Vincent DiMartino, better known as Vinnie is an American custom bike builder known for appearing in ‘American Chopper’ as a part of Paul Teutul Sr.’s Orange County Choppers.
Born near Hudson Valley, New York, in 1972, he grew up hanging around his father’s auto repair shop. At the age of 14, Vinnie had already started working at a small engine repair shop and, within a few years, started rebuilding vehicles.
As a vital part of OCC, he worked on custom bike fabrication and assembly until 2007. DiMartino left OCC in August 2007 and his co-worker Cody Connelly also followed him. Addressing his departure he stated in his website that he didn’t have any chance for advancement at OCC and he also wanted to have his own shop. However, his friendship with his childhood friend, Paul Jr., has remained the same. He helps out Jr. on some occasions.
Afterward, he opened his own custom motorcycle shop, V-Force Customs, in Rock Tavern, NY, where his OCC co-worker, Cody Connelly joined him.
On February 6, 2013, he revealed that DiMartino Motorsport Automotive was the new name for his company, V-Force Customs. His company services all City of Montgomery official vehicles plus private customers.While he may not work with Junior directly anymore, Vinnie does occasionally lend a hand to his friend, such as with the GEICO Armed Forces Bike’s 2015 annual maintenance.