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Team Fast N Loud, The True Winners of Chopper Live: The Revenge

Photo from the Road to Revenge Blog.

We’re finally back and recovered from our trip to Vegas for Chopper Live: The Revenge. Why is it that when you’re in Vegas for one week it feels like three? First of all, we want to say thank you to all of the Fast N’ Loud fans who voted for FRED to win the build off. We met a ton of you at Hard Rock Hotel while we were there, and based on the number of tweets and Facebook posts we received from the rest of you, there were a shit ton of you out there rooting for Fast N’ Loud. Based on that alone, we feel like the true winner.

Not only did we meet the deadline in the build, but we were also the only ones to ride our bike to Vegas, which was a fucking blast.

In the end, Paul Jr. Designs pulled out the win for the second year in a row. We came in second place, which isn’t half bad when you’re going up against someone who has been on the air for 10 years and has been building a following of gearheads for nearly a decade. With only one season on air, and a growing but very loyal following, we’re more than happy to say we beat Jesse James and Paul Sr. with our “pink bike.” FRED made us proud. You made us proud. Everyone who had a hand in making FRED as badass as he is made us proud.

[For those of you scratching your head out there, FRED is the bike we built for the build off. Fucking Ride Every Day]

Just wait until next year’s build off, guys and gals. We’re going to dominate.

 


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Comments

@ADM:

If there was one bike that you just wanted to get on and ride, “Fred” was the one. Clean, neat and sweet.

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm
@gary rainwater:

I think fred was the winner,To meet the dead line AND ride it to the show, this is true bike builders,love your show keep it up…………….

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm
@Sandru Alexandru:

congratulations. I love this show. Good luck from europe Romania

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm
@James Coles:

It was nice to see you both stand your ground against Jesse James. His ego is too big and I guess he still thinks that this was 2005 again.

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:51 pm
@Joe Anderson:

I thought Fred was a awesome bike in the true sense of the term chopper which came from guys taking there stock Harley’s and customizing them so came the name chopper which it had been chop up really you were the ony one’s with a true chopper. Anyway I thought you done great keep it up.

Posted on December 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm
@james:

you are the true winners. paul jr. won because real bikers ( most of them anyway) don’t watch american chopper. great job, keep doing what you do the way you do and scew everybody else.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 2:25 am
@Walter Nichols:

I don’t care what they said. You guys won hands down. When it comes to a custom chopper “Fred” is just that. Not some wanna be car/bike crap. You guys did the job in the time given and came out with one hell of a bike.

My next bike will be fast and loud from Gas Monkey Garage.

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Gas Monkey had by far the nicest bike of all 4. FRED was a man’s bike all the way. Congrats Richard and Aaron. Funny how my wife is obsessed with wanting to be ridden Fast N Loud!

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm
@burger okc:

Just want to say y’all did a fucking awesome job on Fred. I absolutely love everything y’all are doin. I would love to come see yalls shop and maybe have a couple of beers with ya. Keep up the good work. Yall have a loyal fan in me and hopefully a potential customer. That is if I ever get the funds. Anyways can’t wait to see what y’all build next. I’m sure it’s gonna be fucking awesome. Good luck

Burger.

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:17 am

If you go by the rules of the original Biker Build Off, you guys would have absolutely won. You built your bike within the original time limits, you rode your bike to prove it was ridable and then a vote was held. Based on that criteria, you guys should have won. So the question would be, was this a “true” biker builer off?? In my opinion, for whatever that would be worth, you guys did what most of us would do in the same position. Well done! So, is Fred for sale???

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm
@Herman Bingsley:

I love GMG it is my favorite show on TV.

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm
@Dave:

GMG, awesome bike. Even if it is pink! You guys are on your way to becoming a global enterprise. Keep to your faith and your vision and I know you will go far. I am forever a loyal fan!

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm
@Patrick:

What most people seem to forget is that a chopper is taking an existing bike and improving upon it which is EXACTLY what the Gas Monkey boys did. There was no CAD design, no sending out for ‘anodizing of aluminum’ parts, etc. Not to mention both Jesse and Paul Sr’s bikes were more ‘sport’ bikes than choppers anyway!

Just like it was done back in the day, Gas Monkey understands and continues to carry on the tradition of custom built cars and bikes.

Well done Richard and Aaron and here’s to many more years of Fast n Loud on TV!

Posted on December 20, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Finally!!! Two guys who get it. A bike I can buy and ride!!! NICE… There is only one other person that reminds me of you guys. Indian Larry. Unfortunately, he is no longer with us. Got your t-shirt. Put a Gas Monkey Garage sticker on my back window of my car. Everybody loves you guys in Da Bronx, NY.

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 10:25 am
@John Gibson:

I have never participated in anything like the ChopperLive, but I did this and it was a hoot. I am 57, retired SF, family man from small town Texas. Fred was the only bike involved that was a genuine chopper. I thought the time deadline issue was a microcosm of our society. No one is held to account for their screw ups except the small businessman and lower enlisted men. Stay fast and loud, Gas Monkeys.

