Forbidden Wheels MC is an outlaw motorcycle club founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1968.
Forbidden Wheels MC History
Forbidden Wheels MC was founded in Detroit, Michigan in the Vietnam era, around 1968.
The club have had long running disputes with the Avengers MC.
In 1981/1982 the Forbidden Wheels President William “Mr Boo” Scherra disappeared from the club, believed to have stolen money from them. This triggers a series of events, believed to be revenge attacks. See the “Crimes” section further down this article for more information.
Forbidden Wheels MC Patch / Motto / Colors
The Forbidden Wheels Motorcycle Club patch consists of a pair of wings on a spoked motorcycle wheel with a snake going through the wheel.
Forbidden Wheels MC Chapters
The Forbidden Wheels Motorcycle Club have chapters in Midwest USA.
Some of their chapters are in the following locations:
- Forbidden Wheels MC Brighton chapter, Michigan
- Forbidden Wheels MC Detroit chapter, Michigan
- Forbidden Wheels MC Hell chapter, Michigan (Hell Creek Ranch)
- Forbidden Wheels MC Mid Michigan chapter, Mt Morris, Michigan
- Forbidden Wheels MC Tipton chapter, Michigan
- Forbidden Wheels MC Ypsilanti chapter, Michigan
Famous Forbidden Wheels MC Members
There are no famous members in theForbidden Wheels Motorcycle Club in a celebrity sense.
Some of the former Presidents of Forbidden Wheels include:
- James “Skeeter” Dawson
- Paul “Rocky” Dye
- William “Mr Boo” Scherra
Forbidden Wheels MC Crime / In The Media
1982 – 10 June, 1982. The house of the mother of former President William “Mr Boo” Scherra is bombed. This is believed to be a retaliation attack after William Scherra disappeared from the club after possibly having taken money from them.
1982 – 29 August, 1982. The house of the mother of former President William “Mr Boo” Scherra is bombed for a second time.
1982 – 29 August, 1982. Detroit Forbidden Wheels President Paul “Rocky” Dye murders Donna Bartels (age 22) and Glenda Collins (age 27) at the Detroit clubhouse. The victims were found wrapped in sleeping bags next to a vacant lot near the Rouge River in Northwest Detroit. They had been shot in the head at point blank range. A search of the Forbidden Wheels Detroit clubhouse found blood and pieces of skull on the floor, ceiling and in trash cans.
The search of the clubhouse was being performed by the police as part of the investigation into the bombing of William Scherra’s mother’s house. In the search police also found seven handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a German machine pistol.
Three club members, Bruce Seidell “Tumbleweed”, former President James Dawson “Skeeter” and Steven Stever “Smooch” turned witnesses after being granted immunity. On 2 September, 1983 Paul Dye is found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder after an earlier trial in March is declared as a mistrial.
1997/1998 – Avengers MC President Thomas “Big Foot Tommy” Khalil declares war against the Iron Coffins Motorcycle Club and the Forbidden Wheels Motorcycle Club, instructing his club to kill members of the other clubs and take their cuts.
2005 – 1 April, 2005. A raid is performed on the Detroit clubhouse of the Forbidden Wheels by federal law enforcement as part of a crackdown on the illegal meth trade. As part of the raid they had to force entry though 10 metal doors and discovered a hidden room behind a false wall. The search uncovered cocaine, methamphetamine, over $6,000 cash a bullet-proof vest, nine weapons and a t-shirt that read “Snitches are a dying breed”. Also seized are two Harley Davidson motorcycles, drug ledgers and other financial records. Homes of multiple leadership members are also searched in Southfield, Warren and Howell. One item of interest which was uncovered was a stuffed duck containing methamphetamine.
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.
Forbidden Wheels MC Books / Movies / TV
No books specifically written about Forbidden Wheels MC are available for us to recommend.
Instead you may be interested in viewing our list of outlaw motorcycle club books.
The Forbidden Wheels 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).
Forbidden Wheels MC Enemies and Allies
Forbidden Wheels MC enemies:
Forbidden Wheels MC allies:
- Hells Angels MC
- A 1991 Justice Department report listed them as alleged associates of Best Friends (street gang)
- A 1991 Justice Department report listed them as alleged associates of Peoples Organization (street gang)
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