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History of the Chopper DVD

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With a History Of The Chopper DVD, go back in time with renowned motorcycle fabricator, Jesse James, for a comprehensive look at the history of a chopper. James celebrates the pioneers and the unsung heroes, whose innovations have inspired mechanics throughout the world. A motorcycle DVD this is not. It is a tribute to the loud and proud history of the chopper.

A History Of The Chopper DVD will give you a front-row seat as you join world-renowned chopper fabricator and Monster Garage host Jesse James for an in-depth look at the colorful history of these loud and proud machines. Jesse profiles the pioneers of the chopper movement, celebrates the unsung heroes whose ingenuity and creativity have inspired thousands of garage mechanics, and highlights some of the bike world's seminal creations.

Plus in the motorcycle DVD, watch as Jesse restores the "bird bike" – a 1969 cast-off that he discovered on the back of an old pickup truck. Jesse and the guys from West Coast Choppers put their heads together to figure out how to restore the bike to its original condition – everything from the frame to the gas tank to the motor.

Shop for a History Of The Chopper DVD for a retrospective on the machine and innovators that inspired the modern chopper to be what it is today.

Master fabricator Jesse James details the history of these loud and proud machines - then builds one of his own. 100 minutes.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Region: 1

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19 Reviews
4.9

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Discovery ChannelHistory of the Chopper DVD
 
4.9

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (6)
  • Original (5)
  • Engaging characters (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • At home (5)
  • Perfect gift (3)
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    • Casual viewer (3)

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5.0

Every biker should own a copy

By Kev

from Coventry, Englandf

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Informative
  • Original

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    I had seen this on TV but wanted a copy of my own so my kids could learn where it all began and why.
    It's sad to see this is a part of our history getting strategically ignored by the establishment as a "sub culture" but I think people need to know that we care and why.

     
    5.0

    Absolute Gem

    By Ray

    from Las Cruces New Mexico

    About Me Casual Viewer

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    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • Informative
    • Original

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home
      • Perfect Gift
      • Younger Viewers

      Comments about this product:

      As an old "Chopper Guy" from the 60's, this is an incredible film. I read about it in the "Chop Cult" blog. It should be shown and not hidden.

       
      4.0

      Jesse James - History of the Chopper

      By 66

      from North America

      About Me Casual Viewer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Bikes
      • Informative
      • Interesting Perspectives
      • Takes Me Back

      Cons

      • A Few Characters Left Out
      • Lack Of Detail On Bikes

      Best Uses

      • Great Time Capsule

      Comments about this product:

      A great job by Jesse James. He is a talented fabricator in his own right and pays hommage to the pioneers who came before him. No forced/fake 'reality tv' dramatical nonsense that ruined other motorcycle based programs. Just a well put together trip through time with some of the characters that were responsible for kick starting the whole chopper movement.

      It would have been nice to include other builders (eg: Ron Finch, Denver Mullins)and chopper clubs who were also there in the beginning, but overall Jesse hits the mark.

      It is also a little light on details of some of the individual bikes themselves, showing more riding sequences rather than close up views. It is too bad this couldn't be a series of episodes instead of a one off, one hour show. There's a wealth of sub-culture that could be explored here.

       
      5.0

      i will watch this over and over

      By road capttain

      from almont, michigan

      About Me Movie Buff

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Entertaining
      • High Production Value
      • Informative
      • Original

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Perfect Gift

        Comments about this product:

        love motorcycles and everything that goes with american v-twins and the lifestyle

         
        5.0

        Don't knock it til you watch it!

        By Bella Donna

        from Edmonton, Alberta

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Informative
        • Original

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Perfect Gift

          Comments about this product:

          Gives you a inside look at the history of bikers and bike building. I a non bikers found it enjoyable, and informative.

           
          5.0

          jesse got it right

          By takehikes

          from napa, ca

          About Me Casual Viewer

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          Pros

          • Informative
          • Original

          Cons

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            • Adult Viewers

            Comments about this product:

            Jesse James provides the world with the truth of the birth of the chopper business. AEE Choppers and guys like Tom McMullen and Sugar Bear didn't invent choppers but they brought it to the masses.
            I know, I was there, I worked for AEE.

             
            5.0

            Jesse James is entertainment.

            By Donna

            from SL, UT

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                Comments about this product:

                Nice insight to why Jesse is interested in bikes.
                very entertaining.

                 
                5.0

                if you like harley"s this ...

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

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                if you like harley"s this dvd is great. I really enjoyed it.

                 
                5.0

                I thought the show was ...

                By Randy White

                from Oakisland, N.C.

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                I thought the show was awsome and Jesse did a great job reintroducing some of the great bike builders of the 70s. Its great to see John Harmans partner, Bill Holland, is bringing back an updated model of the original girder they made in the 70s.

                 
                5.0

                Jesse and the Discovery ...

                By Robert Lee

                from Mendocino, California

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                Jesse and the Discovery Channel did a great job here! This movie is full of very rich content, much of which I personally know to be true. After watching this dvd I found Bill Holland and Bob Mitchell at the Executive Choppers shop in Roseville California and had them make a frame and front end for me. Thanks.

                 
                5.0

                he discovers both the ...

                By rick shirreff

                from cairns, queensland, australia

                Comments about this product:

                he discovers both the bike and the history, he chops em both up to entertain us and lives the lifestyle, ride on.

                 
                5.0

                I saw the program on ...

                By Lisa

                from Chicago, IL

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                I saw the program on television and really enjoyed it, but when I found out it was available on DVD I just had to buy it for my motorcycle enthusiasts birthday.

                 
                5.0

                This is by far the best ...

                By Chuck Brown

                from Upper Marlboro, MD

                Comments about this product:

                This is by far the best documentary on choppers and bike culture Ive seen in a long time. Even though he probably isnt the first, I greatly appreciate Jesse James venturing into how blacks have influenced chopper culture. I highly recommend this product even if youre not a big motorcycle enthusiast.

                 
                5.0

                Was very happy to see ...

                By Jonathan R. Upham

                from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

                Comments about this product:

                Was very happy to see that Bill and Harry Holland, of Northern California, are carrying on the tradition of John Harman and continuing to build the front ends that he styled.

                 
                5.0

                Jesse James did a great ...

                By Ben Hinkle

                from Northfield, Mn

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                Jesse James did a great job on this show. Ithought I knew a lot about motorcycles, but now thanks to Jesse James, I know a lot more.

                 
                5.0

                Just as good or better ...

                By chuck

                from monroe, georgia

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                Just as good or better than the west coast shows.

                 
                5.0

                It was/is a great progam ...

                By Steven Locke

                from Lancaster Ohio

                Comments about this product:

                It was/is a great progam and it can help me with a school project.

                 
                5.0

                I am into motorcycles so ...

                By Miguel Marlowe

                from Hopkinsville, Ky.

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                I am into motorcycles so anything about or on bikes is good with me. I am a fan of Jesse James and have all his DVDs. The thing I enjoyed about this DVD was it captured a lot of people I have never even heard of. Now I am not new to two wheels, I have been riding since I was a child. Im 38 now. I believe "they did an excellent job of describing the passion that people have that enjoy the sensation of riding a bike.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent history with ...

                By Rodney Parks

                from Rapid City, South Dakota

                Comments about this product:

                Excellent history with information what it was really like back in 50s and 60s.

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