Hangmen Motorcycle Club was founded in Richmond, California in 1960. The story goes that the group of friends had the Harley Davidson motorcycle as their common interest and saw a number of motorcycle clubs popping up in the area. Rather than join an existing club they decided to start their own.

There were a total of 12 founding members of the Richmond chapter including Ray Aho, who is commonly listed as the Hangmen Motorcycle Club Founder.

The motorcycle club later expanded throughout the western areas of the United States, opening up several chapters.

Hangmen MC Germany was founded in 1983. Hangmen MC Germany at this time had no affiliation with the United States chapters.

In 1990 the Denmark Hangmen were founded, like Hangmen Germany they were founded independently of Hangmen USA.

In 1999 the German Hangmen joined with Hangmen Denmark Lalandia chapter and at this time adopted the Denmark black and white patch design, which is still used today. The Lalandia chapter was then closed in 2000.

The Hangmen Germany clubhouse is located near the town of Massbach, which is approximately 100 miles east of Frankfurt, Germany. The chapter named their clubhouse the “Execution Place”.

Since 2008 Hangmen Germany have had an official brotherhood with Hangmen USA.

Hangmen MC Patch / Motto / Colors

Hangmen Motorcycle Club have had two different patches which are used by the chapters in the United States after they underwent a slight redesign. Both feature the noose, however the newer patch has the noose running between the letters “M” and “C”, instead of this “MC” appearing below the image of the noose. The original patch, which can be seen below, was first used from 1960.

Members of the club also wear the 1%er diamond.

The Hangmen Alemannia chapter, who are located in Germany, have used two different patches.Their patch is a skeleton wearing an executioners cap, with an axe on either side. The original patch used was red and white.

After meeting the Denmark Lalandia chapter the German chapters took on the same style patch as Denmark chapter.

The Hangmen MC USA colors are black and gold. The European colors are black and white (with red).

Hangmen MC Chapters

Hangmen Alaska

Hangmen Arizona

Hangmen Oklahoma

Hangmen Richmond (Mother Chapter)

Hangmen Nevada

Hangmen New Mexico

Hangmen No. California

Hangmen No. Texas (Fort Worth)

Hangmen Nomads

Hangmen Oregon

Hangmen So. California

Hangmen So. Colorado

Hangmen So. West

Hangmen MC Germany

Hangmen Germany

Hangmen Braunschweig chapter

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