Ex OCC Vinnie Di Martino And Cody Connelly Start V-Force Customs

First, I wondered if I should mention OCC in the title of this post because in their new V-Force Website none of them mention their former employer by name when each of them write his professional background. For both, it goes like that. Vinnie: "I started a job in a small local bike shop and the company (who?) received a call from the Discovery Channel…". Cody: " I have been blessed in being able to follow my passion by landing a job at a small custom bike shop (who?)". You understood that the duo didn’t leave OCC in the best terms with Paul & Paul. But it doesn’t matter to me. They have fans, a nice shop (they are still painting the floor and moving equipment), and a slogan "Feel the force. Ride the power. Take the journey".  I always welcome a new custom motorcycle shop and wish the best to Vinnie and Cody. V-Force Customs    

125 Responses to “Ex OCC Vinnie Di Martino And Cody Connelly Start V-Force Customs”

  1. 1 Peter Brown Dec 14th, 2007 at 10:57 am

    Vinnie should grow a mustache, then call the Discovery Channel. Then Vinnie & Cody will start screaming at each other front of the camera. It may work. Good luck boys!

  2. 2 Don Beattamy Dec 14th, 2007 at 11:59 am

    Everybody knows they come from OCC. So,it’s a little bit childish to never mention the OCC name in their site (calling OCC a small local shop!) Whatever the reason they left, they would probably have never had a chance to start a business without the name OCC on their respective resumes.

  3. 3 Sid Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:36 pm

    I always thought Vinnie should branch out on his own. In the time I watched the program, he did the most heavy duty fabricating. For example, it was Vinnie that showed the initiative to build their 1st single-sided swingarm.

    “Whatever the reason they left, they would probably have never had a chance to start a business without the name OCC on their respective resumes” — this goes both ways, Vinnie hung in there working away. His contributions to getting OCC to where they are should not be over-looked.

    Nothing against Paul Jr. – although his fabrication is very creative and skilled, it deals mainly with tacked on, aesthetic pieces and not a lot of engineering or structural experimentation. If he adds that skill set, he’ll get more attention. He has the resources in the shop now.

  4. 4 Jack Messamy Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:51 pm

    Hope they don’t give birth to an OCC Twin. We had enough!

  5. 5 Keith Ogden Dec 14th, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Will be interesting to see what they produce. But their slogan is very retarded.

  6. 6 goldiron Dec 14th, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    Seems they would have done well to have brought along Rick Petko.

  7. 7 Rick Dec 14th, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Don’t you think they begin to look like Paul Sr. & Paul Jr?

  8. 8 hoyt Dec 14th, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    …”Everybody knows they come from OCC. So,it’s a little bit childish to never mention the OCC name in their site (calling OCC a small local shop!)”

    It was a small local shop at one time, which they refer to back then.

    Another approach they could take is to scrap the “About Us Personals” and get to the bikes & service their shop offers. Then, they wouldn’t have to ambiguous about OCC. Truly move on.

    Lose the picture of a pink kids’ toy, too.

  9. 9 Rick Dec 14th, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    Vinnie & Cody arrived at OCC well after the shop was on TV. What made OCC what they are is reality TV. For the rest, they have nothing more (even less) than a lot of custom builders.

  10. 10 Brandon Dec 14th, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    I agree with Rick. Vinnie and Cody didn’t make OCC. OCC was made by TV. They did what all employees of a custom builder do. They helped. They just became 2 other characters of the Teutels saga.

  11. 11 Nicker Dec 14th, 2007 at 8:57 pm


    “…They did what all employees of a custom builder do. They helped…”

    Since when is being the only one with the technical skill (probably the only one with formal training) to wire a bike from scratch considered “helping”….????

    More like “carrying-em”, early on anyway…..

    But now OCC has the resources to hire any help they need so i don’t see it hurting their output.

    Now, hurting their image or TV audience, that’s another issue.


  12. 12 Brandon Dec 14th, 2007 at 9:07 pm

    When I said “helping”, it was not negative. Vinnie was (very well paid) to wire a bike, among other things. Without OCC, he would not have the notoriety (for sure) and the money (maybe) to start a shop

  13. 13 Nicker Dec 15th, 2007 at 12:02 am

    “… notoriety (for sure) and the money (maybe)…”

    Ya, probably true.

    I don’t see “the move” itself as hurting or helping either OCC or V-Force.

    The bigger issue for V-Force will be their Business plan.

    If you believe that the old “industry business” model is on the decline, then V-Force has a chance to “Start out” in a new direction. In that case OCC would have to figure out how to “Change.”

    But if you believe that business as usual is still viable, then it’s about a push.

    As i see it, anyway

  14. 14 jatinder pal Dec 15th, 2007 at 6:30 am

    well,everyone knows who is cody and who is vinnie.no matter what everyone says they are known just cause of OCC.sure TV made OCC but OCC made vinnie and cody….
    anyway good luck with their new shop….

  15. 15 Jack McIntyre BIKERPICS.ORG Dec 15th, 2007 at 10:29 am

    I spoke to Vinnie last week because I’m headed up to the shop in a few days to do a PHOTO WALK THROUGH. The images will be posted on BIKERPICS.ORG. I’ll catch what they are working on, their ideas, floor plan, and so on. Vinnie was as receptive on the phone last week as he was many years ago when we used to speak in Daytona. The money / TV show never altered who Vinnie is and I as a photographer appreciate that because TV has changed many of the builders that I used to deal with. Some for the better and some for the worse. Anyway, please watch for the pics as I am looking forward to my visit to their new shop.

  16. 16 Knucklehead Dec 15th, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I for one question this whole quiting on TV thing. Vinnie seems to be the type of man that if he where to quit it would have been in the office in private. Why on TV? Could this not but be a business deal? TV is all about ratings and OCC may see an advantage of branching out. One thing is draw people to their area. You could go see OCC and then V-Force. If at a bike show OCC is at one end and V-Force at another. Would that not be interesting and a show in it self. Vinnie I’m sure made fair money but looking at that building and the tooling they are to bring in has to be a bundle. And you still have to pay the bills at home . I just feel this is a planed business deal and who would you think would be the backers? Only time will tell. I do wish Vinnie and Cody prosperous and healthy future.

  17. 17 131 Cubic Inch Dec 15th, 2007 at 10:59 am

    Break up on TV. That’s good for audience. Everything scripted. Are you presumimg that OCC backs up V-Force Customs? Do you have hard facts???

