Jesse James Will Battle The Teutuls In 2 American Chopper TV Shows In December

On May 15, 2011 I broke the news that Jesse James would return to TV in a 3-way build-off with the Teutuls, Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. This afternoon, Jesse just confirmed to me that the face-off will be “live” on 2 consecutive nights on the Discovery Channel, December 5 and 6, 2011 both shows at 9 pm eastern time. 

On December 5, the 3 custom builders, Jesse, Paul Jr. and Paul Sr. in a regular show of “American Chopper” will shown building their respective bikes front of the cameras, followed by viewers vote to select their favorite. The following evening December 6, the winning bike will be revealed in a live broadcast from Las Vegas.

In 2000, the Discovery Channel made Jesse James famous with the TV series “Motorcycle Mania” Jesse left the network 5 years ago for new ventures and a new series on Spike TV. So, it’s his big return on the Discovery Channel and I know that all chopper fans are going to mark their calendars for the 2 nights of Dec. 5 & 6. (personal picture Jesse James courtesy to Cyril Huze)

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95 Responses to “Jesse James Will Battle The Teutuls In 2 American Chopper TV Shows In December”


  1. 1 Shifter Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Great reality show. It will oblige me to watch the Teutuls at the same time…

  2. 2 Keith Stone & Kiki Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    This would be killer if ONLY Jesse where to build his bike (of course) …. ONLY Paul Jr, where to touch is bike….. And ONLY Sr. to touch his bike….. Only three people involved….

    Jesse will build his……

    Jr will add a color suggestion and help bolt on a pipe……

    Sr. will bitch that other have not got it done yet… but for the cameras he will install a bolt……..

    All good for TV…………………. I GUESS….. LOL

  3. 3 Patrick Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Cyril. Do you already know the winner?

  4. 4 Jason Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Patrick…I know the winner!

  5. 5 Doc Robinson Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Go Jesse!

  6. 6 Chopperjohn Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Yea, I’ll be watching..

  7. 7 brock Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    lame…

    jesse wins easy because he has talent and can build bikes. the teutuls couldn’t build a turd and have others do all their work.

  8. 8 kenart Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    I like Keith’s idea. Make each guy do the work. I believe only Jesse could actually build a bike, wire it, and make it run. But this is TV…….so it won’t happen.

  9. 9 Brendon Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Go Pjd !

  10. 10 Manny Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    All true moto-enthusiasts are losers in this one. Let the battle of the bad stereotypes begin!

  11. 11 FabFab Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    You can’t build a bike in 1 TV show. so, it’s just a TV show where everything is pre-fabricated and pre-fitted. Good for all 3 builders but we are going to get again new bikers who want us to build a custom bike for them for tomorrow…TV BS.

  12. 12 Marc Frantz Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Cyril,

    Once again, you prove to the world that you truly are our “Insider”.

    It will be entertainment for us ‘motorcycle people’ to whom this
    show is aimed at.

    Now that Nascar, Moto GP, WSBK, etc, are winding down for
    another season, watching this in December provides that
    burst of two wheeled adrenalin to get you through the
    snowy season.

    Sorry Teutuls, it’s not your fault. Your a victim of over exposure.
    The masses want something new. A new competition or a war
    for bike builder supremacy, having people go on-line in real time
    to vote for the winner. Just an idea.

    Shifter, your one liner was awesome man, I laughed my ass off.

    Keith Stone & Kiki, truer words were never spoken! The wife and I
    were actually talking about this very thing. How can one be called
    a builder when you have no ‘real’ part in the whole process other
    than to kick some ass, deal with the TV people and keep the bills
    paid.

    What a great blog we have here ladies & gentlemen!

    God Bless America, and God Bless Cyril Huze.

  13. 13 The Supreme Team Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Fantastic. What this can likely do is drive a nail in the Teutel coffin when Jesse calls their bluff. Agreed that it should be only the hands of the individuals wrenching and welding…not their crew. Who’s making the “Team Jesse” shirts?

  14. 14 chopmonster66 Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Jesse has more talent than both them Teutuls . He dose love it , you can tell !! He is a true metal master .

