Exclusive. New Jesse James TV Show On History Channel. Jesse James Blacksmith.

Coming soon to the History Channel a new TV show where you will able to follow in Israel the world’s greatest  motorcycle builder/fabricator Jesse James learning from the world’s greatest blacksmith Uri Hofi.
Jesse applies his newly learned skills to building the rarest Harley-Davidson of them all, a 1937 water cooled Drake Knucklehead.
The show will also feature world’s famous bronze artist and sculptor Jeff Decker and new bike building sensation Dan “Bacon” Carr.” To know more, you can follow Jesse on Twitter @FreeJesseJames.
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92 Responses to “Exclusive. New Jesse James TV Show On History Channel. Jesse James Blacksmith.”


  1. 1 nicker Jan 29th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    RE:
    “…Wait a minute LOL? How did they [OCC]damage the industry with how they ‘look, act and work ‘? …”

    Hugh, here’s another perspective.
    The 3-stooge image portrayed by OCC on TV reflects badly on all builders, not only those in the Industry.

    Here’s the problem as i see it.
    In many job interviews there are questions about an applicant’s hobbies or avocations.
    In the technical fields an applicant who Scratch Built custom motorcycles had at least a leg-up on the competition.
    Not any more, now it’s actually a detriment. Mentioning it can risk your credibility.

    We should all thank guys like Arlen and Jeff for portraying a positive image of a Custom Builder, Pro or Garage-recluse…. :-)

    So rather than calling it “hate” let’s just call it “disdain.”
    (in a historic perspective such behavior would be “shunned”)

    Just a thought.
    -nicker-

  2. 2 Bigalyts@aol.com Jan 30th, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Hugh you make a real good point. JESSE is a Public Figure and he uses his “Star” like qualities in ALL in his Quests ! When he had his show on Discovery, he brought his ‘Porn Star” Wife into the Show. Is that not his Private Life? When he was in the News Papers and Tabloids about the “Abusr” is that not part of His Image? Yes it is! Jesse is fair game, because his personal Life has ALL to Do with his Fame, Glory, and Bad Choices. Yes that’s what we can call it, BAD CHOICES ! That sound’s clean. Maybe Cyrill will print my comment, now! If i talk about His Anti-Semetic behavior and it is the Truth! You think maybe that is why he is in Israel ? Maybe that part of his image is the most important for his Public Personna.!

  3. 3 90210 Jan 30th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    It’s a communication society. Everybody is show biz. Or try…

  4. 4 Conrad Nicklus Jan 30th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Hugh G,

    Quit bitching about JJ, you obviously do not know him and never will. You sound like a jealous tight-wad or an OCC employee who is trying to suck up on Seniors balls. You have NO idea as to what any of the OCC boys have done with their personal relationships, whether they have cheated, lied etc. Look at Sr, he has been divorced twice if I am correct? There is obviously a reason for both divorces wouldnt you say?
    JJ can hangout at strip clubs and with pornstars all he damn well pleases, they are people just like you, me and NObama, it is just their job like working at a Burger King is yours. Grow up and quit trying to a prove a point that doesnt even exist, JJ is a great guy and have had the privilege to know him very well since I was 11 years old.

    ….”If you sit an OCC chopper next to a WCC bike, sure Jesse’s bike might be a bit nicer, but the OCC stuff is still pretty damn good. Anybody who says they build junk is clearly jealous of their fame and fortune”…

    Oh QUIT LYING TO YOURSELF FOOL!!!! We have had dealers who became OCC dealers as well in order to get T-SHIRT SALES… Well guess what, when they bikes came to one of the dealerships, we were there for the grand opening with our big rig and the bikes we built for the dealership. I looked at their bikes and guess what, nothing better than CHEAP in my eyes. CCI wheels, Revtech engines/trannys, etc etc. Also, over looking the entire bike revealed they had no DUST COVERS on the neck bearings….thus meaning you could look at about a 1/8″ gap in between the trees and the neck where you could clearly see the bearings which had VERY LITTLE grease on them. As further inspection of the bikes once sold, the dealer had numerous issues with each of the 5 that they sold…. Now, you get a JJ bike, yes you pay a lot more but you have a nice, QUALITY built motorcycle in which hundreds of hours have been poured into.

