Discovery's 'American Chopper' to roar down under

MUMBAI: Tourism Australia and US broadcaster Discovery are partnering to bring Orange County Choppers’ Paul Teutul Sr and his sons Paul Jr and Mikey – the characters from the show American Chopper - to Australia in February 2007 to experience the best Australia has to offer.

A down under-themed chopper will be designed for a special three-part installment of the series that will air on Discovery in more than 300 million households worldwide in the second quarter of 2007.

The Teutuls’ two-week visit to Australia is part of Tourism Australia’s Global Programme. This is an initiative that is part of a three-year partnership between Tourism Australia and Discovery. Global Programmes is designed to showcase Australia’s unique lifestyle, people and culture to the world while giving visitors and global travellers a glimpse of what the country has to offer.

For the uninitiated the show highlights the craft of building intricate, custom-made motorcycles in the Orange County Chopper garage, located about 80 miles from New York City. The series has built a global fan base documenting the real-life tirades and triumphs of the eccentric Teutul family as they manage the shop and struggle to meet seemingly impossible deadlines for building incredible customised choppers

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