American Chopper (aka Jet Bike)
In this pilot episode, the Teutuls race to build their Jet Bike — since featured on the cover of American Iron Magazine — in time for Laconia Bike Week. Paul Jr. checks out the flight deck of the USS Intrepid for aerodynamic inspiration, then steals a few hours of relaxation on the golf course before heading back to the garage. But Paul Sr. isn't too thrilled with his son's field trip and worries that all of the bike's custom nuances — the miniature cockpit, handmade missiles, reinforced wheelie bar — will ground the project before it ever gets going.
premiere: Sept. 29, 2002
American Chopper II (aka Biketoberfest)
The OCC crew finds itself under the gun with Daytona's Biketoberfest looming around the bend. This legendary biker bash is great exposure for the shop, so showing something spectacular is imperative. Unfortunately, with only seven days to design, build and test their bike, the guys have their work cut out for them. Paul Sr. lets Paul Jr. and Cody — a talented, eager-to-learn, teenage shop mechanic — handle the entire project. The resulting classic design and eye-catching paint job make for a bike that's all chopper ... and all Cody. But when Paul Jr. schedules extra time for a fully chromed frame — a first for OCC — Biketoberfest's deadline suddenly approaches. Will the young guns finish on time?
premiere: Jan. 19, 2003
Episode 1: Black Widow
Paul Jr. begins work on the Black Widow theme bike while Paul Sr. musters the courage for a trip to the dentist.
premiere: March 31, 2003
Episode 2: Black Widow 2
As the crew races to finish the Black Widow bike in time for one of New York City's biggest trade shows, Paul Jr. plays hooky from work. Meanwhile, OCC gets its newest employee: Mikey.
premiere: April 7, 2003
Episode 3: Race Car
Sparks fly and tempers flare as the Teutuls battle to create a $150,000 Race Car (aka TrimSpa) theme bike in time for a NASCAR race.
premiere: April 14, 2003
Episode 4: Race Car 2
Paulie enters the final lap of his Race Car bike project, but tracking down the right materials proves to be a problem.
premiere: April 21, 2003
Episode 5: Firebike
The boys from OCC have some fun in the sun wrangling reptiles at a Florida gator farm. Then it's back to the cold reality of a New York winter, where Paul Jr. dreams up a custom chopper to honor New York City's greatest heroes.
premiere: April 28, 2003
Episode 6: Daytona Bike Week
In Daytona, OCC takes Bike Week by storm, while Cody says goodbye to the Cody Project. Back at home, father and son argue over who does more at the shop, while Vinnie continues fabrication on the Firebike.
premiere: June 2, 2003
Episode 7: Firebike 2
Paul Sr.'s temper runs hot as progress on the Firebike lags. But Paul Jr.'s creative struggles are solved after a visit to a local firehouse.
premiere: June 9, 2003
Episode 8: Old School Chopper
When not giving Cody a crash course in the art of classic chopper design, Paul Sr. spends some quality time Teutul-style with his sons.
premiere: June 16, 2003
Episode 9: Old School Chopper/Comanche
It's graduation day for Paul and Cody's Old School Chopper, and all of Cody's hard work earns him one sweet diploma: the keys. Meanwhile, Paulie visits an Army helicopter facility to research his latest project.
premiere: June 30, 2003
Episode 10: Comanche 2
With time running out on the Comanche Bike project, the crew hits the highway for their latest bike show: the Louisiana Bike Expo in New Orleans.
premiere: July 7, 2003
Episode 11: Comanche 3
Paul Jr. and Vinnie battle to complete the Comanche Bike in time for Myrtle Beach Bike Week. But a last-minute emergency leaves the project hovering on the brink of disaster.
premiere: July 14, 2003
Episode 12: Mikey's Bike
Mikey hangs up the phone and picks up a wrench, relishing his first chance to design and build his own custom chopper. Paulie, however, has his own ideas.
premiere: Aug. 11, 2003
Episode 13: Mikey's Bike 2
Setbacks, stress and sibling rivalry threaten to derail the Blues Bike project. But Mikey has a more pressing problem: passing his motorcycle driver's test.
premiere: Aug. 18, 2003
Episode 14: Tool Bike 1
The OCC crew gets down to the nuts-and-bolts of building bikes when Paul Jr. creates a custom chopper for Snap-On from the tools of the trade. But disagreements and last-minute delays ratchet up the tension and throw a wrench in the works.
