American Chopper Lawsuit: Paul Teutul Sr. Sues Son Paul Jr.

Dec 26, 2009 Full story: NowPublic 432

The father/son team behind the hit TV series American Chopper may be heading to court.

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cajun dude

Lafayette, LA

#432 Dec 7, 2011
Choppman68 wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Cajun! How ya been? Good I hope, Its amazing how people can personally attack other people on a forum LOL. Most of them that call people names really have no idea whos on the other end of the computer. That said, what have you thought about this 3 way build off?
Jr. did design the better looking bike. Sr . had the one I liked only bc it was tracked and looked like a modern ATV. Jessie built his bike from scratch except for the motor and tranny. Personally I think Jessie James was brought in to boost their rating. Sr built a machine that was an awesome design but in no way resembled a chopper to assure Jr. the win. If this wasn't for Jr., why wasn't Sr. more vocal when JJ was running his head? Whether its agreed with or not, Sr did his part for Jr. and thats just my opinion.
Clementine

Riceville, IA

#433 Dec 13, 2011
My cousin was on the set of OCC a little over a year ago. He was contacted by the shows producers because he held the world record for his electric drag car. He also has a p/u that he bought stripped from a junkyard and turned into an electric truck and races it.
The producers found out about him and wanted his truck motor to put into a dragster type bike they Tuttle SR was building. So the show flew him out for a few days of taping and he helped install the motor and the actual race. Paul SR is only about 5'11" tall, pushes his shoulders back and puffs out the chest when the cameras are on. According to my cousin he's not that solid or as big as you see on screen. But, he's pretty much the a** you see... The taping is open to the public, there is a wall with a row of black windows where the public stays to watch the filming of the show. Lots of craziness that goes on too. I guess he's got about 25 pics of him on the set and with P. SR too. Met some of the other guys that work for OCC.
Phil

Stockton-on-tees, UK

#435 Dec 21, 2011
Senior wouldnt be where he is today without the web bike, and who created it, Junior, hes a total fake, love the new show but Senior P155e5 me off
Phil

Stockton-on-tees, UK

#436 Dec 21, 2011
OCC is too commercial, and how did it get that way Junior!!!!!

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#437 Jan 5, 2012
Sr is the biggest douche! Cant believe how he gets off having everyone kiss his butt

Since: Aug 10

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#438 Jan 5, 2012
triple6vamp wrote:
They've been out of the mainstream for some time now..publicity stunt.
Next year or sooner they will have a new show out.
They charge too much for their bikes. Best of luck to both of them.
Radical

Parramatta, Australia

#439 Mar 30, 2012
I cannot believe how pro junior most people are. To me he has always been an ungrateful and self righteous a-hole and even moreso now. He'd be nowhere without his old man yet he treats him like dirt, and everyone hates on senior?! Makes no sense.

I just watched the episode where senior's mum passed away and Jr.. Didn't even go to the funeral and Mikey ignored Sr. There. Sr. has made effort on numerous occasions to mend the fence and those two ungrateful a-holes just ignore him. What did he do that was so bad? Whatever it was he's the only one showing any care in the last year or so.

I saw the brutal arguments but both were to blame and Jr. Often deserved a kick up the backside for thinking he could do as he pleased. I also saw the fun and games they had with Jr. As the butt of their jokes but seriously, get over it, it was just jokes.

I've always liked Sr. Because he clearly has a heart and respects people who give it back. Just look at the new OCC. he loves the guys and it runs smoothly.

As for Jr. Being a great designer. As an artist myself I find that hilarious. He has built some good bikes but by no means is he a good designer. I'd say he's a good fabricator but most of his designs are extremely tacky. His clothing line and logo are lame and they're basic things to design. Jason from OCC is as good or better. The Trump bike looked sick but I find both companies' designs over the top for my taste.

As others have said it was Senior's initiative and vision that has made OCC successful. I've always seen Junior as riding on his dads coat tails. As for Mikey, what a sad man. He needs help.

people think he's a good designer because most people aren't designers but really, he is often
Jimmie

Schenectady, NY

#440 Mar 30, 2012
I made a delivery at OCC A few months back and all the regulars were there Sr, Jr, Vinnie, Rick all yucking it up in the office All getting along fine that show is so fake

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#441 Mar 30, 2012
I still feel like this whole thing was staged for ratings.
Stewox

Maribor, Slovenia

#442 Sep 28, 2012
David wrote:
Paul SR will run OCC into the ground. Once he is done with that he will make sure all his children feel his pain by most likely taking their money in lawsuits. Note how all his kids even his daughter do not talk to him. He ran OCC iron works into the ground until his son took over and built it back up.
has for....
Paul JR. would not even have a shop if it was not for TLC trying to bring American Chopper back. This shop really is a joke in many ways. A set up for producers of American Chopper. JR did not even want to set up a bike shop till he was talked into it by TLC and money came into hand. If Paul JR. wanted to build bikes post-OCC he would not have spent a year not building bikes and set this shop up ASAP post OCC....he had the money.
has for...
Vinnie and cody coming back. Vinnie and cody clearly are back for the money. They have their own company V-forces customs. http://www.vforcecustoms.com/ so this shows they have little faith in JR. Designs lasting very long...that this is still up and running as back up...uh? wonder why?.....
You're story lacks major point that invalidates the PJD part. Also Vinnie being back for money is a joke, he's the guy that actually left the drama from OCC regardless of money.

The point you're missing is that junior had 1 year non-compete, which means he was no able to legally build bikes or anything with bikes for 1 year. The reason show was going on post being fired is because of contract with Discovery so they had to finish up the season no matter what.
missouri rider

Malden, MO

#443 Oct 8, 2012
The show is all about ratings the ratings were falling that is why they had the split. The ratings are holding their own now, but keep watching the ratings as soon as they start to drop they will have more family drama to keep us interested iTs TV
cajun dude

Euless, TX

#444 Oct 10, 2012
Stewox wrote:
<quoted text>You're story lacks major point that invalidates the PJD part. Also Vinnie being back for money is a joke, he's the guy that actually left the drama from OCC regardless of money.

The point you're missing is that junior had 1 year non-compete, which means he was no able to legally build bikes or anything with bikes for 1 year. The reason show was going on post being fired is because of contract with Discovery so they had to finish up the season no matter what.
Vinnie quit, and left occ bc he has enough of jr not pulling his load, showing up for work 1/2 - 1 1/2 hrs late, taking 1 1/2 - 2 hr lunch breaks, the work area being trashed, and everyone except jr and mikey had to hear the Sr. roar, his threats about firing every one, then take his 2 sons on paid vacations with vinnie & Rick having to meet the dead lines. I saw the last three occ shows Vinnie was on and he was pizzed at jr. Nobody but jr.

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