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“American Choppers” Coming to the Fair

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on “American Choppers” Coming to the Fair · Choppers

The father and sons from “American Choppers” will square off in a motorcycle build-off at the New York State Fair grandstand Aug. 30, as Orange County Chopper brings its touring show to the Fair (Syracuse, NY)...

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Jim Beam Bourbon Chopper Design Chronicled On Reality Series

June 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Jim Beam Bourbon Chopper Design Chronicled On Reality Series · Choppers

The Jim Beam Chopper revs its engine this week as part of “Chopper Challenge”, a Country Music Television (CMT) reality series. The Jim Beam® Bourbon-inspired motorcycle will be featured on the June 18 episode of Chopper Challenge, the show that partners nine celebrity motorcycle builders with participating sponsors to create a custom-made motorcycle in 30 days. Wednesday’s episode features bike builder Ralph Randolph creating the Jim Beam-inspired chopper with guest appearances by Jim Beam NASCAR driver, Robby Gordon, and Jim Beam’s great grandson and Distiller, Fred Noe.

Randolph, a former United States Marine, is the master craftsman behind Knockout Motorcycle Co., in Mesa, Ariz. His Jim Beam-inspired chopper features...

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Reality TV show can’t compare to real-life drama at local motorcycle shop

June 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on Reality TV show can’t compare to real-life drama at local motorcycle shop · Choppers

With a shop full of motorcycles, machine tools and people with tattoos, Franko's Custom Cycles could easily pass for Orange County Choppers, the bike-building business made iconic on Discovery Channel's “American Chopper.”

Like its TV counterpart, Franko's in San Antonio is a family operation that creates eye-popping works of two-wheeled art, including a bike that won “best custom chopper” at last year's annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin.

There are other parallels. If he weren't so camera-shy, for instance, FCC owner Frank “Franko” Guerrero could...

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Legend of the Motorycle Star-Studded

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on Legend of the Motorycle Star-Studded · Choppers, News

The Legend of the Motorcycle Concours d'Elegance was held in Half Moon Bay, California May 3rd and 4th and the featured manufacturers were Norton and MV Agusta. Jesse James, Paul Cox and Billy Lane rolled out their newset custom bikes at the event. Other motorcycle legends were in attendance as well.

A private pre-Concours ride with World Champions Agostini and Read and senior executives from MV Agusta and other motorcycle manufacturers kicked-off in Los Angeles with a private tour of Jay Leno's garage before arriving in Half Moon Bay.

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$6.7 million offered for bankrupt American Ironhorse Motorcycle

May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off on $6.7 million offered for bankrupt American Ironhorse Motorcycle · Choppers

If Scott Meyers has his way this month, the long-haired, 54-year-old ex-defense industry executive will be the new majority owner of American Ironhorse Motorcycle Co., the bankrupt maker of custom bikes that owes creditors $29 million.

A $6.7 million bid by Meyers' Rocky Mountain Choppers was set by a federal bankruptcy court order as the price to beat at a May 22 auction in Dallas....

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OCC Opens Eco-Friendly World HQ

May 4th, 2008 · Comments Off on OCC Opens Eco-Friendly World HQ · Choppers

Paul Teutul Sr and his sons Paulie and Mikey of Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop that the popular television show 'American Chopper' is based, officially opened the doors to its new $13 million, 92,800 square foot facility last week with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as one of the greenest buildings in the nation, the building uses more than 75% of recycled...

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Motorcycle madness coming to Darien Lake next month

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Motorcycle madness coming to Darien Lake next month · Choppers

Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is getting revved up for its 2008 season with a strategic new partnership.

The park is teaming up with the Teutul family, founders of the Newburgh-headquartered custom motorcycle manufacturer Orange County Choppers and stars of the reality television show “American Chopper.”

The park’s newest roller coaster, a motorcycle-themed thrill ride...

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River Run Custom Show Winners

April 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on River Run Custom Show Winners · Choppers

V-Force Customs Vinnie DiMarinto and Cody Connelly stood center stage at the Colorado Belle's Riverwalk. This time, though, the enterprising duo, formerly of Orange County Chopper fame, weren't stepping up to accept an award. They were trying to quiet the crowd to announce the winners of the Laughlin River Run's Custom Bike Show.

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Students roll out award-winning custom chopper

April 20th, 2008 · Comments Off on Students roll out award-winning custom chopper · Choppers

The Reaper may be made from some recycled parts and steel, but it is brand-new and making a statement.

The Reaper is a custom chopper designed and manufactured by the Howell High School machine tool program team, which is comprised of seniors Eric King, Brandon Gratopp, Nick Wilson and Danny Meyer, all 17, and Adam Kraft and Chris Gray, both 18; as well as junior Greg Cook.

Using a chopper frame and...
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Racing Legend Richard Petty Hands Over Keys to Winning Bidder of Customized – Cat Chopper’

March 21st, 2008 · Comments Off on Racing Legend Richard Petty Hands Over Keys to Winning Bidder of Customized – Cat Chopper’ · Choppers

LAS VEGAS, NV - (Marketwire - March 13, 2008) - Jeff Green compared his winning bid on the customized Cat Chopper motorcycle to enjoying a dish of Neapolitan ice cream.

“I got the Cat Chopper, I met a true racing legend, Richard Petty, and I got to help a worthy cause like Victory Junction Gang," said Green, a resident of Peoria, Ill. The winning bid was $100,000.

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