Orange County Choppers is the bike shop featured on TLC's reality series, "American Choppers."

When you hear "Orange County" you may think of California, but the Hudson Valley boasts its own. And it's there, specifically in Rock Tavern, New York, where you'll find Orange County Choppers — about 80 miles from New York City..

Established as a business in 1999, the shop grew out of Orange County Ironworks, a steel fabrication enterprise founded nearly 30 years ago by custom-chopper builder and rider Paul Teutul Sr. OCC jumped on the custom-bike scene at Daytona Biketoberfest 1999 with "True Blue," a classic chopper built in the basement of Paul Sr.'s house.

Other signature bikes soon followed, including the Spider Bike, purchased by musician Wyclef Jean of the Fugees, and the Jet Bike. Built to honor U.S. military forces in Afghanistan, the Jet Bike was featured in the original American Chopper that aired on Discovery Channel in September 2002.

Today, Orange County Choppers has garnered worldwide praise and recognition for their custom motorcycles. In 2002, for example, OCC was recognized by American Iron as one of the world's top 12 builders; likewise, OCC will be among 19 other top builders profiled in the forthcoming book Haute Motor: The Art of the Chopper (November 2003). OCC bikes have also been featured on numerous magazine covers including American Iron, Freeway (France), Norsk Biker Journal (Norway) and Street Chopper. And the Spider Bike was one of three bikes chosen in the world-class competition at the Rats Hole Custom Show in Daytona, Florida, to receive an "all expenses paid" trip to Germany, the site of one of the biggest auto/bike shows in the world.

It's a garage that's come far in only four short years. Just wait to see what comes next.

Lynyrd Skynyrd Set to Rock 'Chopper Live: The Revenge' — The legendary rock band will join Paul Teutul Senior, Paul Teutul Junior, Jesse James, Richard Rawlings and Aaron Kaufman on the December 11 special. Read more...
'American Chopper Live' Returns Looking for Payback — Premiering Monday, December 10, and the following night, the special event returns with a heated four-way bike build-off in Las Vegas. Read more...
'American Chopper Live': Jesse James Battles the Teutuls — Fasten your seatbelt. The ultimate bike competition airs live from Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas on Monday, December 5, and the following night. Read more...

marie says:
So Discovery cancels the show only to bring it back as "Senior Vs Junior." You just can't kill bad TV!!
darnell says:
paul sr is totally envy of paul jr i wish i had a son as smart as paul jr he eveythins paul sr could never b young wasted yrs stop takin it out on paul jr sad old man
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