Paul Sr. showed very little concern about what was happening in town for his son, on-stage before a jacked up crowd of several thousand who were in attendance for a Metal concert.Ironically, as Jr. made comments about how normally you’d expect your father to be present for something like this, dad was across town, making comments in an interview claiming that his son doesn’t even really dig bikes.He said that it was only because of being brought up around motorcycles that his son even got into it. Pretty harsh stuff.Yet one wonders, despite all the macho callousness and word slinging, if that’s a hint of regret or hurt just below the surface. All the boisterous, nasty words appear to contain a touch of sadness.In the midst of all the drama, Sr. and his team rolled out their new creation at Sturgis Drag Strip; an electric drag bike.A far cry from past creations this motorcycle had been built with a specific goal in mind; to break the world record for an electric drag bike in the quarter mile. Well, Paul Sr. and his boys pulled it off.They managed an E.T. of 7.77 seconds in the ¼-mile with a top speed of 165 mph to set a new world record.The tension between father and son, along with how the fallout has affected the family and the various workers, actually makes for interesting viewing. There is an emotional depth present that wasn’t there in the previous show.If this all turns out to be an ingenious act-the whole estranged father/son thing-I’m going to be a little upset, with a lot of egg on my face. In the meantime I’ll probably keep watching.American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior – Upcoming Show will air on Oct 14 at 8:00 pm and Oct 15 at 1:00 am
Lawless Drag Bike Part 2, PJD Bike Part 4, and Geico Bike Part 3
TV-PG (L)OCC and PJD arrive at Sturgis to face off for the first time to see who will have the better bike. Junior wonders whether Senior will show his support by attending one of his reveals, but Senior has no interest in seeing either of his son’s first bikes.