Orange County Choppers founder Paul Teutul Sr., who starred in "American Chopper," recently brought one of three Lincoln Choppers that he built to the Alan Jay Ford Lincoln dealership in Sebring, Florida, for the presidential namesake’s birthday.
Departing with an entourage of fellow bikers from the Sebring Airport, the reality TV star took the Lincoln Chopper into downtown Sebring and through the Circle before riding out to U.S. 27 and finally arriving at the Alan Jay Ford Lincoln dealership where the bike was to be on display for the 16th president’s birthday, according to an article in the Highlands News-Sun that was republished on the Alan Jay Automotive Network.
A large crowd waited anxiously to see the 9-foot custom Lincoln Chopper that Teutul had constructed.
Once at the Alan Jay Ford Lincoln dealership, Teutul held a meet-and-greet with fans.
Steve DiSano, who lived in Rhode Island before moving to Highlands County, was excited to see Teutul. An avid fan of "American Chopper," he watched everything from the fights between Teutul and his son, Paul Teutul Jr., to when the two went their separate ways.
"It was a good show, always," DiSano told the News-Sun. "I am here to try and get a picture with him so I can put it on Facebook. You don't have too many celebrities in Sebring."
Alan Jay Wildstein asked Teutul, a longtime friend, if he could borrow the Lincoln Chopper. Instead, the reality TV star said he could have the bike as long as it was kept on display for the public to see.
"For me, it is really cool to have the privilege to have the bike," Wildstein said. "It's history... . It is a super-big honor. We are excited about it."