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The Next Great American Builder is a new “take no prisoners” television program from the creator of MTV’s Fast, Inc. They are looking for amateur builders interested in coming on the show to compete for a cash prize. Think you have what it takes?


Billy Lane & Paul Cox will be the judge of that!



Born and raised in Miami, Billy’s dad got him interested in cars and hot rods early on. So with this he decided to study mechanical engineering in college. While in school he bought his first bike, which was basically in a thousand pieces and so began his first build. Once he completed his two degrees, he started making custom motorcycle parts for friends mostly due to being strapped for cash. But the demand became so high, he decided to open Choppers Inc. in Melbourne, Florida in 1995. Since then, Billy’s creations have won countless awards and been featured in hundreds of magazines. He’s also written two books on choppers: Chop Fiction: It’s Not A Motorcycle Baby, It’s A Chopper (2004); and How To Build Old School Choppers and Bobbers (2005). Already considered a living legend, Mr. Lane holds seven U.S. Patents for his innovative motorcycle parts and has famously appeared on several TV shows including “Monster Garage”, “Biker Build Off” and in the documentary “Blood, Sweat and Gears.


Like Billy, Paul Cox was inspired by his father’s love of hot rods at an early age.  But beyond building everything from soapbox cars, hand gliders, robots and dirt bikes, his interests quickly expanded to painting, sculpture and leatherwork. This lead him to art school in Virginia where he studied painting and illustration, and eventually New York City in 1989. It was then he returned to bike building and met Indian Larry. The two began working together at Psycho Cycles where Paul honed his vast skills of metal fabrication, engine builds and leatherwork and they eventually opened legendary Gasoline Alley, which eventually became known as Indian Larry Legacy. Paul Cox Industries in Brooklyn, NY is one of the most respected custom bike meccas in the world. His bikes have appeared in hundreds of magazine covers and spreads, as well as won countless awards. Paul starred alongside Billy Lane in the documentary “Blood, Sweat and Gears” (2006) and has appeared in numerous episodes of “Biker Build Off.”

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