Orange County Choppers Launch The OCC Foundation, Inc.

“Everyone who knows me knows that I have big attitude, but what you may not know is that we, at OCC, have an even bigger heart” says Paul Teutul Senior. With these words Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop featured on the popular TLC television show American Chopper yesterday announced the launch of a new non-profit organization called The OCC Foundation, Inc.

In the past, Orange County Choppers has contributed to others through its tribute bikes, such as the Fire Bike and POW-MIA bike and charity builds for organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation and Iraq Star. The OCC Foundation will seek to maximize those efforts by raising money to give to qualified charities. The Foundation plans to raise money through partnerships with some of the best companies in America, deriving donations through product links to goods and services beneficial to OCC’s fan base and to motorcycle enthusiasts in general. Foundation contact: Orange County Choppers. Michele Paolella, 845-522-5222 x1006.

29 Responses to “Orange County Choppers Launch The OCC Foundation, Inc.”

  1. 1 Hilarious! Aug 25th, 2010 at 8:17 am

    My heart is so big that I put money above my own children and grandchildren, then refuse to show up when they invite me to major events in their lives. What a loser. It was entertaining when it was a tv show, but the fact this is how Sr. is acting in real life is disgusting.

    Hey Sr. if your heart’s so big, why did you skip your son’s wedding? I’m guessing this entire “press release” was just damage control?


    Mikey for President

  2. 2 Rich Z. Aug 25th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Hypocrisy. Like most “celebrity” foundations, they exist mainly for marketing reasons, image management, and tax deductions. If Senior is so generous, he doesn’t need a foundation. He can give part of his money to the charities he wants (it’s still tax deductible), stay silent by shutting his big mouth. This foundation is just a way to find dumb corporations to sponsor his bad customs and have vendors give away free parts. By the way, shame to all those in the industry who gave free parts and paid OCC to have their banners visible on the TV show. Did you make more business? Are you still in business? Or did you just made the Teutuls richer?

  3. 3 Shifter Aug 25th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Bravo for the 2 comments above.

  4. 4 Knucklehead Aug 25th, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I think it’s a good thing. Some rich folks don’t give a dime. I don’t watch to show anymore cause of all the MADE FOR TV crap. But I think Sr. IS doing a good thing. And if corporate America gets involved, well good for them.

  5. 5 JimC Aug 25th, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Knucklehead is right on target. You can look at all the negative aspects of this that you want but we need to be looking at the positive side of all of this. And yes Sr is doing a good thing and bravo to him and OCC. That is a lot more than can said for a bunchof people within the industry.

  6. 6 TOTAL Aug 25th, 2010 at 12:38 pm


  7. 7 just my opinion Aug 25th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I read this and think two things.
    All charities need help to survive. And it is good that OCC is going to help a charity or several charities.

    The other thought that comes to mind is.
    I watched the show last week “Sr vs. Jr” and the whole show was basically Sr. bashing Jr.
    I was thinking to my self as I watched it. WHY would any father say such things about his son? and what kind of father would do that on TV? It was like watching a bad episode of Jerry Springer But the most telling was Sr. saying on camera that OCC was worth nothing and that is why he wants Jr. to sign over his 20 percent of OCC for NO COMPENSATION at all. If OCC is worth nothing why would you want those worthless shares? And why would you be willing to destroy your family to get those worthless shares? Money will destroy some people and it is not helping Sr. at this point. Life is short and that big dumby should wake up and get his ass over to Jr’s house and say
    It takes a bigger man to admit he is wrong and to say I am sorry than it does for him to bash his flesh and blood on TV. As my name say’s this is Just my opinion but if it were me I would put family above all else. In the end money will mean Nothing, The only thing that will matter is your time spent with family and how they will remember you when you are gone. If Sr. reads this I would hope these words sink in to that thick skull of his. Nothing is more important than family. And that employee of his that made the comment on the show about Sr. would like to punch Jr. in the nose should be fired. Sr. does not need people around him encouraging his bad behavior instead he should surround himself with family and employees that know when to keep their trap shut. If one of my employees made a negitive comment towards my family member he would have recieved his last check minutes later, But then everyone that knows me already understands how important family is to me so they would not dare to make such comments about my family at least not in my presents and they sure as hell would not have done it on camera.

  8. 8 Tattooed43 Aug 25th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I have to agree with “just my opinion”..I quit watching OCC because I had better things to do with my time..(: like commit suicide or stick pins in my skin) ..than watch that show. What a big bunch of babies!! I didn’t want to watch two grown men yell and scream at each other. I watched the Jr. Vs. Sr. show and found it hasn’t changed much. Paul Sr. is a bitter bitter man and at EVERY opportunity he chose to bash his son. And to not go the his sons wedding? What is he trying to prove? He will regret that decision…

  9. 9 RUB Aug 25th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    hellooooo ! this is a scripted TV show . Its all about money / ratings not bikes , not charities and not about family values . They are running out of idea’s for the show , so lets play the sympathy card now . Their going to squeeze every nickel they can out of John Q Public . Did you know fund rasing companies only donate 10% or less of the total amount collected to the charities they represent ? They have “operating expenses” , wonder what the percentage is here ? Keep watching fools .