  18. 18 Attila Dec 15th, 2007 at 11:32 am

    “So,it’s a little bit childish to never mention the OCC name in their site (calling OCC a small local shop!)”


    I immediately drew the correlation when reading their bios a couple weeks ago to the mental capacity of their former employer – and *not* as a physical reference. Guess I was the only one~

    If that was indeed the intent, VFC was smart to make that distinction – while doing so ‘tongue in cheek’. Best of luck to them regardless.

  19. 19 BikerDATA.com Dec 15th, 2007 at 12:27 pm

    Just got off the phone with Cody and he was kind enough to give me an hour interview. I can give you an early preview, one bullet point and update, the new epoxy floors are down, dry and extremely shinny. Cody said “the floors are done and looking sharp and equipment is arriving everyday.” I will post the interview at my home page http://www.BikerDATA.com under the News section. PS: Did you get you chance to win a $500.00 Custom Painted Collectable Helmet from Chris Cruz? We are giving Two (2) yes two of them at the PRIZE TREE™ at http://www.BikerDATA.com. It FREE to enter and one person will win ALL 24 prizes on Christmas Day.

  20. 20 John Henry Dec 15th, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Who care about an interview with Cody? To tell us that his floor is clean & dry? Sounds like running a commercial. Maybe I will look at the bikes…later.

  21. 21 Donnie Dec 15th, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Using the OCC notoriety at the beginning is fine. But they better off change very fast their image by producing very good bikes. OCC image is a negative among a lot of custom motorcycle fans. But I wish them the best.

  22. 22 madpuppy Dec 15th, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    Their not the first, and probably not the last, to help build ( do most of the work ) custom bikes, while the owner of the shop is selling his company name and face to TV land!.

  23. 23 J Dec 15th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    Probably best that Vin and Cody disassociate from OCC at this point, given the Teutel’s pending legal issues with the Enron-like shell games they played with the ironworks;

    Ever wonder how Sr got capitalization for an ironworks in the first place?

    Hello, Guido?


  24. 24 Nicker Dec 16th, 2007 at 2:22 am

    “…Ever wonder how Sr got capitalization…”

    Sure did wonder..!!!

    You mean that rapid build up of expensive shop technology wasn’t done on merchandising sales alone…???

    It seemed a bit suspect that one who couldn’t (or pretended that he couldn’t) construct a reasonable sentence was able to build and manage a thriving business.

    Moreover, Sharp CNC programmers and CAD designers typically don’t have to work for idiot. They are highly sought after craftsmen.


  25. 25 Nicker Dec 16th, 2007 at 2:23 am


    What “…Teutel’s pending legal issues…” are these..???


  26. 26 Nicker Dec 16th, 2007 at 2:42 am

    Ah yes, legal Issues:

    In the early part of August, it was reported that “the first family of Orange County Choppers claim they did nothing wrong when they sold the assets of the family’s other business from one Teutul son’s company to another’s, then had the first son’s company file for bankruptcy.”

    “…The complaint named as defendants Orange County Ironworks LLC, as well as Paul Teutul Sr. (the newlywed with the big mustache), Paul Teutul Jr. and Daniel Teutul. The chopper business is not involved in the court action. (Whew!)

    The entire article is at recordonline.com.

    Then, some week or so later the law firm representing them bails on them when they need him most, but it was due to a conflict of interests!!! See those details here: recordonline.com…”

    One has to wonder how a bankrupt construction firm can build the new OCC building…??


  27. 27 Knucklehead Dec 16th, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    131. No I have no facts. Just a hunch. But maybe things are starting to unfold. Per Nicker and such. We’ll see.

  28. 28 K-Daddy Dec 17th, 2007 at 12:35 pm

    Will you really get it?

    The show was about making money not bikes…having seen them close up
    I’m surprised they have not been sued after they fell apart….. That
    whole bike shop was run on T.V. money… for once will you OCC fans
    get it, they are Movie Stars not bike builders…They got payed very
    well for the T.V. deal… You OCC fans probably think that wrestling is
    real also….. Good Luck with V-Force, although sheding their prior
    image will be tough…..


  29. 29 cj Dec 17th, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Vinnie and Cody have to be very careful in regards to mentioning OCC in their new venture. OCC is a licenced trademark and any reference to OCC from Vinnie & Cody could be interpreted as benefitting or profitting from that trademark. I’m sure V & C have attorneys giving them smart legal advice and I’m quite sure OCC has the same. A well experienced trademark attorney charges approximately $200/hr or more and any reference to OCC by Vinnie or Cody could easily turn into alot of money.

    As for why they really left, we all can guess. Some close to them really know the reasons and I’m sure it will come out in the end.

    I can’t wait to see the shop and all the new equipment. I’m sure they didn’t have any problem getting a business loan or investors with their TV credentials. I’d like to think that they left for the satisfaction of owning your own shop, but my wife said the same thing Knucklehead said, “It is a marketing ploy”. Whatever it is, we’re all talking about it and will probably be watching Thursday to see what happens next.

    Thanks for letting me ramble on,

  30. 30 John Henry Dec 17th, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    CJ. What you say doesn’t make any sense. Trademark or not, any employee has the right to use the name of his ex employer on his resume or as a professional reference. What you say doesn’t apply.

  31. 31 Jacko Dec 17th, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Rather boring intro… who needs another bike shop when many are closing their doors.Wish ’em luck though.

  32. 32 Nicker Dec 18th, 2007 at 12:11 am

    “…Vinnie and Cody have to be very careful in regards to mentioning OCC…”

    Given the nature of Paul Teutul Sr’s current legal trouble, Vin & Cod had better be more careful about nay co-mingling of start-up assets with those of any “existing small shop”.

    “…I’m sure V & C have attorneys giving them smart legal advice and I’m quite sure OCC has the same…”

    A good business plan includes legal review.
    That may have been missing in the steel shop swap.
    Lets hope Vin & Cod have a good business plan.