Posted on December 22, 2012 at 3:47 pm
@Harlen Howard:

Jr bike was good but FRED was an American classic….. Great job fellas!

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 11:54 pm

What was Scott doing in NY with that young turtle
Paul Jr.? Why did he walk off the show when you
guys are starting to take it to the TOP! Anyway,
stay with and keep doing what your doing. Like Tony
the Tiger says about you guys, “Their Great” !

Monkey Gouger

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 8:04 pm
@Mario:

Very nice guys and yes you guys are the real winer ride and drive it there ! well done !

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 12:45 am
@Clzwld:

Hey now Nice Job!
Class with a little fuzz around the edges.
Hey what’s up with the bet?
Did or when does senior shave the face?

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 12:21 am

You guys def held it down…It was good to see you smash Jesse James because the only contest he is winning is Biggest Douchebag..Nice Work

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 1:39 am

Fuckin-ride-every-day. Fred. Thats crazy how you guys thought of that. Very creative. Good job

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 7:06 am
@BarkinBob:

Hands down, Gas Monkey built the “Best” (and ONLY chopper there! The thing that struck me, was the irony that J.J. was yhe only one (besides Aaron) that could even ride FRED. Jr. certainly can’t! and I doubt Sr. could either! GREAT JOB!

When I win the Lottery, I hope you guys will buid a hot rod for me. Good luck next season…I can hardly wait.

I hope you don’t go the way of OCC and let the show go to your head and up to your ass in debt, and loose focus on what it is really about.

Posted on January 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm
@noah:

i love fred its awesome

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 6:38 pm
@bobingbob:

you guys should have won

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm
@noah:

i love fast n loud yaaaaaaaaah!

Posted on January 3, 2013 at 6:42 pm
@Dodge (FINCH) Phoenix:

Gday from australia. Iam really proud that you boys built a chopper off an existing Harley. I also love the builds you boys do. YYEEAAHHAAA GIDDYUP. Gas, Arse, Cash & Class, nobody rides the Gas Monkey for free. Have a good one boys. Seeyaround, from the finch.

Posted on January 5, 2013 at 11:02 am
@Hillbilly Jim:

I’m not rider, but I’ve got to say FRED is the cleanest 2 wheel ride I’ve seen in awhile. Just my style, simple, clean lines on a classy chassis. Keep up the badass work!

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 2:53 am
@MrBully:

Just saw all bikes that were built, haven’t seen the live show yet. But Seniors bike looked like a concept bike that you are not meant to ride. Junior had a beautifull bike, but it looks like a artwork that was not meant to be driven ever. Jesse really made a terrible bike. It doesn;t look like any bike ever build, and we should be thankfull for that. The Gas Monkey bike was the only bike that I would ever want to own out of the 4. It’s super clean, looks gorgeous, great lines and colours. And it’s a bike you;d ride on proudly

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 4:45 pm
@Ryan:

I was standing outside Hart and Huntington when Jesse pulled the BS on your trying to be the tough guy. Don’t get me wrong the guys got tons of talent. I know you’d be man enough to admit that, but the guy is a total asshat. Good luck and glad the show finally has started airing in Canada! Season 1, episode 1 down and many more to come! Cheers and keep up the good work.

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm
@Chris Stumpf:

F.R.E.D.

Something I live by. Haven’t owned a car since 1999 and have been coast to coast round trip on two wheels 4 times. You guys definitely built the best motorcycle and proved it by riding from Texas to Nevada. I’d love to see any of the other guys bikes do the same. PJDs bike was a museum art piece, not a real, rideable motorcycle. OCCs was a great technology piece, but I doubt it would have held up well in the real world and it would probably have been to punishing to the rider. Jesse James, well his ego is too big for his own good. Two extensions and the bike still wasn’t done. Claimed to have created the first Vtwin sport bike. Never heard of Buell or Ducati? I wish John Britten was still alive to show JJ how it’s really done. I’m not a harley fan, but I’ve met some real riders out there putting crazy miles on their bikes. Nothing but respect. Same goes for you guys. You took an old clapped out, pink, girly bike and turned it into a really cool, but still pink machine that stood the test of the real world. And I love the name/acronym. Making the trip was the real win because you make a real motorcycle, not some trailer queen show piece.

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm
@erwin:

Hej,here erwin from holland,i watch the show every week and i like it,it’s my style.we dont have it much here in holland i wish i was living in america.
You have build a great bike gratulations with the second place.
Greets Erwin.

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm
@SUPERDAVE:

awesome job on the bike build ! everyone who actually watched the entire challenge knows that fred is the real winner ! it is so nice to see that there is a custom shop out there that pays attention to the importance of the raw close detail of what it takes to customize something ! i have customized allmost everything i have ever owned ,bikes ,quads ,boats ,cars ,trucks ! i have spent countless hours getting detail just right on even the smallest projects , and thats why i am such a fan of gmg ,,you guys have an awesome style of building ,and i cant wait to see whats happening with the new season !! good luck with everything ,from the motorheads in circleville ohio !

