Don & Sandi at "home", back in the Stockton area.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Orange County Choppers (Newburgh, NY)


On Thursday we left the New York area headed for our New Jersey campground.  From that campground we will visit Atlantic City (20 miles) and Philadelphia (70 miles).  We will then head to Washington, DC for a week or so.

As we left our New York campground yesterday, we decided to visit the Orange County Choppers (OCC) retail shop since it was only 25 miles away.  OCC is, of course, the motorcycle shop of "American Chopper" fame on the Discovery Channel...and now part of the TLC channel's "Senior vs. Junior: American Chopper" show.

It was fun to walk around the store and view a lot of the motorcycles on display that we have watched being built on TV over the years.  While in the store, we saw a sign that pointed to, "Workshop - public viewing".  So, we walked over to a hallway at the back of the store...and lo-and-behold, there was the OCC shop!  I didn't know the actual shop was a part of the retail store building...yippee!

From the viewing hallway, you can watch the guys work through picture windows.  They cannot see the viewers and there is a screen mesh that blocks the view a bit...but we were able to clearly see them working on a bike, just like on TV!  Two TLC cameramen were filming while the guys worked.  No, we didn't get to see Paul, Sr....but we did get to see Rick, and Mike (bald guy), Christian (red-bearded guy), and Jason (computer designer guy).   Seeing Rick at work was, well, "way cool"!

That's all the news for now.
Take care.
Don & Sandi


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun! Too bad you didn't get to see Paul Sr. But how cool you got to see everyone else and inside the shop. :)


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