George Christie’s Been Naughty Again

December 10, 2015

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George Christie's Been Naughty Again

On a slow news day in a slow news month it is hard not to stare at the train wreck George Christie’s life has become since he was kicked out of the Hells Angels.

Christie has become a sort of vampire Angel since he was expelled from the club in 2011. His public persona and at least some of his income requires him to pretend he was the most noble Hells Angel of them all; even as he continues to suck every last drop of blood from the people he knew during his club days. Christie has become an example of the club making the man. Sometimes this dramatization of Christie’s past is amusing and sometime’s it is repellant.

In the last year Christie has tried to force the British film director Nick Mead to polish Christie’s reputation for him. He has demanded that a man who bought a motorcycle from his late son give it back. He has threatened to sue one of his wife’s ex-lovers, a former club brother who blames Christie for sending him to prison. He has been the star of a widely publicized reality television show that promised to tell-all about what is probably the world’s most famous motorcycle club. The television show infuriated club founder Ralph “Sonny” Barger who found it to be full of lies. Christie has a deal to lend his name to yet another book that will stereotype bikers in general with the usual, stale tropes and will libel the Hells Angels in particular.


Christie has done all this because he needs the money. Since the Angels divorced him he has lost his house and his tattoo shop. He has tried to pose as a prison consultant, advising middleclass, middle aged, first time offenders on prison protocol. Now he has been caught stealing from David Mann’s widow.

Mann was sort of the Norman Rockwell of motorcycle outlaws. Mann was a former member of the El Forastero Motorcycle Club who became a “motorcycle artist” for Easyriders magazine in 1971. His precise, colorful and accessible illustrations celebrated freedom, long hair, beautiful choppers and the open road. They often featured surrealistic backgrounds. And although Mann has been dead since 2004 his work is still familiar to virtually anyone who rides an American motorcycle. Christie has been selling reprints of a couple of Mann’s posters on Ebay and on Christie’s own website.

George The Legend

Christie describes one called “Midnight Mud Check” as: “In the early seventies, the remaining Question Marks (MC) along with myself started a journey to become a Hells Angel (sic). The dominate (sic) clubs in Ventura County didn’t waste any time letting us know they didn’t approve. The rest is history. Dave Mann heard what happened. Like so many events in outlaw history, he captured it on canvas and presented it to me as a gift. This is the first time this poster has been offered to the public. Autographed copies available for $180 plus $20 tax and shipping. Purchase online using a credit card or see below for ‘old school’ purchase instructions.”

The other poster is called the “Olympic Torch Poster” and Christie explains: “Vintage Poster by Artist Dave Mann of George Christie carrying the 1984 Olympic torch. George has been notified by the U.S. Probation Department that, due to his probation terms, he is unable to display club related indicia on his website however the Olympic Torch poster is available in its original form from his wife Nikki – you can still order it here. Autographed copies available for $150 plus $20 tax and shipping. Purchase online using a credit card or see below for ‘old school’ purchase instructions.”

Mann’s widow recently became aware that Christie has appropriated her late husband’s work. Last Friday she sent a letter to James Devine, an attorney who has represented Christie in numerous matters.

Stop George

The letter read:

“My name is Jacqueline Mann, and David Mann was my late husband. I have elected to write personally rather than through a lawyer at the outset to see if we can resolve what has become an issue that is a source of great consternation for me. I understand that you represent Mr. George Christie Jr. in his business affairs. Please inform Mr. Christie that he is in violation of U.S. trademark and copyright laws because he has reprinted two specific works created by my late husband, “Free George Christie” and “Midnight Mud Check” hereafter referred to as Item #1  and Item # 2 respectively for purposes of reference.

