Paul Teutul Senior To Unveil New Old School Chopper At Sturgis Thunderdome On August 8, 2012

On Wednesday, August 8th at 7:30 p.m. Paul Teutul, Sr from Orange County Choppers will unveil a custom old school motorcycle at the Sturgis Thunderdome located 12976 SD Highway 34, Sturgis.

The unveil will be filmed for an upcoming episode of American Chopper and of course the Discovery Channel will not let me publish the picture of this new bike in advance. Paul Sr will be joined by Sugar Bear, Michael Lichter and Jay Allen. Be patient OCC fans…

36 Responses to “Paul Teutul Senior To Unveil New Old School Chopper At Sturgis Thunderdome On August 8, 2012”

  1. 1 Bleeding Ears Jul 21st, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Who cares?

  2. 2 Greeko Jul 21st, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Bleeding Ears. Not you, but many. Go at the Thunderdome in Sturgis and see how many people will be there at the unveiling. Do you think that the Discovery Channel would continue to run the show without hundred of thousands watching each episode? OCC is not for me, but I accept the idea that it’s what others want to watch.

  3. 3 courtney Jul 21st, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I’ve defended the Teutle’s as much as anybody here, so, this is the thing. In the beginning I felt more excitement about the show. It was new, and I’ll admit it, I was excited about the concept of “theme” bikes for corporations and stuff. It seemed a masterstroke of genius to me. A company pays what ordinary consumers generally can’t for a bike that, admittedly, is not necessarily intended to be ridden (much), but is a piece of art nonetheless. It works for the company, and it works for the folks building the bikes. Everybody is happy, and I as a viewer, am eagerly tuned in to see what comes next.

    I am not sure who of great authority has declared that whole concept, in essence, illegal (besides Jesse James), but I’m sorry that Fire bike was awesome. I think most fire fighters around the nation at that time were as well impressed, and perhaps deeply so. A carburetor custom made to resemble a fire hydrant?! What will they come up with next?!

    Week after week of this — and it was all new. It hadn’t really been done before, certainly on this scale. And I watched because it was interesting to see how they were going to take the concept of yet another company, or theme, and sum it up all up into something I love: a motorcycle.

    I still watch, but admittedly I am growing tired of the drama. In fact, the drama isn’t a side issue anymore, it’s the main event with the bikes coming in as almost an afterthought. I guess there is a reason that Days of Our Lives has lasted since it was first broadcast over the telegraph. OK, maybe not that far back, but close!

  4. 4 MADRider Jul 21st, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Yawn No one cares anymore

  5. 5 bigitch Jul 21st, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    we all care whether we watch the show every week or not.
    we care in the same manner that we care about big bear choppers, jesse james business and social life, billy lanes drama.
    we care because we watch what is going on in our community through T.V. shows or the net or in print.
    not that we approve of all this.
    we care because we need to know to keep up so we don’t become ignorant of issues that in some minuscule way may impact our life.
    we care because in is part of our nature.
    so quit lying to yourself and accept the fact that there are stupid ideas being presented for public display and the perception may not put a good light on your motorcycle proclivity.
    and be more thankful that your not riding around town wearing a sons of anarchy vest.

  6. 6 cigarman Jul 21st, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    I wonder about people that still watches OCC. I’ll let you in on a secret. Every show starts with a project bike. Then you insert the yelling and screaming. Then put in the fake pressure “were not going to get the bike done on time, Oh No!) and then they do finish the bike on time and its the best ever!
    Go get a book or better yet go some place that actually builds bikes and learn something!

  7. 7 Seymour Jul 21st, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    I can hardly hold myself

  8. 8 courtney Jul 21st, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Who cares?

    Oh, probably everyone who has taken the time to read, then go so far as to login only to go even further out of their way and actually post thoughts on the news, lol.

    That’s asking a bit much for those who really don’t care, I’d think.

  9. 9 Brescia Jul 21st, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Cyril just reports. It’s good news to many OCC fans. It’s no news for the others. That’s it.

  10. 10 J.H. Jul 21st, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Anything that gets our way of life out in front of the general public is good for all of us so called “Outlaw Bikers” clubbers or independents, finally we have a few positive images to represent us, instead of the negative BS that the evening news and papers have presenting us as for so long, we are the ones our Moms and Dads warned us about, and we ain’t so bad..

