Scorpions MC is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in Detroit in 1965.
There are multiple groups who use the word “Scorpions” in their title, for example the Black Scorpions and Red Scorpions. This article is related to the Detroit founded club only.
Scorpions MC History
The Scorpions Motorcycle Club was founded on the west side of Detroit in 1965 with the Detroit chapter, a chapter which is still in existence today.
Scorpions MC Patch / Motto / Colors
The Scorpions Motorcycle Club logo is top view of a scorpion.
The colors used by the Scorpions Motorcycle Club are black and white.
Scorpions MC Chapters
Although the Scorpions Motorcycle Club started in Michigan they have branched out across multiple states, most notably down into Texas.
- Scorpions Coldwater Chapter (Burlington), Michigan
- Scorpions Dallas Chapter, Texas
- Scorpions Detroit Chapter, Michigan (Mother Chapter)
- Scorpions Gun Barrel County Chapter (Kemp), Texas
- Scorpions Illinois Chapter (Wilmington), Illinois
- Scorpions McKinney Chapter, Texas
- Scorpions Monroe County Chapter (Exeter Township), Michigan
- Scorpions North Carolina Chapter (Sanford), North Carolina
- Scorpions Northern Michigan Chapter (Grawn), Michigan
- Scorpions Oakland County Chapter (South Lyon), Michigan
- Scorpions Ridgeway Chapter, Virginia
- Scorpions South Dallas Chapter (Ferris), Texas
- Scorpions Texarkana Chapter, Arkansas
- Scorpions Virginia Chapter (Danville), Virginia
- Scorpions Wichita Falls Chapter, Texas
Famous Scorpions MC Members
There are no famous members in the Scorpions Motorcycle Club in a celebrity sense.
Scorpions MC Crime / In The Media
1995 – 12 October, 1995. Scorpions members Steven Nystie and Edward Clancy, along with Richard Weed and Jimmie McCoy who were members of the American Breed MC, are convicted of conspiracy, possession of drugs with intent to sell and interstate travel to distribute drugs. Scorpions member Wayne Farmer is acquitted of being part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. They were believed to all have been working for Alvin McCarver II, who is also known by the name “Magoo”, a member of the American Breed MC who was believed to be running a large meth operation across Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri where between 1987 and 1992 he sold over 600 pounds of meth including a total of over 150 pounds of meth to the four defendants at $15,000 per pound.
2007 – 8 September, 2007. A fight breaks out at the parking lot of the Red Dog Saloon in Milford, Michigan between Forbidden Wheels and Avengers MC after attending a pig roast hosted by Scorpions MC. It is believed that members of the Avengers were attempting to run the Forbidden Wheels members off the road. Four people are stabbed in the fight. The Pig Roast is an annual event held by the Scorpions.
2009 – 9 April, 2009. Saul Carrion Reyes was at a bar in Ferris, Texas and had an argument with a member of the Scorpions Motorcycle Club, he was left bleeding and the windshield of his brother’s car was smashed. Allegedly he was hit with a pistol during the fight.
2009 – 10 April, 2009. Saul Carrion Reyes follows Michael Wayne Owensby, a member of the Scorpions. He shoots him dead with a revolver, leaving him on the side of the road with a gunshot wound to the neck. He is sentenced to life in prison and at the time of writing is serving his time at the Allred Unit located near Wichita Falls, Texas.
Scorpions MC Books / Movies / TV
No books specifically written about Scorpions MC are available for us to recommend.
Instead you may be interested in viewing our list of outlaw motorcycle club books.
The Scorpions are mentioned briefly in the below general books on outlaw motorcycle clubs.
Biker Gangs and Organized Crime by Thomas Barker. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
The One Percenter Encyclopedia by Bill Hayes. View this book on Amazon (link opens in a new window).
Scorpions MC Enemies and Allies
Scorpions MC enemies:
- To be confirmed
Scorpions MC allies:
- American Breed MC
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