premiere: Dec. 8, 2003
Episode 15: Tool Bike 2
Battle lines are drawn and accusations fly as father and son push each other to the breaking point. Tempers reach a fevered pitch when Paul Sr. tightens the screws and the deadline closes in on OCC's latest creation.
premiere: Dec. 15, 2003
Episode 16: NY Jets Bike
The OCC crew kicks off a big-league project when they build a custom chopper for their hometown heroes, the New York Jets, and try to complete it in time for opening day.
premiere: Feb. 2, 2004
Episode 17: POW/MIA 1
Paul Sr. begins building a custom chopper to honor America's missing in action and prisoners of war.
premiere: Jan. 12, 2004
Episode 18: POW/MIA 2
As OCC's battle to build the POW/MIA bike rages on, design changes and last-minute setbacks bring Paul Sr.'s patriotic tribute to a crashing halt. premiere: Jan. 19, 2004
Episode 19: POW/MIA 3 With the deadline closing in on Paul Sr.'s POW/MIA
bike, the OCC crew joins forces to complete the heartfelt tribute before its
public debut. But more last-minute delays and unexpected setbacks leave its fate
hanging in the balance.
premiere: Jan. 26, 2004
Episode 20: Miller Electric 1
The boys visit Miller Electric, leading makers of welding equipment, to spark some inspiration for their latest chopper. While Vinnie gets a charge out of Paulie's design ideas for the bike — a welder's mask incorporated into the gas tank and a serpentine set of exhaust pipes — Big Paul sizzles over the pure mess in the shop. And when Vinnie's wife goes into labor, forcing him to leave work, Paulie is left to face Senior's meltdown all by himself.
premiere: Feb. 9, 2004
Episode 21: Miller Electric 2
Paulie and the boys hit the hardwood for a game of hoops against the guys from OCC Ironworks in what can only be described as a comedy of errors. But back in the shop, it's all business: Big Paul blows up at Vinnie for leaving the shop in disarray and nearly sends him home for the day. However, once Senior gets a look at the Miller Bike's patriotic paint job and the outrageous tow-behind welder, all is forgiven.
premiere: Feb. 16, 2004
Episode 22: Leno Bike 1
The Teutuls go Hollywood when Tonight Show host Jay Leno commissions a modern version of his favorite classic bike: the 1939 Brough Superior. But back at OCC, the excitement fades when Paulie discovers that the bike's frame is too small to accommodate the oil tank. And when the motor and wheels arrive late, it creates a host of technical difficulties that threaten to put the Leno Bike on hiatus.
premiere: Feb. 23, 2004
Episode 23: Leno 2
It's "lights! camera! action!" as Paulie and the shop prepare for the Leno Bike's debut on The Tonight Show. But when the parts come back from the painter with a thick layer of powder coating, the guys discover that the bike just won't fit together. With only hours to go until the trip out to L.A., Paulie and Vinnie are forced to burn the midnight oil in order to win a big rating from the king of late night.
premiere: March 1, 2004
Episode 24: Liberty Bike 1
When a wealthy historian asks the guys to incorporate original copper fixtures from the Statue of Liberty into a custom chopper, Paulie gets stars (and stripes) in his eyes. Innovative touches like a right-side drive line and a torch-shaped carburetor prove worthy — but time-consuming — additions. And when it becomes clear that the boys are behind schedule yet again, Senior's cries of, "Give me liberty, or give me Paulie's head!" nearly spark an Orange County revolution.
premiere: April 12, 2004
Episode 25: Liberty Bike 2
In the midst of the uphill battle to finish the Liberty Bike, Paul Sr. proposes a little downhill adventure: a spontaneous snow-tubing trip. Back at the shop, the pressure mounts when Paulie realizes the bike's exhaust doesn't fit and the rear fender needs to be redone. But after everything is refitted and the bike comes back from the copper-plater gleaming like the world's baddest penny, the guys know they have an American classic on their hands.
premiere: April 19, 2004
Episode 26: Dixie Chopper 1
When the gang visits the Dixie Chopper Company — makers of fast, powerful lawn mowers — Paulie comes away with some cutting-edge ideas for OCC's latest bike. Spinning mower blades incorporated into the wheels and a real, chromed-out mower engine really set the bike off. But when the custom carburetor doesn't fit, Orange County's mower-inspired masterpiece nearly turns to mulch.
