Beck’s Hybrids names chopper winner, raises funds for orphan adoptions


Greg Lundquist of Wabash accepts the custom Orange County Choppers motorcycle from Scott Beck, vice president of Beck's Hybrids. Lundquist won the chopper through the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes. (Photo submitted)

For the past six-and-a half months, Beck’s Hybrids’ two custom Orange County Choppers motorcycles have toured the Midwest, visiting more than 15 events and tradeshows. In March, Beck’s Hybrids announced the winner of the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes is Greg Lundquist of Wabash.

“We couldn’t be more excited to award Greg with one of the most unique custom choppers,” said Scott Beck, vice president of Beck’s Hybrids. “With the help of farmers, bike enthusiasts and the agricultural community, we’ve raised a total of $80,043. From the beginning of the sweepstakes, it has been our desire to help provide as many families with the resources they need to make their adoption a reality. More than 20 families will benefit from the funds raised.”

Lundquist registered for the OCC chopper at the Farm and Outdoor Power Equipment Show on Dec. 15. The chopper Lundquist will receive features a unique, custom paint job. An American flag with the saying “God Bless the American Farmer,” flies on the gas tank, along with an image of a two-row horse drawn planter, which is how the first Beck’s Superior Hybrids seed corn was planted.

“When I received the call saying I won the bike, I thought it was a prank,” said Lundquist. “I entered the sweepstakes mainly for the charity, never thinking I had a chance to win. I just wanted to donate $20 to a good cause that helps orphaned children in need. And even though I’ve never driven a motorcycle, I think I’m going to have to learn!”

There are 143 million orphaned children worldwide. The We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund helps unite orphaned children with loving families. The average cost to adopt is around $30,000. The bikes were unveiled on July 28 in front of nearly 1,000 customers, dealers and employees. The commemorative reverse trike was featured on the hit Discovery Channel TV show “American Chopper” last fall, and will remain at the Beck’s headquarters in Atlanta, Ind.

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