  15. 15 Drake Oct 27th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    A good way to exit the Teutuls from TV and to put back Jesse in the TV solo seat.

  16. 16 olddude13 Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    I’ll miss this one

  17. 17 unknown Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    How about if they don’t cover the teutel’s and Just cover a Builder Jesse. I guess that wouldn’t make good ratings. the fights make for ratings. It certainly isn’t the same bike that that goof Jason thinks is new but is the same rehashed thing. Sorry I was speaking the truth,and that’s not politically correct.

  18. 18 burnout Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Calender marked! peace

  19. 19 Woody Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Looking forward to seeing what JJ comes up with, I’ve always enjoyed his work.

  20. 20 Trent Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Marc. Both Jesse & Cyril hate the bike biz BS. So, they collaborate. It’s called “how to help each other” Good for our news.

  21. 21 BOBES Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    MAN………….WHAT ARE DOING JESSE INVOLVED WITH THOSE FAGS???????

    OK,MONEY BUT,COMMON,THEY CAN CLEAN UP HIS OWN ASSES!!

  22. 22 Sluggo Oct 27th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Dave at the Discovery channel knows how to make money and TV characters. This is for entertainment purposes so don’t let the hype get to ya.

  23. 23 Joe Phillipson Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    You have to give all 3 credit for giving the motorcycle business a boost when needed. Of course this is hype but if it gets even a few new people to build bikes it is well worth it. The Discovery channel took a chance with both and the Teutuls lasted for many years. I say good for them and thanks for getting more people into our sport. They all made mega bucks because of the TV exposure, but they better pack rat some of the money because a rainy day is comin!

  24. 24 Rider2 Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Unfortunately Jesse might loose if the public votes because neither Jr or Sr have cheated on their wives/gfriends in front of the entire world. However if the voters are mostly bikers, he has a good chance.
    Will be interesting to watch, as long as the rules are that THEY ALL build their bikes from scratch and don’t get help from others on their team. Jr and Jesse know how to weld and build a tank. Sr. has no chance.

  25. 25 Zipper Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Discovery Channel should run this show opposite Dancing With The Stars and see which one draws a larger audience. I think we already know the answer. “But anyway” none of the three ever built a bike that can do the Fandango. ..Z

  26. 26 chopperpimp Oct 27th, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    How bout you show some real builders get down like Greg Westbury, Roger Goldammer or some of these Dudes that are winning the AMD Championships in Europe and The Asian builders. What I wanna see is the “Best get down”!
    I know that Jesse James, Teutul Sr or PJD would be hard pressed to come up with something out of their comfort zone.
    If you wanna see someone bolt on parts to a rigid you can get a million dudes do that for you, I think everyone would like to see artist, builders, Craftsmen push the “Custom Builder” to the next level.
    Just my two cents.

  27. 27 Kustoms and Choppers Oct 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    So its Biker Build Off with Jesse James vs American Chopper? Even though Jesse isn’t the best I know hes 100 times better than American Chopper so I hope Jesse Wins.

  28. 28 Grey Beard Oct 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I like Jesse, and I also have a lot of respect for Paul Sr. That man seen the gold ring, he grabbed and ran with it. Like it or not, even with their soapbox family feuding, the Teutul’s kept the custom bike building industry alive. The outcome of the voting for Jesse James vs the Teutuls build off may stem from popularity. “American Chopper”, “OCC”, “Paul Sr.”, “Paul Jr.”, the “Teutuls” stayed in the forefront, they continued to be a house hold name.

    I’m gonna watch the shows, both the builds should be the finest the industry has seen.

    Oh yes…. I don’t know if this was ever mentioned on the show, but something I noticed about Paul Jr’s trademark emblem that looks like a crown, I noticed it’s “Jr”.
    That and $1.65 will get you a cup of coffee in the morning.

