Tuesday, March 6, 2012



-- American Chopper Cast Will Be Onsite to Sign Autographs Throughout the Show --

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2012) The Progressive®International Motorcycle Shows® is excited to announce that Paul Teutul, Jr., and the cast of the widely popular reality television show American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior will be in attendance at the upcoming Ultimate Builder Custom Bike United States Championship in Daytona Beach, as part of greater Bike Week festivities. In addition to showcasing a variety of his well-known custom bikes, such as the “Anti-Venom”, “Jared Allen”, “Black Widow”, “Gears of War” and “Build-Off Bike”, Paul Jr. Designswill be debuting an all-new and much-kept-secret project for enthusiasts and fans of the hit show. Cast members of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior will be onsite throughout the week to sign autographs and take photos with fans. The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike United States Championship will be held at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach March 14-17, 2012.

“With the 12-city 2011-2012 Progressive International Motorcycle Shows coming to a very successful close here in Daytona Beach, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the Tour than by hosting the ultimate builder of custom bikes, Paul Teutul, Jr., at our show. His latest custom creation is sure to thrill fans and we’re honored to be a part of it,” said Kerry Graeber, Brand Director, Advanstar Communications. “In addition to Paul and his cast bringing excitement to the show, we’ve got a full four days of excitement planned with the highly anticipated awards ceremony for the Ultimate Builder Custom Bike United States Championship and finale performances from the Smage Bros Stunt Show.”

“We are honored to be a part of the Daytona Beach Ultimate Builder Custom Bike United States Championship Show. In addition to showcasing a variety of our most popular custom bikes for fans, Paul Jr. Designs will be unveiling an all-new custom creation at the show,” said Paul Teutul, Jr., star of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and creator of Paul Jr. Designs. “This show gives us a great opportunity to connect with our fans, by hosting autograph signings and even giving them an opportunity to be in the audience for filming of American Chopperand we’re looking forward to it.”

Attendees to the show on Saturday, March 17, 2012, will have the unique experience to be present during live filming on an episode of American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, set to air the following week, on March 26 at 9 p.m. EST, on the Discovery Channel. The Paul Jr. Designs unveil will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, inside the show at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach. Autograph signings by cast members Paul Jr. and his crew will be held throughout the week. Paul Jr. Designs apparel and merchandise will be available for purchase at their booth, #811. Please visit www.motorcycleshows.com/daytona for more information about the autograph signing schedule.

American Chopper: Senior vs. Junioris a reality television show that chronicles the family rivalry between Paul Teutul, Jr., and his custom motorcycle business Paul Jr. Designs and his father, Paul Teutul, Sr. and his  custom motorcycle shop Orange County Choppers. Currently in its third season, American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, airs on the Discovery Channel, Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern. Check your local listings for more information.

Show Information
The Ultimate Builder Custom Bike United States Championship will be hosted at the Ocean Center Daytona Beach, located at 101 North Atlantic Avenue. The show floor will be open Wednesday, March 14, from 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Thursday, March 15, 11 am – 7 pm; Friday, March 16, 11 am – 7 pm; Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. As part of the greater Bike Week 2012, there is no cost of admission for the Daytona Beach Motorcycle Show. 

About Paul Jr. Designs
Although, Paul Jr. has always been mechanically inclined, it wasn't until he was 25 that he realized the depth of his creativity. In 1999, he created the now world-famous logo for Orange County Choppers, a custom motorcycle business he co-founded in upstate New York. With his talent and eye for design, he went on to create some of the most recognizable theme choppers in the world, including the Black Widow Bike, the Fire Bike and the Jet Bike, as well as working with some of the top companies in the world such as Intel, NASA and Gillette. After ten years in the steel business and ten years building custom motorcycles and a brand through OCC, he is taking all he has learned and applying it to his new company, Paul Jr. Designs. For more information, visit

About Progressive®International Motorcycle Shows®
From New York to California, the 12-city nationwide tour of the Progressive®International Motorcycle Shows® offers more than 500,000 consumers and 900 exhibitors from all powersports lifestyle interests an all access pass to the world of motorcycling. The world’s largest traveling powersports event gives enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to check out the latest gear and aftermarket accessories. The Show also offers hours of entertainment including a thrilling trials stunt show from The Smage Bros, made famous by their top 10 finish in a nationally televised talent competition; a custom bike competition offering over $90,000 in prize money and featuring $20 million worth of motorcycle machinery; information tailored for women riders, learning experiences and more. Show attendees are nine times more likely than the average motorcyclist to purchase a new powersports vehicle and related parts, products, and accessories, offering exhibitors exclusive access to the largest audience of potential buyers. For more information, visit: www.motorcycleshows.com.

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