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Jesse James to Battle Teutuls in Biker Build-Off

Friday, October 28, 2011
James still comes to the shop to build customer bikes each and every day of the week.
Custom bike builder Jesse James is going head-to-head with the Teutul's in an upcoming two-day episode of American Chopper. The winner, chosen by viewers, will be announced in a live show from the Vegas strip.
An American Chopper Battle Royale is in the works. The Discovery Channel has announced custom bike builder Jesse James, founder of West Coast Choppers, is pitting his skills against the celebrated Teutul clan of American Chopper fame. Both Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Jr. are creating custom motorcycles in a “Biker Build-Off” against James. The contest will be broadcast as a two-night special on American Chopper with the first episode introducing the three motorcycles to the viewing public. After the show, people will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite. The results will be broadcast live the following night from the Las Vegas strip, the first live event in the show’s history. The show is set to air on Dec. 5-6 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on the Discovery Channel.

James owes his boom in popularity in part to the Discovery Channel. In 2000, he was the star of Discovery’s documentary, Motorcycle Mania. Success of the show compelled the Discovery Channel to offer James a lead role in Monster Garage, which aired 80 episodes over five seasons. James and the Discovery Channel parted ways in 2006, and his life since then has been well publicized. It included another TV stint with the show Jesse James is a Dead Man on Spike TV and was followed by his failed marriage to Sandra Bullock and ultimately the closing of his shop, West Coast Choppers. James has since relocated to Austin, Texas, where he’s part owner of Austin Speed Shop. The upcoming build-off on American Chopper marks his return to the spotlight as a custom bike builder.

Coming soon to a TV screen near you - OCC  the cartoon.  Its not really in the works now  but who knows what tomorrow holds!
Who's going to build the best custom motorcycle - Jesse James, Paul Teutul Jr. or Senior and OCC? Find out on the Discovery Channnel's American Chopper Dec. 5-6.
The Teutuls, on the other hand, have had their own share of drama. The conflict between Junior and Senior has been the focus of American Chopper and culminated in a house divided. Paul Jr. has since made a name for himself with his own company, Paul Jr. Designs, while Senior has been busy at the helm of Orange County Choppers. Each shop has a different approach to custom bike building, so it will be interesting to see what the trio creates. Allowing fans to vote for their favorite is a refreshing twist for the show. Given the volatile personalities involved, it should make for interesting viewing, so be sure to tune in to the Discovery Channel Dec. 5th and 6th to vote for your favorite custom motorcycle.

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Dpbcup0823   December 7, 2011 09:27 AM

You said a mouthful. Good for you! Jesse is great at what he does and the Teutles are just a bunch of wooses
Dpbcup0823   December 7, 2011 09:20 AM
Hey Jesse!

