“American Chopper” Star Finds “Freedom” in Move from NY to Florida

Founder of Orange County Choppers and “American Chopper” reality star Paul Teutel Sr., is moving the company’s headquarters from New York to Florida in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  

After news broke last week that the company would be flying south and shooting new episodes of the show in Florida, Teutel told an interviewer that the reason for the move was obvious.   

“I think I have more of a fan base down there in Florida and the riding season is nine months maybe even ten. In New York you have a short season, maybe only 3 months or so,” he remarked.

Beyond the nice weather and extended riding season, politics were “a lot” of the relocation. “There’s more of a sense of freedom down there than in New York that’s for sure.” 

He also thinks Florida has a better chance of recovering from the economic devastation caused by statewide lockdowns than New York does.  “The whole thing makes sense,” he continued.  

Teutel has been vocal in his opposition of shutting down businesses. “Keep the six-foot rule and keep the mask on.” He continued. “And, you know, that also means you could do that in a workshop. So things should not really stop because of that, you know what I’m saying?”

Though he is adamant about respecting mask rules to protect the people around him. “I think it’s more about other people than myself. You know what I mean? You need to respect. If that’s the rules, that’s the rules. I don’t know about wearing a mask all the time but when you’re out in public and they ask you to do that and people out there are, you know, in a situation where they want to be protected, then you need to allow them to have that right. So it’s not just about yourself, it’s about the people around you,” he concluded.  

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cher
cher
1 month ago

and maybe NY sucks

Cee Jay
Cee Jay
1 month ago

Welcome to Florida!
Just remember to leave any liberal NY politics at the border, please.

vladimir
vladimir
1 month ago
Reply to  Cee Jay

globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep in ny and globalist puppet, libby snow flake sheep in ca hate their globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party politics but move and take their globalist politics with them and F up the area they move to .

ROBERT POWELL
ROBERT POWELL
1 month ago

his mama didn’t drop him on his haid after all…

Michael
Michael
1 month ago

Good for you Paul. NY is getting worse by the day.

Marlene
1 month ago

Welcome to Florida. Don’t care which side of the political aisle you favor, just keep politics off your show. We get enough of that in the sports Arena.

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
1 month ago

The biggest problem with many of the people that leave NY, CA, OR, WA, for more freedom is that once they get to their new home of choice they feel the need to try to inject their old home state’s BS into the local government. Just stop and think about what you are doing, you are leaving a place that you feel restricts your freedom and move to a place to be MORE FREE, then you want to have all of the very rules you left from imposed on the place you moved to.
If you feel that these things are so important to you, that is great, but we the citizens of the rest of the country don’t want them. Either leave these Democrat/Leftists/Liberal/Socialist ideas where you found them or stay where you are and leave the rest of us alone with our Freedom.

Stephane
1 month ago

Be a Conservative and you will be welcomed. Open arms.

Louie Rey
Louie Rey
1 month ago

I’m surprised that anyone stays in New York. I see that they’re building high rises where the apartments are going WELL over $50 plus million but doesn’t stop the .1% from living there. But seriously, can any other of the other 99% have to live there too? I can see that what’s coming and I know that they’ll be saying, “The last one out please turn out the lights.” I left almost 3 years ago and for a guy that was born there, lived there and thought I’d die there I couldn’t be happier. I live in a solidly red state and I’m extremely grateful for it.

Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
1 month ago

Big Paul was smart getting out of the Democrat Socialist State of New York, but he should have come to Texas. If things get too crazy we’ll just start back up the Republic.