The Mongols Motorcycle Club was established on December 5, 1969 in the East Los Angeles area in the city of Montebello, California. Mother Chapter was formed with the first fifteen members. Within a 5 year span other chapters were formed, Los Angeles (L.A.), San Diego (Dago), Bakersfield, Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley (S.G.V.), and San Fernando Valley (S.F.V.).
The Mongols M.C. developed an immediate strong hold in the Southern California area. At the time and even now there were really no other 1%er clubs co-existing in these areas.
During the early 1970’s the Mongols M.C. launched this new American biker movement into the West Coast area. This was a lifestyle, a culture, and a way of life for the brothers riding around on their chopped Harley Davidson motorcycles on the streets of East Los Angeles showing power and solidarity. The majority of new member were ex Vietnam veterans returning from the recent war. The brothers were accustomed to a strict disciplined, regimented program that was about honor, loyalty, respect, and camaraderie. This made them a force to be reckoned with.
There was a certain mystique about the club that the community was intrigued by. After some time, the public understood and accepted this unique American biker culture.
The Mongols name derived from the Mongol Empire that was led by Genghis Khan.
The Mongols divided and conquered big countries throughout Eastern Europe in the early 1200’s.
They were known to be highly disciplined, superbly coordinated and brilliant in tactics. The Mongols were fearless warriors on horseback.
Yet small in numbers with a lot of heart they dominated and decimated their enemies; Hence the Mongols name that we now wear proudly on our backs, but the difference now is we ride iron horses. At the end of the day it’s about “Quality not Quantity!”
Throughout the years the Mongols Motorcycle Club has successfully expanded and grown internationally. We have formed a true and solid brotherhood and a bond no one can break. We're the best of the best, we're Mongols Forever, Forever Mongols M.C.
- Lil Dave 2010