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Ride On: Behind The Scenes Facts of American Chopper

Paul Jr.’s Big Break

‘American Chopper’ is a reality show that is a huge hit, loved by millions of people all over the world. When the cameras stop following the Orange Country Choppers around, it was difficult for the shop to deal with a decrease in customers. One person in particular who suffered from the show’s cancellation was Paul Jr.


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The talented chopper creator was selected to create the bikes for the 2016 version of the comic book action movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle: Out of the Shadows.” Production didn’t really give him much to work with and put a lot of faith and trust in his expertise. He was given free reign to create one bike. The director, Michael Bay, was so impressed with his work that he wanted Paul Jr. to make another.