American Chopper: May 2, 2011 Recap


Senior Vs. Junior Episode 2, Season 2

Just like the debut episode, Monday night’s American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior begins with Paul Teutul Jr. (Paul Jr. Designs) having a video conference.

This conference features Will Hayden, founder of Red Jacket Firearms; Hayden contacted PJD to get some input on designing a dragon-style gun.

Hayden invited Paul Junior, Mikey and Junior’s wife to travel to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to visit Red Jacket Firearms. At Hayden’s gun shop, the Dragon Gun was described as pure mechanical art, able to fire 600 rounds a minute.

While there, Paul Jr. and Will trouble shot some issues with the trigger mechanism and spring tension, and a cable used in building the gun. After business, it was time for some playing. The Teutul brothers of PJD were invited to a crawfish boil, where the jokester Mikey named two crawfish Larry.

The competitive side of Paul Jr. came out when they all went bow fishing. Then the fun part of shooting some semi-automatic weapons: Rachael shot a 50-caliber gun for the first time. At the end of their stay, Paul Jr. invited Will to visit the Paul Jr. Designs shop. He also asked him to custom design a gun for Mikey.

Creating drama in American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior, Will decided to share some insight before Paul Jr. got back on the road; he told Junior he is praying for him and his father, Paul Teutul Sr., to reconcile their relationship.

Junior thanked him for his advice and says he hopes that reconciliation will arrive in the near future. Pauly Junior says it has been a decade of fighting, and its time for it to end.

Once the Paul Junior Designs team returned to the shop, it was assembly time for Jared Allen’s bike, the Homes for Wounded Warrior chopper. It was an olive drab with black accent, bullet tips and World War II style leather seat. The Home for Wounded Warriors emblem was also designed on the fender.

Later, Will Hayden and his Red Jacket team make a visit to PJD, delivering the custom AK 47 he built for Mikey. The younger Teutul took the guys from Red Jacket to The Mid Hudson Sporting Clays to break in the gun.

American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior then shifted to the unveiling of Jared Allen’s custom chopper. The bike was shown at the Civic Center, where the comedian Jeff Foxworthy opened. Paul Jr. joked that if the government were to issue choppers, this would be what it looked like.

On the Orange County Choppers side of things, this episode of American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior, reveals that Paul Teutul Sr. sent his wife to California to spend the holidays with her family. Meanwhile, Senior had New Years Day dinner with his son Dan and five grandchildren.

Senior believes that he and his boys are pig headed, but he reveals that spending time with Dan was a step in the right direction; Senior thinks Mikey would probably agree.

This episode of Senior Vs. Junior also featured a third bike build for Allen Brownfeld. The eccentric bike build utilized submersible graphics; this graphic customization was completed at Tarjac, a company that specializes in hydro dipping (attaching graphics to body parts through submersing the part in water.

Orange County Choppers unveiled the custom Harley-Davidson softail that featured a hundred-dollar money theme at Brownfeld’s garage in New York City. The bike gleamed with style; the rims were gold plated, and green LED lights were installed on the bottom of the bike. The green and gold color of the bikes really popped. Paul Sr. says this was the best bike they built for him.

With two episodes completed, it appears the theme of this season of American Chopper is going to be different people trying to help reconcile the father and sons back together. Could this be the final season? I guess we will have to watch and find out.

The previews for next week’s American Chopper: Senior Vs. Junior show Paul Jr. yelling with excitement that they won a lawsuit. So the drama continues…