Orange County Choppers has snazzy new headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida. The American Choppers stars moved after 20 years in N.Y. Riding season in the north is considerably shorter than riding season in F.L. They wouldn’t even be able to have their bikes out on display in N.Y., but they can in sunny St. Pete. They couldn’t have picked a better location to set up shop. Their 11,000 sq ft building is right beside Barracuda Harley-Davidson. Their new location has it all – there’s the museum, lots of good food, and even a bike-building area.
As soon as you walk into the Orange County Choppers headquarters, you see bikes. There are physical bikes on display and overhead there are pictures and diagrams of bikes. The bikes on display are four of the most famous OCC bikes. One of them is the pilot bike, the motorcycle that started the OCC craze in 2002. There’s also merch like hats and shirts on display.
The property is like a country club for bike riders, according to the road house’s vice president of marketing. It’s situated in the perfect spot and offers a full day of activities for motorcycle lovers. You can look around the museum and see all of the iconic bikes OCC has done, you can get a bite to eat at the roadhouse, and then you can walk next door to window shop for Harleys at one of the best dealerships in the country.
You can see an entire walkthrough of the roadhouse and museum here.
Can ‘American Choppers’ Stars Afford the Move After Legal Issues?
Apparently, they can. But let’s dive into how much Paul Teutul Sr. is worth after facing bankruptcy and legal battles. Since the ending of American Choppers in 2010, Teutul Sr. has consistently found himself in trouble. He eventually filed for bankruptcy in 2018. His estimated net worth is around $500,000 now.
After totaling up debts and expenses, the American Choppers star had to sell off a lot of big-ticket items in able to survive. Teutul Sr. sold several boats, an ATV, a bulldozer, and a John Deere tractor to stay afloat. He also sold his mansion in N.Y. In total, he claimed to be about $1 million in debt, and he brought it around $15,000 in monthly income. On top of that, his lawsuits were costly. He’s been in legal battles with former business partners and even photographers. In one suit alone, he was ordered to pay $258,000 to a single photographer.
During this whole ordeal, Orange County Choppers managed to stay afloat. Now, with this big move to FL, things are hopefully looking up. The move will introduce new fans and potential customers to everything OCC has to offer. Plus, bike riding is more consistent down there due to the weather. There are some rumors that the American Choppers production crew would have some coverage on the move and new shop.