Vincent DiMartino or better known as “Vinnie” in ‘American Chopper’ is an American motorcycle builder. He appeared in the series from 2002 to 2007 and worked in Paul Teutul Sr’s Orange County Choppers. Born in 1972 in Hudson Valley, New York, he grew up around his father’s auto shop and by 14, he was already working in auto repair.
Establishment of V-Force
He is a childhood friend of Paul Teutul Jr. and joined OCC in 2002 right before American Chopper started filming. He was a vital part of the show, who worked on assembly and custom bike fabrication. He quit OCC in August 2007 to start V-Force Customs, his own bike-building business.
He addressed his departure on his website. He told that he didn’t have any chance for advancement at OCC and also wanted to have his own shop. He was joined in V-Force by another American Chopper regular, Cody Connelly a month after he left.
In 2010, he appeared in American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior, but as a contractor for Paul Jr.’s Paul Jr. Designs. He showed up in the show wearing hats and t-shirts bearing the logo of V-Force to ensure people that his company wasn’t out of business. In a Q&A session on his self-titled YouTube channel, Vinnie told that he would never work for OCC.
Initially, he did custom works on bikes in V-Force, but in 2012, he shifted his focus in auto and changed the company’s name to DiMartino Motorsports. The company currently provides services like tune-ups, oil changes, complete computer diagnostics, brake repairs, motorcycle inspections and more.
Vinnie has accumulated a net worth of $1 million, thanks to his work in American Chopper and auto restoration business. Though he is invested in his own project, he still hangs out with Paul Jr. He recently pulled a prank on Paul Jr. and Mikey Teutul in Jr.’s shop.
American Chopper returned to TV on May 28, 2018, but Vinnie has told that he has no interest in joining the show, even though Jr. approached him. He also uploads work and family videos on his YouTube channel where he has around 55k subscribers as of now.
Vinnie has been married to his wife, Melissa, since 2001 and shares four children with her. He has three daughters, Isabella, Ava and Vanessa and a son, Vincent. The father of four loves cooking and watches cooking shows. He has even set up a full kitchen in his shop.
Besides being a true family guy, he has a huge clientele, and his business is growing steadily.