"Often imitated never Duplicated” The original Coffin Cheaters MC.
As you may know there are several clubs known as the Coffin Cheaters. We are the original club. In 1963, "Preacher" was coming home from the service and was invited to visit a member of the coffin cheaters in Long Beach, California. After an extended period of time, a lot of partying and serious riding, "Preacher" returned home to Cleveland, Ohio. When he returned he picked up riding with friends who wanted to start a club in Cleveland. "Preacher" then again visited the coffin cheaters in Long Beach and on March 7, 1963 returned to Cleveland with a charter to start the club. Sometime there after, the Long Beach chapter patched over to another club the offer was made to the Cleveland chapter but declined. The Cleveland patch was changed shortly after to what it is today. We now have members in Ohio, Penn, Florida, Louisiana, Alaska, and Colorado. We have lost many brothers who were killed during the biker gang wars of the 60's and 70's for us. Most notable, an out of town gang shot and killed or wounded several of the brothers. (Shot in the Back) in a bar in Cleveland, Ohio. The situation was quickly dealt with and they were sent back to parts unknown.
In years past you couldn’t join the Coffin Cheaters, you had be born into it or be a blood relative, hence our patch.
("Blood in Blood Out") We once had a probate that hung out and prospected for thirty years before becoming a full patch holder. He then died six months after getting his full patch from cancer.
Exception, if you come around as a hang-around for an undetermined amount of time. Then get 100% approval from full-patched members to begin your probationary period. Once you complete an undermined amount of time as a probate, and get 100% member approval you can be patched in as a full patch holder.
Our original charter members are getting up in age but are still partying and riding. Our sons and relatives are caring on and hopefully some of their sons will do the same. We look for no trouble, but our history dictates that we do not hesitate to settle any. Many people ask why they don't hear allot about our club. We do not want to be featured on TV, Gangland, the History Channel or anywhere else. Leave us alone and we will leave you alone. We do not participate or condone the use of or sale of guns, drugs or any illegal activity of any kind. We have stayed off the radar for 40+ years, and only now do we feel it is important to tell our story, the life we live everyday, due to all the other clubs imitating the Coffin Cheaters Mc.