Robert A. “Chico” Mora

January 6, 2014

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Robert A. “Chico” Mora, a sometime movie actor, an occasional commenter on this page, a former member of the Dirty Dozen Motorcycle Club and a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club died January 1.

Mora appeared to be indestructible. He was the 6’2” tall, 330 pound president of the Dirty Dozen MC’s Tucson chapter when that club patched over to the Hells Angels in 1996. At the time, he told a Phoenix reporter: “There’s always been some members who would urge the rest to trade patches with Hells Angels. What I mean is our jackets would say Hells Angels/Arizona instead of Dirty Dozen/Arizona. Personally, I’ve been for it forever. They’re the only guys that have the legal machine to fight the cops. I mean, the feds and the cops wouldn’t even try with the Angels what they do to us. The Angels have the money to fight the cops. They own property, movie and other entertainment businesses, they put on concerts – yeah, it’d be great. I know and admire Sonny Barger.”

Mora was one of many victims of ATF Operation Black Biscuit from 2001 to 2004. After the government sting concluded, Mora was accused of being a felon in possession of body armor.

Mora might be best remembered for his role as a character named “Ahab” in Sonny Barger’s independent film Dead in 5 Heartbeats. Jeff Santo, who directed the film, said “Robert ‘Chico’ Mora played the role of ‘Ahab’ in Dead In 5 Heartbeats. It was his first acting experience and he was brilliant. Not only did he bring authenticity to his part, he established a genuine presence on set that helped guide all of us, non-MC members and MC members, into making this film The Real McCoy.”

As is often the case with members of the Hells Angels, details of Mora’s funeral have not been announced

Chico Mora died in his sleep without warning. He was just 58. He took a little piece of many men with men.

Requiscant In Pace

 

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60 Responses to “Robert A. “Chico” Mora”

  1. sunShine Says:

    I’ve been away a long time and I didn’t know you were gone,but now I know why my heart feels light…haven’t been around since the Tucson day…RIP. My sweet too Chico..

  2. Angel Says:

    I knew Chico from 1980 till 92 when I went on vacation to Winslow. I was there when the thing came down to Patching over. I didn’t do it but now I wish I had.

    I saw something in some of these threads about what the movie did to the Bandit. That really was cold. I had a lot of friends on the memorial wall. I guess one day I’ll make it there. I’m still getting around ,but getting older now. It’s a bitch getting old. Life goes on. miss all my Brothers. I wish I could see them again.

  3. sheryl Says:

    I just read in New Times today about your travel down the road to a new journey. I haven’t seen you since the early 80’s but you crossed my mind often through the years. Give all gone before you my love and respect, You were definitely a MAN to be remembered. See you in the next round. Sheryl

  4. Saffa Says:

    He will be missed he was the sweetest man I ever met
    This is Buzz’s daughter

  5. downgrade Says:

    2 bad u had 2 downgrade 2 an HA many said no way like MONKEY

  6. Big Chris Says:

    Well Fuck RIP Brother!! I guess Mailman and Jimmy needed one of those fucking big ass arm wrapped around your neck hugs!!
    In loving Memory of The Best of The Worst.
    AZ will never be the same again.
    Much L/R

  7. ELLEN (CHEROKEE) Says:

    CHICO, I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR KINDNESS AND YOUR HUMOR. YOU HELPED ME AND STOOD BY ME COUNTLESS OF TIMES. YOU HELPED MY DAUGHTER IN A WAY THAT ONLY YOU COULD DO. THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LIFE WITH ME. YOU WERE THE FIRST DOZEN I MET AND YOU SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME. BUT BECAUSE I SAW THE KINDNESS IN YOU I CAME BACK AROUND AND THAT WAS THE BEST 10 YEARS OF MY LIFE. I WILL MISS YOU AS I ALREADY DO. RIDE FREE! ELLEN (LITTLE SIS)

  8. Ellen (Cherokee) Says:

    CHICO, THANK YOU FOR HELPING MY DAUGHTER WHEN SHE NEEDED YOU AND YOU WERE ALWAYS THERE TO HELP ME WHENEVER I NEEDED SOMEONE,(BACK IN THE DAY). I MISS YOU AND WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU. YOU WERE THE FIRST DOZEN WHO SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME BUT I STILL CAME AROUND BECAUSE YOU WERE SO KIND. I LOVE YOU, ELLEN

  9. Porter Says:

    Another family member lost, & another great angel was called home. We will miss you, but we will never forget you. I love you Brother ! I’ll see you on that highway in the sky.

  10. piqui robert's sister Says:

    ROBERT WAS MY HERO! HE WAS ONE OF GOD’S GREATEST GIFTS TO THIS WORLD!HE WAS MY BROTHER WHICH I AM PROUD TO SAY.HE KNEW WHAT UNCONDITIOAL LOVE WAS AND WHAT FAMILY MEANT!!!!I MISS HIS LAUGH ,HIS SMILE,HIS WISDOM,BUT MOST IMPORTANT HIS WAY OF LETTING YOU KNOW THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING TO BE OK BY PUTTING HIS ARM AROUND YOU AND IN HIS EYES YOU KNEW HE LOVED YOU RIDE FREE RIDE STRONG I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT YOU TAUGHT ME. I MISS YOU BUT THIS IS THE WAY OF LIFE YOU ARE WITH ME NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN EVER LOVE YOUR ‘LITTLE SISTER ‘ PIQUI

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