So last night we saw three master craftsmen battle it out on American Chopper: The Build-Off to see who could build the best chopper. And tonight we not only get a great live performance by BUSH, but we find out which bike will win. Will it be Paul Sr. of Orange County Choppers? Will it be Paul Jr. of Paul Jr. Designs? Or will it be Jesse James? Your vote at www.chopperlive.com might be the deciding vote. So who won?
Scroll down for the winner!!!!!
Live Show Recap:
Hosted by Mike Catherwood, and live from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, Nevada, the American Chopper Live show has started. The three competitors ride their bikes in and the crowd goes wild!
First up is a look back at how they got to this point. Clips are shown from last night’s episode.
Paul Sr. is up first and talks about the bike they built. Flames are coming out of the rear. It looks awesome. But there is some booing in the crowd. Sr. likes Jesse’s bike and thinks Jr.’s bike is “good” too.
Jesse is up next and Mike asks him what makes the chopper “Jesse James.” Jesse thinks it’s “just me.” And every single part he made “by hand.” Jesse says he decided to get back into bike building because he feels the Teutuls have been building bikes just for TV, and not for someone to ride. He disses Jr.’s bike and says that Sr.’s isn’t a motorcycle but he would ride it. Jesse says he hasn’t said one thing he wouldn’t say to the Teutul’s faces.
Paul Jr. is up last and says they have a 30″ wheel front and back, at least 2000 rivets, and copper on the bike. It’s WWII themed and he’s extremely proud of his team. He was the last guy to sign on to the build-off. He says he had some customers lined up but they came to a deal with the Discovery Channel. Jr. is told that Jesse James feels as though Jr. is not a “bike builder” but Jr. says he has seen better from Jesse. It was very important to Paul Jr. to bring his whole crew out together and brings them all on stage with the bike.
Mike talks with Michael Teutul and Vinnie. Vinnie gives a little jab back at Jesse James for his comments.
After the break BUSH performs their hit song “The Sound of Winter.”
Some experts examine the bikes. Keith Ball from bikernet.com, Kevin Duke motocycle.com, and one of the stars of Sons of Anarchy, Mark Boone Junior look over each of the bikes. Their votes are as follows:
Mark - Jesse James
Keith – Paul Jr.
Kevin – Paul Jr.
Back from break we’re with Mike talking with Sr. and Jr. about their meltdown. Sr. says that he hoped that after the lawsuit that things would get better with their relationship. Jr. says that the settlement didn’t end all of the problems. He says his biggest problem is “repeat negativity” towards him and his family. Junior looks at his father and tells him he loves him and they hug. It’s genuine. Problems aside, it’s got to be hard for the both of them.
Mike, the host challenges Jr. to not be the “whipping boy” and Jr. responds that it’s about integrity for him. On the other hand, Jesse has talked a lot of smack and some clips are shown. Jesse says PJD’s gas tank is only a 3/4 gallon tank. Jr. says it’s got a full gallon. Jesse says he didn’t do this just for television, but to ride the bike. Junior takes the high ground. Some strong arguments are made though.
It’s time for the announcement of the winner.
In third place: Paul Teutul Sr. – Orange County Choppers
In second place: Jesse James
And the winner is… Paul Teutul Jr. – Paul Jr. Designs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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