Rabid Bikers Plunder Sleepy Town
Bikers started to display the Iron Cross in the mid-1960s with the advent of outlaw biker gangs. Originally bikers displayed the Iron Cross as a symbol of rebellion to society in general. Nowadays it also has additional meaning of honor, valor, strength and standing up for what you believe. Hot rodders and others use it as a provocative gesture to offend the public, or as a symbol of rebellion or non-conformity.
In the 1960s, the Iron Cross was adopted by American surfers, who started wearing medals plundered by their fathers.
Cal Look, Volksrod and other Volkswagen enthusiasts often use the Iron Cross as a symbol that reflects the car’s country of origin.
A speed equipment manufacturer, started using an Iron Cross as their logo in the early ’60s.
Ed Roth created accessories for surfers, hot rodders and bikers derived from German World War II trophies.