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54Orange County Choppers facing foreclosure?

Drama. It's what the television show American Chopper has always been built upon, much more so than any of its so-called 'theme bikes.' And drama is exactly what's been unfolding over the last few years as both Orange County Choppers and its hit TV show have undergone a number of important changes... not the least of which is the disintegration of family relations between the show's three stars, Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Jr. and Mikey, leading to two rival custom motorcycle shops.

AddLawless Rocket shoots for the moon, lands in our hearts

Lawless Rocket at South Georgia Motorsports Park – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddShawn Lawless teams with Orange County Choppers, steals quarter mile crown from Killacycle [w/video] *UPDATE

Shawn Lawless on his record-breaking electric motorcycle – Click above to watch video after the jump

41Resume Chopping: TLC bringing back American Chopper, pitting family as foes

TLC, which in this case rather ironically stands for The Learning Channel, will once again be teaching us all what's it's like to live in a truly dysfunctional family. No, we're not talking about Jon and Kate, we're talking choppers. American Chopper, that is.

46End of the Road: American Chopper chopped, fat lady sings

It's been a long time coming, but celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that American Chopper has finally been canceled. A spokesperson for TLC, which picked the show up after its first few years on The Discovery Channel, said, "The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run." The final episode will air February 11 at 9:00 PM.

12Completing the Green Circle: Orange County Choppers to build hybrid motorcycle

Following custom motorcycles that run on ethanol, compressed natural gas and electricity, Orange County Choppers has signed a deal with Schneider Electric to produce the Toyota Prius of choppers. That's right, OCC is completing the eco-friendly circle by going hybrid. The stated goal is to build a motorcycle "capable of traveling farther, without refueling or recharging, than any other OCC bike in history," said Paul Teutul, Sr. in a statement. We can't imagine that would be all that difficult,

AddOrange County Choppers to build hybrid motorcycle

Following custom motorcycles that run on ethanol, compressed natural gas and electricity, Orange County Choppers has signed a deal with Schneider Electric to produce the Toyota Prius of choppers. That's right, OCC is completing the eco-friendly circle by going hybrid. The stated goal is to build a motorcycle "capable of traveling farther, without refueling or recharging, than any other OCC bike in history," said Paul Teutul, Sr. in a statement. We can't imagine that would be all that difficult,

AddGreen County Choppers? OCC creates custom electric chopper

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25Green County Choppers? OCC creates custom electric chopper

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AddVIDEO: Orange County Choppers builds custom motorcycle powered by natural gas

Orange County Choppers natural gas-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch a video after the break

40Paul Teutul Sr. from Orange County Choppers launches Ducati dealership

American Chopper fans were surely shocked as the latest season kicked off with the apparent firing of Paul Teutel Jr., but that's not the only surprise in store for the long-running reality television series this year. It seems the Teutuls have more on their cycling minds than just screaming matches and outlandish Harley-inspired customs. In fact, Paul Sr.'s next two-wheeled venture is just about as far in the other direction as you could imagine. Curious? Think Italian, and think fast.

13Way Corny: OCC unveils E85 chopper

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AddOrange County Choppers to build an E85 bike for The Iowa Farm Bureau

Paul Sr: "Pauly, I swear, if you knew half as much about biodiesel as you think you do, we wouldn't be screwing around with your corny ethanol bike."

Add2007 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale: Hemi Charger and OC Chopper set sells at $235,000

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62007 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale: OCC Eleanor Mustangs Bring $210/$235K

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Add2007 Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale: Corvette and OC Chopper Sold at $160,000

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