Who is West Coast Choppers?

West Coast Choppers

West Coast Choppers

Founded by Jesse James in 1992 West Coast Choppers now has over 50 employees. Looking back at its humble beginnings in a friend’s garage, it is now a powerhouse in the custom bike world.

Jesse James is a diverse and talented man. At a very young age Jesse was exposed to the world of motorcycles. First with his mini bike at age 7. And through his fathers business in his early teens. After excelling in sports in high school he went on to the University of California Riverside. A knee injury kept him from continuing his athletic pursuits. He then trained to become a professional bodyguard and worked for many “A” list bands including Soundgarden and Danzig and traveled the world with them. While touring he met his former wife with whom he shares a 5-year-old son, Jesse Jr., and a 7-year-old daughter, Chandler. After deciding to leave the bodyguard business, Jesse went to work for Boyd Coddington {of American Hotrod fame} world renowned hot rod builder. After learning everything he could he struck out on his own.

Jesse James began West Coast Choppers with no loan and no partners, and built it painstakingly from the ground up as he does all his projects. The headquarters of West Coast Choppers in Long Beach California is an 18,000 sq. ft. facility and is quickly being outgrown. His bikes sell for $60,000 to $150,000. They include some truly unique and awesome designs like the Goldberg El Diablo rigid and Undertaker El Diablo 113” S&S built for the stars of WWE. Not to mention the Copper Chopper 6” up Dominator, the first and only handmade all copper bike, the AOL Bike DiabloII rigid, The Coors Dominator, and the National Tattoo El Diablo Softail. West Coast Choppers uses great suppliers like JMDRacing, Mac Tools, Viper Grafix, Bill Wall Leathers, Jegs High Performance, Rockford Fosgate, Chopper Dave’s, Jesse James Wheels, and Iannotta Racing. With the success of his Discovery Channel series the demand for WCC merchandise is overwhelming. His huge fan base can enjoy some high quality gear available from Frisco Tees. Jesse’s success also includes his custom cars and many wild creations on Monster Garage, but it seems his successes go a lot farther when they include the other aspects of his life.

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