  11. 11 alan Jul 21st, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    yes really who care about rooms to go chopper

  12. 12 Rogue Jul 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I am part of the list that does Not Care for Paul Teutal Senior. I do not watch his show or any that he is on.
    I will say that I had a disagreement with him the first time we met and he tried to tell me I could not park on Beach Street in Daytona Beach as he was saving the spot. He started off by asking if I knew he was and when I said NO he started to tell me. I was not impressed, he then mentioned he would not be responsible for any damage done to my motorcycle if I parked it there and I told him who I was and what I would do to him if a bird so much as shit on my bike. Needless to say I parked there and my bike was fine and he even had someone watching it when I got back.
    Numerous times after that I noticed him being disrespectful to people and in one case where Indian Larry and Billy Lane were signing T-Shirts for people so were the Tuttle’s only they were charging to do so even though people had already paid for the high priced shirts.
    As I walked by shaking my head I heard a young boy ask senior if he would sign his shirt. Senior replied come back later. The kid explained he had paid money to have the shirt signed (which he earned doing chores) and that he had waited in line for some time and his parents would not stay longer. Senior was still not going to sign until I had a conversation with him that is better not stated here. It was not very polite But he did Sign the kids shirt.
    This is typical of his actions to others.
    I will be in Sturgis covering the activities and will be stopping at the Thunderdome BUT it will not be on the day he is there. If you support him that is your choice But if You Do Not Just do not support him or his activities. Popularity ratings have a lot to do with media and TV promotion. Of course the other is to Buy TV and other media Attention as a way to promoted yourself and or products.
    I do realize that many people do watch the shows and the soap opera of the Tuttle’s and to each their own. To some it is entertaining; others because watching a dysfunctional family makes them think they are normal, some like the motorcycles and many that actually ride and or build just because there are motorcycles involved.
    There is so much to see and do in Sturgis and the Black Hills why waste it watching Teutal

  13. 13 cyclereckr Jul 22nd, 2012 at 7:13 am


  14. 14 Rodent Jul 22nd, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Jay, you’re fucing up!

  15. 15 GR Jul 22nd, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Jay. I observe that since a couple of years, you are selling out (Hoka Hey, OCC & more) Shooting yourself in the foot. Friendly advice.

  16. 16 biker64 Jul 22nd, 2012 at 8:14 am

    We did a shirt design called Mount Bikemore some years ago for Sturgis. It was a take on Mount Rushmore were we replaced the presidents faces with bike builders, Jesse James, Billy Lane, Indian Laryy and Teutal Sr. All the bike builders were flattered and thought it was a cool concept except for one who came to our booth with three of his body guards who tried to intimidate us into giving them all our shirts. He gave us cease and desist letters, huffed and puffed but we kept selling the shirts. A caricature of him was nothing he could sue us over because it was our original design and did not name any of the builder. Teutal after sturgis commissioned an artist to draw a cartoon of him based on our design and trade marked it so next year he would be prepared if we sold Mount Bikemore Shirts. We moved onto a new design for the next Sturgis, but the first day he got to Sturgis the following year he came to our both with his legal documents to serve us but he did’nt see the shirt and walked away with papers in hand. All week he sent his guys over asking if we had Mount Bikemore shirts for sale. Actually begging us if we had one lying around they could buy. So if you bought one and still have it don’t were it around Teutal Sr. He is probably going to loose it on you then you can sue him for his OCC fortune. So ask him to sign it

  17. 17 Red Jul 22nd, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Thank you Rogue, I have always wanted to explain things to Mr Teutul.

  18. 18 Bigalyts Jul 22nd, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Paul Sr. in my opinion would not have threatened you, Rogue. If you say so then he did. I think that Jay Allen is a PUTZ and the only thing that I respected about him is that he could get Michelle Smith to tolerate him for 30 minutes each week when the Show was on.If there is to be a Fund Raiser or a Donation for a good cause then let’s pay $25 for the $8 T-Shirt and let the “Motorcycle Stars & Legends” sign their Autograph for free. That is a better way to GIVE BACK!

  19. 19 Woody Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I could give a rat’s patootie about OCC, but if you’re going to make money off of somebody’s likeness it doesn’t seem unreasonable to get his permission first. When it only takes 4 heads for the shirt, how hard would it have been to avoid using Sr. in the first place? Try putting an H-D, Bat Man or Mickey Mouse caricature on a retail item and the same thing will happen. (What the hell is wrong with this world when I actually find myself defending OCC? Perhaps the Mayans were right☺☺☺

  20. 20 J.H. Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:20 am

    There fifteen minutes of fame were up a long time ago.. How insulting to Larry, Billy and Jesse, to be on a T-shirt with that jerk..

