The Bandidos Motorcycle Club was formed in 1966 in San Leon - Galveston County - Texas,  by Donald Eugene Chambers.


Don Chambers, having served in Vietnam as a US Marine, modeled the clubs colors after the red and gold motif of the United States Marine Corps.

After Chambers presidency ended, Ronnie Hodge was elected President. Under Hodge's presidency, the club expanded internationally to become an even bigger motorcycle club.

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club is a "one-percenter" motorcycle club with a worldwide membership.