premiere: May 3, 2004
Episode 27: Dixie Chopper 2
With business booming at OCC, Senior splurges for an expansion to the cramped garage ... and a custom Harley for son Paulie. Back in the shop, the crew hustles to get the Dixie Bike ready for its Daytona debut. But with the clock ticking and the realization that the rear fender is hopelessly bent, the guys are going to have to come up with a creative solution to get this grass-kicking hog to the show on time.
premiere: May 10, 2004
Episode 28: Mikey Special
Mikey revisits some of the best moments from season one.
premiere: Nov. 3, 2003
Episode 29: Christmas Special
The Teutuls spread some Christmas cheer by building a Santa Claus theme custom chopper for children of fallen firefighters.
premiere: Dec. 22, 2003
Episode 30: Mikey/Vinnie Bike 1
With Senior and Junior perfecting their tans in sunny Hilton Head, S.C., Mikey and Vinnie finally get the chance to build their own bike. After hitting the links for a little "inspiration," the guys cook up some tasty ideas for their project: a super-stretch frame, a twin-cam motor and a unique, one-sided swing arm. But the guys get an unwelcome wake-up call when a new Teutul — gruff cousin Keith — is hired to crack the whip in Big Paul's place. Turns out the more things change, the more they stay the same.
premiere: June 7, 2004
Episode 31: Mikey/Vinnie Bike 2
With only a week to go until the New Orleans show, Mikey and Vinnie hit the home stretch on their collaborative project. But friendship turns into frenzy when Mikey's tardiness gets him sent home by interim boss Keith, leaving Vinnie to wrap up work on the duo's signature hog all by himself. And when the bike fails to start on the day of the show, it's up to Vinnie to save the day.
premiere: June 14, 2004
Episode 32: I, Robot Bike 1
A visit from superstar Will Smith brings OCC its latest challenge: a bike inspired by the science-fiction flick I, Robot. But with its big L.A. premiere only weeks away, the bike will have to be produced in record time. And when Paulie abruptly scraps his plan for a wild, serpentine exhaust — wasting an entire day's work — Senior wonders whether the bike will have a happy ending ... or if OCC will experience it's first box office flop.
premiere: July 12, 2004
Episode 33: I, Robot Bike 2
It's California dreaming as the boys of OCC get their latest creation ready for its red-carpet debut out West. While they're waiting for paint and chrome work to be completed, Paulie and Vinnie get to work souping up Mikey's "chick magnet" — his 50-cc scooter. But comedy turns to drama when a few missing parts prevent final assembly of the Robo-Bike.
premiere: July 19, 2004
Episode 34: Davis Love Bike
Famed golfer Davis Love III is shocked when his wife enlists the Teutuls to build him a personalized chopper. Several awkward golf games later, the Teutuls are back in the shop, working at a frenzied pace to get the bike done on a very tight deadline. With the Buick Classic golf tournament only days away, will OCC's latest chopper creation make the precious deadline, or will Davis be riding his golf cart all the way home?
premiere: Aug. 2, 2004
Episode 35: Lance Armstrong Bike 1
The guys visit Nike headquarters in search of inspiration for their next project, a chopper tribute to six-time Tour de France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong and his Livestrong Foundation. But when fabrication begins, the shop and Junior's ambitious designs suffer a setback when Rick get his hand caught in a drill press, sustaining a serious injury.
premiere: Sept. 27, 2004
Episode 36: Lance Armstrong Bike 2
The Tour de France is in its final stages as work continues on Lance Armstrong's Livestrong bike. With their deadline looming, the team struggles to put the finishing touches on the exhaust system in time to get the chopper to Justin and Nub Grafix for paint. But when the bike returns, engine problems linger, putting the pressure on Junior to fix the mystery problem before OCC presents the gift to Lance on The Tonight Show.
premiere: Oct. 4, 2004
Episode 37: Police Bike 1
Under the gun to create a bike honoring the men and women of law enforcement, the guys pay a visit to the New York State Police Academy, where they learn firsthand just how tough training is when Keith ends up on the wrong side of the law. Then, when the crew gets back to the shop, the fights break out before fabrication even begins. With only six days to build their police tribute, the pressure is on.
premiere: Oct. 11, 2004
Episode 38: Police Bike 2
With delays beginning to pile up, the OCC crew gives up their holiday weekend in order to fix the bike in time for a benefit for New York police officers lost on 9/11. But will their hard work lead to disaster when they realize that the chopper's fender doesn't fit?
