Pat Matter was an outlaw biker for over 31 years. This included the founder and 21 year president of the Minnesota Hells Angels. He also orchestrated the Hells Angels expansion into Illinois and Indiana which heightened the war with the Outlaws resulting in several attempts on his life. Matter was the owner and founder of Minneapolis Custom Cycle where he manufactured his own line of V-twin motorcycles. He was a nationally ranked pro-stock motorcycle racer and later a top-fuel motorcycle racer.