  33. 33 CJ Dec 18th, 2007 at 8:55 am

    John Henry, if you think my statement doesn’t make sense then you need to read beteween the lines. Yes, if anyone leaves their current position they can use their past job/position as a reference, but in the case such as this, it has a different twist. I’m not saying you don’t have the right, I’m saying you have to be very careful. I’m sure they were givin strict directions on NOT mentioning them (OCC). They are not just moving to another shop as employees, but are starting a new venture in the same industry and close proximity. If they did leave on bad terms don’t think for a minute that the Teutel’s won’t use their deep pockets to fight that. In order to file a lawsuit of trademark infridgement one has to prove that there was intent to profit from the use of that said trademark. It doesn’t mean that Vinnie and Cody would be guilty of doing this, it just means that a suit could be filed and cost them alot of money to fight it. You just need just cause and OCC could make an argument that they were benefitting from the OCC name. It is just better for them not to mention OCC at all, beside most everyone knows who they are and who they worked for.

    Best of luck to Vinnie & Cody, I wish them much success!


  34. 34 Gregory Dec 18th, 2007 at 9:13 am

    CJ. They can say they worked for OCC as much as they want. You are mistaken. Nothing to do with trademark violation. I think you are confused.

  35. 35 CJ Dec 18th, 2007 at 10:03 am

    Greg, I think I mentioned it in both emails. I never said they couldn’t use OCC, I said they need to be careful in how they do it. I am speaking from experience. I was using a name for my business and had the domain name registered before another larger company was using it. They later trademarked the name of the business I was using. At this time I could no longer use the name I was marketing myself by. I was told by my attorney and one of the largest domain name firms that I had a case to fight and would probably win, BUT at a cost. I never knew the name was trademarked (it wasn’t when I registered the name) and after my website was up the word I was using linked to another site of mine and then I received a cease and disisted letter. The company would drop the suit if I gave up the domain name and any further use of the trademark. My attorney said I would end up spending a minimum of $20,000 to fight it. At $200/hr plus travel expenses to fight it out of state it adds up fast. All I’m saying is it is hard to fight the guy with deep pockets, whether you are right or not. It was very disappointing for me, but somethings you just have to let go. Just be careful is all I was trying to get acrossed.

  36. 36 shawn Dec 21st, 2007 at 10:00 am

    I will tell you my feeling witch don’t mean squat…you wasted all those words and your time..WHO CARES there all well off no matter what happens..the big problem is my kid wants one of thoses wii computer games for christmas and there ain’t none…now thats a serious problem..at least when your a dad..lol

  37. 37 BikerDATA.com Dec 22nd, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    I want to clear up all the OCC talk. In the last week, I have spoken to Vinnie several times, once for an hour phone interview and it was made very clear to me that the days with OCC are in the past and they are moving forward with V-Force Customs. Vinnie and Cody both stated more than once they want nothing to do with OCC in any way. Both of them realize they have a unique opportunity and advantage because of there pass but at the same time refuse to mention there pass. They want to move forward, PERIOD.

  38. 38 Moto Corsa Dec 27th, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    V Force?

    sounds like a gay Chuck Norris movie

  39. 39 Intellectual Property Attorney Jan 9th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    the use of a trademarked company’s logo and/or name is illegal without the written consent of that company. Yes former employers can state they worked somewhere.

    However, on a website advertising a business the former employer could bring action based upon the use of their property in a manner that could be challenged as being not for mere informational purposes. OCC could claim that V-Force is using the name to gain attention in a way other than informing the public of where they came from.

    That and if the breakup between the two was not 1005 amicable as stated on TV then Vinnie has to be very careful in how he uses his past employer and what he says about them. Any good lawyer would tell him to simply state he was unhappy, he left and has moved. Any details could spell a liable or slader lawsuit.

  40. 40 Brad Shonberg Jan 9th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Evidently, the breakup was not amicable.

  41. 41 Charles Freedman Jan 9th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Always the same 2 questions. Has OCC made Vinnie & Cody who they are? Yes. Have Vinnie & Cody contributed to the success of OCC? Yes. Good deal for both parties. That’s the way business works.

  42. 42 Geno Sanchez Jan 11th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    You go boy’s. Best of luck on your new venture, just don’t let it go to your head and you’ll be alright. Geno

  43. 43 Josh Jan 18th, 2008 at 11:17 am

    I like Vinnie and Cody and wish them the best, but all you people who say that they were the only ones working and making the shop run clearly did not watch any of the episodes.

  44. 44 chris Jan 29th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Recently flew from phoenix to newark, noticed vinnie on the plane, he didnt look like he wanted to be bothered, so i gave him the respect, but just wanted to tell him good luck and that he did the right thing.

  45. 45 Bartucci Jan 30th, 2008 at 7:03 am


    You should of said hi to Vinnie on the plane. He is the kind of man that really appreciates his fans and has no problem speaking to you and looking you in the eyes when he shakes your hand.

  46. 46 Steve h Feb 8th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Good Luck Vinnie you were the man, and a great tradesmans, If you want a t-shirt like I gave Mikey, the back says it all… email me… Best of Luck

  47. 47 Pamela J Feb 26th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Good Luck Vinny & Cody ! Always enjoyed watching you on TV. Both of you are very talented and you’ll do well. You should recruit Christian, he’s a hell of a worker !

  48. 48 shirlo Feb 29th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    The show is not the same………….Vinnie was a big part of it, really.

  49. 49 mog43 Mar 12th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Hey whatever, good luck to them both -so what they made their names with OCC, lets see what they can do now!

  50. 50 shawn Mar 13th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    i say…good luck to them…i really thing vinny got tried of doing the heavy lifting . i’m guessing it was even worse off camera. i had a chance to talk to vinny once and hes a very down to earth person. i think it would be great for them to do a show….and have it about bike building. one of the other post stated that bike are not so nice up close. i agree they look great at about 15 ft. the paint is the best part of there bikes….and they farm that out……good luck v force

  51. 51 mog43 Mar 14th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    Back again so soon – they both seem regular guys while the OCC gang were just over the top, all words and no bike building -there seemed to be an awful lot of folk sitting in offices and not doing really much!!

  52. 52 Bill in Mass Mar 16th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    Vinnie is lazy and Cody is unexperienced. They hardy deserve the royalties they sought. These are facts. Neither could build a bike that would pass any state inspection, right Vin. Get out and go away.

  53. 53 Greg Mar 16th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Bill in Brockton, MASS?

  54. 54 Nicker Mar 16th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    “…hardy deserve the royalties they sought…”

    That’s a new one.
    What “royalties” are those…?
    What’s the source of this info…?

    “…Vinnie is lazy…”

    REally…..? Like compared to whom…….?

    Is-zat really Bill-in Mas or Someone-in–OCC…?


