We profile Paul Sr. today, One of the most prolific chopper builders in the world. Please note he does also look like a walrus 🙂
Paul John Teutul (born May 1, 1949 in Yonkers, New York) is one of the co-founders of Orange County Choppers, a manufacturer of custom motorcycles and focus of the reality television series American Chopper. Teutul first appeared on the show with his sons Paul Teutul, Jr. and Michael Teutul. The claim to faim for Sr. sky-rocketed basis the series & also basis their signature theme bike series’ which Orange County has been building for clients. (Do check pictures for OC Signature theme bikes in the photo section). Early Life for Paul was filled with drug & alcohol abuse….been there done that is a notioan you can associate with Paul Sr. & drugs.
Orange County Choppers started out as Orange County Iron Works owned by Teutul. Inspired by bikes he saw on the streets and in movies, he started building his own and established OCC (Orange County Choppers) with son Paul Jr. in 1999.
Paul Sr. on the show, American Choppers, has been well known for his short temper. Yelling, shouting & fights with his kids and workers have been a regular occurance on the show, The same also led to the Father & Son break-up in 2009 where in Paul Jr. walked out OCC & started his own company Paul Junior Designs.
All said and done, at a personal level, Paul Sr. today is one of the greatest chopper builders and under the OCC has built great bikes Like the Fire Bike, the Black widow bike, Airforce bike, Bat Bike, Nasa tribute bike, etc. We have been following the show for a while on TV and if you can look over the drama in the episodes there are some crazy bikes which are created. We also have our own little collection of minatures built by OC; images of the same are featured in our photo section. Do check the same out.
Paul Sr. is a living legend and a truly gifted chopper builder who definitely, in our mind, ranks in the top few chopper buiders in the world. A lot of people call OCC bikes gimmicks and not old school real deals. Though, if you were to see the minute level of detailing, work & thought which goes into each & every one of their bike you will have a different opinion…
Few pictures are in the below gallery though to check more click on the Photo section now… https://badbikegang.wordpress.com/photos/