Synopses & Reviews
Completely revised and updated, the definitive account of Australia's outlaw motorcycle clubs, written by the country's foremost expert on biker culture Written by Australias leading expert on the scene, this book reveals the true picture of the biker brotherhoods. Drawing on in-depth interviews, personal stories, and years of meticulous research, it explains the rules and rituals of becoming a club member, tells of landmark incidents in bike folklore, and profiles famous biker identities. This fully revised edition outlines the changing nature of biker culture, including the rise of the so-called Nike bikiesan outlaw motorcycle club whose drug and turf wars threaten to spill onto the streetsand governmental attempts to introduce controversial laws to control the violence. A glossary of biker terms is included.
"An entertaining read." —Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly
"One of the few accounts that balances research, studies and statistics with interviews, firsthand accounts and personal stories. . . . Not many people get that kind of access to OMCs and even fewer are able to write with such a balanced view." —NAVY News
Now in a revised and updated edition, this vivid exploration of biker culture reveals the truth behind Australia's infamous motorcycle clubs through in-depth interviews, personal stories, and meticulous research. Included are the rules and rituals involved in becoming a club member, landmark incidents in biker folklore, and profiles of famous biker personalities. Unconstrained by the regulations that rule ordinary citizens, the notorious Gypsy Jokers are followed on their controversial New Year run in Western Australia. Written by an expert on biker culture, this book reveals the true picture of brotherhood among the clubs.
About the Author
Arthur Veno is a mediator between biker clubs and police, the editor of The Mammoth Book of Bikers, and the coauthor of Biker Chicks.