    LET ME THINK ABOUT WHICH ONE I WANT… The JJ bike.
    Now, as for the …” Anybody who says they build junk is clearly jealous of their fame and fortune”… comment, youre clearly out of your mind on that crack pipe. I am not jealous of their fame at all and my fortune is well enough for me to handle. The TV star status and the bullshit show means not one thing to me or 99.9% of anyone who is truly in this industry.

    So get off your jealousy table and go buy a dog.

  5. 5 Woody Jan 30th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Looking forward to seeing some cool builds on JJs new show, and learning a few things if I’m not careful. Always cool to see a craftsman building something from nothing :)

  6. 6 TodT Jan 30th, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    I’m just looking forward to seeing good craftsmen do what they do best. All the other personal crap is totally irrelevant to me….

  7. 7 Kevin "TEACH" Baas Jan 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Way to go BACON..good stuff

  8. 8 GRIP ACE - DIGITAL SWITCHES Jan 31st, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Welcome Back Jesse.

  9. 9 Dom(Choppers Syndicate) Jan 31st, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    YES!!!!! J.J. is back
    Stay C.F.L. bro 😉
    Dom(Choppers Syndicate) Belgium

  10. 10 Joe Mielke Jan 31st, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Congrats to Jeff and Bacon, couple cool cats. I hazard to guess that I will enjoy this show.
    Peace

  11. 11 charlie brechtel Jan 31st, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    sound great

  12. 12 Rick Jan 31st, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Bout damn time we get to see THE MAN back on TV. Never met or seen Bacon in person but I have seen his work on other sites. Looks pretty damn cool to me. From what I have read he knows his shit. Good luck to him. As for who Jesse is screwing or has screwed, not my business. I just wish I could get the women he gets. Can’t wait for the show.

  13. 13 David Jan 31st, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Reality TV the the most signifigant downfall of the American people along with the internet and the cell phone..(everybody wants their or someonelses five seconds of fame). How is it the people in Egypt can afford to have cell phones with facebook and twitter while only making $2.00 a day? They still eat and live somewhere? Oh Yeah that was Reality TV wasnt it !!!

    SSDD; David

  14. 14 Ryan Jan 31st, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    David. Because fame is money and nobody in the world is more greedy than an American. We have dollars in the eyes, like all foreigners say. It’s not the ones in Egypt making $2 a day who have cel phones. And I guess that in Egypt there are many people without them. Not like here where each member of a family has one, where a family of 4 owns 3 computers at home.

  15. 15 Dave C. Copperhead Customs Inc. Feb 1st, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Welcome back Jesse, Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve next, I’ll be watching. Good Luck!

  16. 16 Dave Feb 1st, 2011 at 10:23 am

    This is got to be a joke,,”Bacon”,,up and coming bike building sensation,,,Taking credit for a bike that someone built is not cool…Anyone thats knows Dan from Canada knows Rob Kelly @ Dr Vintage built his motors,laced his wheels,rebuilt his carbs…Dan may have put in a few bolts here and there,,I have seen his work 1st hand,,Maybe its time for a “reality ckeck”..Dan was pantners with a young fellow named LEE at American cycle service,,,there is an up and coming builder/fabrictor….It just shows you that its all smoke and mirrors..
    Dave

  17. 17 Charley Feb 1st, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Ummmm… Who cares? Watch it or don’t watch it. Change the damn channel if you don’t like it. Jesse James is entertaining and builds great bikes and cars for that mattter. Here’s a fact for ya: OCC -Bankrupt! owes $12MM on the building and back taxes and can’t pay it. WCC – Hemorrhaged money since 2007 and the downturn in the economy. He Lost money on every Bike he built since then. It was Jesse’s smartest decision to shut down WCC and pursue other ventures at this point. Scandal, may not have helped him but, it really doesn’t matter. It’s only news because they’re celebs, and they probably wish that they weren’t. Welcome back Jesse!

  18. 18 pooper Feb 1st, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I bet dollars to donuts it wont make it to air. While motorcycle dudes in general, as these comments above show, want to hump JJ till the cows come home, the general public despise him. I would guess they’ll test screen it, it will go nowhere and then straight to lack luster DVD sales.

    I feel bad for Dan in this regard, about 5 years to late for the TV deal, he’s a good kid. JD needs TV exposure like the Pope needs a bigger hat. I don’t think they make screens big enough to fit his ego.

