Announces Winner of $58,000 Chopper Giveaway Contest

Nearly 105,000 contestants entered for chance to win motorcycle custom-built by Orange County Choppers

Nearly 105,000 contestants entered for chance to win motorcycle custom-built by Orange County Choppers

New York — July 1, 2005 — Angela Stanett, of Hydraulic Services Inc., in Columbus, Ohio, has won a $58,000 custom-built motorcycle in's Chopper Giveaway Sweepstakes.

Stanett, whose contest entry was selected at random from the nearly 105,000 received, won the custom-made motorcycle built by Orange County Choppers, the motorcycle shop featured in the television show "American Chopper" on the Discovery Channel. presented the chopper to Stanett this week at Hydraulic Services.

"We began this sweepstakes as a way to generate awareness about the launch of, which was built to meet the demands of industrial buyers and engineers for online access to the suppliers, parts catalogs and CAD drawings they need to meet their exact specifications," said Eileen Markowitz, president of Thomas Industrial Network.

Sourcing a "Beautiful Machine

Every month, more than a million qualified buyers and engineers use to obtain information on 650,000-plus industrial suppliers in 67,000 product categories, according to Markowitz.

She added that the Chopper won by Stennett serves as a good example "of how industrial parts and services come together on Every component that went into the creation of that beautiful machine can be sourced on"

The Chopper is a T-Rex Soft Tail valued at approximately $58,000. The bike features a highly modified 131-cubic-inch Gladiator Super Comp Motor with aluminum barrels and heads, tuned to deliver 125 horsepower.

Custom Chops

The bike's custom single gooseneck frame is "chopped" seven inches in the backbone and four inches at the headsteady. Together, the headsteady and triple-trees give the chopper's extended front end a total rake of 45 degrees.

The frame is powder-coated " Green." The wheels are Orange County Chopper Sever 4 wheels machined from aluminum billet and chrome plated. Pictures of the chopper are to be available in the near future at

Still Needs the License

Stanett is a bookkeeper at Hydraulic Services, which is listed on The company, a family owned business that has served customers in the Columbus area for more than 25 years, provides machining and repair services for a full range of hydraulic applications.

Equipped with a machine shop, welding and fabrication facilities, Hydraulic Services offers specialized services for industrial customers, including hydraulic applications typically found in the construction, drilling, railroad, mining, sanitation and farming industries. Stanett said she entered the Chopper Giveaway Sweepstakes while visiting the site to check some information for a customer.

"I saw something about entering for a chance to win an OCC chopper. I'm a big fan of the TV show 'American Chopper,' and I just thought, 'What the heck,'" said Stanett. "I still can't believe I won. I'm in shock. I've ridden motorcycles in the past and always enjoyed it, but now I'm planning on getting my motorcycle license because I plan on riding a lot more now."

Additional Articles of Interest

— How are outsourcing and supply chain tasks such as purchasing and inventory management tied to "network-centric operations?" What is a network-centric operation? Read the article "The Future of Supply Chain Management: Network-centric Operations and the Supply Chain" to find out.

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— For more information on the current state of the sourcing market, see the article "The Analyst Corner: Sourcing" in the June/July 2004 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.