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Old 01-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
WayneJ
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Originally Posted by samthg View Post
BTW, you got the Hell's Angle reference??? I must be missin' sumptim.....
Outlaw MC gangs are known as one percenters.



From this wikipedia page:
Some outlaw motorcycle clubs can be distinguished by a 1% patch worn on the colors. This is claimed to be a reference to a comment made by the American Motorcyclist Association(AMA) in which they stated that 99% of motorcyclists were law-abiding citizens, implying that the last one percent were outlaws. As a result, some outlaw motorcycle clubs used it to unite or express themselves and are commonly referred to as "one percenters". The comment, supposedly a response to the Hollister Riot in 1947,
is denied by the AMA—who claim to have no record of such a statement to the press, and that the story is a misquote.
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