‘American Chopper’ Star Paul Teutul Jr. celebrated his 11th anniversary to Rachael Biester Teutul on Friday with an Instagram picture.
The couple has one son, Hudson, who was born in February 2015.
In addition to Junior’s work on “American Chopper,” the couple famously starred together on TLC’s “Say Yes To The Dress.”
Star Keeps Busy
Amid the clashes on “American Chopper,” Junior started up his bike shop, Paul Jr Designs, in 2009. While he is the founder, owner, chief designer, and fabricator of the company, Rachael is the vice president.
Hotcars.com reported that Junior has branched out into apparel and personal branding to go with his shop. Big-name clients like Blizzard Entertainment and Paramount have helped, and Junior had quite a few employees in his 12-year-old shop.
As electronic cars have become popular in the past few years, Junior has started to branch out into the field. Recently, Junior reached out to e-bike manufacturer Ruff Cycles to work on a project. Ruff Cycles shares similarities to Paul Jr. Designs.
The “American Chopper” star told Yahoo! Finance in Sept. 2020 that electric power has “been around for a while, but right now it’s charging full steam ahead.”
Junior likes the benefits, too. He said the biggest thing is that “technology has now caught up to the (electric-powered vehicles).” He also said he “liked how they now go further and faster while working better” without breaking down.
According to Autoevolution, the two created the PJD-E Ruffian bike, which sells for around $8,000. The website said the e-bike is aluminum with powder-coating, hydraulic disk brakes, and other features. Currently, the bike can travel as fast as 25 miles per hour. Also, fans of the e-bike can only get it shipped to Europe at the moment.
Over the years, the “American Chopper” star has designed many bikes and amassed a small fortune. Celebrity Net Worth estimates Junior’s wealth at $2 million.
‘American Chopper’ Dad to Florida
In 2020, Senior announced he was moving to Florida and taking Orange County Choppers with him.
But, in addition to his design shop, the “American Chopper” star opened up the OCC Roadhouse and Museum in Pinellas Park. It’s next to Bert’s Barracuda Harley-Davidson, one of the top Harley dealerships in the country, according to Patch.
Recently, he invited fans to the new place for photos and autographs at the $7 million complex. It’s got Senior’s motorcycle memorabilia and the star’s “patch wall” with numerous patches from military men and first responders over the years. The museum also has 15 of Senior’s most iconic motorcycle builds.
In addition to the new venture, the “American Chopper” star is also keeping up with his YouTube channel, which features his shop.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Teutul Sr. and Keith Overton, the longtime former president of TradeWinds Island Resort in St. Pete Beach, put together the operation.