OCC Customs Choppers GTX
Fast and Furious in 60 Seconds
Depending on your age, you'll likely remember how automotive manufacturers would rebrand designs across platforms. Still to this day they continue doing so. Honestly, there isn't much difference between a Passat and an Audi A8 or a Cadillac and a Chevy. Nuance is there but this is a long held tradition of taking a design and calling it something else. Mopar did this gratuitously across the Plymouth, Dodge and Chrysler brands for decades. With the performance cars, Dodge and Plymouth were homes to some of the pillars of the fabled muscle car era and we can see the pillar represented here in the GTX by OCC Customs Choppers.
Either you are a Mopar person or you aren't. I'll admit to thinking their cool from a distance then I'm reminded of the 1986 Dodge Charger which annoyed me for about 10 years of my life. The thing was absolute crap, consistently so among the K cars brought about by Lee Iacocca's attempt to save Chrysler. Lost in this new lineage of boxy, underperforming and unreliable grocery getters was the history of Mopar muscle. Would I buy a Mopar? No, I don't trust them after my past experience. Would I drive one in SL? Oh hell yeah!
OCC Customs Choppers is pretty diverse in their product lines. Makers of motorcycles and cars including those with the drag script, what I enjoy most about what they build is the vintage rides. Yeah the modern cars are fun but we can see those most any day, seeing a running GTX which isn't rusting away would turn more than a few heads.
When I was able to take the GTX out on the track, like any vehicle I review, I'm looking for a suitable place to capture the vehicle with my camera but I also want to see how well it performs. Just finding the right spot to take pics allows me to get to know the car and its manners. For me, cars don't perform that well compared to bikes. When you find one properly set up and balanced, it is a great thing! Sure they can look the part but if you can't drive them and have some fun, what's the point? The GTX is a great thing in both looks and yes, performance.
With the blower rising above the hood (bonnet if you're so inclined) like the Grand Tetons, the GTX looks powerful. It is when you fire it up and hear the whine coming from the blower you know looks are not deceiving. The car was balanced in the turns and quite intuitive at 5th gear. I suspect it would go a good bit faster with some settings tweaks but that isn't my gig. I love it when a vehicle is properly set up out of the box and you as a consumer, should demand it or walk away. OCC Customs Choppers sets up their bikes and cars quite well out of the box. From there you can do some minor tweaks to fit your driving style and computer set up.
After driving the GTX, would I want one in RL....yeah, yeah I think I would. Aww hell, I know I would!
About OCC Customs Choppers
OCC Customs Choppers, I understand, is moving locations soon. Hit up DJ Indian Dagger (wildman2 steamer) to find out their new location. While you're at it, get him talking about cars and bikes, he's the real deal. Getting to know a builder is a really cool anyway. Not only can they help you get the bike of your dreams, they will often help you fit your avi to the bike and introduce you to custom options. OCC also has an active group which says positive things about this company. So join the group too! If you aren't the social type (I'm not always) you can visit OCC's marketplace and get access to the products.
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