Orange County Chopper Reveals National Guard Chopper
January 18, 2008
On January 17 and again on January 24, the Army National Guard’s Patriot Chopper will be featured on a Learning Channel program. In September, the construction of the bike was revealed at the Army National Guard Readiness Center in Arlington, Virginia. The bike, which was built by Orange County Choppers will be documented on the show, American Chopper.
The bike was built from designs that were submitted by Soldiers. The Patriot Chopper will be the first of three motorcycles built for the National Guard by Orange County Choppers. Last year, Soldiers were asked to submit ideas for the National Guard sponsored motorcycles. This particular bike is red, white and blue. It also features the Army Combat Uniform pattern. Also includeed will be a list of every US war and comflict that the National Guard took part in.
The four Soldiers, who had their ideas used for the bike were CWO David Vasquez, SFC Matthew Billet, SFC Richard Crawford and PFC Joseph Scheibe. The Patriot Chopper, along with the other two bikes, once completed will be used by the National Guard for recruiting, as well as for the promotion of motorcycle safety.