The untold truth of Orange County Choppers
So make sure to join Paul Sr., Mikey, Cousin Nick and the entire OCC dayline.info will be a meet and greet before the show airs at 10pm. Paul Teutell Sr. of Orange County Choppers shakes hands with Tom Steward, of the U.S. Army Support Activity Safety Office, after the. @mrozdesigns - "All the people I've been fortunate enough to meet here @ orangecountychoppers has been a blessing but this was one of the coolest!.
The family feuds between Paul Sr. Once the ratings came in, Paul Sr. OCC is known for building custom theme bikes featured on American Chopper. The bike itself has been modeled after a fire truck, and an actual steel rivet derived from the World Trade Center has been integrated into the bike itself, mounted atop the bike's gas tank. The motorcycle is ten feet long and is modeled after the F Raptor, complete with Air Force symbol rims, riveted gas tank, Raptor exhausts and rear-view mirrors in the shape of US jets.
Since the show was going to be aired later in the evening, I decided to browse a little at the large merchandise store connected via the in-house bowling alley.
Jackets, T-shirts, helmets, hats and sunglasses are everywhere proudly stamped with the OCC logo. For a modest fee, fans can participate in a workshop tour to get a rare glimpse of the intense bike fabrication and meet up with some of the cast when on premise. Walking along the many displayed bikes in the store, I could not help but remember the day I took my visiting mom from Holland to the original modest store location in Montgomery, NY.
The staff on hand was thrilled to have a visitor from Holland and mom was an instant celebrity at the store while proudly posing with the custom bikes. Prior to the store visit, we drove by the original shop directly down the road, which was shy a simple garage compared to the beautiful new headquarters currently in Newburgh. These warm memories instantly bonded me emotionally with the show.
A year later I found myself recurrently preparing dinner for Paul Sr. In conversations at the table with them, they were always down to earth and gracious about the sudden success propelled upon them. Wherever you would go in Orange County, New York- you could find a connection with American Choppers and this fantastic show which rapidly set this beautiful part of New York State located adjacent the majestic Hudson River on the map.
After the quick tour of the showroom, I secured a spot at the packed bar, strategically across from the large screen and roped off area where the premiere show will be displayed. I first sit down with senior designer Jason Pohl, a popular cast member who has a great knack for designing concept bikes and has comfortably filled in the void after Paul Jr.
I ask him about his thoughts on the new show to be aired and to tell some interesting experiences during his time on the show.
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We really missed the cameras being around us and the adrenaline rush every time a new episode aired. I am very excited about the new bike I designed for the Casino in the Philippines to be showcased in the first episodes. We have gone to building bikes in the USA, Europe and Australia and auspiciously now entering the Asian market…very cool! Being part of the show has changed my life and really has given me an opportunity to see the world and endure some strange situations.
How can I not forget being in Ireland at a bike show, sitting drunk unrecognizable on a bench, only to be pointed out by a mob chanting OCC.
One of our fabricators is from Germany, and he does an amazing job. While I was there doing a project with international star David Hasselhoff, I could not believe also how good the beer and food is there. Just high-quality artisanship in terms of quality, taste and presentation. Just walking into a bakery, will make you gain 10 pounds because you want to have everything! I ask him about meeting with any metal musicians who love the show, since motorcycles go hand in hand with metal music?
We are just waiting for that phone call to build a bike for him! Next to interview is the man of the hour Paul Sr. In a special secluded area cordoned off for family, he is sitting on a table surrounded by friends with his lovely girlfriend Joannie Kay next to him.
She is a class-act, an animal rescue activist and chopper lover like Paul. She adamantly encourages me to sit in her chair to do the interview with her beau Paul. In comparison to past shows, Paul Sr. His love for lifting weights in the gym has done him good and he seems ageless to the eye.
I hand him the HeadBangers LifeStyle card and kindly ask him to pose for it. I quickly let him know that he has many fans in Holland and this is part of his core audience. I asked Paul how it feels to back on TV and why the 3-year hiatus? It was also a difficult time with the departure of my son Paul Jr. These tribulations were never staged and certainly an emotional rollercoaster for everyone.
Show business puts great pressure on everyone and taking a little break from filming was refreshing yet in an ironic way missed as well. My personal life was also in disarray and I needed to sort things out to focus on the big picture and filming again.
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The show was also missed by millions of fans across the world, which motivated the television network and myself to get back on board. We have become close again and he is back to his typical shenanigans again! Is he a fabricator? Is he just simply talent on the show? If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities.
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Paul Sr. Is Back With A New Bike-Based Business Venture
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