Warlocks Motorcycle Club (Florida)
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|Motto||To find us, you must be good; to catch us, you must be fast; to beat us, you must be kidding|
|Founder||Tom "Grub" Freeland|
|Type||Outlaw motorcycle club|
|Region||United States, Canada, Germany, UK (41 chapters total)|
|Abbreviation||23, WMC, Warlocks Nation|
The Warlocks Motorcycle Club was founded in 1967 in Florida, United States by ex-US naval servicemen serving on the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La. It is a "One Percenter motorcycle club" with chapters in various parts of the United States, Canada, UK and Germany. Established by Tom "Grub" Freeland, an ex-US Navy veteran in Orlando, Florida, in 1967. The Mother Chapter is still located there.
They have eleven chapters in Florida, seven in South Carolina, five in Virginia, four in West Virginia, two in Georgia, one in Tennessee, two in Ohio, one in Minnesota, one in New York, three in Canada, three in England, and two in Germany. There are also several Nomads who live and work in states that don't have Warlocks chapters.
The club's insignia is a blazing Phoenix between a top and bottom rocker, their colors are crimson red, yellow and black. Mottos include "Our Business is None of Your Fucking Business" and "Warlocks forever, forever Warlocks" ("W.F.F.W.").
The Warlocks were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 1991, after Stephen Martin, an undercover agent, infiltrated the club, and several members were arrested and released. Again, in 2003 the ATF investigated the Warlocks, and convicted several members of drug and weapon charges once more.
Several members and associates were arrested in a small Alberta, Canada town in March 2014 on weapons charges.
- Edwards, Peter (2017-05-02). Hard Road: Bernie Guindon and the Reign of the Satan's Choice Motorcycle Club. ISBN 9780345816108.
- Knox, George W.; Etter, Gregg; Smith, Carter F. (2018-07-04). Gangs and Organized Crime. ISBN 9781351644891.
- Articles about Warlocks by Orlando Sentinel newspaper
- Members of Warlocks outlaw motorcycle gang arrested in Drayton Valley