  29. 29 Keybored Oct 27th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’m pulling for Jesse for sure. It really is just a battle between a fabricator/artisan and to customizers. Unfortunately Jesse is a guest on their show, so it really depends on how much marketing is done on Jesse’s side, and how much exposure this show gets to his fans that don’t watch AC. I’m with the camp that it should be between the three people, not Jesse against the teams at OCC & PJD. But alas this is probably going to be a popularity vote. Those knuckle heads did a build-off for Cadillac, and my opinion Sr’s bike was a better representation of the Cadillac V series brand. Jr’s bike beat Sr’s by 100%+ in a case auction. Clearly it’s not about talent, but popularity. It’s my opinion that Jr is a manager, he manages the people that do the work. Sr fundamentally a biker at heart, but lost focus and got wrapped up in selling out. And Jesse is a biker, fabricator, innovator, a constant student, etc. If this were a balanced vote based on talent, Jesse could buy a big dog chopper kit and still win.

  30. 30 izadore007 Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    I will tell you one thing that no one in this Blog wants to hear. Sr. and Jr. has built or let’s say have taken part in 5 X’s more Motorcycles, Built .. Like it or not being part of that many Builds make them very , very qualified Assemblers. I have watched Jr in the last 10 or so Shows and he has a real good Talent in making the Client happy and be very creative. I am sure that the modern equipment that makes Building Bikes a Science are available for the 3 Builders. That will make the Contest fair. The Teutuls HAVE DONE MORE FOR THE MOTORCYCLE BUSINESS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS THEN ANY BODY !…………

  31. 31 doc Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Is this April? Surely you all are kidding.

  32. 32 Alcohtraz Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    What will Van Mikey be doing? Its pretty obvious hes the most talented Turdel… I mean gesh the guy has an art gallery for peats sake..

  33. 33 Gina Woods Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    It’s all good for the motorcycle industry! That’s what matters now!

  34. 34 Amanda Oct 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Attractive women tend to throw themselves at Jesse.
    Paul Jr. had better keep an eye on his wife.
    Just saying….

  35. 35 Unkl Ian Oct 27th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Live ?
    Aren’t they filming this right now ?

  36. 36 David Oct 27th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Aren’t there supposed to be some good Movies at the theathers about this timeframe. We all should go ….get out and take the wife out for a good movie those two nights !

    jesse will win…..that is if nascar isn’t showing reruns on speed channel but wait Direct Tv is dumping speed and a bunch of other channels including Fox news…..

    SSDD; David

  37. 37 Rider2 Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    It’s not going to be live… it’s being filmed right now… Jesse is actually with Cole Foster and others working on the build off… so neither Jr, Sr or Jesse will build their bikes on their own… they will “assemble” and “supervise”, as all the previous biker build offs…. I think the only guy that has won multiple times and has never required anybody’s help is Matt Hotch.

  38. 38 Mark Oct 27th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Jesse must have realized he’s become more irrelevant by the day, and called every contact he had to get back on TV :)))))

  39. 39 Mad dog Oct 28th, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Dumb Vs Dumb & Dumber – Jackasses, not an original idea between the lot of them.

    Cult of personality on your TV

  40. 40 J Gio Santa Mamba Oct 28th, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Yes! Jesse James ..The real thing!

  41. 41 Heavy Metal Oct 28th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Television producers will turn the whole thing into stupidity.

  42. 42 mid-north-kustomz Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:02 am

    bet yas a grand that senior finds the bolt, gives it 2 jr, and jr hands it to jj . theres yr f…..kn build off ! go figure !

  43. 43 Calif Phil Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I will be watching and I hope it translates into customers walking in the door.

  44. 44 Brad Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    TV Circus.

  45. 45 Bafflebraid Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Kick thier ass JJ!

  46. 46 bobx Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    jesse james will build a cooler bike and then he will lose.

    the american viewer thinks that the bikes with the most sh*t stuck all over it (wrenches, space shuttles, gas grill knobs, etc…) is ‘custom’.

    think about who you see wearing the OCC shirts…they know as much about bikes and bike building as my dog.

    im sure it’ll be somewhat entertaining..but i think the outcome wont be what people that know bikes and about building bikes would want it to be.
    .

  47. 47 Kroeter Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:34 am

    Heavy Metal is right, it’s going to be a joke, especially with the clowns involved.

