Beck's Hybrids Pulls Out All the Stops for 75th Anniversary

Beck's Hybrids Pulls Out All the Stops for 75th Anniversary

Dealers packed room for unveiling of custom motorcycle.

Why would Beck's Hybrids ask Paul Teutul, Sr. of Orange County Choppers to build two custom bikes to celebrate their 75th anniversary? The answer became obvious at the unveiling of the bikes. Beck's is a one-of-a-kind company built from the ground up. So is Orange County Choppers, known for producing first-of-their kind bikes. The leaders of both of these companies in vastly different businesses share passion for doing things right, yet being innovative at the same time.

The bike unveiled at the opening is a reverse trike, the first made by OCC, with three wheels. The front of the bike resembles a cornhead. The handle grips resemble ears of corn. Many other features were incorporated into the bike to honor not only Beck's Hybrids, but the American farmer in general, OCC's CEO says.

The bike will be featured in an episode of American Chopper on the Discover Channel. Meanwhile, the bikes will be on tour from now through Feb. 22, being exhibited at some 15 field days and trade show events.

Part of the plan is to raise money for a good cause, Says Ashley Woodward, public relations manager for Beck's Hybrids. Beck's Hybrids will accept donations wherever the bikes are exhibited for the We Care for Orphans Adoption Fund Sweepstakes. Learning that there are 143 million orphans worldwide ant that it takes $30,000 on average to adopt one of these orphans, Sonny and Scott Beck decided this was a cause worthy of support. They want to make it more reasonable for as many families as possible to adopt orphans.

Anyone 18 or over can also register to win one of the bikes that were created at any of the field days or trade shows where the bikes will be on display. Limiting edition T-shirts featuring Beck's and OCC logos will also be available at these events. Proceeds form the sale of these shirts will be donated to the same cause.

A drawing will be held on Feb. 22 to determine the winner of the bike. The winner will be announced in a formal presentation at Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tenn.. That event runs from March 1 to March 3, 2012. You can learn more about where you can see the bikes and how to donate to the special project by visiting Beck's Hybrids on the Web at: www.beckshybrids.com/wecare.

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