(est 1935) 73 years strong and
McCook Outlaws Motorcycle Club was established out of Matilda`s Bar on
old Route 66 in McCook, Illinois outside Chicago.
Although the Club stayed together during World War II, like most organizations
at that time, the Clubs activities were limited. In May of 1946 the
first major post war motorcycle event in the midwest was held at Soldier
Field, in Chicago.
From its original charter members of 1935, the Club grew in size, with
members from all over the Chicago area. The Club decided to change its
name from The McCook Outlaws to The Chicago Outlaws and moved
out of McCook, re-establishing itself in Chicago. It was also decided
to completely change the Club logo. A small skull replaced a winged
motorcycle and Old English style letters were adopted. This design was
embroidered on a black shirt and hand painted on leather jackets.
The Crossed Pistons to the original small skull. This design was embroidered
on a black western style shirt with white piping.
movie "The Wild One" with Marlon Brando influenced this backpatch.
The Skull and Crossed Pistons were redesigned, making them much larger
with more detail.
AMA Logo in the 60's |
Logo (...the answer)
The A.M.A. (American Motorcycle Association), that supervised all official
races in the USA - banned the word Outlaws from all race clothing. Therefore,
all racing club members wore the sign OMC on their outfits until
The Outlaws became an official member of the 1%er Brotherhood of Clubs,
making it the first true 1%er Club east of the Mississippi.
On the 4th of July, the "Gipsy Outlaws" from Milwaukee joined
the club. During the Springfield Motor races in August they are followed
by the "Gypsy Outlaws" from Louisville. (they had no former
contacts with the Milwaukee Club at that time) The "Outlaw Nation"
was founded with Chicago as Mother Chapter.
On the 1st of January 1965, the AOA - "American Outlaws Association" -
was born. The backpatch of the club, skull and crossed pistons, is named
"God Forgives, Outlaws Don't" becomes the club's motto
In July 1967, the Outlaws National President and
a few more members came down from Chicago, and we were the first chapter
sanctioned in Florida.
Foundation of the first chapter outside the USA in Canada.
The "Satan's Choice" becomes Outlaws MC.
For the first time a member not belonging to the Mother chapter
becomes "National President"
The abbreviation "MC" is added to the backpatch
France becomes the first European chapter.
Foundation of the overseas chapter by the "Australian Outlaws"
on the 5th continent. Also the "MC 44" from France becomes
a chapter. On their backpatch "Europe" is added.
As the Chicago chapter is growing, it's split into three groups: Mother
Chapter (Southside), Westside and Northside.
Norway becomes the second european chapter.
The Belgian "Outlaws MC", that already existed independently
for 25 years, becomes a member of the AOA - at that moment, it is the
only chapter in Europe.
The English and Welsh "Outlaws MC", till then an independent
MC, join the AOA.
that year, Norway is added again as the first Scandinavian chapter.
In many countries in Europe starts new chapters. Ireland and Jersey.
In Germany the "Ghost Riders MC joins the AOA - followed by the
chapter in Thailand and a second Scandinavian chapter in Sweden.
In Germany starts the first offical Support MC (Black
Pistons MC) of the AOA Nation.
Other countries, USA, Canada, Great Britain, Poland and Norway follow...)
Italy and Poland start new chapters of the AOA
The Outlaws MC is represented in 19 states in the USA.
The French "MC Drome" join the AOA
End of 2004 - the A.O.A. starts the first prospective
chapter in Russia.
Biking & Brotherhood since 1935.
The Outlaws MC World celebrate 2005, the 70th Anniversary as a
Motorcycle Club and the 40th Anniversary of the AOA
is landed in Russia.
Russia get the fullmember Status in June 2005.
2006 - the A.O.A. starts the first Prospective
Chapter in Okinawa, Japan and in Novmber 2006 Japan has it's first fully-patched chapter,
Asia is growing! In March 2007 starts the first prospective chapter in Philippines, Fullpatch in October
The Outlaws today exist as one of the largest Motorcycle Clubs