Orange County Choppers
Paul Totul was born on May 1, 1949 in the city of Yonkers, State of New York, served in Navy of the USA and was the participant of war in Vietnam. On October 2, 1974 at Paul Totul the son called in honor of the father Paul Tetul Jr. was born.
Totul Sr. owned the metallurgical enterprise Orange County Ironworks which was founded in the 1970th years. And in the late nineties the businessman started assembling motorcycles, however, more for pleasure, than for the sake of profit as it liked motorcycles which he saw on the street and at cinema. For that time production of bikes was for it no more than addition to metallurgical business. But in 1999 Paul Totul Sr. together with the native son founded the Orange County Choppers company (in abbreviated form OSS), which brings to them wide popularity. The Orange County Ironworks enterprise passed to other son of Totul to Daniel.
By the way, often there was a confusion because of the name of the enterprise: many mistakenly believed that it is located in the district of Orange County that in California, however, actually it is the district of the same name in the State of New York.
True Blue which debuted in 1999 at the Daytona Biketoberfest exhibition in Florida became the first motorcycle of campaign of Orange County Choppers. The OSS motorcycles became world-famous thanks to participation in the popular reality show "American Chopper" on the Discovery Channel channel. And in 2007 the affiliated TLC channel assumed a broadcasting of show not only in the USA, but also in Canada. Emergence on television served as good advertizing for the company Totulov.
It was not the last appearance of founders of the company in a television shot. Paul Totul Sr. appeared in the clip of Nickelback group under the name "Rockstar", and also in the Long Way Round program, and together with the son called in his honor played a small role in the movie "Real Boars" in 2007. All this constantly held a name of the OSS company very famous.
The enterprise with an enviable regularity was involved in various judicial proceedings. In particular, there were many claims from the left employees of the company. For example, the former employee of Orange County Choppers Cody Connelly who left the company for the unknown reasons filed a lawsuit against it for use at an exhibition of the motorcycle which designed Connelly, but about it wasn't specified, and also for illegal use of his name. But charge of frauds in which Paul Totul Sr. and Daniel Totul's names appeared, served the Turner Construction company became the most scandalous. The claim included the requirement about compensation of 1 million dollars.
The design personnel of the company is small. At the moment it includes 11 people. Some employees left firm for various reasons. Mike Kempo remained with the former colleagues in the friendly relations, having left in search of new creative decisions, Vincent Dimartino and well-known Cody Connelly left Orange County Choppers without explanation. In April, 2009 OSS were left by one of founders of the company Paul Totul Jr. who began to work on creation of own company Paul Jr. Designs. One more son Totula Sr., Mike, was dismissed from the company because of problems with alcohol.
The Orange County Choppers company also organized a series of free concerts in own shops with participation of such known musical collectives, as P.O.D, Candlebox, Red and others. A big concert was trebled and for a decade of the company on April 25, 2009.
A few years ago the OSS company expanded the market, having paid separate attention to Canada and the European countries. The headquarters of Orange County Choppers at the same time moved to the city of Nyyuburg, the State of New York.
The Orange County Choppers enterprise exists not a lot of time, however, for these 11 years from the date of the basis the company proved as the excellent producer of motorcycles of the highest quality.1 - 14
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