Custom-made motorcycle to be auctioned for hurricane relief


Orange County Choppers’ ‘Texas Strong’ motorcycle will go up for bid Thursday, Oct. 12. Guernsey’s image


NEW YORK – Orange County Choppers, the most famous maker of one of a kind motorcycles, has just revealed a spectacular Texas Strong bike that will be sold at auction on Oct. 12 in Houston, Texas. NYC-based Guernsey’s will be conducting the event with auction proceeds going to support the Peace of Mind Foundation and those whose mental health has been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will be held live at Gallery Furniture, 6006 North Fwy. in Houston at 6 p.m. Central time / 7 p.m. Eastern.

Under the guidance of Paul Teutul Sr., the exploits of Orange County Choppers became a sensation for nearly a decade, effectively creating the world of reality television. Week after week, the shop produced one outrageous themed creation after another, pushing the boundaries of motorcycle design.

This latest gesture reflects the giving nature OCC has always exhibited as their choppers frequently have been used to support worthy charitable causes. Sporting the “Texas Strong” banner, this long, lean custom chopper features powerful red, white and blue regalia. The 124-inch, twin cam, six-speed motorcycle has a tricked-out rear fender, syringe exhaust, unique gas tank and many other one-off features.

Gallery Furniture – the setting for the event – and the McIngvale family have been pillars of community support during the difficult times following Harvey. Indeed, Gallery opened its doors to provide food and shelter to those in greatest need during the darkest days.

Now, one lucky successful bidder will revel in owning as extraordinary a motorcycle as this one, taking comfort in knowing that the event’s proceeds will be going toward continuing support of those who need the help most. Years ago, Guernsey’s worked with OCC to support the Fallen Heroes Fund, and is delighted to be assisting Orange County Choppers, Gallery Furniture and the Peace of Mind Foundation in this needed effort.

Bidders needing additional information should contact Guernsey’s auction house at 212-794-2280.