  10. 10 MDSPHOTO Aug 26th, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I agree with RUB, non-profit, does not mean “non-profitable” for the founders & managers of the charity. Every NFL, NBA & MLB player has a non-profit foundation because it allows them to funnel money into their charity and derive a salary from the charity while sheltering the money from the IRS. Senior’s claim that OCC is worth nothing is garbage, they have physical assets (land, building, bikes, parts machines) and they have huge brand equity in the name & logo. The challenge is valuing those assets in order to split them up. My guess is the non-profit is being set-up to hide money & assets so that Jr.’s lawyers will not have access to them.

  11. 11 Buck Private Aug 26th, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I agree with MDSPHOto. They can’t figure out the vale of OCC in court now. Once I seen Sr. getting married I thought…………. Oh boy here we go, How many ways can you slice the pie…….Sure as s#it
    everything blew up. I kinda like Jr’s wife. Wedding pic was classic Cyril, Kinda Rat Rod Huh?

  12. 12 just my opinion Aug 26th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    I always laugh when i hear people say that companies donate money for a tax break or shelter.
    Let me try and explain why it makes no sense.
    If your tax liability is 40 percent and you earn 1000 dollars then your taxes owed would be 400 dollars.
    But if you give that 1000 to charity you no longer owe the 400 in tax because the government allows a tax break for charitible donations.
    BUT you are still out the full 1000 dollars if you donate it, so even though you don’t owe the 400 in tax you are still 1000 short from where you started.
    The bottom line is if you keep the money and pay the 400 tax you have 600 of the original 1000
    but if you donate it you have nothing left of the original 1000.

    The reason companies donate are for “good will” ie. company image and / or some owners are just generous people it has nothing to do with saving on taxes. Although you will recieve a tax break but as you now understand it does not leave you with more money than you would have had if you did not donate to start with. I hope this helps some of you to understand that charity is good but will cost you money no matter who you are. And as for Jr. attornies not having access to money put through a charity. That is another false statement his attorney can and would subpeona any and all records concerning all OCC money’s whether it was put in a charity or not does not matter. His attorney will subpeona those records or that attorney should be replaced with a compitant attorney.

  13. 13 Kurt Simmers Aug 26th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Just my opinion. Your demonstration is for an individual giving personally to charity with his personal money. You just forgot that the money given comes from a corporation, lowering the tax burden of it, even using charity donations to not pay corporate taxes.

  14. 14 Chris. Aug 26th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Just My Opinion. Ha, ha, Seems you are wrong. Even show biz people receive their money inside a corporation and use the money from the corporation to give to charities. For the reason above.

  15. 15 RUB Aug 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Just My Opinion you must have your taxes done @ H&R BLOCK .

  16. 16 1550tc Aug 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Just My Opinion you must have your taxes done @ H&R BLOCK .

    Some dude at the IRS must be howling right about now……… and dying to track you down LOL

  17. 17 just my opinion Aug 27th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    you guys must be smoking crack if you don’t understand that a 1000 dollars spent is still 1000 spent.

  18. 18 Chris. Aug 27th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Just my opinion. Sorry, no. because money given to charity is not spent but given to charity and brings a tax break, less taxable income (personal) or a tax deduction (business.) See your CPA.

  19. 19 Jim Watson Aug 27th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    This is awesome stuff — who needs business school!

  20. 20 Hugh G Rection Aug 27th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Mikey has an assistant now. For what? Does that guy actually do anything LOL to need an assistant?

  21. 21 golfish Aug 27th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Hugh G….its a tax break for Mikey 🙂

  22. 22 David Aug 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Mama always said “Stuipd is as Stuipd does” Just give me some more chocolate !!!

    SSDD: David

  23. 23 THOMAS Aug 30th, 2010 at 9:11 am


  24. 24 just my opinion Aug 30th, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Chris; I totally understand the tax break both individual as well as corporate but if you save 400 on taxes by giving 1000 you still have a net lose of 600. That is not brain surgery just simple math.
    Buy a calculator if you can’t ad and subtract. I would recommend one with large numbers for some of you guys, it may help you find the right buttons to push.
    I already have an accountant but If I need an accountant in the future I will not be asking any of you clowns for advise that is for damn sure. Have a nice day

  25. 25 Gary Aug 30th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    Just My Opinion. You are wrong, because you can give from a company setup to receive money first for this purpose.

  26. 26 tejasandre Aug 30th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    JMO, I’m with you on the tax thing. Always been a little pet peeve. People dont want to make more money cause they’ll have to pay more taxes… jeez.

  27. 27 tejasandre Aug 30th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    some of these guys remind me of Kramer…”they just right it off”.

  28. 28 alan Aug 31st, 2010 at 3:53 am

    i have a full trailor of junk parts
    occ can come to pick it up they are good enought for what they built

  29. 29 auman Jan 17th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    OK, here’s how it will go down. OCC will go away. Everything and everyone there will belong to the OCC Foundation. Partial proceeds from bikes and merchandise will go to non-profit charties. The Foundation (OCC) can’t be touched by Jr. at that point. That is how OCC is worth nothing.
    Sr. should be proud that his son is following in his footsteps and making his own way instead of cheating him out of what is rightfully his. Spineless, proud little worm.

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