Orange County Choppers.

The OCC showroom is at Newburgh, NY.
This place is way beyond cool.

There are special bikes on exhibit and you can take as many photos as you like. My favourites are the 9/11 Fire Department Memorial Bike and the POW/MIA Memorial Bike. Both are surrounded by memorabilia that make the tribute even more compelling.
It’s a really powerful way of expressing gratitude and encouraging remembrance of those who bravely served and sacrificed themselves for their fellow man.

We were lucky enough to score a tour of the workshop and take a look behind the scenes. We saw a number of bikes being worked on, and the framework for a motorbike sidecar that could carry a casket for bikers’ funerals. What a great idea!
We also saw a bike that Paul Sr is building for himself in shimmering gold and maroon. That bike is going to look absolutely amazing in the sunlight.
The production team were busy in a meeting but stopped to wave cheerfully to us as we walked by. Others stopped what they were doing to say hello and That was really nice. I get a very strong impression that everyone here works very closely as a team, and strives to maintain a positive and cheerful attitude. There’s a really good vibe here.

In addition to the showroom and store, there’s a cafe and a two lane bowling alley.

I’m really glad we came here. It’s been a great experience, and an excellent change to looking at scenery all the time.
And I know so many people, especially my nephews, are going to be dead jealous. Win.

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