El Forastero MC is a one percenter motorcycle club founded in Sioux City, Iowa in 1962 by Tom Fugle and Harlan “Tiny” Brower.
El Forastero MC History
The El Forastero Motorcycle Club was founded in Sioux City, Iowa in 1962 by Tom Fugle and Harlan “Tiny” Brower.
El Forastero Motorcycle Club was founded after the founding members attempted to join the Satan Slaves MC.
The motorcycle club’s name of El Forastero means “The Outsider” in Spanish. The members ride Harley Davidson choppers.
It is said that El Forastero Motorcycle Club gave Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club their first one percenter patch, making them brother clubs. They are known allies and share a clubhouse with them in Kansas City, a chapter which was founded by artist David Mann (see further down in this article) and a black biker known at the time as Nigger Sam.
El Forastero MC Patch / Motto
The El Forastero Motorcycle Club patch is centred around a set of ape hangers, also known as monkey bars, which are a popular bar choice for some custom choppers.
El Forastero MC Chapters
El Forastero Motorcycle Club have chapters in the following locations:
- El Forastero Des Moines, Iowa
- El Forastero Kansas City, Missouri
- El Forastero Minneapolis, Minnesota
- El Forastero Okoboji, Iowa
- El Forastero Sioux City, Iowa
- El Forastero St Louis, Missouri
- El Forastero Wichita, Kansas
Famous El Forastero MC Members
Tom Fugle – Founder
Tom Fugle was the Founder of El Forastero, along with Harlan “Tiny” Brower.
He built his first chopper in 1961.
In the photo below Tom is seen holding an artwork created by Dave Mann (who is mentioned further below in this article). David Mann was one of the first people recruited to El Forastero by Tom Fugle after meeting him at a bike show in 1964.
Tom Fugle died from cancer on 18 December, 2016 at age 75. He is survived by his partner of 18 years, Jennie DeCora.
Dave Mann – Early Member / Artist
Dave Mann (September 10, 1940 – September 11, 2004) was an artist who was well known for his biker art. He joined El Forastero in 1965 and became one of the founding members of the El Forastero Kansas chapter, having started the chapter with a black biker known as “Nigger Sam”.
He was known as “the biker world’s artist-in-residence”. he died a day after his 64th birthday. Just before his death a custom motorcycle was commissioned in his honour from Orange County Choppers, to be featured in an episode of the reality television show American Chopper.
His work has also depicted other clubs included Hangmen MC.
El Forastero MC Dave Mann (David)
El Forastero MC Crime / In The Media
June 1991 – The Sioux City clubhouse is raided by the ATF.
June 2009 – William Eneff, a member of El Forastero Motorcycle Club who went by the nickname of “Muff”, pleads guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between Jan. 1, 2002, and May 31, 2007.
As part of this guilty plea he admitted that “members of El Forastero and the affiliated Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club were required to annually pay dues and attend a certain number of motorcycle trips, known as runs, each year. On each run, the members were required to pay money that was pooled, or collected by each club charter, then forwarded to the specific Galloping Goose or El Forastero charter that hosted the particular motorcycle run in order to purchase methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana. Those drugs were maintained in run bags, which were distributed to all club members that attended the run.“
A member of the Galloping Goose Motorcycle Club was also charged with similar offences as part of this case. As part of his plea deal William Eneff agreed to a 7 year prison sentence, without parole.
El Forastero MC Enemies and Allies
El Forastero Allies:
El Forastero Enemies:
- To be confirmed.
El Forastero MC Books / Movies / TV
There are no books that we are aware of that are specifically written about the El Forastero Motorcycle Club, however they do have a brief mention in the following books:
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
A short YouTube clip capturing the El Forastero in action:
- List of One Percenter Motorcycle Clubs
- Diablos MC
- Anthony Snodgrass Spencer (Bandidos MC)
- Galloping Goose MC
- Free Souls MC
- Hangmen MC
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