Donald Trump Chopper

American Chopper April 16 "A Meeting Is Set"

This week on American Chopper Sr. builds an era correct chopper out of the '70s and Jr. digs for gold.

Lisa and Mike from My Pillow, Inc. drop by OCC for a custom pillow bike. They show off a cool new pillow that will hold its shape even with a 12 pound head. Unfortunately Jr.'s head is more like 18 lbs. I'm thinking Jason will make the pillow bike cloud like, but it turns out Michael Lindell wants something straight out of the '70s. Sr. should just sell him one of his classic bikes he's got laying around his garage museum. The company requests a 1970s bike with a long, long springer front end, and at 12.5 feet long it's twice as long as my bike! It's even longer then my boat. According to Sr. for the geometry to work on the '70s bike, it needs wide handle bars for something that radical.

At PJD work on the Newmont Mining bike continues. The engine cover was born out of solid 2 inch thick billet aluminum and mined out on the CNC machine to give it a terraced look to match the features of an open pit mine. But why is Paul Jr.'s logo in the middle of the engine cover? Jr. wants gold, gold, silver, and more gold. I'm wondering how this will compare to the Gold Donald Trump bike.

Meanwhile, Vinnie and Rick meet up for lunch and hope that it won't be long before they're building bikes together again.

American Chopper Feb. 20 “The Apprentice Bike”

This week on American Chopper Paul Jr. builds a bike for OCC.  No, not Orange County Choppers. This bike was for a company called One Call Concepts. Oh, the irony.

What is One Call Concepts? They’re the call-before-you-dig people, and their slogan is “When safety is on the line.”  Who better to represent that brand message than the Tuetul family, who are known to hit each other in the head with shovels and other flying objects.

Jr.’s plan is to “integrate everything that has to do with digging” onto the bike.  Here’s where the cake decorator criticism comes into play.  Shovel heads and pickaxes are randomly placed throughout.  At least the shovel seat idea was abandoned as too uncomfortable, even though nobody will actually ride this bike.

Meanwhile, the real OCC is finishing up the Donald Trump bike while Sr. is away filming the Celebrity Apprentice.  Rick says it’s hard not having Paul around to yell at him and complain.  I know I hate it when my boss is out of the office too, Rick.  Then Sr. makes a call, and the OCC biker gang assembles.  They dust off charity bikes built for the New York Jets, Giants, Firefighters, POW/MIA. . .but I’ve got to ask myself, why are all those charity bikes still around?  Weren’t they supposed to give them to charity?

And of course there’s more family drama on the show this week. Sometimes I think there are more therapy sessions in the kitchen than scenes building motorcycles.  Mikey didn’t say “hi” to Sr. and the two sides “conveniently” missed each other at the wake, and I was like “oh no he didn’t, girlfriend!”  The guys on OCC are starting to remind me a lot of the spoiled teenagers on the OC only with more tattoos.

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