American Choppers follows Paul Teutul, Sr. and his son Paul Teutul, Jr., who manufacture custom chopper-style motorcycles at Orange County Choppers (OCC) in Newburgh, New York. The father-son duo two very different styles -- and very different personalities -- and tensions are always on the rise.
After a blow-out fight, Paul Sr. continues to build world-famous custom bikes at OCC, while Junior opens up Paul Jr. Designs, his startup shop located across the street from OCC's original site.
In the battle between old and new, the father-son duo vie to see who can produce the most innovative choppers, with Senior focusing on cutting-edge technology while Junior taps into OCC's roots, building more traditional creations. In addition to the always impressive bike builds, the show also focuses on what it takes to launch a new business in a turbulent economy.