In 2011, “American Chopper” hosted a three-way bike constructing competitors, with the winner to be decided by viewers vote. Apart from Paul Teutul Sr. representing Orange County Choppers, there have been two different designers in Paul Teutul Jr., representing his personal new firm in Paul Jr. Designs, in addition to Jesse James — previously of West Coast Choppers and “Monster Storage” actuality present fame.
For his half, James selected a clear, basic chopper design aside from a body constructed from chrome steel. Paul Jr. selected a design modeled after a World Battle II P-51 Mustang fighter aircraft, and OCC chosen a really weird snowmobile-like all-terrain automobile.
Why did the OCC patriarch select such an off-the-wall creation that actually did not match the theme of the competitors and due to this fact was unlikely to win? In keeping with Paul Sr., he felt that he was vilified within the public eye for the infighting at OCC and due to this fact, would not obtain votes anyway due to lack of recognition, so the corporate may as effectively construct one thing outrageous.
Outrageous, it was. The bike required that its rider needed to just about lay down flat to pilot, it had tank treads as an alternative of entrance tires, and was powered by twin electrical motors. For good measure, the machine additionally had a pair of flamethrowers fitted to the entrance. After a copious quantity of trash speaking and gags between the three groups, Paul Jr. and his P-51 Mustang-themed bike was declared the winner.