KITCHENER, ON – It took 35 years, but truck driver Lucian Stoica’s dream of owning a Harley Davidson motorcycle finally came true with the dragster appearing in his driveway earlier this month.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Stoica said in disbelief when he walked outside his Kitchener home and saw the 2015 Harley Davidson Softail Breakout.
DriverCheck’s National Sales Manager Kris Phippen brought him outside and congratulated him on winning the company’s Harley Giveaway Contest.
Phippen shook Stoica’s hand as Stoica shook his head and sat down to get his bearings.
“I need to take 15 minutes,” said Stoica. “It’s a huge surprise. I don’t know what to say, I’m still shaking.”
Stoica thought he was just getting a gift basket when the DriverCheck team arrived at his door.
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His name was entered into a drawing for the motorcycle when he visited DriverCheck’s newly renovated Kitchener clinic in February.
To renew his class of license, Stoica is required by law to pass a medical exam every 5 years. In May, his name was randomly drawn from a pool of 1,500 entries.
DriverCheck Inc. is a national provider of workplace medical testing and assessments with a network of more than 700 clinics.
“It’s a token of our appreciation,” said Phippen. “It is truck drivers like yourself that truly make such a significant contribution to our economy.”
Stoica had loaded up his truck and was ready to leave for Windsor when the DriverCheck team showed up at his house. Not even his wife believed it when DriverCheck called her a few days earlier to arrange the surprise visit.
“Is this for real?” she asked Phippen.
Stoica doesn’t have his motorcycle license yet, but now he does have the incentive to get it.
“Skiing and gardening were my hobbies [before this],” he said, as he gripped the handles on his new dragster. “But probably I need to add another one.”
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