‘American Chopper’ Star Paul Teutel Sr. Shows Off Metal-Working Project: ‘I Think I Got it Now’

by Matthew Memrick

“American Chopper” star Paul Teutul Sr. took to Instagram to show off a metal-working project, saying after the third try he’s got the hang of it.

Or, as he said, he better have it. 

Fans took to the social media site to complement the former Discovery Channel star on what looked to be a motorcycle sissy bar project and add their thoughts. 

One fan, Stephen Kitshoff, reached out to share his struggles with the sissy bar. 

“Very nice. I recently made my own sissy bar and some other custom pieces for my Dyna, sissy bar took me five attempts, but happy with the final product. Trying it myself gave me a real appreciation for what you guys do on a daily basis.”  

‘American Chopper’ Star Showing Off New Digs

Last week, the “American Chopper” star and Orange County Choppers founder invited fans to his new restaurant and museum.

Fans got to pose for photos and get autographs at The Orange County Choppers Road House and Museum in Pinellas Park. The Road House is next to Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson. According to Patch, it’s one of the top Harley dealerships in the country. 

Patch reported that the $7 million restaurant/museum is packed with motorcycle memorabilia Teutul Sr. from three decades. The star also has an enormous “patch wall” with tens of thousands of patches he has received from military men and first responders.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the new operation is a joint venture between Teutul and Keith Overton, the longtime former president of TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete’s Beach.

Why Did ‘American Chopper’ Star Move To Florida

Teutul Sr. was looking for more freedom in Florida. 

He told WKRG during a Zoom call that he thought he had more fans in Florida. Also, there’s a more extended riding season. Also, politics and taxes were part of the decision.

“In New York, you have a short season, maybe only three months or so,” he said. “The whole thing makes sense.” 

In the interview, Teutel Sr. related that Florida had a large veteran population and his team wanted to get involved in more charity work and other projects.

‘American Chopper’ Contest May Feature Winning Bike

Teutul Sr. is also part of a Dream Chopper contest where a fan could get a custom dream bike “built entirely from scratch.” The competition’s next round closes on Aug. 26, with the winner joining Senior and the Orange County Choppers crew on an upcoming episode.

Voting for the Final Eight will end on Aug. 26 at 10 p.m. EST.

According to an Olean Times-Herald story, one lucky winner will get a $100,000-valued custom bike. Funds raised, in part, will be donated to the no-kill Hudson Valley SPCA shelter.