Paul Sr. Addresses Orange County Chopper Rumors
Update, 12:45PM: This article was updated with a statement from Times Herald-Record Executive Editor Barry Lewis responding to Paul Teutul Sr.'s criticism of an article that appeared on the newspaper's website Friday.
Rumors have been circulating around the Hudson Valley that Orange County Choppers will be closing their doors. Paul Sr. opened up about what's really happening with the legendary motorcycle business.
Paul Sr. surprised us by making an announcement about his return to television.
The always outspoken Paul Teutul Sr. sat in on the Boris & Robyn Show on Tuesday to set the record straight. According to Teutul, OCC isn't going anywhere. The custom chopper business owner says that he hasn't owned the building in Newburgh for years, and that the sale of the property really has nothing to do with his business and doesn't effect his 10-year lease.
Teutul says the auction company that is selling the property used the fact that OCC is a tenant to drum up sales in an online advertisement. Because of the connection, some media outlets erroneously reported that the business was up for sale. Paul Sr. says that the business has nothing to do with the property that they are leasing. OCC continues to operate as usual.
In fact, Paul Sr. surprised us by making an announcement about his return to television. We found out more about the new OCC television series, what Mikey has been up to and how Teutul's relationship with his son, Paul Jr., is going after their much publicized falling out on national TV.
After Paul Sr.'s appearance on WPDH, Times Herald-Record Executive Editor Barry Lewis responded to the OCC owner's criticism of the newspaper's article on the property listing with the following statement:
In the interview Boris says he read news stories that OC Choppers was closing down and Paul followed that the Record made up stories that they were closing and that he wasn't contacted. Far from it. The fact is he is quoted in the story, saying, 'This has nothing to do with Orange County Choppers.' Paul even posed for a picture to go with the story that ran in our Jan. 30 edition and is available online.
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