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American Chopper is back as Paul Teutul Sr, and Pilgrim Productions Announce New Orange County Chopper's TV show slated for 2013

American Chopper is back as Paul Teutul Sr, and Pilgrim Productions Announce New Orange County Chopper's TV show slated for 2013 Paul Teutul Sr and Craig Piligian struck TV and Motorcycle Gold 10 years ago with American Chopper and now after years of drama, on and off the camera, this original team of "Mad Motorcycle Builder", and "Savy TV Producer" try to hit the motherload yet one more time. …

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Paul Teutul and Paul Junior Reunite in American Chopper 2012 Season Premier

Commentary American Chopper's Paul Senior and Paul Jr have reinvented themselves yet again as a new season begins with a reconciliation pending as the father and son try to get back together by building a bike together. The Discovery Channels hit show has had it's up's and downs over the past couple of years as the father and son bike building duo split up because of continuing disagreements ov…

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Paul Jr. Wins American Choppers Build Off against Paul Teutel Sr. and Jesse James

CommentaryTap Out....Uncle...We Give....Time Out....Kings X...I promise to never again ask for more of this ridiculous cable TV called American Chopper. This night of live Hard Rock, Vegas entertainment with its warehouse look, flames, smoke machines, and diamond plate turn tables made it a perfect storm of more Orange County nonsense. More make believe "Motorcycle Mania" prolonging a slow death o…

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Jesse James Vs. Paul Teutul Jr, Paul Teutul Sr.

Release from Discovery by Kristen Lomasney DISCOVERY CHANNEL FAN FAVORITE JESSE JAMES RETURNS TO BATTLE PAUL TEUTUL SENIOR AND JUNIOR IN THE ULTIMATE BIKE COMPETITION Fasten your seatbelt. Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. are about to go head to head – or helmet to helmet – as they put their personal issues aside and get down to business this Dec. 5 and 6 at 9:00pm ET/PT. But it’s not …

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Billy Lane Does Jail Time

Commentary One of the most common questions we receive here at the Motorcycle Monster is what’s going on with custom bike builder Billy Lane ? Since his terrible DUI accident in Sept. 2006 Billy’s life of fame and fortune has been turned inside out as he has gone from celebrity TV bike builder to inmate at the Avon Park correction facility in Avon Park, Florida. Lanes nightmare began …

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Sarah Palin Surprises Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally

On Sunday, May 29th, not only did 250,000 motorcycle enthusiasts show up at the annual Rolling Thunder event in Washington D.C. gathering, former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, showed up apparently without official invitation as part of her recent east coast bus tour.  Riding near the front of the pack, of over 100,000 riders, Palin waved and greeted parade goers from the bac…

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Casting Call for Motorcycle Culinary Road Warriors!

The producers of Dancing With The Stars, Skating With The Stars, Top Gear and What Not To Wear are currently casting an on-the-road adventure series, highlighting American culture and history through its’ food. We are looking for two road warriors who share a love for eating, an enthusiasm for badass motorcycles and most importantly, a passion for food! Together, you’ll discover America’s Hear…

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Orange County Choppers Lawsuit Saga Update

CommentaryApparently the latest round of lawsuits featuring Orange County Choppers, Paul Teutul Sr. vs. Paul Teutul Jr. went in favor of Paul Jr. with a December 14, 2010 ruling.   According to court records Paul Jr. can retain his 20% share of Orange County Choppers until he sees fit to sell and is under no obligation to sell to his father Paul Teutul Sr.   This on-going saga of on and …

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Rat's Hole Show Welcomes Motorcycle Monster to Daytona Party

The Motorcycle Monster family and web site is happy to announce that the Motorcycle Monster Character (The cute yellow guy) will be attending the Baddest Motorcycle Bike Show on the planet at the 2010 version of the Daytona Biketoberfest, Rat's Hole Custom Bike Show. Ted Smith, the owner of the Rat's Hole franchise, recently invited the Monster to be part of the party and the Motorcycle Monster w…

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Ma’s Roadhouse Hits a Grand Slam

By Motorcycle Monster If you missed the debut of the new Tru TV Series, Ma’s Roadhouse, you probably missed the arrival of a “new sheriff in town” in the reality TV / Motorcycle builder world. Custom bike builder Rick Fairless’ Mother affectionately known as Ma, brought her rare candor and smart mouth to the motorcycle masses on Wednesday night with more attitude, piss and vinegar than Pau…

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Please Go Away Orange County Chopper

Senior Vs. Junior: American Chopper Wars continue; Lawsuits, Lawyers and the 3 Stooges. Monster Opinion Let's Review. Blue collar father (Paul Sr.) and son ( Paul Jr.) start small bike building business (Orange County Chopper) in basement in Nowheresville N. Y. They find a reality show producer looking for a father and son dynamic for a "let's get on motorcycle building bandwagon" reali…