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 10:36 pm
@Joe:

Coolest bike I’ve ever seen !!!!!! Wish I had it I’d ride it every day, I like your style !
Joe – rusk Texas

Posted on February 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm
@Chuck Minahan:

“FRED” is a true, old school bike and I love it. It would really brighten my currently miserable life right now. I am currently watching the day long series. Please consider me to give FRED a great home. I will care for it dearly. I love Richard and the boys, one of the best motor head shows on TV.

Thanks…..Chuck Minahan

Posted on February 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm
@Eric:

Its about time a bobber is really recognized instead of the the same ole same ole chopper.

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 5:49 pm
@steve copelin:

who won fred

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 5:23 am
@Swen Ruchti:

Fred rocked it I’m in austrilia and I reckon you two kicked ass how much do I want for Fred???

Posted on May 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm
@ROBBY DEVINE:

WERE CAN I GET A FRED T SHIRT

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm
@99ways2die:

Heres THE break down of what was on stage last year.

1: A home made bike with an identity crisis that thought is was a car. Not only did they not take the time to CHOP the frame and add a V-8 as Harley builders have done for years but they also added a fake V-8 style header that looked like it belonged on a Snap Tight model and a grill off of a Ford that has no radiator to guard and served about as much purpose as a muffler on a funny car.

2: A crotch rocket that looked like Sr. And Jessie where getting together behind the scenes and trading ideas.

3: Another crotch rocket that in no way could be called a chopper because it was frameless with the sway bar, front end and foot controls braced together directly to the motor that couldn’t even be finished on time.

4: A true Harley that BS’ed nobody in what it was, no frills no bells and whistles, an American Icon ready to take on the world and not care about what anyone else thought. Even in drag took on the best of the best and did what it came for, “To beat Jessie James with a pink bike.” with out even taking the extra time allotted to them when Jessie disrespectfully decided he couldn’t get his frameless wonder done in time for competition.

And that my friends is what makes a true winner.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:47 pm
@99ways2die:

(RE-EDIT FOR CONTENT I PREVIOUSLY FORGOT TO ADD)

Here’s THE break down of what was on stage last year.

1: A home made bike with an identity crisis that thought is was a car. Not only did they not take the time to CHOP the frame and add a V-8 as Harley builders have done for years but they also added a fake V-8 style header that looked like it belonged on a Snap Tight model and a grill off of a Ford that has no radiator to guard and served about as much purpose as a muffler on a funny car. I think the most important part was the fact not only did they NOT add a true V-8 into the bike where they instead to take the easy way out and stick with a V-Twin BUT they also added a V-8 logo on the air breather lying about the engine that was in the bike making it completely irrelevant. I’m sure if they where nice about it the GMG guys might have had a flat head they could give them but honestly I’m not that sure Jr. would know the difference between a V-8 flat head and a Corolla 4 cylinder anyway but if they where real polite I’m sure Aron would have given them a crash course in how not to be a poser. ;) But everyone aside from GMG showed they where nothing but Hollywood driven dicks anyway so their stupidity is to be laughed at anyway.

2: A crotch rocket that looked like Sr. And Jessie where getting together behind the scenes and trading ideas.

3: Another crotch rocket that in no way could be called a chopper because it was frameless with the sway bar, front end and foot controls braced together directly to the motor that couldn’t even be finished on time.

4: A true Harley that BS’ed nobody in what it was, no frills no bells and whistles, an American Icon ready to take on the world and not care about what anyone else thought. Even in drag took on the best of the best and did what it came for, “To beat Jessie James with a pink bike.” with out even taking the extra time allotted to them when Jessie disrespectfully decided he couldn’t get his frameless wonder done in time for competition.

And that my friends is what makes a true winner.

Posted on September 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm
@Jota:

Lo de Jessy james fue un esperpento…el tío es bueno,qué duda cabe,pero tiene un ego que no cabe en los USA! Su moto era rara,por decirlo suave,mucha imaginación y tecnología y lo que sea,pero completamente falta de personalidad.Es como si jessy estuviera perdido ultimamente.Creo que se aburre haciendo motos.Ya no tiene “magia” como la solía tener.Cosas que pasan.

La moto de Paul sr era un trasto hecho en una fábrica,por un montón de tios,con un montón de máquinas,y un montón de dinero.Resultado:una moto sin alma,sin corazón,sin encanto.Será un cohete,y tendrá mucha tecnología aplicada,pero era completamente impersonal.

La de Junior era la moto “menos de Junior” que ví nunca! Era bonita,no hay duda,pero era una moto un tanto hortera,incluso vulgar,a pesar de las bellas lineas.Injusto ganador.

La moto de Fast and Loud era la mejor sin duda: Bella,impecable,fabricada con mínimos medios,motor Shovel,auténtica,…y encima llegó rodando!

Debisteis ganar!

Saludos de un fan desde España (Europa)

Posted on December 4, 2013 at 9:13 am

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I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite
some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.
Please let me know if you run into anything.
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Posted on April 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm
    @RR:

    I don’t know of anything like that right now, man.

    Posted on April 17, 2014 at 11:13 am


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