“Trouble was caused by the one percent deviant that tarnishes the public image of both motorcycles and motorcyclists.” – American Motorcycle Association, responding to the Hollister Motorcycle Rally in 1947.
The most feared and respected riders roaming the blacktop, one percenters are a breed apart from all others. These individuals bow to no one, test the boundaries of all and give their devotion to few. The 1%er insignia is worn with pride by those who choose not to settle, not to give in to polite society but instead ride with the wind in their face and their back to the status quo.
How do you become a one percenter? If you have to ask the question, you won’t understand the answer. Only another one percenter can truly understand what belonging takes. These riders find freedom in the style they see fit and apologizing to no one for it. A brotherhood on two wheels, a bold way of life – a one percenter is the ultimate expression of liberty.
This coin is diamond-shaped, reflecting the “one-percenter” design that the select clubs use to show their allegiance to their club. Against a pitch-black backdrop, the reverse features a grinning skull above the letters “FTW” – shorthand for a take-no-prisoner worldview commonly held among club members. The obverse shows the “1%er” text. Minted in a nickel alloy, this coin is imbued with ebony enamel on both sides.
Might as well buy two or three of these. And if you are interested, you can get some cool accessories like a small carrying pouch (in blue, burgundy, or black), or a hip acrylic stand! The coins start shipping the first of July and I would suggest getting yours on order now to be sure you have one or two in place in time for the second season of Sons of Anarchy to air.
Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,
Disclaimer: For anyone new to the motorcycle scene that might be reading my blog, please be aware that members of the 1%er communities take their patches, colors, and 1% designation very seriously. You do not want to unknowingly wear or display something that could lead to a very real confrontation. I have posted on this topic in the past and invite you to learn a bit more about the biker culture before innocently buying into something that could end badly.