According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, Paul Teutul, Sr. established the Orange County Choppers line of customized motorcycles in 1999. His company reportedly maintains close ties with the community of Newburgh in Orange County, New York. Lest residents of Southern California fear they’ve been unfairly excluded, you’ll be pleased to know several online directories and Facebook also list the Choppers as an Orange County, California company, too. Today, residents of both Coasts celebrate Choppers motorcycles. Reportedly, several reality television shows have featured Choppers prominently during recent years, including American Chopper.
A businessman named Jesse James launched a company in Southern California called the West Coast Choppers in the early 1990s to market T-shirts and stickers. The company reportedly branched out into the production of customized motorcycles in the Long Beach area (outside Orange County). This firm, too, spawned a series of reality TV series. A native of Southern California, Jesse James ultimately relocated his firm to Texas.