  55. 55 Pr Mar 20th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    I watched some newer OCC episodes and was thinking that where vinnie is, I havent seen him around for 5-7 episodes.. And then I found out this page. There was no mention anywhere in the show about Vinnie leaving the OCC..Thats weird.. Did they had a fight between Paul’s before they left?
    Im very curious of the situation before leaving OCC, but I think it will be secret between them and OCC.

    But well… The show is littlebit going off direction.. I mean, Jason building bikes?
    I think it gives even worse reputation to OCC that theres some really beginner doing bikes.. And it really pushes the show more down to watch some goofy guy playing around bikes.. And I think that even Rick isnt seen so much in the shows.. Paul jr seems nowdays that he cant even care less about bikes anymore.. The show has gone downwards in my opinion.. Its still cool to watch, but the basic idea – making bikes – is nowdays 20% of the show and rest of it is fill up..

  56. 56 gargamel Mar 24th, 2008 at 11:44 am

    I hate smurfs

  57. 57 gargamel Mar 29th, 2008 at 5:15 am

    I am elitist

  58. 58 PATRICK Apr 10th, 2008 at 9:53 pm


  59. 59 TOM Apr 22nd, 2008 at 2:31 am

    I predict that sooner or later OOC will crash and burn. TV shows no matter how populor have and ending point sooner or later. The public will outgrow OCC and tune into a newer show. Paul Sr is no Spring Chicken and I don’t think Paulie or No Bike Builing Talent Mikey can carry the weight if Paul Sr leaves. I doubt the show will be on in a couple of years and maybe Vinnie and Cody will be the replacement show for them at a later date.

  60. 60 TOM Apr 22nd, 2008 at 2:40 am

    Actually the show (American Chopper)is getting kind of Boring! Instead of staying with the bike builds, they keep going off on other personal crap, like getting ugly tattoos. American Chopper is gonna crash. Too many reruns, and face it, you can only buils so many bikes until they all start to look alike. time to move on Paul Sr. Then they put Paulie or others on camera to explain what we already saw. And Mikey, I have no idea why he is even there, Like we are so stupid we just don’t gte it. I met Vinnie and Cody ate the Bike Fest in Boerne , Texas… I really like them and wish them the best. The are down to Earth, genuine and no super egos were involved.

  61. 61 Meathead Apr 24th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Good Luck Guys, You can just watch so much “Family in Crisis” Before you figure out its all about the TV.

  62. 62 Dangerous Doug May 5th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    In Reply to “Vinnie doesn’t say the OCC name in any interview or website” Paul Senior, as much of an ass as he can be, has a head for business. I promise you that a waiver was signed from OCC’s legal team banning him (Vinnie) from ever utilizing the name “OCC or any of it’s variations” as to both protect their product line and stifle any further free notoriety. Too bad Vinnie didn’t reverse it – I have heard his name still mentioned on episodes. Hell, he should have sued for use of his face on the “blues” bike (name and us of likeness lawsuits are easy to win – even easier that it’s on tape).

    Remeber Paul Seniors words on Vinnie’s last episode – “anyone can be replaced”…sad this doesn’t apply to his own son.

  63. 63 FostersMan May 9th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    I totally missed the episode where Vinnie and Cody left, but I always expected Vinnie to start his own bike shop. Never really thought Cody was mature enough to start a business, but hey everyone has to start some where.

    Why the holly heck didn’t build a better website? It totally bites, it’s so darn slow, and doesn’t have many pictures of their bikes. What’s up with not posting their bikes for sale on the site?

    Vinnie should have taken the other main character on OCC that was in the trenches with them. You all know the “Tank man!”

  64. 64 Chris May 23rd, 2008 at 12:33 am


  65. 65 pops williams May 27th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    anybody with the balls to start up in business nowadays deserves applause,i for one wish vinnie and cody all the best for the future….v1 looks good, things can only get better.
    not too sure about “the reality show” now they’re gone,just hope rick hangs in there(if not hope vin and code are still in touch with him).
    hope v-force does make it onto tv,definately would watch it.

  66. 66 mog43 May 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Hey – been away for a while but what has actually happened -nothing!????

  67. 67 Sue68 Jun 11th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Although this is old news now I think Vinnie leaving had been on the cards for a while. I have watched the show from the beginning and although employees have to take crap from bosses, he was spoken to very badly by SR. Sr hever seemed to acknowledge the work that Vinnie did or the input he provided. The hours they work are beyond a joke as well and as a family man, we could see the change in Vinnie when speaking about his family. I say good on him for leaving, he really did the right thing especially after the Corn Bike crap he had to take from Jr when jr messed up something and told Vinnie to fix it and walking off, while everyone else were slacking off.
    Jason Pohl is a serious embarrassment to OCC and I have stopped watching because of him and I know a lot of other people who feel the same. We call him Pohl the tool in our house as he is trying to be Mikey mark 2 but failing dismally. I cant stand the guy and his stupid face he pulls when tyying to be funny. While he may be a good designer, he should stay in the background where he belongs and leave everyone alone. What a Gobshite!!!

  68. 68 guner2 Jun 14th, 2008 at 9:49 am

    I thought everyone knew that fixing all of JR’s screw ups was Vinnie’s job. I have to at Vinnie on the back for al the time he put up with SR and JR’s bull_hit for as long as he did. He pulled there ass’s out of the fire more than on time. Cody owes alot to Paul sr for the oppertunity that Paul gave him and sending him to school, so i find it hard to belive that he left. And i agree that Jason Pohl should never come out of his office, I think there trying to make him fill Vinnie’s shoes as there scapgoat.

    live free, guner

  69. 69 Mad 30 Jun 25th, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    It’s About Time Vin And Cody Got Out Of OCC They Where The ones Doing All The Work And Getting No Credit While Sr. & Jr. Are Jet Setting Around They Are Back At The Shop Meeting These Deadlines, And If no One Could See That Then Somethings Wrong, I Can’t Wait Till Rick leaves Should Be Interesting…..

  70. 70 Noaman Aug 1st, 2008 at 6:23 am

    I wish Vinnie and Cody Good Luck but I am disappointed by OCC for turning out same or similar designs. I hope Vinnie would do the things a differently.


  71. 71 Noaman Aug 1st, 2008 at 6:24 am

    I wish Vinnie and Cody Good Luck but I am disappointed by OCC for turning out same or similar designs. I hope Vinnie would do the things a differently.


