Hydromat's 40-Year Celebration Chopper to Appear on "American Chopper"
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Hydromat brought in Orange County Choppers to create a commemorative bike. The bike, as well as Hydromat’s IMTS 2018 reveal of the bike, will air on the show “American Chopper” on February 12.
In celebration of Hydromat’s 40th anniversary, the company brought in Orange County Choppers (OCC) of “American Chopper” fame to build a custom motorcycle commemorating the milestone. The bobber-style bike is themed in the classic Hydromat logo style. OCC’s head designer, Jason Pohl, is said to have used the red color theme of the Hydromat Eclipse 12-100 machine to tie the classic logo with the company’s present achievements.
The design and build of the 40th anniversary Hydromat bike will be the feature of the first episode of “American Chopper’s” 2019 season and will air on the Discovery Channel February 12 at 10 p.m. ET and PT.
Hydromat CEO Bruno Schmitter, President Matthias Walter and other Hydromat associates welcomed OCC’s founder Paul Teutul Sr. to 2018’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) for the unveiling of the Hydromat motorcycle. The unveiling will be a part of the upcoming show that will also include scenes from OCC’s visit to Hydromat’s campus in St. Louis, Missouri, along with their design and building processes.
Orange County Choppers has been the center of the reality TV series “American Chopper” on the Discovery Channel. After a five-year hiatus, the show has returned to the network with Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. rejoinoing the custom bike building industry.