“Item # 1 was created upon request by the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club (HAMC) while Mr. Christie was an active member and was incarcerated some three decades ago, and many posters were printed back at that time. There were posters left over from that initial press run that were recently sold on eBay without my consent some for as much as $200.00 apiece. I understand lawful possession, right of first sale doctrine and other vague statutes that could be used as a defense if I were to initiate legal action for the eBay sales, however that is not my intent. Your client is welcome to the profits he made from these because, technically, he was incarcerated again and half of these profits supposedly went on his books while he was at La Tuna Federal Corrections while the other half covered operating expenses. Maybe Dave would have even approved of that.

Not Cool

“However, Item  #1 reprints as well as Item # 2 prints were never intended to be duplicated and printed for sale. The originals were gifted to Mr. Christie’s private collection. There is no written agreement because it never would have occurred to Dave that it would ever be commercialized this way.  Both items 1 & 2 are being sold as ‘vintage’ and this may be misleading to the buyer because they are not fully disclosed as reprints.

“Either way, David Mann’s signature is a registered trademark, and is clearly visible on the pages that these posters are offered off of: Mr. Christie’s website as well as on the posters themselves. They are being offered for $170.00 each with Mr. Christie’s autograph.

“This is not cool. I am hereby demanding that Mr. and Mrs. Christie cease and desist with any further marketing and sales of these two items as well as anything with David Mann’s signature on it as of January 1, 2016 otherwise my next letter will be through an attorney and I will pursue not only injunctive relief I will also seek recompensation for damages, monetary and otherwise through litigation. I will in addition demand a full accounting of published reprints, original posters sold on eBay and all other related transactions, a physical inventory, profit and loss statements, state and federal tax filings, FICA, state board of equalization filings, shipping records, interstate records, location of items in dispute, proof of ownership, authenticity  and a whole lot more. I would appreciate a reply from your office prior to January 1, 2016 stating how you wish to proceed. I will interpret the absence of an answer or reply to be that Mr. Christie is declining my request or demand. If you prefer that, legal remedies will be the only course of action to pursue.”

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41 Responses to “George Christie’s Been Naughty Again”

  1. Freeman Says:

    What a sad sad way to end your life, George who?

  2. Lowrider Says:

    desperate acts from a desperate “man”…what a loser!

  3. Dasein Says:

    Pretty convincing stuff, Outbad Chronicles, parts 1-4.

  4. Bone Head Says:

    There’s a positive note here. Other than his artwork and EasyRiders I knew nothing about Dave Mann. Not only did I learn he had a wife, but that she has more class than Christie.


  5. R&R Says:

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane with the David Mann vids. Bikes, Bikers & Bitchin’ bods. Loved it.


  6. Lowrider Says:

    off topic, but how do i change the picture when i comment? my son uses my email from time to time and i think he did something that im unable to figure out how to change….thanks

  7. T Hell Says:

    Betrayal of a brotherhood rarely seems to be a single act but a door that once opened can never again be closed.

  8. Anonymoue Says:

    This is a terrific website. I’m a late-40s attorney (have only ever practiced civil law) who has never ridden a motorcycle in his life but has watched a few episodes of Gangland and read a few books about one-percent clubs. I’m fascinated by the lifestyle and related issues, and this site never fails to capture my attention and provide a great read. Not only is Rebel an engaging and proficient writer but the comments section also provides tremendous informational and background insight on the main post.

    Great job by all.

  9. StBernardnot Says:

    70’s I was in my 20’s. Life was good. Mann was a fantastic artist!

  10. Sieg Says:

    Midnight Mudcheck, eh? That pic was first used as the illustration for an ER article titled, if memory serves, “This Type of Bullshit is Past”. The article wasn’t about clubs being taken over or shut down, but rather, about clubs getting along and working together.

    Good article, maybe a lil optimistic, and a truly righteous pic. And just to be picky, it showed a humbug in a field on a hillside in broad daylight. Still have the original.

    Oh, and fuck george and all the other lame mf’s stealing money from people that once called them Brother.

    FTF / FTP

  11. Sieg Says:

    Addendum; club name on the tank of the chop in the foreground was, again relying on memory, “Headunters MC Ventura.