premiere: Oct. 18, 2004
Episode 39: David Mann Bike 1
A trip down memory lane while at Sturgis inspires Senior to build a tribute to biker legend and artist (and one of Senior's personal heroes) David Mann. But throughout the build Senior struggles with problems, from Paulie showing up late to work to never-ending fights with Mike. Then, after a trip to the dentist leaves Mike in an anesthetized stupor, Senior and Rick are left to work on the handlebars without his input. Will his empty spot slow down the build, or will Senior and Rick survive on their own? premiere: Nov. 29, 2004
Episode 40: David Mann Bike 2
Continuing with his chopper tribute to David Mann, Senior demands his finest paint job yet, only to take matters into his own hands when a miscommunication leads to unsatisfactory work. But then, through a tragic phone call from Easyriders magazine, Senior learns that David Mann has passed away, changing the bike from a tribute to Mann's work to a memorial to his life.
premiere: Dec. 6, 2004
Episode 41: Christmas Sleigh
OCC rings in the holiday season with their annual Christmas bike, fabricating a custom sleigh worthy of old Saint Nick that will be pulled by the previous year's Christmas Bike. And so, with Junior and Vinnie tied up in the shop with customer bikes, Senior, Mikey, Rick and Campo head down to the iron shop to build their creation in time to use the bike and sleigh to deliver gifts to needy families.
premiere: Dec. 20, 2004
Episode 42: Carroll Shelby Bike 1
It's off to visit car-racing legend Carroll Shelby, during which OCC discusses design ideas for their tribute to Shelby's long career. But after deciding on their ultimate inspiration — a classic Shelby Mustang — the boys return to their usual antics: Senior takes a Shelby car for a high-speed spin and fights with Junior over the bike's frame, a golf cart is taken for a destructive joyride, and Gus gets locked in Senior's Hummer. Will they get things together and finish the bike before their fast-approaching deadline?
premiere: Jan 31, 2005
Episode 43: Carroll Shelby Bike 2
OCC continues their fabrication on the Shelby Bike, but faces immense pressure to finish in time to move to their brand-new shop. To celebrate the end of an era, the boys drive Senior's car through the walls of the old office; even Governor Pataki visits the boys at their new headquarters. But it's not all fun and games, as the guys quickly find out. When the bike comes back from the paint shop, they discover a major problem with the motor ... just hours before it has to be shipped to Vegas.
premiere: Feb. 7, 2005
Episode 44: Lincoln Mark LT Bike Part 1
The guys start their next project — a chopper honoring the first Lincoln pickup truck — with a trip to Motor City and a tour of the Ford Lincoln plant, where Mikey gives Senior a serious case of the giggles. Back in the shop, Junior and the crew get to work designing and building a bike that reflects the pickup's classy look and incorporates its chrome grill.
premiere: Feb. 14, 2005
Episode 45: Lincoln Mark LT Bike Part 2
As work continues on the Lincoln Bike, Mikey pitches in to complete some extra features and to keep the guys on schedule. Then, after the bike goes out for its paint job, Junior and crew travel to Washington, D.C., to visit injured troops at Walter Reed Memorial Hospital. Back in New York, the rivalry between Orange County Choppers and Orange County Iron Works is played out in a hardcore game of dodge ball. But too much play and little work means a final scramble to finish the build when the crew encounters huge problems during the bike's final assembly.
premiere: Feb. 21, 2005
Best of American Chopper: Jr. vs. Sr.
Revisit Paul and Paulie's best fights, bikes and banter.
premiere: Feb. 28, 2005
Episode 47: Junior's Dream Bike 1
Building on his previous two web-themed bikes — the Spider and Black Widow bikes — Paulie takes on a third, challenging himself to create the most outrageous bike to date.
premiere: March 7, 2005
Episode 48: Junior's Dream Bike 2
As Paulie finishes the Web Bike, completing the trilogy, Rick and Vinnie get the opportunity of a lifetime and take a ride in an F-16. Meanwhile, Mikey, Senior and crew pitch in to create a new sign for Orange County Choppers.
premiere: March 14, 2005
Episode 49: Caterpillar Bike 1
Seeking inspiration for OCC's next theme bike, Junior and the guys head to Caterpillar headquarters in Peoria, Ill., and get the chance to test out the heavy equipment. Once back in the shop, however, it's again nonstop fighting between Junior and Senior. premiere: April 4, 2005
Episode 50: Caterpillar Bike 2
The fights continue as the guys struggle to complete assembly on the bike for Caterpillar, slowed down by major problems with the rear fender. premiere: April 11, 2005