Corn Chopper Competition at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

They’re not the kind of choppers that turn corn into silage – they are the kind that turn heads on the highway.

A father and son custom motorcycle design team split up to create corn-themed choppers for two different corn seed companies – Dekalb and Beck’s Hybrids.

The relatively friendly competition produced the Beck’s Hybrids 75th Anniversary custom built Orange County Choppers motorcycles on display in the company’s tent at FPS 2011. The one on the left has a combine corn head with ears of corn for handles and both have vintage farm scenes on the gas tanks, designed by Paul Teutul Sr., CEO of Orange County Choppers.

You can stop by the Beck’s tent to enter to win one of these bikes in the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes. The drawing will be held on Feb. 22, 2012 and the winner will be announced at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn., March 1 – 3, 2012.

farm progress show 2011Meanwhile, Dekalb showcased their 100th anniversary custom made chopper designed by son Paul Jr., who rode the bike ahead of the crowd as the main gate entrance opened at Farm Progress Show on Tuesday.

The Dekalb chopper will be auctioned next year with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross, after traveling across approximately 10 states on a 14-20 stop Chopper Tour around rural America following the Farm Progress Show reveal.

The build and reveal of both the seed companies’ commemorative choppers will be featured on upcoming episodes of “American Chopper” on The Discovery Channel.

Watch the opening gate video from FPS 2011 below:

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