  72. 72 Andre Warton Aug 10th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    First of all: Vinnie had to leave one day cause he was beeing used as a workhorse while Paul sr. en jr. took all the applause and spotlights.Ofcourse he was part of the growth of OCC. Ofcourse he was made into somebody at OCC,yet Paul sr. never, i repeat never gave Vinnie what he deserved financially. Vinnie was beeing used for a minimum salary after all these years without getting a good raise or at least some percentage of the profit like a good employer should do with employee’s who are almost like family after all these years.

    What i would suggest to all those wellwishers: Instead of saying ” i feel for you ” go to his website or his shop and buy something from him so that at least you put your words where your wallet is and with that help him financially. Words are easy..money talks.

  73. 73 bud boudreau Sep 28th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    i have to agree, vinnie was the work horse in there and the 2 pauls took all the credit on the road—thats dirty pool.i’ve watched the show since day one and loved it. ( 44 yr. machinest -tool & die maker ) any bike built in occ, every guy that worked on it should have got recognition. i only remember occ taking vinnie once on a road trip because they were pressed for thime and the bike didn’t start–it took vinney to fix it. paul jr. you guys have built some real beautys–just my opinion–add more on them–look at the custom bikes in california—-ouit there those people spend the money, but the results are out of this world.

    good luck

  74. 74 chris Oct 9th, 2008 at 1:39 am

    hey good luck to vin and cody ….but has anyone noticed how similar rick and paul snrs wife look alike wow ……man now thats sum simalarity !!!!!!!!!

  75. 75 TonyBee from England Oct 9th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Here in the UK we have found the American idael of a bunch of Rednecks bike builders becoming celebrity bike assmblers a totaoljoke. You see, week after week, the OCC clowns getting preformed bits and just bolting them together and classing it as custom building.
    For maybe one sreies this was interesting , but for Discovery Channel to keep pumping out the same old trash episode after episode is bordering on insnaity. Paul SR looks his age now he has stopped taking steriods and should just fade away and Paul JR….. HAVE YOU SEEN HIS FACE….. Jesus…. looks worse than Stallones mother after a gallon of botox been pumped in. As for Mikey…. well the rumour is, he,s still living in a bottle….
    Many people over here at one time would have wanted a OCC bike but no longer, bikers I talk to just laugh at OCC,s latest attempts at innovative designs as the retard Jason only has one design in his head …..Flames and more flames and then more awesome flames.
    Sad to see Vinnie and Cody leave, but glad for them as well as OCC surely will crash and burn when the lawyers have finished with the ironworks lawsuits…. Cannot come soon enough, to finally get rid of the loudmouth family from hell.

  76. 76 Rainynites Oct 30th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    I use to watch when you both were on OCC. I like all of you. But best wishes to you both and maybe you can make frame out of my name, Rainynites. BUILD & RIDE STRONG …

  77. 77 Rhianon Webster Dec 9th, 2008 at 4:26 am

    If OCC is a small cusom bike shop I reckon V force is a pimple on the butt of the moon, anyway Good luck with your new project Vinnie (bit sneaky the way you just dumped them in the brown stuff, glad it was filmed or I have never belived it ) got a feeling your gonna need it.

  78. 78 machman Dec 14th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    I think Paul Sr.’s mistake was in failing to realize that his employees ceased to be just employees with the success of the tv show. Once the show became successful, his employees became co-stars and should have been treated accordingly. The Teutals didn’t make their millions selling bikes, they made it from the show and their co-stars should have been taken along for the ride.
    The bikes didn’t sell the show….the people did and that includes Vinny Cody and the rest.

  79. 79 machman Dec 15th, 2008 at 12:17 am

    I think Paul Sr.’s mistake was in failing to realize that his employees ceased to be just employees with the success of the tv show. Once the show became successful, his employees became co-stars and should have been treated accordingly. The Teutals didn’t make their millions selling bikes, they made it from the show and their co-stars should have been taken along for the ride.
    The bikes didn’t sell the show….the people did and that includes Vinny, Cody, and the rest.
    But who knows how the contracts are written? Or is this all up to seniors discretion? Do the producers have the say? Do the employees even get royalties?
    When people have big money come their way they usually get messed up.
    It’s a shame. Vinny was a huge part of their tv success and should have been taken care of better.
    Good luck Vinny and Cody! You deserve it more than Pauls fat headed sons do!
    At least it seems that way.

  80. 80 john Dec 27th, 2008 at 6:12 am

    god help occ if rick leaves the circus GOOD LUCK VIN AND CODDIE

  81. 81 Henryscat Jan 8th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    The V-force website has been changed for the better! It’s still not great, but it’s a damn sight better than it was!

    American Chopper is just not convincing anymore. Father and son look like they are faking some of the arguements these days just to keep the rating going.
    I’ve had enough of listening to one of them standing on a stage and telling everyone how much they enjoyed working for and how the bike has so many “unique qualities” blah blah blah. Heard it all before.

    It’s the problem with too many shows these days – KNOW WHEN TO STOP!!!

  82. 82 daniel james Jan 28th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    to Vinnie and Cody, never look back you guys everything happens for a reason, count your blessings stay postive love your friends, family and your new found company! hey you guys! anytime you`d like to start up a store on the west coast preferably pleasanton, california. im a outside sales rep for a major construction and consulting company and we`d love to build you the baddest cycle showroom on the west coast. look me up on line and come see the try valley erea. if you let us build it ohh boy they will come

  83. 83 danny Feb 4th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    I think the OCC show is great. It was sad to see Vinnie and Cody leave. Surprised at Codie though after everything they did for him.

  84. 84 Weasel Feb 5th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    We wondered what happened to Vinnie and Cody. We were happy to see they have moved on. We haven’t watched OCC since they left the show. It’s not interesting anymore. Instead of building and selling bikes…it became what can I trade for this or that and whose toes can I step on to get what I want. We can’t stand Senior ever since he got all over Vinnie to clean everyone elses mess up or he would get days off work without pay, etc. SENIOR YOU ARE AN A– W–E. You lost good workers because you DON’T know how to treat people. Vinnie is a great guy and thats the only reason we watched the show…we have NO INTEREST in your show. Besides your pompas a– remark about everyone is replaceable…SO ARE YOU!!!!!!!!!! To Vinnie and Cody we are very excited for you and are excited about your show. Can’t wait to see it. Hope you two go very far with your new endeavors. HURRAY FOR YOU—-GO GET THEM GUYS!!!!!

