American Chopper

10 Best Episodes of American Chopper - Season 1

American Chopper profiles the lives of New York natives Paul Teutul Sr. and son Paul Jr. of Orange County Choppers (OCC), creators of the world's most outrageous custom motorcycles. Follow the day-to-day drama of this volatile father and son team as they battle impossible deadlines and each other to push the envelope of motorcycle design and fabrication.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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American Chopper - S1E7

#13 - Firebike 2 (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Tempers run hot and sirens scream as Paul Sr sounds the alarm, and his son forges a heart-felt tribute out of raw steel. The OCC Crew kicks it into high gear and races to the scene with their latest artistic triumph. After working on the firebike for a month, Paulie runs into a creative block and goes to the local fire station(s) to get some inspiration. After the visit to the firehouse and a firetruck store(to buy authentic fire-truck parts) OCC finally gets the bike put together and puts it on display for the NYFD

The episode was rated 7.30 from 10 votes.

American Chopper - S1E4

#12 - Race Car 2 (Season 1 - Episode 4)


OCC's reputation is on the line as they race to complete a $150,000 custom chopper, but last minute changes and costly delays push tensions to the boiling point and put the brakes on the Race Car Project. The Race Car Bike gets completed but, a major problem puts the bike in big trouble and only by working late into the night, do they manage to pull it off?

The episode was rated 7.32 from 28 votes.

American Chopper - S1E9

#11 - Old School Chopper 2/Commanche 1 (Season 1 - Episode 9)

It's graduation day for Cody's old-school bike and OCC gets a new home. Paul Jr's imagination takes flight with a radical new concept that gives a whole new meaning to the word ""chopper""

The episode was rated 7.55 from 20 votes.

American Chopper - S1E11

#10 - Commanche 3 (Season 1 - Episode 11)


It's do-or-die time for Paul Jr and Vinne as they battle to complete their latest project. The OCC Crew flies high in Mertyl Beach untill bad luck clips their wings and the Commanche Bike hovers on the brink of disaster. Vinnie and Paul Jr get the parts back from the painter and asemble the bike. Paul Jr takes it for a test ride and it passes, but when they get there, something goes terribly wrong and they finally get the bike up and running at the last minute in time for the unveiling. Paul Sr gives Lucy(Paul Sr's girlfriend) a custom made chopper

The episode was rated 7.70 from 20 votes.

American Chopper - S1E8

#9 - Old School Chopper 1 (Season 1 - Episode 8)

Class is in session, Old School style, as Paul gives Cody a crash course in the art of classic chopper design. It's business as usual between father and son, and the family spends some quality time Teutel-style. The Lessons, the laughter, the lunacy. Paul Sr helps Cody make an Old School Chopper. subplot: The Teutels help make a playground for Gabriella's first Easter Sunday.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 20 votes.

American Chopper - S1E10

#8 - Commanche 2 (Season 1 - Episode 10)


It's a battle of wills and a war of words as time runs out on the Commanche Bike Project. The OCC Crew hits the highway and says good bye to the Big Apple, and hello to The Big Easy(New Orleans). The Passion, the pride, the praise. The OCC Crew finishes the Commanche bike, pack up and move out to Mertyl Beach in New Orleans. They also display the Firebike at the Superdome. Paul Sr gives Mikey some flowers for Secretary Appreciation Week

The episode was rated 7.72 from 18 votes.

American Chopper - S1E3

#7 - Race Car 1 (Season 1 - Episode 3)

The OCC Crew is at it again. 150 grand is on the line as Paul Jr designs a custom chopper of one of NASCAR's biggest events. The pedal's to the metal, the pressure's on to build a tricked-out, revved-up speed machine.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 30 votes.

American Chopper - S1E6

#6 - Daytona Bike Week (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Taking a break from building the Fire Bike, the OCC crew head down to Daytona for fun, sun, and an awesome bike show. The Black Widow gets entered into a bike show, and a little piece of Cody is driven off, while rain dampens everyone's spirits.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 16 votes.

American Chopper - S1E1

#5 - Black Widow 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

On This Episode Of American Chopper: Sparks fly and temper's flare as Paul Jr spins a creative web and puts his metal to the test. It's a race against time as the Orange County Choppers Crew battles to build a one of a kind Dream Machine. The Pain. The Pressure. The Pandemonium.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 47 votes.

American Chopper - S1E13

#4 - Mikey's Bike 2 (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Deadlines, delays and disagreements strike a familiar chord as the OCC Crew struggles to complete their musically themed dream machine, but setbacks, stress and sibling rivalry get in the way and leave Mikey singing the blues. The lack of Paulie's presence and lack of initiative in the shop, makes Mikey aggravated and out of sorts. Christian steps up and helps Mikey put his bike together. The bike gets completed but one more test awaits.... Mikey also tries to pass the road test for his motorcycle lesson Subplot: The Teutels take time off to go fishing, and Paul Sr gets a new tattoo

The episode was rated 7.87 from 15 votes.

American Chopper - S1E12

#3 - Mikey's Bike 1 (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Mikey is given a chance to work on his own bike, with a blues theme. Paul Sr. gives Mikey free reign on this project with one rule: Paul Jr. has to help him fabricate and assemble it, which hinders the process.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 17 votes.

American Chopper - S1E2

#2 - Black Widow 2 (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Pressure mounts as deadlines loom. It's down to the wire as Paul Jr struggles to complete a motorcycle masterpiece, that will take The Big Apple by storm. The Tension. The Tirades. The Triumph. OCC Completes The Black Widow Bike and put it on Display at The Javitz Center(New York)

The episode was rated 7.96 from 46 votes.

American Chopper - S1E5

#1 - Firebike 1 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

The Teutuls take their act on the road and have a little fun in the sun. The heat is on when Paul Jr builds a custom theme bike to honor NYC's greatest heroes. The Teutuls take a break after building the Race Car Bike and go out to Gator World(Florida) for some R&R. Once they get back home Paul Jr. starts work on a bike dedicated to New York City's Firefighters lost in 9/11

The episode was rated 8.00 from 16 votes.

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