  12. Phuquehed Says:

    Fuck you George, you sorry son of a bitch. Only a shit-stain would pull the shit you’re pulling. Get it?

  13. Solo Says:

    Gawd! The Mann video was great. Got a buncha the posters around my house.

  14. FF Says:

    What’s the next hot idea, George?

    You gonna bust open a gumball machine?

  15. Johnny Rotten Says:

    @ solo
    You can see more of that and get an an earful of charlie at

    Thanks fer all you do to keep us informed
    Respects to the real and all deserving
    And fuck you g.c.
    What a fuckin scumbag


  16. Jim666 Says:

    personally I think Mrs.Mann, Said it best in her letter.

    “Not cool”

  17. Bucko Says:

    Midnight Mud Check reminds me of that painting saddam hussein had in his palace of him riding in a chariot as a gladiator or any of the other paintings of saddam. just google them. christie is a phony there is no other word to describe him. he is a shell of a man no better than a mcdonalds cheeseburger wrapper on the side of the road of humanity. stealing from a dead man’s widow makes him lower than a crippled crickets ass. It is lovely though to watch him fall apart piece by miserable piece.

  18. Slowhand Says:

    Day after this is posted George puts the Mud Check poster up on Twitter. The guy has no shame, the guy has no morality, the guy has nothing.

    Mann’s website sells posters for about $35 George sells Mann’s posters, that aren’t his to sell, for $200 … go figure

  19. Tooj Says:

    Jacquie is good people. Kansas City loves ya! Classy way to handle this, lady. Here’s to being heard without a mouthpiece. Best to you and yours.

  20. Wino Enzed Says:

    Dave Mann.
    He is the artist that gave Bikers inspiration ,enjoyment and reflection. He painted our lives. How many times have we looked at “Run Heat” and thought about that time on a hot day the filth pulled you over.
    I have a 1948 UL Bobber. A good part of the reason she was Bobbed was from the aura of time represented by two of his paintings. Late forties early fifties outlaw MotorCycles .
    I have two of his books and a number of prints. Not to mention the centre folds out of dozens of magazines.
    I recently bought some items from Jacquie’s on-line store and received a personal note of thanks.I appreciated it greatly.

    Dave Mann died from emphysema caused by the very paint that he applied to canvas that gave us all so much enjoyment.
    His medical costs would of been extremely high and the fact that someone whose name is not worth writing could do something like that makes one wonder if he has any morals at all.
    He is just smoke in the wind. No substance, nothing !

  21. Troll 1% Says:

    @Sieg I think you’re correct on the article name. My first thought was “THIS BULLSHIT IS A THING OF THE PAST’ I remember the artcle because I was going to school in Denver , on the G.I.bill,when I got my copy of that issue in ’76.Ironicaly,there was some shit between two clubs the weekend before.Just one of those things that stick out of all my dead brain cells. @Rebel I don’t post as often as I think to,but I’ve neglected to take the time and effort to express my appreciation for your efforts and quality in bringing so many of the travesties of justice to our attention. The best way I can honestly express myself is to say “THANK YOU” Troll1% P.M.C.

  22. ipsick Says:

    Dave Mann lived here in town for over 20 years and his life is celebrated at Chopper Fest held at the Ventura Fairgrounds this Sunday, December 13. This is the 12th year it has been held.

    You going to be there Rebel?

  23. Skintback Says:

    RT News:
    4 in Waco shot by LE. 223 rds

  24. WheresMyBoots Says:

    ‘one of his wife’s ex-lovers, a former club brother’
    Rebel, I could swear in the Meade film his wife said she had no idea that Christie was an 81 member when she met him, and possibly even something about not knowing anything about the club, etc. – kinda hard to believe if she was seeing another member before that. Seems they both have a little trouble telling the truth. Just my 2 cents.
    Respects, and Ride Free,

  25. Rebel Says:

    Dear ipsick,

    Nope. Not riding much. Still hoping to regain sight in my right eye. Being gentle with it.