  19. 19 Negotiable Tim Feb 2nd, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Bacon has built me a few really cool bikes,up and coming bike building sensation,

  20. 20 Tattoo For Girl Feb 3rd, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Hey : )
    Why people (society generally) still pre-judge people who have tattoos. girls commonly?
    I’m a twenty six year old F, have 10 tats, most of which cannot be noticed on my everyday travels. Five To Six during the summer are pretty much constantly on display. I do not work for attention and i also have a loving boyfriend WITH NO TATTOOS .I get the impression that a majority of people think that tattooed people are blind, as we get stared at, even if we return a glance people continue looking. When will society improve?

  21. 21 Jo mama Feb 3rd, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Bacon is very well known for building motors! He does more vinatge motor rebulds out of his garage in one week then most do oil changes on there bike in one year! if half of you even change your own oil?

  22. 22 pooper Feb 4th, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Dan is a good kid, works hard, he’s got the hipster vibe and is in to vintage bikes, all the rage now.. He is no savant, LOTS of dudes building old motors for years… I dont get why so many people jump at rubbing these peoples balls.. All very weird.

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  25. 25 Albertt Eichaman Dec 9th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Jesse’s Back! Great, an egotistical douchebag who thinks he’s better than everyone else. I’m impressed by the tats, they SCREAM-poser chopper.
    If you could build a bike better than you talk smack, you might be something. Your bike on American Choppers was a played out designed a 100 times. Sr.’s bike was a joke but at least it was original. Jr’s bike smoked you. Look at those minuscule down tubes on your ‘bike’ I could bend them with my hands. Nice having that handlebars so you have to look around them to ride, pure genius, wait a second was that on the last bike, the bike before that and the bike before that and so on…

    Talking about T”s being cooky cutters, who did you have to beg to come in to A) Get on a show since most people think you’re a d-bag and B) help you finish your mechanically weak and what’s the idea with having to look around the handlebars, pure genius. The Answer, a local speed shop who knows how to weld. You, I’m afraid are all washed up. Hows the WCC doing, how’s the relationship with Sandra, maybe those cakes you sent the T’s was to compensate for you eenier meenie weenie. what kind of guy sends another GUYs cakes with male genitalia on it? Jessi, holding something back in the closet? Not that there anything wrong with it.

  26. 26 Chicago Nick Dec 11th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Never heard or saw this show until this morning and I can’t for the life of me figure out why this guy gets anything sent his way when the entire globe has had plenty of time to see what an ingrate and general jagofff he is.

    ANYONE and I mean ANYONE who would marry and then cheat on one of the seemingly nicest women in Hollywood, one of the very few, for some tat covered skank like the one he also cheated on 20 different times is a lowlife scum. And he did a nice job on American chopper these past few weeks reaffirming what a classless dickwad he is.

    There must be 50 thousand people out there who can do what he does and do it just as well without all the ‘I’m a tough guy Harley Man” attitude which no one can take for more than 5 minutes. I tell ya, I just don’t get where these TV executives heads are most of the time. Just look at the garbage they churn out on network tv today.

    Have you seen an episode of SNL lately? God almighty, It’s cringingly bad, I mean you feel embarrassed for these people thinking that crud is funny. IT’S NOT and NO ONE IS LAUGHING with them, it’s at them and that’s one ‘tradition’ that should be put out of it’s misery once and for all.

  27. 27 Wallace Dec 11th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I’m insulted that this butt head could even consider himself a balcksmith,

  28. 28 Rodney Dec 11th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    This why I can’t figure out how Paul Jr could ever win over Jesse James. Jesse is the ultimate Fabricator. If he don’t know how to do something he goes and learns it. Not like Paul Jr and just hire another dancing chicken to do his work….

  29. 29 kelly james groat Dec 11th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    this is great stuff! I can relate to this well,{thnx LATTC

  30. 30 HELLBILLY Dec 11th, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Some of you need to lay down the gossip mags, turn off the tv.
    & get out I
    n the shop.

  31. 31 wiseman Dec 11th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Thanks nick for typing wat I was thinking. Clowns are interesting; if not funny to watch tf for no the reason. I am in my 50s and, my first bikes were an xr 75 and, hardly 50cc hardly get going that is. It had a tiny rear sprocket but would hit 55 with me and, a buddy on it. Rebuilt many times. None of them are impressive fabicators. The 2 tinners Rick and, Jr.’s kid have skill. Other than that Vinnie is an asset.Those three are the only ones I would hire to work for me.
    They have some very skilled graphics hands like Nubbs. The guys that make Jr.’s frames RI in OKC are steller but, I know those guys.
    JJ had some great hands on MG but, JJ has only impressed me once and that was marrying MC. Oh and, getting West Point to help his team on the DT show. Put CB in his place.

