The One Percenter Encyclopedia

The One Percenter Encyclopedia

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

Format: Flexibound, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760341100
Publisher: Motorbooks
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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.



Bill Hayes is one of those rare authors who abides by the age-old writing advice: "Write what you know." And for him, it works. His love for motorcycles--specifically the always-compelling biker culture--launched his writing success. His bestselling book, The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club, followed by American Biker ( and The One-Percenter Encyclopedia have all become classics within the genre.

Hayes has served as the National Press and Publicity Officer for the Boozefighters Motorcycle Club (BFMC), continually striving to get the media to trade in their sensationalism for the truth.

Format: Flexibound, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780760341100
Illustrations: 98 color & 12 b/w photos
Size: 9.25 in x 10.875 in / 235 mm x 276 mm
May 25, 2015
Part of Motorbooks publishing program includes titles by and about motorcycle outlaw culture. Although the material is gritty, it is honest. These books play an important role in informing the reading public and - as we've seen in recent news reports - even mainstream media outlets. The May shootout at a restaurant in Texas showed that little is known or understood about outlaw motorcycle-club culture. In fact, the Department of Justice had not heard of one of the clubs involved in these events leading CNN to turn to a Motorbooks title: The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. Read More.