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Motorcycle Event Planning Guide

AKA Motorcycle Event Planning Can be Dangerous to Your Health The Motorcycle Monster has been actively attending and organizing rallies, events, bike nights, and poker runs for over 40 years. Organizing and sponsoring any motorcycle rally or get together can be very rewarding and fund raisers can raise huge amounts for needy causes but the planning and organization can be daunting and is not …

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Knoxville Biker Rally Nationals

The annual Knoxville Biker Rally Nationals went off without a hitch this past week-end at beautiful Chilhowee Park in the eastern Tenn. Knoxville Mountains This first year event had many “big show” features that made it “something really special” according to Dan Derringer the “man behind” the www.MotorcycleMonster.com event web site. Derringer said, “This event has the best set-up for a motor…

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Two Wheel Thunder Brings back Michele Smith

It’s that time of year when folks gather for class reunions, and family vacations to reunite with old family and friends. The Discovery HD network hosted their own reunion of sorts for the Harley community this past Monday night with the airing of a new motorcycle enthusiast show called Two Wheel Thunder. Popular motorcycle celebrity, Michele Smith, has been brought back to national TV to cont…

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It's Curtains for Paul Sr. and Orange County Choppers

Monster Commentary: Ok guys, you can quit wondering how long Paul Teutle will continue to get paid lots of money to act like an idiot on national TV. It seems like the OCC wick is burnt up. Turn out the lights, the party's over. It is over, done, kaput. According to the folks at Discovery, the last "first run" of the OCC saga ran on Feb 11. Paul, Sr. is now an ex-TV-star, current estranged …

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Love Ride 26 Cancelled‏

This year's Love Ride scheduled for October 25th, 2009 has been cancelled. As stated by founder Oliver Shokouh earlier this week, a weak economy seems to be the reason for the cancellation this year. Lately this seems to be a reoccurring theme. For those of you out in the garage polishing your baby with tickets in your pocket, don't fret. Glendale Harley has announced that …

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Billy Lane Gets 6 Years in Prison

Friday, August 14th 2009 At 9:am today Billy Lane, motorcycle builder and celebrity owner of custom motorcycle shop, Choppers Inc. attended his sentencing hearing with Brevard Circuit Court Judge Robert Burger regarding his DUI accident and vehicular homicide charges, which killed Gerald Morelock in September 2006. At a previous hearing a few weeks ago, prosecutors agreed to a "plea deal" that wou…

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Aerosmith Lead Man Steven Tyler Injured at Buffalo Chip

Sturgis S.D. Aug 6 Late Wed. evening Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was injured when he fell from stage catwalk at the famous Buffalo Chip Campground while performing to a record breaking crowd. Reports say while having a bit of a audio problem, Tyler was dancing around doing what he does best, entertaining the crowd, when he lost his balance and fell from a cat walk, into the crowd. Tyler did …

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Bruce Rossmeyer Motorcycle Visionary Dies in Motorcycle Crash

Bruce Rossmeyer, owner and the visionary responsible for Daytona's famous Destination Daytona, died Thursday in a motorcycle accident. He was riding from a Denver dealer meeting on his way to a gathering of the famous Hamsters, and died when a RV pulling a trailer turned in front of him on a rural road in Wyoming. Rossmeyer was a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast and bought Daytona Harley Davi…

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UFC Scores Smash Knock Out at UFC 100

The world of Mixed Martial Arts, better known as the (MMA), and the "big daddy" of cage fighting promoters, The UFC, lead by Dana White, exploded with it's major coming out party this weekend and scored a "Smash Knock Out". As the weekend opened on Friday with a huge UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, there was never a doubt that the UFC had scored big. Attending fans were not …

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Orange County Choppers, Master Bike Builders, Fact or Fiction

Commentary Motorcycle Monster Rumors abound that American Chopper might be filming its last episodes. Paulie’s quitting, and opening a boutique, Sr. does Letterman alone. Mikey's taking up art. Who knows about this crazy bunch? They have been duping everyone since the first episode; so maybe this is another clever marketing ploy. Frankly, the Monster Crew has not fully checked out thi…

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J and P Cycles Hits a Grand Slam in Iowa

One thing for sure and that is the Monster visits lots of events. If he's not doing the Monster Yellow Guy detail at some event in Miami or Las Vegas, he's taking photos in some far off biker joint in London or most recently Germany and Russia. Some biker events attendance are truly down a bit because of all of the doom and gloom on the television. By in large, riders are still doing what t…

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J&P Cycles 30th Anniversary was one to remember!