  32. 32 Micro Dec 11th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    He is just a punk ass bitch and thats all he is and ever will be.

  33. 33 cz Dec 11th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    want a copy of this show, its like “church”

  34. 34 dzl Dec 11th, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Meet the man and call him a punk…he’s the real, not for tv and I’m proud to have his work in my garage…not some soap opera dip shits snowmoprius or idea of a big wheel…cfl #253
    Rev dzl

  35. 35 G Dec 11th, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Don’t like him? Don’t watch it.
    Most of us don’t care who or what he does in his spare time.
    If “anyone can do it”… then let’s see you morons build something.

  36. 36 cz Dec 11th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    jesse james-blacksmith….he totally said he was still learning, but it is so very cool he wants th share (teach) what he learns
    ya, he talks a lot of crap, let that be his problem, not yours,
    he also totally admits in-directly the whole ‘hollywood” thing got the best of him…..and he’s over it,
    BUT, it would be cool if ya’all could appreciate that he makes all you dudes who fabricate…better or not…the “metal gods”, they had to choose someone, just not you.
    i dont dig his negative crap too much, but i let HIM own it, its his way of coming to terms, but he seems like somewhat of a naturally spirtual dude, (beyond the “smack talk”), especially when it comes the the ‘zone’ of metal-wrking, crafting, appreciating the land, and most of all, the love for his kids and wanting the best for them, all the while just be “what he’s made of”.
    think this show, shows more of the real him, no pretense, and i appreciate that, crap and all.

  37. 37 Vince Lamarche Dec 12th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    It sucks there was no promotion for this show, And it aired at 8AM on a Sunday……

  38. 38 tenexotic Dec 12th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    why dont they have any reruns schedulled i missed the best part and tunned in to late because my friend didnt want to wake me up can any one help me find it or where to buy it? thank you

  39. 39 The Supreme Team Dec 12th, 2011 at 1:44 am

    Cool. Looking forward to seeing JJ back in action.

    To all the OCC lovers/ Days of Our Lives junkies…
    Just to be clear…they let their egos ruin THEIR FAMILY relationships. JJ might be a cheat, but it wasn’t his FAMILY. He put his things where they didn’t belong, but he didn’t exploit his family’s disharmony for money, in fact he moved away from the media for a couple years.

    Next note..Conrad, you’re correct. At one point, a few of the first OCC bikes had Supreme products on there. That being said, I get one or two calls per year of a guy that dropped the bike and needs a spare peg or whatever, including some that have won charity raffle bikes. First question to them “So how’s the bike?”
    3 out of 4 answered: “It’s a piece of crap.”
    Next part of the answer comes with an “I’ve had it serviced for shorts in the wiring”, or “it’s leaking”, “it rattles all over the place”….you get the idea.
    Maybe there’s more love put into the production bikes, but hell…even Jay Leno got a bum steer 2 miles down the road on the first ride of his OCC bike.

    Not my place to knock a guy down for his success….just the facts. Leave Jesse alone and let him get on with his life instead of acting like he cheated on your sister

  40. 40 Kustom Guy '54 Dec 12th, 2011 at 1:52 am

    I wish I would’ve known it was on. and I hope they do rerun it so I can see it. I love makin stuff from scratch ( FABRICATE is such a generic term anymore and even HATE to hear the word) But you know……you’re never too old to stop learning, and 90% of these piss-n-moaners don’t know how to do shit and if they’d open their minds to actually learn from someone else and put the build-off bullshit to rest…maybe they would learn something instead of being “sheeple” on the rant bandwagon..JJ is the shit. and so what if he has an ego..he’s earned it and can back it up. and from what I’ve heard about him being an a-hole..let me put it to you from a shop-owners prospective..you can’t make any money being the nice guy..and he’s probably sick and tired of every poser wantin a bike built for $60.

  41. 41 Dave Butler Dec 12th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Yep, Jesse James it’s back to reality…Enough of the Hollywood Biker crap…

  42. 42 ME Dec 13th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Just looking for when a rerun would happen n stumbled upon a negative dog pile amazed at the amount of folk’s that will trash a man
    on a web page … I .don’t know the man

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