  26. FF Says:

    I had almost every single issue of ER from 1984-1988, I kept them stored in a box inside my parents house in Florida. Back in the early 90’s one of my older brothers fell on some hard times and moved in with them. He pulled the box out, started leaving the magazines laying around and inevitably my mother came across them and she said “I don’t want this pornography in this house!” so out to the curb (or a facsimile thereof) they went.

    That’s alright, I salvaged a shitload of of TOPPS baseball cards from 1974 that were his.

    They’re mine now. LMAO

  27. ElleElle Says:

    Why would what Christie does surprise anyone? He has stayed true to form and true to what he is-a taker..without one shred of decency from within him. Any light that has come his way he has destroyed by staying true to untruth. Must be tough having no one on any spectrum that would ever trust him. Let’s just see how much he would even try to make his now thievery-right…from where he stole it from. If he EVER had to do that-there would be a different story in regard to him. He is someone who has actually had the perspective of seeing many stars and never seeing any light. I bet he misses his poser days-it was probably the most joy this man will ever say he has experienced in life.

  28. ipsick Says:

    Rebel, I am not riding either, tore two tendons away from the bone in my left shoulder, reason we didn’t go to Strugis,and am recovering from surgery in October. Just got the ok to drive last week but I still can’t work for 3 more months. I’ll walk around the Chopperfest tomorrow and be the guy with the arm in a sling.

    Hang in there and keep fighting the good fight.

  29. Irish 1%ER Says:

    What a POS.. All I can really say, just a scumbag move bye a scumbag.. I don’t get to the tv much and rebel you never printed anything about the final GC episode about Sonny. Did it air or did Sonny have it stopped? Thought if it did air you would have wrote something.. Respects to the real and thanks Rebel for all you do..

  30. RtC Says:

    Will never forget Dave Mann’s 1st BLACK centerfold! LMMFAO
    Bought 1st Easyrider Mag in ’74 & think the last was in ’96? (when they changed
    to becoming just “another magazine”. Gave them all to a friend who’s dying of
    cancer not long ago. Long Live David Mann. FUCK christie in the eye with a RR spike.

  31. ElleElle Says:

    Copyright George [email protected], All rights reserved. Looks as if he has made sure to not infringe upon himself. Breathes There the Man. Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d, As home his footsteps he hath turn’for From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe, go mark him well; Fot him no minstrel raptures swell; High through his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those, power and pelf, The wretch, concentrated all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonored, and unsung. SIR WALTER SCOTT

  32. Steve Cook Says:

    You go George. Fuck ’em all!

    Merry Christmas!

  33. Rebel Says:

    Dear Steve Cook,

    Merry Christmas Steve. May the Lord forgive your sins.


  34. Phuquehed Says:

    Or, may he just forget being the nice person he’s supposed to be and just shove a barrel cactus up Steve’s ass…sideways. Then tell widdle Steve he’ll forgive him if he can extrude the thing without crying.

  35. Sieg Says:

    Pigs got nothing better to Dothan snuffle around here worrying about what people are saying about it….pitiful.

    Fuck The Fed/Fuck The Pig
    The Only Solution Is Another Revolution

  36. FF Says:

    Damn Steve, you could have at least taken George’s socks off, first

  37. Bottomend Says:

    George you and Steve Cook are cunts.

  38. Slowhand Says:

    George’s site is doing a 2 for the price of 1 deal on the posters he doesn’t have the right to sell. Grab ’em while you can.

    Guess things are desperate in he house of Christie.

  39. RtC Says:

    Slowhand, No matter, I wouldn’t give that POS the sweat off my balls, let alone
    any $$$!

  40. slowhand Says:

    Must feel damn stupid if you put out $200 on a poster just for George to put em out for 2 for 1 a couple weeks later. So much for being loyal to your fan base. This guy doesn’t know what loyalty is.

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