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'American Chopper' Son -- Out to Destroy Dad

4/15/2010 1:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The oldest son from "American Chopper" has escalated the war against his father by opening up a rival motorcycle business -- and he's making the whole thing incredibly personal.

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TMZ has learned Paul Teutul Jr. is starting a competing shop to go head-to-head with his dad's Orange County Choppers shop.

But here's the catch -- Junior has recruited a bunch of disgruntled employees who left his dad's place ... including his brother Mikey Teutul and friends Vinnie DiMartino, Robert "Nub" Collard and Joe Puliafico.

We're told Senior has no idea about the mutiny ... that is, until now.

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76.

Tony The Dong    

and another thing you have to kick ass to run a buisness not just do what you want. a buisness needs Rules Rules Rules

1551 days ago
77.

Tard    

Anyone remember the ep when the father gave him a real bike and not some hammered out piece.

1551 days ago
78.

mswings    

I say it's a ploy for ratings since they are coming back on the air.

1551 days ago
79.

Tard    

It is an obvious ploy. I would pay money to see all these wanabee bikers in a ring with a ultimate fighter on a Lost flashback.

1551 days ago
80.

Heather    

Posted on Jr's twitter
http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/hog_brawl_DGIaJp3YxntDfDynaIrtbL?sms_ss=twitter

1551 days ago
81.

gia    

The "dad" is a nasty, mean-spirited, talentless bully. He deserves everything his son dishes out, because apperently Paul Jr finally got fed up of his father's BS.

1551 days ago
82.

Tard    

Ya like they are not hoisting one saying chears.

1550 days ago
83.

Joe    

AWESOME news.
He's not a whiny child..his dad is a selfish dolt whose ego doesn't allow him to love his kids. Daddy has no talent at building bikes, couldn't put together a bike without the help of his fabricators. ALL the best to Paul Jr. Hopefully he ends up on TLC, and slags his dad...something his old man did all the time with his employees.

1550 days ago
84.

terri    

WHO CARES WHAT JR DOES, HE MAKES THE SAME BIKE OVER AND OVER ANYWAY

1550 days ago
85.

SoCalRazzles    

not a good move Junior...you only get one dad.

1550 days ago
86.

Lou    

No matter what, your father IS your father. Guess there's no respect when the "almighty dollar is at stake". What, they dont have enough? Pretty damn sad...

1550 days ago
87.

ManiacalZebra    

I've never seen this show, but if there are "a bunch of disgruntled employees" available to hire, that kinda sends up a red flag right there.

1550 days ago
88.

torpeau    

The family got wealthy and it was just because of a lucky phone call from the Discovery Channel years ago. They can all retire and live on their millions.

1550 days ago
89.

TheEyes    

If anyone made it personal ... it was their father. Unfortunate for Paul Sr. ... Jr. can do well without his father ... however not having Jr. will be damaging to daddy's business model.



But hey ... you mistreat your kids in public and openly enough on television ... this is a predictable result. I would buy a bike from Jr. all day long ... but never from Sr.

1550 days ago
90.

djstoop_id    

Will they be making a show out of that as well?

1550 days ago
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