  21. 21 BluDog Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Never met him or care if I do. So many are doing so much more and most locatable on the www, so the days of bike building shows are prolly nearing an end. It does seem that Sr had some sense of the bike itself at one point and employs some talented people. I hope he uses this opportunity to recover from the tracked disaster and turn out something with some spirit for his employees’ sake if nothing else

  22. 22 Johnny Wolf Jul 22nd, 2012 at 12:01 pm


  23. 23 BobS Jul 22nd, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I’ll take Michelle Smith and the old American Thunder on Speed over anything motorcycle related that’s come since. I enjoyed Monster Garage and American Chopper when they were new and different but their ” new car smell ” wore out pretty quick. Oh and bring back something like that show Russell Mitchell did, that was better than anything on today too.

  24. 24 rumble Jul 22nd, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    You should have put Arlen’s or Perowitz’s face on Bikemore instead of Sr’s anyway. Really poor choice to start with.

  25. 25 courtney Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    With all of that said, you (whomever it was) could have put a picture of an ass-crack as the 4th picture on that t-shirt and SR still would have hunted you down with cease & desist papers. I get it, no issue there.

    Still, the concept of theme bikes (whether old school, new school, corporate, military, chopped, bobbed — whatever, etc) hey, they’re bikes, for what it’s worth. I just don’t get why some people have such severe issues with bikes being built in contrary accordance with their tastes.

    I enjoy 4 wheeled vehicles too, but that doesn’t mean I give a hoot about some tricked out, low-riding air-suspensioned 1986 Riviera. But I respect that others do.

    It’s like some people (like Jesse James, for instance) have self anointed themselves as Bike Gods, by God, and by God, all infidels will be punished with, uh… Ridicule, by God! ‘

    Get over yourself, that’s all I’m saying….

  26. 26 Betty Jul 23rd, 2012 at 10:05 am

    “I enjoy 4 wheeled vehicles too, but that doesn’t mean I give a hoot about some tricked out, low-riding air-suspensioned 1986 Riviera.” Haha… thanks, Courtney, GREAT analogy! Now I’m just lumping American Chopper in the same category as “Pimp my Ride” and all those silly shows. I can’t believe how enraged people get over a show that most people just turn on to have something to waste time to.

    With regard to the people, we are talking about two different types: People who build bikes for a living vs. people who make TV shows for a living. The differentiation should be obvious. I’m sure Xzibit from Pimp My Ride considers himself an entertainer, not a car designer. Maybe a lot of people’s opinions are confounded because they genuinely like riding theme bikes? Just a thought …

  27. 27 Tom Jul 23rd, 2012 at 10:19 am

    I’m staying away…
    His real workers should start there own shop ..
    Leave this train wreck ……!,,,,

  28. 28 Rogue Jul 23rd, 2012 at 10:44 am


    Paul Sr. Did Not Threaten Me. He insinuated that damage would be done to my motorcycle if I parked it there on Beach Street.
    That does not say much for his character.

    I did tell him my actions to him would be violent if anything happened to the bike. I was explicit and I believe he did make the right decision by not letting anything happen to it.

  29. 29 Lapper Jul 23rd, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    tell them teutels to take the money and just fade away. they were never bikers in the first place..

  30. 30 Englishman Jul 23rd, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    It’s hard to admit this, but I did like that “my Pillow” bike Sr. did with the Sugar Bear front end. Aside from the company logo on the oil tank, the rest of the bike was pretty nice. I’ll be there to see what he’s come up with now, maybe he’s trying to exploit the ‘old school’ (hate that saying) style these days, but if it serves to popularize the style I love, I don’t see that as a bad thing. Junior continues to build unridable clown bikes, but I’m always ready to support cool bikes, no matter who builds them.

  31. 31 Greeko Jul 23rd, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Small news. But already 30 comments. Make your conclusions.

  32. 32 BadMonkeyMW Jul 23rd, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha, that is all.

  33. 33 JSDiamond Jul 23rd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I “unveil an old school chopper” everyday in my backyard, when I pull the tarp off it to go riding.

  34. 34 cwglide Jul 25th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Everytime the Teutul’s are mentioned on this blog sure draws attention.

  35. 35 Grey Beard Aug 1st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    WTF….. love him or hate him……. face the facts, if it wasn’t for Sr and OCC the chopper craze would’ve been down the drain, out of site long ago. While everybody’s left the park, Sr is still on the Merry Go Round eating his cotton candy. From week to week his custom/theme bikes are different.
    As for me…. I’ve always liked Sr. The man ran the gamete on life before OCC, but he never forgot where he came from and also contributes to various charities.

  36. 36 Layla Oct 17th, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I give credit where credit is do. This is the nicest bike I have seen come out of Orange County Choppers since Paul Jr. left. Thumbs up.

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