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The Western Empire is an independent publishing company based in Los Angeles and affiliated with RICO. The Western Empire publishes limited edition books and zines of artistic quality which have a cult-like following.
Past publications include: Halfway to Berdoo, Coffin Cheaters, Grubby Glenn, Satan’s Slaves, Bass Lake Run, Labor Day Monterey Run 1964, Death Valley Run 1961, Devil’s Henchmen, Road Regents and Lone Wolves.
The Western Empire has also published a DVD of 8 mm footage of Tom Fugle, founder of the El Forastero Motorcycle Club as well as posters and t-shirts.
All editions of all publications are fully sold out as of December 2019. The Western Empire is currently planning subsequent editions of some past publications. Information on such publications will be posted on this website.
The Western Empire is also currently preparing several future publications relating to outlaw motorcycle clubs from 1950 to 1970. If you know of materials that might be appropriate for such publications, please email us here. Information on such publications will be posted on this website.