Old Pictures

A Hells Angels member enjoys a risky ride near Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
Members of the Hells Angels hang out on a picnic table. Sonny Barger of Oakland can be seen with a bandage on his forehead, resulting from a motorcycle wreck injury. 1965.
A club member's old lady flips the bird while riding on the back of her man's bike en route to Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
An L.A. County Sheriff searches a Hells Angels member for illegal items during a ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
Hells Angels members fight with pool cues during the Altamont Free Concert, for which the club was hired as security, in California on Dec. 6, 1969. One concertgoer was beaten and stabbed to death by a Hells Angels member during the event.
A Hells Angels biker pops a wheelie while cruising through downtown Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
Hells Angels' old ladies sit during a rest stop on the group's ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
Two members of the Hells Angels cruise down a California highway. 1965.
Club member "Buzzard" enjoys the open road with a female passenger on a ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, Calif. 1965.
Girlfriends of the Hells Angels — one with a broken nose — hang out in the Blue Blaze Bar in Fontana, Calif. while members have a meeting in another room. 1965.
A Hells Angels member enjoys a game of pool in the group's clubhouse in San Bernardino, Calif. 1965.
Members of the Hells Angels and various acquaintances loiter on a California sidewalk in 1965.
Members of the Hells Angels and various acquaintances loiter on a California sidewalk in 1965.
A police officer with his dog watches a group of Hells Angels bikers as they pass on motorcycles outside the Blackboard Cafe in Bakersfield, Calif. in 1965.
A California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club makes the ride together on their way to Bakersfield in 1965.
A California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club makes the ride together on their way to Bakersfield in 1965.
A California chapter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club makes the ride together on their way to Bakersfield in 1965.
Hells Angels members and their girlfriends ("old ladies") converse around a table in their clubhouse. Oakland chapter president Sonny Barger can be seen sporting a bandage on his head due to a motorcycle wreck. 1965.
An injured member of the club is carried out by police after getting into a brawl with security at the POP Festival in Weeley, Essex, England. Aug. 28, 1971.
Hells Angels members clash with a group of anti-Vietnam protesters at the border of Berkeley and Oakland, Calif. A violent melee broke out when 35 members of the motorcycle gang broke through barricades and attacked demonstrators. Two members were arrested and a police officer suffered a broken leg in the scuffle. Oct. 16, 1965.
Oakland Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger lays back as a nurse stitches him up after a crash in California. 1965.
Police officers attempt to mediate between members of the Hells Angels motorcycle club and members of the American Motorcycle Association, who claimed the Angels disrupted their event. 1965.
Members of the New York City Hells Angels chapter gather near their Lower East Side clubhouse at the funeral of one of their members, Jeffrey "Groover" Coffrey, killed during a fight with another gang in Cleveland. March 11, 1971. Eight would-be mourners were forced to miss the ceremony for they were seized by police March 10 on charges arising from an alleged rape.
Mourners pay their respects to Jeffrey "Groover" Coffrey as his coffin is loaded onto a hearse in New York City on March 11, 1971.
A member of the Hells Angels shows off his tattoo while hanging out with other members. Circa 1960s.
Rocker Joan Jett poses on the bike of a Hells Angels member in New York City in November of 1985.
F.B.I. agents keep lookout outside of the Hells Angels clubhouse on East 3rd Street in Manhattan following a raid. May 2, 1985.
An F.B.I. agent leads a Hells Angels member — one of 17 arrested as part of a narcotics and weapons investigation — into a federal building for arraignment in Albany, New York on May 2, 1985.
A member of the Hells Angels visits with a sick child at Emma Children's Hospital in Amsterdam. June 24, 1987.
A crowd of onlookers watches as a member of the Hells Angles rides up to visit children at Emma Children's Hospital in Amsterdam. June, 24, 1987.
At a press conference in California's Cuyamaca State Park, various chapter presidents address the media about a documentary film called Hells Angels Forever. The members spoke about the negative images of the club in the media and what they believed to be the federal harassment of the group. July 3, 1983.
A member shows off his stomach tattoo at a rally in Peru, Ill. July 26, 2003.
A Hells Angels member helps carve turkeys with other volunteers at St. Anthony's Foundation to help the poor in San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day 2009. The club has been accused of performing such charity acts as a way of masking its illegal activities.
Members of the Hells Angels ride from San Bernardino to Bakersfield, California. 1965.
A Hells Angels member grabs a beer during a break at a California rest stop. 1965.
Oakland Hells Angels founder Sonny Barger (left) hangs out with four other members on the set of the film Hells Angels '69, in which some members played themselves. 1969.
A Hells Angels member works on his bike on the streets of New York. Circa 1970s.
An old lady of the Hells Angels wears a gang vest while relaxing on a picnic table at a California rest stop. 1965.
Sonny Barger Hells Angels MC Oakland
Paul, Hells Angels MC Ashfield
Sonny Barger and Hells Angels MC Paris.
Hells Angels Tattoo
Hells Angels MC Oakland
Chuck Zito was thrown from this Harley in The Bronx in 1999
Chuck Zito was thrown from this Harley
Chuck Zito and Sonny Barger. From Chuck Zito: "This picture was taken Dec. 5, 1979 at the Hells Angels New York City's 10th Anniversary at the Great Gildersleeves on the Bowery!"
THE LEGENDARY ARMOND BLETCHER. FALLEN HELLS ANGEL OF UNHUMAN PROPORTIONS
another picture of Armand Bletcher “His willpower is strong enough to put down wine, women, and song in pursuit of his occupation, but his chopper remains his achilles heel.” –Easyriders magazine article, ca. 1976
Hells Angel Vincent “Big Vinny” Girolamo and the dog Satan.
Chuck Zito and Sonny Barger. Both former presidents of the Hells Angels. Zito once beat the shit out of Jean Claude Van Dam.
Big Vinnie 1943 – 1979 NY Hells Angels
Tiny, HAMC Oakland, arrest 1965
Zorro, HAMC Oakland
Hambone and Buzzard, HAMC Berdoo Angels -1965
Buzzard from Berdoo
Sonny Barger with old lady and Magoo
Doug the thug Orr, HAMC Frisco
Otto, HAMC Berdoo
Sonny and Zorro, HAMC Oakland
Mark “Papa Frisco” Guardado (1962 - 2008) President of the San Francisco chapter of the Hells Angels. He was shot to death during a brawl at a bar in the Mission district. He was believed to be invovled in a fight with a member of the Mongols motorcycle gang.
Terry the Tramp - John Terrance Tracy (1939-1970)
Terry the Tramp - John Terrance Tracy (1939-1970)