We will likely be covering and discussing the newest History Channel biker/motorcycle series, Outlaw Chronicles: Hell's Angels, here on the Law Abiding Biker Podcast as we have done with other biker related History Channel series in the past, so stay tuned. We will see if the History Channel uses the same format (Hollywood Style) they used for Gangland Undercover where Charles Falco infiltrated the Vagos MC. I certainly believe many things were thrown in for pure entertainment purposes.
Series Premiere is:
Tuesday August 18, 2015 at 10/9C on the History Channel
About: (From History Channel)
The Hells Angels are the single most notorious motorcycle club in history. They’re also one of the most secretive organizations on the planet. Members are known to take revenge on each other for talking. Now, for the first time ever, a Hells Angels member will bare all the club’s secrets. A former angel will come clean. He’ll tell the world about everything from initiation rites to murder for hire.
About George Christie Jr. (From History Channel)
George Christie Jr. was born in 1947 in Ventura, California to a family of Greek immigrants and grew up an only child. From an early age, he was fascinated by motorcycles and outlaw culture, and by the time he started school his intelligence and rebellious attitude set him apart from his peers. As a teenager, he became an avid surfer.When one of his surfing buddies showed up at the beach one day on a Harley-Davidson, George knew what he had to do. In 1966, despite the objections of his father, he bought his first bike–a 1957 Panhead–for $200. He was soon hanging around with Ventura outlaw bike club The Question Marks and famous motorcycle customizers Von Dutch and Dick Woods.
As George puts it, “some people run away and join the circus. I ran away and joined the Hells Angels.” He became a full-patch Hells Angel in the Los Angeles charter in 1976 and, six months later, became its president, before founding the Ventura charter in 1978. As Ventura leader, George became one of the most powerful voices in the national Hells Angels organization, and spent three decades battling the law, rival gangs and members of his own club, while building the club’s business operations.
He famously carried the Olympic torch in the 1984 Los Angeles Games and spent a year in solitary confinement in prison on numerous charges in 2001. In 2011, Christie resigned his presidency of the Ventura charter and left the club. He was immediately excommunicated by his former brothers. George spent another 18 months in prison from 2013-2014 for conspiring to firebomb two Ventura tattoo shops.
George currently serves as a consultant on organized crime for CNN. He lives with his wife and son in Southern California and has three adult children.
He has no regrets.