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Former 'American Chopper' Star Cody Connelly Has a New Career Now

By Anna Quintana

The newest season of American Chopper just premiered — but one familiar face won't be making a comeback. 

Cody Connelly left the show in 2007, and over 10 years later, fans are still missing the motorcycle enthusiast. Cody attended the American Motorcycle Institute and joined Orange County Choppers while he was still in high school. On the show, viewers witnessed Cody's prized bike, The Cody Project, sell at Daytona Beach Bike Week during the first season of the Discovery series. 

So, what happened to Cody on American Choppers

He actually left Orange County Choppers — where he worked since 2001 — to join OCC co-worker Vinnie DiMartino, who opened up his own custom shop, V Force Customs. However, that was short-lived and the friends parted way, but not before suing Paul Teutul Sr. for breach of contract, fraud, and other charges. 

He claimed the company used his brand name on merchandise without his permission, and he accused Paul of not giving him Old School Chopper, which was gifted to him on the reality show.