Md. - Paul
Teutul Sr. entertained millions on his reality television
show and even sat in the board room with President Trump.
Now, he's on his way to one of the biggest motorcycle drag
races and festivals of the year.
International Drag Bike League (IDBL) is proud
to announce the world-famous motorcycle builder and his
Orange County Chopper (OCC) team will take part in the
WPGC Bike Fest on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Maryland International
Raceway. Teutul will bring along his son, Mikey, and the
popular Spiderman custom chopper. Along with mingling
with fans, team OCC will enter the IDBL's huge motorcycle
show, featuring 16 categories of competition.
are very excited about this," Teutul said. "I've
seen a lot of videos online from this event, featuring
a lot of really fast bikes. It will be great to get to
the track and meet everyone involved. I know we will see
some amazing motorcycles."
Orange County Choppers, founded by Teutul in 1999, has
become a household name in the motorcycle world. Teutul
and his team of custom fabricators design, engineer and
manufacture unique choppers, as seen by millions on the
hit TV reality series "American Chopper" on
the Discovery Channel.
stranger to drag racing, Teutul will be reunited with
16-time Top Fuel Motorcycle champion Larry "Spiderman"
McBride, who was featured on an episode of American Chopper.
McBride will be racing an OCC-built, Lawless Industries
electric dragbike. In May 2012, Spiderman piloted the
electric dragbike to an unprecedented elapsed-time of
6.94 seconds at 201 mph. It marked the first time any
electric-powered vehicle had been in the sixes or over
200 mph on a drag strip. Now, Teutul will have a front
row seat to watch McBride attempt to break another world
record, the coveted 5.70 mark held by Sweden's Peter Svensson.
"Larry is a great friend and we had a wonderful time
working with him on the show," Teutul said. "What
he has been able to do on his Top Fuel bike is amazing.
It will be really cool to see it in person."
bikes are customized and built around a theme or, increasingly,
for a broad spectrum of motorcycle enthusiasts around
the world. The Spiderman bike is one of OCC's most popular
builds and rarely leaves the Newburgh, N.Y.-based shop.
are very proud of that motorcycle," Teutul said.
"It's always fun to take it to a place where many
will be able to see it in person for the first time. With
the Spiderman movie out this summer, and Larry racing
at the event, it was the perfect choice for us to bring."
Teutul's tough-guy image is contradicted by his tireless
involvement with various charities (HVSPCA animal rescue,
Make-A-Wish, St Jude's Children's Hospital, Boys and Girls
Club of America). Teutul and his crew will
also be a part of the IDBL's "Paint the 1/4 Pink"
fundraiser for breast cancer patients.
can't thank the OCC team enough for taking part in our
event. I've always had so much respect for what they have
done in the motorcycle world," IDBL President Jack
Korpela said. "Please spread the word to every motorcycle
fan you know. This is a rare opportunity to meet Paul,
Mikey and crew and see their outstanding creation. We
will see you Sunday, July 30, at Maryland International
The WPGC Bike Fest begins Friday, July 28 and features
more than a dozen classes of racing along with a Daytona
Bike Week-like festival on Sunday, which includes the
custom motorcycle show, live music, a bikini contest,
a beer garden, great food and much more.
For more information please visit www.RaceIDBL.com.