Genie Featured on “American Chopper” with Custom Genie Chopper Built by Paul Teutul, Jr. Designs
The Genie Chopper was featured on the June 18 episode of Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” nationally debuting the custom-built Genie Chopper. The bike was expertly crafted by Paul Teutul, Jr., owner of Paul Jr. Designs and co-star of the revived fan-favorite series. Teutul, a renowned designer & fabricator, designed the Genie chopper with iconic features exclusive to the Genie brand & incorporated those features as working components to the sleek, glossy look.
“There are lots of unique points of the bike, but I have to tell you, the wheels on this chopper are some of my favorite wheels we’ve ever made,” said Teutul as he unveiled the custom-built chopper. “Each spoke was made to replicate the exact pitch of Genie’s patented screw drive technology. It added a super cool, authentic element. Overall, I wanted the bike to feel fast, modern and high-tech, and I think we accomplished that.”
Our Genie team approached Paul Jr. last fall about creating a one-of-a-kind chopper that would reflect the American heritage of being in business for more than 60 years. Concurrently, we wanted the chopper to convey Genie’s innovative leadership in smart-connected, Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers. Our Genie team gave Paul Jr. brand standards to follow but left the final design completely up to him. By Q1 2018, the vision became a reality at the Paul Jr. Designs shop. Paul Jr. personally unveiled the bike in our Genie booth at the International Door Association’s annual IDAExpo in April.
“We are beyond thrilled how the chopper turned out, and the opportunity to be featured on the reboot season of the show was an added bonus,” says Steve Janas, our Vice President/General Manager Sales & Marketing. “Our whole team is truly revved up and excited that we had a chance to align our iconic brand with the notoriety of the Teutul legacy of work.
To view the episode, visit DiscoveryGo.com & follow instructions, or look for rerun schedule on the Discovery Channel.
- Danielle Anderson