Throttler Motorcycle Magazine's crew spent the weekend at the J&P Cycles 30th Anniversary with an estimated crowd of 20,000 bikers June 27 and another 15,000 bikers June 28. This year was highlighted by appearances from the Motorcycle Monster, Michele Smith, Cory Ness, Rick Fairless, Brian Klock and some of the industry's top manufacturers. Jason Britton was also on hand performing stunts and s…

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Harley-Davidson declares May Women Riders Month

Thousands of Female Motorcycle Riders Twist the Throttle to Celebrate INTERVIEW WITH Leslie Prevish Women’s Outreach Manager and 20-Year Veteran Rider, Harley-Davidson Motor Company WHAT: This May the rumble from those April showers will continue a little longer as thousands of female riders will twist the throttle to celebrate the first-ever Women Riders Month. Harley-Davidson Motor Com…

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Motorcycle Monster has gone International

Recently one of the Monster Photographers, Phil Lampron, has joined the Peace Corps. Currently he's in Macedonia, located in Eastern Europe, and will be bringing us Motorcycle Related Photos from that part of the world! He'll also be checking in from time to time to keep us updated with articles and photography! Check out the first set of photos for the May Day Motorcycle Ev…

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Sturgis Rally and Races

When we travel around the country attending events, some venues naturally place themselves into different categories without our even thinking about it. The two big daddy events that all motorcycle events are compared to is and has been for 60 years or more, are Daytona and Sturgis. Whether other events are local, regional, state wide, or national events, they all seem to pale at the site of St…

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Leesburg Bikefest | Monster Favorites Award Winner

As motorcycle events around the country are established, evolve and grow, the city and county governments, the event promoters, and the citizens of these communities generally travel a learning curve as to what the wants and needs of the motorcycle community are. If these organizers are quick studies and build their events with the motorcycle enthusiast interests at the top of their priority li…

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USA Motorcycle Tattoo Classic

First I’d like to say the Monster gives this event the highest marks available for overall planning and promotion. An “extra special” effort was given by Ken McGill and Jim “The Hammer” Locke who both did a great job getting the word out for this 1st year event. For months, before this event, both Ken and Jim were at all major events around the country including Daytona, Myrtle Beach and Sturgis. …

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Reno Street Vibrations

The Street Vibrations in Reno on Sept. 24 thru 28 was a major surprise for the Monster Crew as this event was well planned and had a great attendance. Located on the Streets of Reno, many of the major parts suppliers and semi rigs and top names were on hand to give the rider faithful a full range of events, bands, riding locals, and ancillary events. Names like J and P Cycles, Big Dog, Renegade…

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Las Vegas Bike Fest

Las Vegas Bike Fest October 2,3,4,and 5 again had a stellar turn out as thousands toured the Cashman Center and surrounding grounds for the 4 day event featuring several up and coming builders along side some established top names like Jim Nasi, Cory Ness, and Roger Goldhammer. The Artristry in Iron competition gave attendees a great chance to see some world class custom bikes. Top names like “…

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Billy Lane Bike Builder Arrested for DUI Manslaughter

On Monday Sept. 25th nationally known bike builder and star of motorcycle TV show Biker Build off , Billy Lane (William David Lane), was arrested , after surrendering to the Florida Highway patrol in Cocoa Beach Florida. Lane was charged with DWI Manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and DWI- Serious bodily injury to another. Lane was transported to the Brevard County Jail by Flori…

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Southwest Florida Cruise

By Dano Having lived in Florida for the last 30 years and being an avid adventurer, I consider myself an expert on touring the Sunshine state. It is rare that I hear about a Florida route that I haven't traveled at least once. I first got Florida sand in my shoes in 1961 traveling with my family from Indiana on summer vacation. When we first unloaded our 57 Buick on Jacksonville Beach, I knew…

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Plant City Rocks (Keep it Rockin')

By Dano Just in case you have been trekking in the Himalayas or white shark hunting in New Zealand the last couple of months and have missed the hottest new biker event in Central Florida, the new Plant City Bike Fest "Rocks". In my opinion. Plant City's first two monthly events surpass most veteran events and rank up there with some of the best in potential, including my favorites, Leesburg an…

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Leading a Group Motorcycle Ride

By Dano Being the leader of a motorcycle tour is more than being the first in line in a group of your motorcyclist friends. It is a responsibility that takes careful planning. Depending on the size of the group and the distance to be traveled, the amount of preparation varies. Having a plan and working out the details with the participants in advance will make your ride more enjoyable for every…

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I Love Fire Ants

The New Year brings out our usual list of resolutions and hopes for the future. After some serious medical problems a few years ago, I adjusted my thinking. I still try to improve the upcoming new year, but I also like to reflect on the great things I already have. One of the blessings we have in Central Florida is the wonderful weather. I love Florida. I think we live in the best place on Eart…

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Dodging Bullets and Arriving Alive

