The Second Generation:
After a period of approximateley four years a group of mates from Coburg, Glenroy, Jacana, Broadmeadows, Preston, and Reservior got together and approached the original members of the Vigilantes and asked if they could use the name to start a motorcycle club. The date that the club started up was Feb 1968 and it was on a ride to Blackwood Victoria where the club was actually formed. The spelling of the club named changed from Vigilantes to Vigilanties.
Rex Ogden was the original president and Egg and Grunter, setup the Vigilanties which was the basis of the club that exists today.
Rex was President from 1968 to 1974, from there his younger brother Dane became president and the club became interested in motorcycle club racing.
Over the years the club had quite a following and some very prominent members such as Angry Anderson. The club would hold an annual dinner dance at various venues which got everyone to come along wearing suits and the girls would dress up to the nines......................
The Vigilanties became members of the Auto Cycle Racing Union of Victoria and a number of members regularly raced at these events in open class as it was called in those days.
The club patch
The very first club patch was designed and painted by Rex Ogden in 1968, since then, the patch has gone through a number of evolutions to the patch you see today.
The patch design was based on the dead mans hand and a lucky strike in rolling dice indicating an even mix of good luck and bad luck and the skull wearing a cracked motorcycle helmet.