  85. 85 Richie Feb 24th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    I believe the way Snr looked upon his staff is not that unusual in the US – fear the boss and then the boss can do as he pleases. I’m glad for Vin and Cody for making the break and from here in Blightly (that’s the UK) wish em well. I’d hope they lure Rick over also then I’d be happy to see OCC fade away….

  86. 86 jurnee maddock Mar 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    hi my 2 sons jurnee and keane (us navy) and my navy sons soon wife where in the indianapolice airport i the father notice vinnie and told him my son was here because he proposed to his soon to be wife as we where putting my sons luagge on the rack i asked for vinnies auto buy did not have a pen but did have a cam he said he was cool w taking pics of us once he heard my son was in the (usnavy) i thought that was so cool of him a day that was going to be very hard sending my son back to his navy post turn out to be a very special day for all of us( vinnie thanks for the great memory) shows even though u r not on the show that u really do care for our kids and parents serving for our country as 4 cody he never even acked like he cared about our military he said nothing and did nothing to show his respect for what my son and the miltary is doing so he can be free and do the things he wants again thanks vinnie it made my miltary son very happy in no way u will ever know : thanks kent maddock keane maddock(usnavy)and 13 old son jurnee maddock who worries about his big brother every day but that day was a good 1 4 both of them 1 he will cherish for a life time would love 4 u to be present at my sons wedding if he is not in affganastan he is a combat medic would love to surprise him for serving our country you may contact me at 1-765-654-8017 or 1-765-307-0138 hope u could make the time possible again thanks for a bad day turning into a great day

  87. 87 Jeff Runz Mar 11th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    For years OCC has been pumping out the same old style bike with a different company logo plastered on it. Paul jr. is way over rated and if he didn’t surround himself with talented people early on him and his father would still be fabricating hand rails.

  88. 88 MA in NJ Mar 20th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Wishing Big Vin and Cody much success in their “new” venture. Vin was no doubt the brains behind much of the electrical and mechanical applications for OCC. I think Cody “served his time” for going to school on SR’s money. Wasn’t like he completed school and jumped ship. He stayed there for quite some time after school finished. I know JR had numerous negative comments about Cody in several episodes along the way. Success went to both SR and JR’s head. Their talent is “fluff” not substance. I truly believe Vin’s mechanical abilities and talents are more along the line of “Monster Garage’s” Jesse James…both can make something out of nothing; whereas, JR has visions but cannot clearly implement without a sidekick. Rick needs to bolt for Vin’s!!!

  89. 89 Goran Apr 3rd, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Dude, this is awesome 🙂 Me and my friend did the same thing to our selfcalled “boss” 🙂 We were working for an asshole, we did everything for him and he just didn’t appriciate that at all. When we came, he was still writing everything on papper. As soon as we came, we raised him from the stone age to the space. We show him how to use computers and for only 6 months, we were making magazine for the asshole, make commercials using 3D objects and special effects, bought DV Camcorder, work in Adobe Premiere etc. We also made him web site, to sell the products online. At that moment we were asking ourselves, did we work in the production studio or sexy shop? And still, he didn’t appreciate us and our work. So, we were pissed off so much, so we quit the job and start our own shop 🙂 And now, everything is going just fine. Good move boys. As I see the show on and on, It just keeps me reminding the situation we were. You’re living the same story we did and the only difference is the job. Sexy Shop vs. custom bike building. I wish you good luck and very good work. Nicelly done 😉

  90. 90 es Apr 5th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I’m just waiting for these guys to go down in flames. In fact i’m really impressed with the number of people that think the way I do. I’ve been welding and fabbing for well over 30 yrs since age 13 and I’ve never just bolted on somebody else’s part and called it “my fabrication”. I make a lot of my own parts to the point that it intimidates some. Oh well, I don’t give a shit what you think. I do however, have integrity. Something the Tuetels should go to school for.

  91. 91 pete Apr 27th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    vinnie and cody did the best thing by getting out. all vinnie wanted to do is be a family man and build bikes. cody matured quick. i have been told that the fighting is for tv i have a hard time with that pete

  92. 92 CraigV May 4th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    After watching the first few of this season’s episodes of American Chopper, my silent prediction last year of OCC’s eventual demise seem to be coming true. Classic case of “reap what you sow”;

    1. They screwed their paint guys how many times?

    2. They screwed Vinnie and Cody until they had to leave.

    3. They’ve screwed Iron Works’ creditors (clients) and now settle to pay 50 cents on the dollar.

    4. They can’t sell enough “custom” bikes, so now there’s going to be a Ducati dealership at the “World Headquarters” (could anyone possibly coin a more douche bag name for a bike shop?)

    5. The whole Paulie Jr. firing….please, spare me. If he leaves, so what? If he stays, so what? The shop isn’t selling bikes, and the mortgage will still be due. Hey, maybe they can declare bankruptcy again. As long as Jr. doesn’t lose those concrete lions in front of his house, all’s well, eh?

    I was surprised TLC even picked up the show for this season. Does anyone actually root for these people any more? The bikes were somewhat innovative, the family dynamic was funny, the people seemed to at least pay lip service to caring about the community. That was 6 seasons ago. Today is completely different.

    Vinnie was very smart to leave. I wish him well, and bet he’ll make a go of whatever he does.

  93. 93 reay May 7th, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I wonder if the majority of you were watching the same American chopper that I was watching? I found Vinnie to be a whinging, behind back talking, jealous, Sniping, Snidey, moaning, complaining, hypocritical, deluded, selfpitying, arsehole (sic). 90% of his contributions regarding any of the tuetels was him bleating about something or other. The episode where he insulted mikey was a typical example..Mike threw a fit and Vinnie realised he overstepped the mark. The look on his face when Mikey returned and asked for his challenger spaceship was priceless….Vinnie going out of his way to being helpful and faux concerned…the relief he felt was palpable. He is a typical ‘Little man syndrome….”I am not valued enough”, “I am not given the recognition that I deserve” OCC Gave him the ride of his life. Whatever however he would not be where he is today were it not for OCC. The fact that all the Tuetels are dickheads is irrelevant. They made the show…It was for a while compulsive viewing. Were the tuetels not involved and the show featured Vinnie and Cody it would have folded halfway thru the first season. The Tuetels were lucky undoubtedly but we are all aware these things happen. It was a family run business…Family always prevails..ALWAYS! How else could a retard like Mikey work ? in a chopshop? You have moved on V man. Do the decent thing and acknowledge the fantastically lucky break you got from working for OCC. Cos by not doing so you are showing yourself to what you really are. A jealous whinging arsehole

