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February 17, 2009
Patriot Chopper to be at Sportsmen's Show
The Oregon Army National Guard is bringing the "Patriot Chopper" to the KDRV Jackson County Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show February 20-22, at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, Oregon.
The Patriot Chopper is the result of a collaborative effort between Orange County Choppers (OCC) and the Army National Guard. OCC is a custom motorcycle building company, founded in 1999 by the Teutul family: Paul Sr., Paul Jr., and Mikey. Since its inception, OCC has caught the eye of the nation through the television hit, "American Chopper" on The Learning Channel.

In July 2007, the National Guard encouraged soldiers from around the country to submit their ideas for the custom design of the bike. Four winners were chosen and Major General James Nuttall, Deputy Director of the Army National Guard, presented certificates to the these soldiers during the unveiling ceremony September 27, 2007.
"We took [the soldiers'] ideas and put them to work," Paul Jr. explained, "I think for them, it really is their bike. It was a bike they designed and that we fabricated. I think it made it that much more special."

The finished chopper showcases a minuteman air-filter cover. The spokes of the wheels feature 3-D inlaid spearheads, representing the seven Army values. An ammunition belt lines the handlebars. Chrome M-4 magazines serve as struts, and an M-4 rifle is mounted on one side of the rear wheel. The color of the bike is red, white and blue with Army Combat Uniform pattern used throughout. A list of every war and conflict the National Guard has participated in since its founding in 1636 is displayed on the top of the fuel tank.
To learn more about the Oregon Army National Guard, visit www.oregonarmyguard.com  or stop by your local National Guard Armory. For more information on the show, go to www.exposureshows.com.
Contact Info:
Guy Britnell