Although the customers typically give OCC creative freedom to do what they will, some clients have a specific idea in mind and expect OCC to reproduce their mental picture literally.
Customers use the bikes for promotional purposes at tradeshows or auction them off as a charity fundraiser.
The wheels were spoked with gold spokes and their inside edges muraled with musical notes.
In recognition of the show's growing fanbase, a contest was held to select fans which would receive custom built bikes.
Winners were visited by the designers and asked to describe their dream bike.
OCC was in the business of building custom motorcycles for individuals before it gained fame building themed projects or was featured on television.
OCC has returned to that business while incorporating some of the designs that made them famous.
During the "New York Jets Bike" episode, the "Fire Bike" was damaged during a highway accident.
It was the New York City Fire Department that arrived to help and took special care in recovering the bike which was later repaired.Though they're never mentioned nor alluded to in these episodes, some fire departments actually do use motorcycles, but they're not custom choppers.They're generally based on stock touring bikes and trail bikes, and are used to get to the scene of the fire more quickly in congested cities, but may also carry medical supplies and some light firefighting equipment.Orange County Choppers bikes are motorcycles featured on the television series American Chopper built by Orange County Choppers (OCC) for a specific corporate or celebrity customer.Theme bikes are motorcycles in which the theme of the motorcycle takes priority over everything else, influencing the frame dimensions, paint scheme, and overall 'feel' of the motorcycle.Season 1, Episodes 8&9 Original Airdates 06/16/03 06/30/03 Based around a Harley Davidson replica frame, the Old School Chopper has an 88-cubic-inch (1,440 cc) pan head motor that delivers 40 horsepower (30 k W) through a chain drive to the back wheel.