In the world of outlaw bikers, loyalty and brotherhood are paramount. However, one man’s ambition and deceit turned him into a notorious figure in two of the most infamous motorcycle clubs. Garnet “Mother” McEwen’s journey from a humble beginning to the president of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club is a tale of betrayal, power struggles, and relentless ambition.

This article dives deep into his high-octane lifestyle and the controversial decisions that defined his legacy. The video at the bottom of this article goes more in depth these 5 highlights.

1. Early Life and Ambitions

Born in 1945 in Campbellton, Canada, Garnet McEwen’s early life was as ordinary as it gets. Moving to St. Catharines, Ontario, he initially worked in sales and fashion before opening a tattoo parlor. This venture brought him closer to the biker world, where he quickly rose through the ranks of Satan’s Choice Motorcycle Club. His charm and wit propelled him to the presidency of the St. Catharines chapter, setting the stage for his ambitious plans.

2. The Drug Deal and Alliance

In 1975, McEwen orchestrated a significant drug deal between Satan’s Choice and the Outlaws Motorcycle Club. This alliance allowed Satan’s Choice to smuggle meth and PCP from Canada to the American Midwest. Although it was a profitable arrangement, McEwen’s ultimate goal was a full merger with the Outlaws. His vision was to transform Satan’s Choice into the Canadian wing of the Outlaws, a move that would grant him unparalleled power.

3. Betrayal and Power Struggles

McEwen’s ambition knew no bounds, and he resorted to betrayal to achieve his goals. In August 1975, he tipped off the police about a secret PCP factory run by Satan’s Choice, leading to the arrest of the club’s national president. This act of treachery allowed McEwen to become the interim national president, but his dictatorial leadership style and bugging of members’ cars made him highly unpopular. Despite the internal strife, he pushed forward with his plan to merge with the Outlaws.

4. The Hostile Takeover

By 1977, McEwen had convinced several Satan’s Choice chapters to join the Outlaws. He held a secret meeting with chapter presidents, excluding those loyal to the former president, and facilitated a patch-over to the Outlaws. This move was met with resistance, particularly from the Toronto chapter, which teamed up with other clubs to block the merger. Despite becoming the first national president of the Canadian Outlaws, McEwen’s reputation continued to plummet.

5. Downfall and Legacy

McEwen’s tenure as president was marred by embezzlement and betrayal. Caught stealing $30,000 from the Outlaws, he was expelled and eventually fled to Alberta, where he worked as a dishwasher. His attempts to join another motorcycle club ended in a brutal beating, marking the end of his biker career. McEwen’s life serves as a cautionary tale about the perils of unchecked ambition and deceit. He died in 2012, leaving behind a legacy of betrayal and controversy in the world of outlaw bikers.