I can not believe that the people did not choose you to win!
That totally sucks!! Old senior has got to be losing his mind with that contraption he came up with. Jr. at least made a bike. He has nothing on you. You created a beautiful bike and hand made parts at that. You are still king in my eyes. They are just wanna be's.
I agree with you as to having a ride off. The Teutles are too chicken and don't have the capabilities with the bikes they build to get anywhere too far. You win anyway Jesse!!!!! You were absolutely cute the way you said you were 13 building bikes with rivets. Jr. could learn a hell of alot from you. He just has no idea. Peace out, DPBCUP
abetteryard   December 5, 2011 09:02 PM
occ are so fake, specially , the guy who designs the bikes , if jr would make just his style like the caddy bike that is clean jr , and his crew are talented , ,thats why senior so pissed , james is from so. callike me , he makes his own style witch is clean , occ sucks , you can tell rick wants to leave occ
mistuhbill45   December 5, 2011 08:19 PM
indian larry,god rest his soul,was a true bike builder,and an outlaw....lets hear it for outlaws
crzdude   December 5, 2011 08:18 PM
Jesse is a great "Ole School" Bike Builder. Senior was a good bike builder in his time, then along came Junior and made Senior look like a great bike builder. OCC would not have gotten where it was without Junior! Senior hired Jason to replace Junior, because Senior has no ideas except how to spend all the money he made from the show. It was a constant, what is going to happen next between them. The bikes were made from different vendors' bolt on parts, but then again so was Jesse's bike. Each builder usually used a frame made by someone else and an engine supplied by someone else. So I guess you could actually call them all sub-contract builders! Most people never heard of any of them until the shows aired for each show respectfully. Jesse got the "Ole School" and bad "Boy Crowd" and the Tuttles got anyone that wanted to see father and son go at it, because for a lot of people it reminded them of their father son relationship and each side was rooting for their favorite: but not the split and the resulting relationship. PJ designs fantastic bikes and the 911 Memorial was a fine example of his ability to design and build a class machine. Senior can only hire people to come up with ideas, because he can not! Each builder has his good side and his bad. I just hope that people vote for the bike: not the personality! "Hard Core & "Ole School" and the "Wantabe's" (the people that want others to think they are "Hard Core" or "Ole School" Bad Boys) will probably be on Jesse's side. People that like new, innovative,and far out may vote for OCC's "Tank Cyke" (my label for his "Duce Tryke". Some may even call it a "Street mobile" The reverse of a Snowmobile! People who like real creative and outstanding design may vote for Junior. Horse and buggies are from the past. Horses are still around and so are the buggies: but in what fashion and what percentage of the transportation market. New designs and concepts are the wave of the future. Solid frame verses air ride? Not a real big choice for a lot of us with bad backs (Broken twice). Well enough said from an "Ole Guy". Vote on Voters!!!!! In any case, it is all for show and the sponsors' profit margins; and of course the income so that the rich can get richer!!
nutsforyou   December 5, 2011 08:17 PM
sorry Jesse ''YOU LOST'', trashing the OCC guys is neither NEW SCHOOL OR OLD SCHOOL.you need a new style already.
Mike2118   December 5, 2011 07:36 PM
Too bad Jesse James lives in a fastasy world where he is GREAT...he is a legend in his own mind. Also too bad senior get such joy watching others put his son down or hoping for his son's failure...i guess that is what happens when you don't love your son.
crittergh   December 5, 2011 07:27 PM
why dont you call it what it is Worlds biggest douchebag
hep   November 26, 2011 05:18 PM
I met Jessie James briefly in Myrtle Beach in 2003 and not only was it the high light of my week at bike week it was also an honor. Jessie James is by far the best custom motorcycle builder of them all. If you like OCC's bike then your understanding of building bikes are pathetic. All they do on every show is glue little toy missles and other crap onto a bike. Jwssie on the other hand builds a bike from ground up and it is done to perfection.
I hope Jessie embarrasses the OCC boys!!!!! WELCOME BACK JESSIE
dtester   November 18, 2011 04:52 PM
Its to bad that PUSSY James needs to ride on Pual Sr and Pual JR's fame, hes not a real man.
woodco100   October 31, 2011 09:45 PM
I have never watched either show, I did see about 5 minutes of it OCC, once. I was ready to rip my eyes out at that point. If they are raising money for charity, good for them. First I have heard of it. It is your time, spend it as you like. I just personally see absolutely no downside to not watching TV. I know people who actually watch it everyday! Think of all the great and good things they would accomplish!
kobi   October 31, 2011 06:55 PM
One question for woodco100. God for bid if you know or you kid had a problem and OCC built a bike too raise money too help find a cure would you think it would still be garbage? I would think and hope you would say no.And I have some friends that were killed and hurt in Irack and the work they did for these soilders was great.It was and is a way too honer them just like the fire bike .But I agree with what you are saying a lot of it is garbage but we have too look past a lot of that and look at the good after all a lot of our polatics out there don't even care about us or our kids and our men and women comeing home from war.
kobi   October 31, 2011 06:45 PM
A lot of what I was reading with these post is true.But lets face it we can not change what is on tv there is a lot of good shows and a lot of crap on tv anymore,I like too watch these guy's build bikes and the reason I like too watch them is they are good at it but lets face it all the drama is old.When this show air's I want too see Jr win or Jessie James too win I hope that one of them smoke the old man,he just thinks he is the shit I don't like him one bit not Jr on the other hand thinks he had not rules or be a roll modle for OCC when he was there.But if it comes down too it on what show should I watch OCC or what dress should you buy in my eye's you could scrach that show and put on somemore hands on shows on after all these channels are the history tlc and the discover channel.I would call these channel's the man's channel's so take all those other dumb shows off and put them someware else.And remember these bikes are all for the USA or for some kind of foundation for kids.
woodco100   October 30, 2011 07:24 PM
Another very good reason not to watch TV. I watch less than 5 minutes a week of TV. If I ever get to the point in my life where my time has such little value that I spend it watching this garbage I will just ride off (or paddle out) into the sunset.

Unless it is event centered, ie: super bowl, Pacquaio fight I see absolutely no reason to turn my TV on. Heck, I only get 2 channels. This article just reinforces this life style choice. I did buy Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory a while back at a yard sale for 50 cents. VHS is really cheep now! "I WANT AN OMPA LOOMPA NOW DADDY NOW!"
wildpig   October 30, 2011 10:43 AM
heres a better idea --since all 3 have to work under a time line-- equivilent to a brain surgeon tryin to repair an auerism before it blows-- they have 29 minutes to build thier chopp from scratch or they get beat with baseball bats an forced to ride quailty bikes like -- mopeds? or maybe have a BMW rider talk non stop for 50 hrs telling all 3 how safety should be incorporated in the chopper look.
joe3   October 30, 2011 10:19 AM
Maybe Jesse will build a motorcycle that physically destroys both the Tuetuls Bikes and then he can take their time slot. Lets be honest with ourselves here is there any doubt who's going to win this competition?
woodco100   October 30, 2011 06:02 AM
For sale: themed chopper. 26 feet long. 200ci V twin engine, 18/1 compression, 2 superchargers, 4 carbs. Runs great, 14 miles on current motor.

$70,000+ invested. ($20K just in paint) $900 or best offer.
wildpig   October 30, 2011 05:33 AM
yea i forgot bout LOOSER BILLY LANE.........
SCBonneville   October 29, 2011 08:27 AM
>should be a White Trash Battle royale for the ages!< Especially if they can spring Billy Lane from the penn. and have him join in too...
wildpig   October 29, 2011 08:19 AM
WOW-- I HOPE PAUL & SR & JESSE ARE READIN THIS BUTI BET THEY AINT. it's not about mo cycles at all -- it's about money and tv ratings and getting name an face time across america... Lemme see-- jesse can build a hybrid 57 chevy mated to a springer front end.... yea babe and paul and sr can build a 15 ft piece o eye candy that may can be ridden 10 ft on an 80 degree day. FOLKS THIS AINT ABOUT BIKING-- NEVER HAS BEEN-- SO MANY O TODAYS OWNERS OF MOTORCYCLES- I CANT CALL EM BIKERS ARE ALL ABOUT THIS BUILD OFF NON SENSE.... NOW INDAIN LARRY & PEROWIZ -- THATS BIKIN...MOST O YALL WOOD'NT HAVE A CLUE BOUT THAT.....
leward18   October 29, 2011 12:50 AM
This should be an interestig American Chopper episode for once.
screamer69   October 28, 2011 02:59 PM
should be a White Trash Battle royale for the ages!