It’s time for this year’s Swedish Tattoo Convention in Norrkoping. On the 27-29/4 the convention celebrates 20 years! As always it’s in Borgen – Folkets Park and naturally Kingsroad Tattoo is there to attend the festivities. P>
Get Your Fun On Route 61! Saturday, March 3, 2012. P>
We continue to meet in the bar April 7. p>
As allways, it’s a private event for club members and friends (this includes SBM clubs and other clubs INVITED). Friends, neighbors and other individuals who usually comes to our events counts as friends of course. P>
Deep in the annals of history, well summer 1997; two brothers, Jimmy and Ian Greenwood, went on a rally. Both Jimmy and Ian had been in various bike clubs and neither of them had found the clubs gave them what they wanted. They had come to a decision to create their own club, but what would they call it. At that point an attractive, scantily clad member of the opposite sex walked by, Jimmy and Ian paused to admire the view. Various people on the campsite noticed this happening and somebody shouted out “You two are just a couple of Perverts in Leather”. Jimmy and Ian realised instantly that this was the name they had been searching for and that their lives would never be the same again (well that’s a bit of an overstatement but it sounds quite dramatic doesn’t it).
Every year a different place, organised by a different member clubs of the FH-DCE Super Rally®. This is the most European Harley-Davidson Rally that you can imagine. Riding a Harley-Davidson is meeting new friends; discover other countries and cultures and this is all packed in the FH-DCE Super Rally®. It goes from North to South, East to West, and every year a new surprise. From the salmon in the North, to the pasta and cookies in the South. That’s what makes the FH-DCE Super Rally® really super.
These are links to various articles in newspapers and on blogs. Some I might have commented on in separate posts, and others I haven’t. Either way I have choosen to post them in newscomments.
Expelled smashed securityguards car Värmlands Folkblad – 28 jan 2012 When the 25-year-old Bandidos member had been expelled from a restaurant in Karlstad, he went home to the securityguard who had him thrown out and trashed the guard’s car with an axe.
Gunshot to the leg remains unresolved Gefle Dagblad – 28 jan 2012 The person who shot the former leader of the Solidos, 34, in the leg with a shotgun will probably remain unknown. Yesterday was the last investigative questioning of 29-year-old who drove 34-year-old to Falun Hospital after the assassination attempt.
Falun resident arrested by the FBI in California Dala-demokraten – 25 jan 2012 During a few turbulent years the 40-year-old transformed the peaceful Creutz MC to the Red Devils, a support organization of the criminal network Hells Angels. Now the 40-year-old resident of Falun is in custody in California’s capital Sacramento, on suspicion of extortion.
12 accused of gang war Aftonbladet – 16 jan 2012 In the middle of Södermalm a huge brawl broke out between rival motorcycle gangs.
Chairs and tables flew in the air and three people from the Outlaws were severely beaten…
Charges after major biker brawl Sveriges Radio – 16 jan 2012 Twelve people with links to biker clubs prosecuted on suspicion of assault after a large bar brawl in Stockholm last autumn. According to Mats Baakki at Stockholm police, the accused are all members of motorcycle clubs: – We have found that they belong to the Hells Angels and their sub-groups, says Mats Baakki…
Twelve charged with wild tavern quarrel Expressen – 16 jan 2012 Wild fights broke out in September at a restaurant in central Stockholm between two rival biker gangs. Twelve men with ties to the Hells Angels were charged on Monday for having assaulted three men who belong in the Outlaws.
The police hit against Hells Angels Eskilstuna-Kuriren – 14 jan 2012 Quite a small bus load of men with suspected links to the Hells Angels in Eskilstuna was stopped by police in Eskilstuna yesterday at 17 o’clock…
Pathologist witness in Hells Angels Case Folkbladet – 13 jan 2012 Murder trial of a 36-year-old Hells Angels member from Norrköping ended this week, with testimony by including a forensic pathologist…
Outlawsmen were searched at Central Station Arbetarbladet – 13 jan 2012 The police intervened against four men in connection with the criminal organization Outlaws who were at the central station in Gävle at 18 o’clock on Friday. The four men were wearing vests with the Outlaws emblem on the back.
