex-convict, a singer of songs and sometimes an inspiration to those who knew him. He wrote: This centerpiece and rocker’s from the family […]

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Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig

Joseph Alphonse “Wrecker” Ludwig, a proud member of the Harford Chapter of the Chosen Sons Motorcycle Club, died in an automobile accident on January 9. He was previously a member of the Baltimore chapter. Wrecker Ludwig died sitting in a Fiat at a red light at the intersection of Route 40 and West Shore Road […]

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Daniel Francis “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty, who was probably best known for portraying a mountain man named Grizzly Adams, died of cancer last Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Haggerty was a handsome biker and a bodybuilder who broke into film playing “Biff the Muscle Man” in Muscle Beach Party in 1964. That movie […]

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Daniel Francis “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty

Daniel Francis Haggerty, who was probably best known for portraying a mountain man named Grizzly Adams, died of cancer last Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California. Haggerty was a handsome biker and a bodybuilder who broke into film playing “Biff the Muscle Man” in Muscle Beach Party in 1964. That movie […]

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