Making Money From OCC

The Teutuls are making tons of money. I have nothing against since it is legal money paid by all those who enjoy what I call their “great entertainment value”. As it often happens, their celebrity created groups of “haters”. Some are intending to exploit the negative feelings toward OCC by making money selling gear making fun of the Teutul family. Here is an example. A guy called James Kerr created the brand “Orange County Crappers” to sell (like OCC) tee shirts, caps, mouse pads, bumper stickers, mugs, key chains, posters, etc. Better than OCC he offers a 30-day return policy. It’s your money. Spend it the way you want. Orange County Crappers.    

TBear wrote to me: " has been selling Orange County Crappers T-shirts for over two years. Our Orange County Crapper design shirts have been selling for over two years now with OUR profits going to benefit childrens charities, as do all the profits from TBearwear. We bear no ill will to anyone else using our copywrited idea, but hope that some of the money they raise will also go to benefit those in need" 

14 Responses to “Making Money From OCC”

  1. 1 ChopperChick Apr 8th, 2007 at 11:33 am

    OCC sucks (not because they make money, they just suck)but so does this.

  2. 2 Solo Sam Apr 9th, 2007 at 2:14 am

    I am not a fan of OCC but I don’t hate them either . They are living the American dream arn’t they , making money , employing people , having fun . I don’t know why people who don’t like them spend so much time talking about them , move on ….

  3. 3 John Apr 9th, 2007 at 11:33 am

    LOL! Well if there is a copyright involved, then this is just a bit more than "ill will"- it’s a criminal matter, and a shame that a not-such-clever-idea is even more lame; "Umm, I’m mad at the guys who make a pile of easy money, so I’ll go out and piggyback off of them to make my own pile of easy money"

    Duh. Good luck with that FBI investigation (Yes, I’m looking for the easy reward money by turning these guys in…. With the proceeds, I’ll buy an OCC chopper and make the world whole again- heheheheh…)

  4. 4 Eric Apr 9th, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Haters were those whiny kids that sat in the back of the classroom shooting spit wads at the other kids who had a life. Perhaps the proprietor of this obnoxious company should use some of his “god-given talent” to, I don’t know, build a chopper? If OCC sucks so bad, then make a better chopper and compete for OCC’s dollar on their playing field. (And, by-the-way, OCC’s choppers are serious machines, so you’d better get to work.)

  5. 5 Clarke Apr 9th, 2007 at 2:51 pm


    One of the things I like best about your blog is your positive attitude towards almost all things motorcycle. I wouldn’t give publicity to a rip off company with no creative talent. You are better than that.

  6. 6 Paul Apr 9th, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    Hey Cyril:

    I’m writing from “Downunder” in Australia. OCC do build some seome serious machines and they provide a great deal of entertainment. Just as importantly, they are exposing the custom motorcycle industry to a whole new market of upcoming, future bikers. In Australia – as in the USA – the Regulators are continuing to make it harder to freely build custom motorcycles and enjoy our sport. At least OCC is helping to create a new generation of custom bike fans and we need the numbers to keep the regulators in check. I’m not a huge fan of OCC by the way, but they saw the opportunity and went for it and you have to admire their success on that basis alone. All this brings to mind a famous quote by one of your more respected Presidents;

    It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, nor where the doer of deeds could have done them better. On the contrary, the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of great achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory no defeat.
    Theodore Roosevelt.

  7. 7 dragon Apr 9th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    yea what paul said

  8. 8 goldiron Apr 10th, 2007 at 7:22 am

    OCC succeeded because of the voyeurism on a dysfunctional family, not because of their technological expertise or engineering innovation of their motorcycles.

  9. 9 Mike Apr 10th, 2007 at 1:51 pm

    TV is the true killer. If John Lennon was alive he would say that TV is more popular than God and he’d be right. No, I’m not a preacher nor do I go to church but fact be fact. If you could increase your income by 10,000 per cent you would. It’s the American way. Now from the riders point of view, I liked the first year but then came stardom and out went the uniqueness of the show. OCC saw a chance to make money (also more popular than God) and took it, nuff said. I just noticed I was inside typing a comment to something that is unimportant in the big picture, so I’m going out and crankin up the old shovel and burn up the hours that I should be making money to prove that not all Americans live for the dollar.
    A note to Paul in Aussieland, If your ever in the U.S. hollar and we’ll have a few and go for a ride, or should it be go for a ride and have a few.

  10. 10 Knuck Apr 10th, 2007 at 2:48 pm

    As far as copyright. There are a lot OCC’s. Colleges and such. American dream they are living. And one should remember, it is a sitcom. Unlike BBO,V-Twin or American Thunder.

  11. 11 Paul Apr 10th, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Like it or not, OCC sure seems to generate a lot of discussion!! I guess that’s “mission accomplished” for them. And hey Mike – I’ll ride with you anytime. Same deal goes if you ever make it Downunder. Cheers.

  12. 12 Nicker Apr 11th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

    Great Web site, thanks!
    On OCC…. It’s not hate, it’s disdain.

    Think about it. If it were about envy of success then Arlen Ness would draw the same sort of reaction, but he doesn’t. Everyone respects Alan, he’s a class act (juxtaposed to OCC).

    So, making money isn’t the issue. Heidie Fleise made lots of monet too.

    The issue (for me anyway) is that the “Disfunctional family” having made it embarrasing to admit in public that you love building motorcycling (stupidity by association).

    And that makes me very sad.

  13. 13 sandie Apr 12th, 2007 at 8:29 am

    I am not a fan of OCC myself. They have done a lot of charity work and auctioned off a lot of bikes as well as gave them to people. They seem to have good hearts. Have I bought any of their merchandise at Wal Mart or JC Penny’s……..”NO”. I think that their show is worse than “THE OSBURNE’S”.

  14. 14 Nicker Apr 13th, 2007 at 4:51 am


    Sorry , don’t know the osburnes..?
    But i happen to chatch part of OCC show tonight.
    Just in time to see the retarded one smash a new guitar,
    …. in the manufacturere’s (client’s) showroom.

    What’s up with that….?????

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