  48. 48 grease monkey Oct 28th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Still should be better than 99.9% of the garbage on TV. I’ll take just about any show about bikes I can get at this point

  49. 49 bigalyts Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Why does 8 out of 10 Blogs on Cyril ‘s site dislike with great intensity the “Teutuls”. I see these Guys bringing some of the Best looking Motorcycles ever to many Corporate Clients. Their Shop and their People have Built the Bikes. The workmanship looks very impressive!

  50. 50 Brendon Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:24 am

    It should be a good build off you should give credit when credit is do no one can deny that jrs bikes have got a lot better on jr vs sr show!

  51. 51 bshirk Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Jesus!! Who Cares?? It will be a clown filled circus reality show & heavy on the clowns…
    Bill

  52. 52 Matt Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    The builder in me is rooting for Jesse and my designer side is rooting for Paul Jr. Don’t really care about the competition part as much though.

  53. 53 Gary France Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Unfortunately, this WILL be a popularity contest and is very unlikely to be decided by who builds the best bike, nor will it be decided by which of the three are more personally hands-on in fabricating their own bike.

    TV producers make programs that will appeal to the masses, as apart from wanting to make interesting content, the next main driver for TV companies is advertising. The Discovery Channel people are not fools and the ONLY reason they make series after series of American Chopper is that millions of people watch it. Those millions are mainly people that do not own, ride or even have much interest in motorcycles, so sadly, issues like Jesse being the one who is the most capable of actually building a bike will have little influence on the result. Like many bikers, I was initially drawn to American Chopper as heck, it was about what many of us love – custom motorbikes. I enjoyed the first series where the building of each bike was covered in detail over two programs. The appeal died for me when the shows became less about how the bikes are built and more about the Teutuls arguments and the relationships between the two.

    Yes, many bikers don’t like the bikes the Teutils build. Some of them are gimmicky and some are terrific. Who cares? I certainly don’t because I would never want to own one. What is important is these two have probably done more between them to raise the profile of custom bikes and that has helped almost everyone in the custom bike industry. You don’t have to like them or their bikes to recognise and appreciate what they have done for custom bikes in general.

    As for the voting, as much as I hate the thought, Jesse is unlikely to win. The regular viewers of American Chopper will arrive home in their cars, sit and watch the show and vote for either Sr or Jr because those two are the very reason those viewers regularly watch the show. Like many bikers, I would be much more likely to vote for the bike I like the best, how it was made, how parts were hand-crafted and how the design might be unique. Unfortunately however, the result will not be decided by people like me or the other people that read this blog.

    Despite some degree of predictability about the show, I will watch it with interest to see what the three do.

  54. 54 live2rideaglide Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Jesse , Billy Lane, Rick Fairless and the late Indian Larry , old school , hand crafted. Just saying.

  55. 55 The Supreme Team Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Hey Bobx,
    Just a thought, but didn’t Jesse sell a few million bucks worth of t-shirts to Wal Mart shoppers?
    I do agree with you about 99%, but you lost on the shirt comment…LOL.
    Teutels have done a HUGE amount for the industry’s wealth, regardless of the drama of their show and stupidity off screen.
    Jesse has done the same, and again…same stupidity off screen.
    Ultimately, you’ve got two talented builders (Jr and Jesse), but better than that, you’ve got a REAL buildoff, with builders who are already celebrities, throwing some hot sauce on the sundae and getting some attention back to a wary industry.
    I will be watching, and I hope to see some kick ass builds, no outlandish crap, and just some smart sweet designs.
    Sure as hell better than watching anything else on TV right now…unless they air another episode of Beavis and Butthead that night.

  56. 56 plexed Oct 28th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I think this will be great fun to watch. I enjoyed Motorcycle Mania and I still watch
    American Chopper. I would prefer to watch these shows over 99% of the reality TV BS offerings out there. I live in NYC, so OCC brings some attention to the Chopper scene on the East Coast, and provide lots of biker events and rides. If I would have to choose which bike I would want to own and ride, it would be a WCC:-)

  57. 57 Mr. Potts Oct 28th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    How many times can these two”motorcycle builders” keep going back to the same well!
    Enough already!