  94. 94 Patrick F May 17th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    I think all of these guys better start rethinking what kind of bikes they’re building. The days of the chopper and the “theme” bike are way over. In this economy, what individual or company for that matter, can afford to shell out $50 K and up for these bikes? People aren’t buying choppers because they’re little more than conversation pieces and status symbols. How about an affordable bagger? Those of us who truly ride their bikes want something that can be ridden for longer than 15 minutes without needing a trip to the chiropractor. And make it affordable because Harley is struggling also and they build a nice machine. Put some personality and some workmanship into it and they will buy it…

  95. 95 Rick May 20th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    @reay: we know it’s you Paulie jr. Don’t be frustrated when I leave too…

  96. 96 a_buis May 24th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Did the Teutels ever comment on their leaving? Except Reay that is….

  97. 97 reay Jun 2nd, 2009 at 8:51 am

    May 24th, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    Did the Teutels ever comment on their leaving? Except Reay that is….
    Yes! Paulie senior said of Vinnie leaving ” No one is indispensible”
    I believe he was genuinely upset at Cody leaving though. He definitely had a soft spot for the lad and brought him up in a proffessional sense

  98. 98 reay Jun 2nd, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    May 20th, 2009 at 10:17 am
    @reay: we know it’s you Paulie jr. Don’t be frustrated when I leave too

    Hey Rick. You caught me out buddy. Please don’t leave me Rick. You are easily the most talented-and honourable-worker in the ‘world headquarters’ .I can cut a tube….you can shape an incredible petrol tank from scratch..

  99. 99 nicker Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm


    “… You are easily the most talented-and honourable-worker in the ‘world headquarters’ …”

    The fact that you (and probably everyone lease) understands that Rick is a class-act makes
    it even more difficult to comprehend the continued Tuetel moronics. Le-me give ya just one example.

    On leaving the old building you-all seemed to thing it was a good idea to demo the interior by running it down with a new pickup truck.

    Do it ever occur to anyone that there are people watching that show who’s work trucks are one mechanical failure away from leaving them homeless? How do you imagine they feel watching that sort of stupidity…???

    “… The fact that all the Tuetels are dickheads is irrelevant….”

    Well, ya. Their “dick-headedness” is no skin off my nose.
    But their portraying motorcycle builders as morons is Big-Time Relevant.
    And it effects the rest of us who build (professionally or in garages everywhere).
    For us it’s guilt by association.

    “…. The Tuetels were lucky undoubtedly …”

    No way, luck had very little to do with it.
    You took full advantage of a good business opportunity.
    No one will fault ya for that.

    “…Family always prevails..ALWAYS! How else could a retard like Mikey work ? in a chopshop?…”

    Keep him on his meds and in therapy, he would probably be OK.
    But clearly, pandering to his manic side sure does him no great service.

    Understand this, much of what may be interpreted as “jealous whinging” may well be simple contempt.
    Be it from “arsehole”s or not.

    Just a thought.
    Good luck with your new venture.


  100. 100 reay Jun 3rd, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    “…. The Tuetels were lucky undoubtedly …”

    No way, luck had very little to do with it.
    You took full advantage of a good business opportunity.
    No one will fault ya for that.

    Have to disagree with you i’m afraid Nicker. Thee producers were going to go with another Chopper outfit. But at the very last moment they had second thoughts and went with OCC instead. Seems the moronic lame-brain antics of Sr actually swung the vote round to their advantage. The other chopper outfit were “Normal”, hence they lost out.

    I read into what you say regarding Vinnie and his contempt as a valid point. But!! he should have kept it under wraps…(Christ! Imagine what goes thru Ricks head every day at work…Yet he keeps it all under wraps and is incredibly stoic). Reay

  101. 101 CraigV Jul 22nd, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Rick’s no dummy. He realizes he has a job and needs it, and the timing’s not right to venture out on his own.

    Funny thing I’ve noticed while watching this last season’s episodes; Sr. never looks anyone in the eye when he meets them. Be it his publisher, fans, clients….he’s always facing 90 degrees to whomever he’s shaking hands with. I’d be reluctant to spend a half a hundred G’s with someone who treated me like this. I have to wonder whether he’s lost business as a result of this.

    Yep, this is nitpicking, but that’s what happens when you put your life on tv, real or scripted.

  102. 102 reay Jul 27th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Has anyone noticed how much Paulie jr looks like the white version of Chris Rock?

  103. 103 Bulldogger Aug 7th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to the V Force cologne appearing at my local Wal-Mart…

  104. 104 nicker Aug 7th, 2009 at 10:47 pm


    RE: (luck or not).

    Ya, OCC wasn’t the first choice for the TV gig.
    However, it’s gotta take more than luck to parlay that “gift” into a $700 million “t-shirt opportunity.”

    But why anyone would by $30 of stuff in order to get an autograph is way beyond me.
    If it’s because of the “TV moronic”…. well then this country is in real trouble…… 🙁


  105. 105 Andy Aug 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Yo Vinnie & Cody. Good luck with the business and hope it turns out to be a winner. Just remember to forget the past. Good luck from us Fans in Great Britian.

  106. 106 Toned Oct 22nd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    good shit Vinnie and Cody…

  107. 107 kowalski Nov 26th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Jason Pohl build BIKES?hahahahahahaha

  108. 108 kim Dec 5th, 2009 at 4:35 am

    HI Guys,
    I whish you all the best with your new company. knock em dead if you got your own show on discovery would be great. vins is the man welding,wiring,engines,genral proplem solving frame builder. do i need to go on with out vinney ooc would be were they are he was the one who turned up and actully done work and all hours jur was a flash in the pan mikey and vin had a great lookin friendship on tv .vinny you would have a lots of fans in australia all the best fellas.

  109. 109 JEANNIE B. Jan 8th, 2010 at 4:05 pm



  110. 110 Greg Feb 16th, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Wow, people really need to learn to read what is there and not what they THINK is there. V-Force Customs does NOT say they are “calling OCC a small local shop!” What it DOES say is “This duo worked for a SMALL TOWN lock bike shop”.

