Father, son reunite restoring Yanks motorcycle – MLB.com

Paul Teutul Jr. hadn’t spoken with his father, Paul Sr., for about a decade. But when the opportunity presented itself for the pair to join forces again to restore a special bike they had once built together, it was too good to pass up.

The two stars of Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” will unveil the Yankees-themed chopper on Monday night’s episode (10 p.m. ET), aptly titled, “Yanks for the Memories.”

Paul Teutul Jr. hadn’t spoken with his father, Paul Sr., for about a decade. But when the opportunity presented itself for the pair to join forces again to restore a special bike they had once built together, it was too good to pass up.

The two stars of Discovery Channel’s “American Chopper” will unveil the Yankees-themed chopper on Monday night’s episode (10 p.m. ET), aptly titled, “Yanks for the Memories.”

The unveiling was taped recently at the MLB Network studios, where the father-son duo was joined by Kevin Millar, Chris Rose, Harold Reynolds, Eric Byrnes and Sean Casey for the big reveal.

The bike was originally built by the Teutuls in 2005 at the request of Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, Laura, who planned to auction it off at their foundation’s annual fundraising event. After completing the project, Paul Sr. wound up buying the bike at the auction to support Posada and his foundation.

“He had it for about 12 years and sold it,” Paul Jr. said. “Whoever bought it, my suspicion is, somewhere along the line, someone intentionally destroyed it for — and this is speculative — maybe insurance money.

“Me and my father were just starting to talk a little bit after 10 years of being at odds, and I was looking for a project to do with him. This guy calls up and

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