By Dano Okay all ya'll Scooter Jockeys, listen up: This tale is more important than those “wet- t” adventures I usually expound upon while sippin’ on my Jim Beam elixir with my feet dangling in Cindy’s pool. I have some important safety info for everyone who braves the highways on two wheels. This stuff not only may keep you and your posse puttin’ along safely, it may save your life. Your ex-…

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Bikers Are The Best, Give Them a Hug

By Dano It's my favorite time of year. The weather is fine and riding is great. It is also the time when I am most proud to be a biker. I like to refer to this as the "Hugging time of year." You see, I get a little corny this time of year because I think the biker community deserves more credit than it receives. Bikers get very little credit from the media, (TV or newspapers) so old Dano believ…

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Touring Sunshine State

Florida Having lived in Florida for the last 30 years and being an avid adventurer, I consider myself an expert on touring the Sunshine state. It is rare that I hear about a Florida route that I haven't traveled at least once. I first got Florida sand in my shoes in 1961 traveling with my family from Indiana on summer vacation. When we first unloaded our 57 Buick on Jacksonville Beach, I kn…

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Some Good Guys Are Still Around

By Dano Having been riding for the better part of 35 years, it's fair to say that I have been disappointed while visiting motorcycle shops on more than one occasion. It is also fair to say that more than one of those disappointments came on trips when I intended to purchase a new or used motorcycle only to be either ignored or insulted by some less than cordial sales person who decided by my …

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Lots of Hugs for 2002

With the Holiday Season behind us, it's the time for reflection on the past year and time to make resolutions on what we personally might do in the coming year to make things better. First of all, the year 2001 is a year that will always be remembered because of the tragedy in New York. Along with dates like December 7, 1941 (Pearl Harbor), and November 22,1963 (JFK’s Assasination), these sad days…

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Insurance Article

Okay Riders, Heads up. Today is your lucky day; old Dano is going to give you a lesson on Florida’s Motorcycle Insurance law. Hold on now… before you click the page getting to the next article, I’m also going to tell you how to save some of those hard earned bucks and keep them in your pocket instead of giving them to some insurance company. Since writing this column from the beginning, expounding…

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Hooray for Leesburg

For those of you who frequent this spot in the magazine, you know that I've been hangin' with Harleys since the mid-1950s. You also know that I'm a fan of most vehicles, as long as they have only two wheels. Having owned probably 100 motorcycles over the past 40 years, I have also spent my fair share of time attending motorcycle events. From the giant annual affair in Daytona, to the more intimate…

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"Do" Bike Week Like A Pro (2003)

By Dano Last year I put together some ideas to help the novice "Bike Week Attendee" get around the monstrous Daytona event with a little less stress and also maybe help save some engines from overheating. With several years (probably 30) of Daytona's under my belt, I have made all of the mistakes a Bike Week visitor can make and most of them twice. I have rehashed last years article and am se…

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40 Years

This motorcycle thing all started for me in about 1957. I remember looking through my mom’s chain link fence at this group of long-haired guys with leather jackets and beautiful two-wheeled machines in our neighbor’s backyard. I asked my brother Al what those machines were, and he said, “Harleys.” He then reminded me that mom had warned many times not to go around those “hoods.” About…

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Too Much Orange County Chopper Not

OK, will all of the Real Bikers / Wannabees / Motorcyclists/Enthusiasts/Dreamers who have watched either American Chopper (Orange County Choppers), Monster Garage (Jesse James), Motorcycle Mania (1 or 2) or the Chopper Build Off (Billy Lane, Dave Perowitz, or Indian Larry) please raise your right hand. Oh I forgot, I'm dealing with bikers.... first, "lay down the paper" Ok, you know who you…

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Unleashes the Beast

MotorcycleMonster.com “Unleashes the Beast” in Daytona News Release Lakeland, Florida 12-04-2007 Popular motorcyclist event website www.motorcyclemonster.com recently went public with their newest Motorcycle Monster character in Daytona Beach Florida. “The Motorcycle Monster” was unleashed at Biktoberfest in a test to see how the motorcycle public, and media would respond to such an …

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Road Food

By the Motorcycle Monster When traveling as much as a busy Motorcycle Monster does, one of the important parts of hotel/road comfort (if there is such a thing) is having the ability to get a little snack or small meal together in the room or on the roadside without packing everything including the kitchen sink in your saddlebag. Old stand-bys like granola bars, single portion boxes of Cheerio…

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Morons in Myrtle

Commentary by the Motorcycle Monster www.motorcyclemonster.com Here we go again. A familiar battle where free men and women are denied their constitutional 1st amendment rights, by, in this case the powers that be in Myrtle Beach and in the county of Horry S.C. These local politicians have decided who can and who can not pull permits in their fiefdom, and are in effect removing a vital, succes…

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