    Although “small” is a relative term, I think most people would agree that Newburg NY is relatively small. According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburgh
    “The City of Newburgh is surrounded on the north and the west by the Town of Newburgh, of which it was a part prior to 1865. Census estimates in 2005 indicate that the population of the City of Newburgh had at that time dropped to 24,966 and increased in the Town of Newburgh to 30,508 thus making the Town more populous than the City for the first time in history.”

    As for Vinney quitting on air…I think that it was better for the show to do it the way he did than to have him quit and just explain to the audience what happened. BTW, this isn’t a live show, they could’ve edited out him quitting if that is the way the producers wanted it to go down.

  111. 111 BeastofYucaflats Mar 29th, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Codie, If you aint got loyalty you aint got !@#%

  112. 112 marc May 12th, 2010 at 9:31 am

    the main dickheads are paul jr and mikey. They are the reason for whats happening at occ now. what ever it is after all paul sr is their father. in his hard time they should stand by his side. As for vini and cody they wont get any where in life they call occ a small shop. that means they admit their class that they can only build small time bikes. a boss is a boss a worker is a worker. its the boss who is responsible for every thing like running the company, getting orders, paying workers, who to employ etc not the worker. if vini and cody are hard workers its ok. their been paid their not doing it for free. everyone has ups and downs. does that mean that we should forger from where we started. this vini and cody are lazy bumbss. if it werent for occ we wouldnt have known them. its because of ignarrant fans like many make cheap form of scraps feel on top of the world

  113. 113 JB Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Vinny was the backbone of OCC he did it all. The work that is,, the rest was just Hollywood bullshit. Get Rick to join them and the circle would be complete. They have all the talent anyone can come up with the ideas to construct a bike but to have the knowledge to know what will work and what will not, that’s where they come in.

    I stopped watching OCC in the 2nd season just too much bullshit.

    Anyway Vinny,Cody best of luck in your new venture. If I make it to NY I know what shop I’ld stop at the real bike shop. Not the one selling aftershave and dolls, anything for a buck.

    Hope your friendship with Mikey has endoured the strain. He was the only one person in that family that had class.


  114. 114 john Jul 19th, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Vinnie and Rick had all the talent on OCC when Vinnie left that show it jumped the shark and if Rick ever leaves they might as well just close up shop. JR is making those stupid grills now what a joke . I saw one of them at home depot when I looked at it ,it was just sad.

  115. 115 Norm Aug 13th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    American Chopper and Orange County Choppers have a agreement signed by all that appear on the show. A non competition clause for one year. Vinnie and Cody had to abide by that clause. V-Power stands for the V twin engine and Vincent (Vinnie). You’ll notice Paul Jr was terminated last year. The only way he could start a chopper business before the year was over, was to create a new American Chopper theme. Senior vs Junior was probably on the books before last seasons episodes were finished. Paul Jr’s contract with the old American Chopper had to be fullfilled. Once that was done, Vinnie could join Paul Jr on his own terms. You have to realize, they get paid to do the show, maybe they get royalties, also. Paul Jr isn’t a businessman but he will have to learn. Mikey is still part of the show. Mikey must be getting money for his part. Anyway these type of shows tend to tear families apart. As disfunctional the family is, Paul Sr rules. All of Paul Sr’s sons are outcasts, thrown aside by his contolling pride…. “It’s my way or the highway and don’t let the door hit your ass on th way out”.

  116. 116 Norm Aug 14th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I made some corrections: American Chopper and Orange County Choppers have an agreement signed by all that appear on the show. A non competition clause for one year, Vinnie and Cody had to abide by that clause. Any reference to OCC is in violation of the contract. V-Power stands for the V twin engine and Vincent (Vinnie). You’ll notice Paul Jr was terminated last year. The only way he could start a chopper business before the year was over, was to create a new American Chopper theme. Senior vs Junior was probably on the books before last season’s episodes were finished. Paul Jr’s contract with the old American Chopper had to be fulfilled. Once that was done, Vinnie could join Paul Jr on his own terms. You have to realize, they get paid to do the show, maybe they get royalties, also. Paul Jr isn’t a businessman but he will have to learn. Mikey is still part of the show. Mikey is getting money for his part. Anyway these types of shows tend to tear families apart. As dysfunctional the family is Paul Sr rules. All of Paul Sr’s sons have been alienated, thrown aside by his controlling pride…. “It’s my way or the highway and if you don’t like it, don’t let the door hit your ass on the way out”. Some former employees of OCC are joining Paul Jr. Don’t be surprised by how many companies want Paul Jr to build a bike for them and street bikes for the riders.

  117. 117 NORMAL Aug 19th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    A perfect ending would be Paul Sr in his jacuzzi drunk as a skunk wearing a lampshade while Paul Jr. goes off to be a big success with Vinnie and Cody by his side.

  118. 118 berry Aug 23rd, 2010 at 1:28 am

    hi Vinni and Cody

    from Holland, Tilburg

    you where standing for the succes of occ,
    no vinni, no occ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  119. 119 John D Bridge Aug 26th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Good luck guy,I think you should get JR and Rick.The 4 of you guys is what made occ.I am sure
    you will do great..Best of luck..

  120. 120 John D Bridge Aug 26th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Lets see some photos of some of the bikes

  121. 121 Unemployed non-bilingual WASP Sep 1st, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Personally, I couldn’t work for a rageaholic dry drunk either: even though I really really need a job.

  122. 122 Del Walters Feb 2nd, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    It’s reality tv, all phony , purely a ratings strategical move. When you put something in front of the camera, it’s not reality anymore. Television is make believe.

  123. 123 sweat Feb 12th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    well another lot taking the pis out of sr its pathetic and childish for you people to be so jealous of a niceman n how could it be.
    if it wasnt for sr and his forsite nobody would have heard of vinny and jr would they come on you lot we are all bikers…some richer than others make it good.
    as for vinney and his vforce customs well its all been done before if you want a replica of one of occs bikes just bell him…vinney is a snake he took all the knowledge and things fromm occ ,they helped him out a million times ..now hes like a the big girl he is talking about people behind there backs do yourseves a favour blank him and his v force.

  124. 124 terri moore Jul 21st, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    vinnie glad you left occ. they treated you like crap and left you to do all the work most of the time you hardly ever got credit for your work and sure they didnt pay you right, now you have your own shop good for u, maybe you ll get your own show and show people the real way to build a bike good luck to you.

  125. 125 Deez Nutz Oct 16th, 2011 at 11:34 am

    V-force deez nuuuuutz!!!!

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