QUOTE (Cerridwen @ 14/06/2012, 06:35 PM)
And maybe I was around.....lol
If you read my post correctly, I am referring to OUTLAW clubs, which is what clubs such as the Comancheros. Bandidos, Hells Angels etc etc are. There are many types of motorcycle clubs and yes, you are correct when you say that in the 60's and 70's there were female members of some of these clubs, just as there is today but they were NOT OMC's. Just as there were clubs that rode all kinds of bikes, including Japanese bikes. There were probably more of these clubs than OMC's which again, is what I am referring to. The clubs in the 60's and 70's that you are referring to were modeled on the UK Rockers movement, who rode modified British, European and Japanese bikes (which they called cafe racers). They were thought of as gangs but they were not OMC's. The OMC's of the 60's, 70's and 80's have their origins in America, which began after WW2 and did not ride anything but American bikes and did not allow women members.
You appear to have changed your story by referring to outlaw clubs, you stated that no bikie club admitted women as members and you also said that Jap bikes were a no-no.
By those words, it shows you were either not there and were relating something which was related to you by a relative or friend, or you have an onset of Altzheimers Disease.
True the outlaw clubs originated in the USA following the end of WW2 and some of them rode Harleys or Indians, a lot of the others rode English bikes, they rode whatever bike they could afford.
Also, the Australian bikie movement, did not model themselves on the UK Mods and Rockers, that movement did not start till half way through the 1960's and did not really take off in Australia.
The "cafe racers" you refer to, did not come into being till the mid 1970's.
maybe you do not think of the Australian bikie clubs of the 1960's 1970's as gangs, but the police certainly did and in the late 1960's, branded them as Outlaw Bikie Gangs.
The outlaw bikie clubs in Australia were pretty much unheard of by the general public, till the mid 1970's but there were a lot of clubs which by todays standards, would have been put into the outlaw group and I will add here, that one of the biggest of those clubs, and the most eligible to be called an outlaw club, had a fully fledged female member and she went back to the 1960's.
Almost everyone in the 1960's, rode English bikes because of the lack of funds and the unavailability of Harleys and Indians, then the Japanese bikes hit the road with better reliability and a lot faster.
But, getting back to the original post, I watched the first episode and saw how realistic it was, one poster said that the actors did not look real,
Well, surprize, surprize, surprize....
It is a movie, with "ACTORS"
Watch Stone, that had real bikies in it
Watch Mad Max, you will see real bikies in it.
Brothers In Arms is close to the truth