  58. 58 Fluke Oct 28th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    If Cole Foster is in it as someone suggested, I will watch, period. That is the only reason I would, the rest, JJ and the Teutuls play act as moronic clowns to the TV too much for my taste. No one else’s cars or bikes send shivers down my spine like Cole Fosters do.

  59. 59 Dom (Choppers Syndicate) Oct 28th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    And the winner is………..;-)

  60. 60 Irish Rose Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    If this is judged by the fans of the show, it will be PJD winning it because those type of fans don’t know a seat pan from a frying pan.

  61. 61 Dylan Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    @ Fluke. I saw Cole had a pic of himself on his FB page working with JJ. The caption said “In Austin helping Jesse James on his biker build off against OCC. Looking good!” Gonna be good!

  62. 62 Dylan Oct 28th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
  63. 63 Reality Doesn't Show Oct 28th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Jesse likes swastika tattooed chicks. Senior secretely in love with Palin. Jr. living with a wanna-be designer dumb blonde. I would watch 3 females wrestling to death, but not these 3 builder clowns making a ton of money faking motorcycle building.

  64. 64 Jeff Nicklus Oct 28th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    ……. “and the winner is, by the narrowest of margins, Billy Lane” …… No, No, No, never mind that is that other Build Off Guy “…..

    It will be interesting to see what the judging format is. IF Discovery will take the politics out of the equation, considering Jesse doesn’t have a weekly TV Show on Discovery like those other guys and IF Paulie and Senior will actually build their own bikes ( like that will ever happen …… remember boys “Lefty Loosey – Righty Tighty”) Jesse should win hands down. I suppose we will see!

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  65. 65 Carlo Oct 28th, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Jesse James? Oh – you mean the friggin Neo-Nazi who bailed on his wife and kids to shack up with some tatted up gutter-slug. Yeah. I’ll be sure to Tivo that.

  66. 66 4 wheel drive van Oct 28th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sick of spoiled brat Jr. who lets Vinnie build his bikes for him and Sr. who can’t fabricate anything other than an iron fireplace poker on his own. I realize this is made for T.V. BS but I hope Jesse cleans their clock and Discovery gives him another show. He’s a lot more interesting than the recovering fat lazy artist & brat arguing with the meat head father.

  67. 67 Dave Oct 29th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    4wheel drive van ,great comment, soooo true & very funny ha ha ha

  68. 68 Rogue Oct 29th, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I will Not Be Watching!

  69. 69 Danny902 Oct 29th, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Of course the bikes are built well in advance. Bet Cyril knows what they are…

  70. 70 Joyce Brand Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:02 am

    None of the 3 builders are relevant of what is today’s custom motorcycle industry. None are trend setters in anything. Fake reality show for tv retarded people. All are “has been” and are physically very unattractive. Watch National Geographic, the History Channel or read a good book. At least you will learn something.

  71. 71 Dennis Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:31 am

    JJ mixing with 2 bozos will look like a bozo. For more money he is damaging further his brand image. Will not watch this 3-way joke. JJ is on his way down.

  72. 72 P. Carpenter Oct 29th, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Yep, but Jesse james, until now, was able to bounce back. Let’s see.

  73. 73 Doc Robinson Oct 29th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Hey Carlo, you obviously have a secret crush on Jesse. C’mon, admit it . . .

  74. 74 El Loco Oct 29th, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Bring it on!!

    I think that’s it’s awesome for a downed industry that needs all for the help that it can get.

    I’m surprised that the Tutle’s have accepted the challenge. My guess is that they will have help from their “team”………otherwise Jesse will bury them alive.

    It’s impossible to build a bike in two day…….we all know that…….so there might be some pre-building done prior to the show.

    I can’t wait to see it!

    Excellent work Cyril!

    El Loco

    “Jesse James lives again!!!”

  75. 75 Kyle Oct 29th, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Great to see Jesse is back! Can’t wait to see Jr. And Sr. Go away and take the Wanna be artist / guitarist / comedian / janitor with them. Cheers Mickey

  76. 76 fisk Oct 29th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    is there an audience? what is the address?

