MC stands for Motorcycle Club. All members of HAMC World ride motorcycles.

81 is a metonym. It stands for the 8th letter of the alphabet which is an H, and the 1st letter of the alphabet which is an A, HA = Hells Angels.

Red & White is another metonym; Red & White are the colors of the club. Red letters on a white background.

Colors are yet another metonym. Colors or Patch stand for any motorcycle club’s insignia. On the top of the back of the vest is HELLS ANGELS, and the bottom is the Countries/States/Charters location. These are called rockers. In the center is the logo called the Death Head, and the small square with MC stands for Motorcycle Club. The Hells Angels, as well as most motorcycle clubs have copyrights on their name and logo.

Hells Angels paraphernalia is only for members of our club. No one else but us is allowed to produce, sell or buy any items with the words HELLS ANGELS and our logo with our DEATH HEAD.

How do I join the club?  If you have to ask, you probably will not understand the answer. Hells Angels are true motorcycle enthusiasts and our motorcycle is our primary means of transportation. On the average a club member will ride 20.000 kilometers plus a year. Each Charter varies in their requirements, but if you are really interested you should talk to a member in your area. If you have to ask where the nearest Charter is …you are not ready to join our Motorcycle Club.

Can my friends and I start a Hells Angels Charter? If you have to ask, you probably will not understand the answer. Motorcycle Clubs consist of people who have ridden together for years, live in the same area, are known by the community, have runs and parties, and are a brotherhood. It is a Motorcycle Club as opposed to an association such as Harley Owners Group, or Goldwing Riders, which allow anyone to join as long as they have a Harley or Goldwing. Not to say associations are better or worse, just different; they don’t ride 20,000+ a year together, or know each other as well as you know your family, which is what a Motorcycle Club is about. If you’re already in a Motorcycle Club you know how to start a Hells Angels Charter in your area, and if you’re not…well, that’s probably why you asked the question in the first place.

Support merchandise 1. If you want to buy support gear, go to one of our support shops; check out the links on this site or the Internet in general for original 81 Support Shops. Do not support imposters.

Support merchandise 2. Some people think that you have to own a Harley to wear or display club support merchandise, but it’s not true. Your purchases show that you support the club’s philosophy of being free, brothers who are locked down, and it also helps the local charter put on runs and events that motorcycle riders of all makes of motorcycles and even those who don’t own a bike, enjoy.

Retired or Undercover!  There is no such thing as a retired or undercover Hells Angels member and never has been! There are a few of our brothers who cannot associate with us due to our govt. and their parole stipulations.

My uncle is a Hells Angel! Unless you know for sure, that sounds like bullshit. Quite a few people tell that story and they are usually wrong.

Missing members? We do not answer questions about members. You can post a message on our guestbook.

Missing apostrophe in Hells Angels?  Yes, we know that there is an apostrophe missing but it is you who miss it. We don't.

Terms of use

1. General.

The owner of this website is the international motorcycle club Hells Angels MC World. Local charters of the club are located all around the World and all pictures and information of this Homepage is owned by the Hells Angels Corporation.

By using this website you agree to be legally bound by and act in accordance with these Terms of Use and by all other applicable provisions; in particular you agree not to do the acts prohibited under paragraphs 2 to 4, stated below. If you disagree with these terms of use and/or with any other of the applicable provisions, you are not permitted to, and agree not to, use this website.

2. Permitted use.

You are not permitted to use this website other than for the following, private, non-commercial purposes: (i) viewing the website; (ii) transferring to other websites through links provided on this website; and (iii) making use of other features that may be provided on the website for the limited purposes for such features.  All permitted uses are subject to the restrictions in Section 3 (Intellectual Property) below.  Copying the website or any part of it is not permitted except where permitted by law.  Use of any automated system or software to extract data from this website, including but not limited to “screen scraping”, is prohibited to the greatest extent possible under law.


3. Intellectual property.

All information, data, and materials presented on this website, including names, logos, pictures, graphics, etc. as well as the color scheme and layout of the website, are subject to national and international copyright, trademark rights, database rights and/or other intellectual property rights and protections.  All reproduction is prohibited to the greatest extent possible under law.  Our logo with the Death Head is only for members of our club to be used to show membership and for no other purpose.

4. Links to this website.

You may not establish and/or operate links to this website without the prior written consent of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Such consent may be withdrawn at any time at the Hells Angels MCs own discretion.

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