A behind-the-scenes look at reality series American Chopper from Paul Teute Jr., including a photos from his life, as well as spectacular shots and the backstory of his most famous bikes.
Paul Teutul Jr. may be the world’s most creative builder of custom “chopper” motorcycles. His talents wowed millions during the ten-year run of the popular TV series American Chopper and American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior. So did painful battles with his father, which culminated in 2008 when Paul’s father fired him.
Told with “Paulie’s” plainspoken candor, The Build reveals his life behind the scenes in a reality show made famous by incredible bikes, hilarious pranks, and memorable arguments. You’ll also learn the details of his youth growing up in a conflicted family, the tensions at Orange County Choppers, his relationship with brother Mikey and other employees at OCC, and his courtship and marriage to his wife, Rachael. And for the first time, Paul explains the role God has played in his life and how faith has kept him steady in the rocky relationship with his father.
In The Build are Paul’s insights on how he created some of his more memorable designs, including the Black Widow, 9/11 Memorial, Cadillac, and build-off bikes. Paul also reveals the one feature he determines first that drives the distinctive look of each of his creations. Whether you’re a fan of American Chopper or just someone who loves motorcycles, the visual arts, or an inside look into a memorable story, you’ll be inspired by Paul’s intriguing journey.
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Thanks Paul Jr for writing this. Had a falling out with my dad back in mid 90's and 20 years went by without much contact. So I can really relate to your relationship with your dad and the endless pursuit to make him proud. Your book and show gave me solace that I wasn't alone and a chance to see things differently by viewing a different relationship.
Best of luck to you and your family and thanks for sharing it with us!
If you loved the show you’ll love the book
This book was the perfect fix for missing American Chopper! Even though the show is coming back, it’s awesome to get some of the “behind the scenes” look at Paul Jr.’s career as a master bike builder. To the inner workings of his family life, OCC and the creation of PJD, this book has everything you need.