  77. 77 1550tc Oct 29th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    is there an audience? what is the address

    666 bored white trash lane
    sunnyvale trailer park

  78. 78 Four Lemons Oct 30th, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Hope it’s on in the UK soon after but shouldn’t it be Jesse James vs Vinnie vs Chubbsey in the computer room?

  79. 79 hk Oct 30th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    all 3 guys were part of the movement that put customers in the doors of custom motorcycle shops all over the world for years .Yea its a dying industry now ,but when it was in its prime anyone in the buisness needs to thank discovery,occ,jesse james,build or bust ,etc etc for making a big deal of the industry some of us live and breath by .

    If this helps put people back on bikes and in the doors of shops in anyway good or bad i support it .

    Jesse should win by default but thats just an opinion .

    Too bad reality tv makes people think they know people personally and thier entire history and body of work is all of what they’ve seen in a few episodes .

    Get your heads out of your asses ,everytime you shit on the industry it shits right back on you .

  80. 80 steve Oct 30th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    jess should win as he will most likely be the only one of the three that does most of the work himself. secondly he should stop weaking his frames by drilling holes in them. that is about as dumb as junior hanging doodads off his frames

  81. 81 rob Oct 31st, 2011 at 1:52 am

    R.I.P Indian Larry

  82. 82 Danny Franssen Oct 31st, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Jesse must have felt insulted when they put these two clowns up against him..
    A bike “builder” against two bike “decorators”.. what a trip !

  83. 83 Branner Oct 31st, 2011 at 9:36 am

    For those who think Jesse did everything and had no help, I have two words: Bill Dodge.

    That being said, I think Jesse is a better all around builder than either Teutul. But, let’s not forget, the build off is on OCC’s TV show. I can’t stand the thought of it, but I think a Teutul wins this one…

  84. 84 badams Oct 31st, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Its good to see Cole, Decker, Bacon and Jesse together, I am sure something inspiring will be born. Thats what I want to see. Not sure who the Teutels are employing to help out.

    In the end, I would rather see this kind of reality TV programming than the Kardashians and Jersey Shore.

  85. 85 modenawest Nov 1st, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Winner — Jesse! Undoubtedly he flashed the “pay up sucker” palm and Discovery Channel folks had to write him a big crazy check to do this silliness…

    hopefully one day he goes back to his Metal Church series of metalworking videos and making cool sh*t only for himself. (vs customers)

  86. 86 El Loco Nov 1st, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    This will be very interesting to see how this affects the industry.

    There aren’t many top flight custom builders left out there. Like they say..”only the shall strong survive”

    I am hoping that this ordeal sparks another build off. I would love to see some of the surviving builders compete head to head once again. Vince Dahl of Redneck, Alfredo Carlini of Hardcore Choppers, Eddie Trotta of Thunder Cycles, Jerry Covington, Arlen Ness, Cyril Huze, Jim Nazi, Matt Hotch and a few more that I can’t remember at this moment. Maybe even bring in some guys from over seas to mix it up a bit.

    I welcome anything positive to bring up the industry!

    Keep us posted Cyril…..you know we count on you.

    El Loco

    “Jesse James lives!!!!!!”

  87. 87 Mister "B" Nov 2nd, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    I’ll be watching it, but once Sr. starts his complaining and throwing tantrums I’ll be turning it off and going to watch some Law and Order reruns. Anything is better than his childish complaining and tantrums.

  88. 88 deviantd Nov 8th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Early prediction Jr will win. He may not have the most skill as an actual builder, but he designs pieces of art. That said, if this wasn’t being judged by the public, Jesse might actually win. I think he can build the best bikes for bikes sake and ride ability.

    But the general public opinion of both jesse and sr. is pretty low, so unless jr has an epic fail and builds the worst bike of his life, I don’t think the others are gonna do it.

  89. 89 midas Nov 16th, 2011 at 10:52 am

    You know when Jesse is nervous is when he starts running his mouth. Jr. is going to run circles around Jesse James and Sr.