HA member would not remain isolated Hallands Nyheter – 13 jan 2012 A Hells Angels member who is serving a ten-year prison sentence on the Hallmark Institute have been placed in isolation because he is considered a security risk. He appeals against that.
Mc-leader missing Kvälls Posten – 10 jan 2012 Bandidos hot shot Jan “Clark” Jensen, 51, is missing without a trace.
Jensen was shot in an attack in Helsingborg in 1996 and now lives near Copenhagen. His car was found burnt out and the phone has not been used in a month.
Drama at mc-trial Svenska Dagbladet – 10 jan 2012 The trial of the man considered to have a knife killed a 40-year-old at a motorcycle meeting at the High Chaparral in the summer, started with drama.
Drama at mc-trial Dagens Nyheter – 10 jan 2012 The trial of the man considered to have a knife killed a 40-year-old at a motorcycle meeting at the High Chaparral in the summer, started with drama.
Heightened security in the High Chaparral-murder Dagens Nyheter – 10 jan 2012 The trial in the High Chaparral-murder against a man with connections to the Hells Angels will be in the new judicial center. Åhörare kommer bevittna rättegången genom glasväggar. Audiences will witness the proceedings through the glass walls.
The man – 51 years old, a lover of all good things in life. Somewhat limited by physical disability and other assorted maladies. The machine – 2006 Harley Davidson FLHTPI ( Police model). The goal – Attempt to experience a season of epic and semi-epic motorcycle journeys to an assortment of places and events, many of which I’ve never been to.
We ignore the winter and have a beer instead. Come and join us…
Get Your Fun On Route 61! Saturday, february 4, 2012.
We then continue to meet in the bar on March 3 and April 7.
As usual, it’s private events for club members and friends (this includes clubs associated to SBM, and other invited clubs). Friends, neighbors and other individuals who usually attends our events of course counts as friends.
Det sägs att döden är en gammal vän Som leder oss ej bort men hem
Döden är en gammal vän Som hämtar hem oss En och en
Kom inte hit till mig ännu Jag har mycket kvar
Jag kan inte gå ifrån Än på många dar
– Om Döden
I saw on teletext that one of my biggest musical heroes is dead. p>
On May 16, 1981 Dag Vag and Ebba Grön played at Hyttan in Karlstad. I was 16 and was there with some friends and we had an unforgettable experience with two of the biggest Swedish bands at the time. P>
Besides the gigs being fantastic we somehow managed to end up backstage and got to hang width and talk to both Ebba and Dag Vag. They had opposite dressing rooms and there were some other people there as well and some where in Ebba’s loge and some in Dag Vags and then we switched back and forth. P>
My friend had a cousin who lived in the same building as Stig Vig, and once when she came home late, there was no light in the stairwell. She accidentally stepped on Stigs foot as he was standing in the stairwell in the dark. “Wow, what did I say?” Stig asked when my friend told the story. “You said ouch!” said my friend and everyone in the room and Stig most of all roared with laughter. p>
An amazing coincidence, one of the others who were hanging backstage was a girl I do not remember that I noticed her at the time, but 23 years later she became my wife. p>
The next time I saw Dag Vag was at Parkhallen in Arvika, a few years later. At that time the floor collapsed about halfway into the show because everyone in the audience was jumping up and down in time with the music. My friend threw a note with a greeting up on the stage and after the gig Stig who had read the note came out and talked to us. The strange thing was that he remembered us from the time before and asked what had happened with stuff we had talked about then. P>
Another fantastic Dag Vag-gig I attended was in 2008 at Sofia Hogs 40th birthday party. Then I managed to dance so I lost the heel of one of my biker boots, and had to walk around with a limp the rest of the weekend. P>
The last time I saw Dag Vag (or at least Stig) was also on a bike-party. That was when Järngrisen MC in Sunne celebrated 20 years in July 2010, so in a way you could say that Stig and Dag Vag has followed me half of my life. P>
“It has been said that death is an old friend that leads us not away, but home…” Rest in Peace Stig Vig. P>