  90. 90 Ed Nov 21st, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Monster garage showed JJ losing it with the Truck/Cycle and When he did not check the gas tank that leaked a real mechanic and project leader should of checked not blamed others and ass chewed the guys on T.V worse than Paul Sr Size 11 ranting Also when he went on a Bike cruise with Kid Rock in the Dessert And lost all praise with J James as a Real Man

  91. 91 Mullet Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Why all the fuss, who cares? It’s called entertainment… Yeah most know how reality works and most posting here appreciate fabrication in its rawest form. This is a TV show, who cares. It’s like people take this shit personally, all 3 “builders” are using the public to make a paycheck, they’re all on the same page. Watch it for the comedy, entertainment, and insight into what the public wants. If they did this all for the art, most people here would’nt even know who any of these guys are(you have to go public to really make some money, wether TV, magazines, or tabloids, as all have been a part of). Just watch it and bitch afterwards if you choose to do so…

  92. 92 Mullet Nov 22nd, 2011 at 2:57 am

    “Best” is a matter of opinon anyways, and very few of the whiners have actually watched any of these guys physically build a bike, therefore forfitting any rights to say who does what, and how, and who is better.

  93. 93 CRay Nov 24th, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Let’s just be honest here …

    Paul Sr. was a drunk and a drug addict for almost 20 years … if it wasn’t for his son Paul Jr., he’d be staggering around some alley somewhere.
    Let’s face it, he’s alienated not one, but 3 sons — how can you alienate an entire family and still think you’re right.?

    He never even bothered to see his son Mikey during the 3 months he was in rehab — (even though he spent 2 months on and off in rehab himself) … then he ditched Paul Jr’s wedding … Paul Sr. isn’t a father, he’s just another wannabe bike builder … like the idiot Jesse James, another egomaniac that loves his muscles, not his family.

    Here’s a great idea: They need to put Jesse James and Paul Sr together … Jesse James can be the whimpy crying little girl he was on his last show looking for a father he never had — and Paul Sr. can pretend he almost cares.

  94. 94 DJ Nov 24th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Hey CRay,
    Except for the handful of “motorcycle enthusiasts” out there we are bikers.. Most of us were drunks and drug users for 20 odd years.. Kinda goes with the territory. Now keep in mind I said except for the Motorcycle Enthusiasts..(don’t want to offend anyone). Take a look around.. Jesse, Paul Yaffe, Sr., Eddie Trotta, me and just about every other builder out there is public about substance history. We have all lived large and fast. There is a reason we started riding… Cause we did not fit the mold for anything else. The reason we started building is cause we could not afford to buy a brand new 1979 super glide. The hours and days in the garage in a drunken or drugged stooper just trying to keep our scoots on the road is where our skill sets came from. We have all grown up now and have adjusted our lives, but none of us can forget where it all came from. Besides that, you feel like you know these people cause you see them on tv… You don’t know shit about the inns and outs of these peoples lives so don’t pretend you do

  95. 95 CRay Nov 26th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    DJ,

    Please, get off the Playhouse 90 routine … I’ve lived all of your sad stories.

    You don’t get a “badge of courage” for being a drunk and druggie for 20 years and ruining everyones life in and around you … that’s just a cheap excuse – not a reason.

    It’s what you do for the rest of your life that’s all important….

    Personally, I could “GAS” for Jesse, because he’s been handed everything on a platter for the last 12+ years and made millions, now he’s pissed it all away … he’s now involved in 15/20+ lawsuits, he has dozens of very unhappy pissed-off customers due to crappy work and materials and his fan base has turned to dust and nobody cares about JJ.

    My original point was Paul Sr. .. here’s a man that his entire family helped and carried him for 20 years, but most important, he had a son that took OCC from a dirty old partime backyard welding shop to a business that is now marketed around the world …. “Wake Up Paul Sr, you’ve been handed a lottery ticket and you don’t even know it..!”

    It’s not important whether you and I like their products, most of the world does … Paul Jr. has expanded the motorcycle market by leaps and bounds, and “just about” every bike builder has benefited from it (or should have) — that in itself is one amazing achievement.

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