Performance & Hotrod Business February '14

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The vehicle was unveiled on Sept. 17, 2013, at Paul's Restos' annual car show, an event that featured more than 300 cars and was attended by more than 1,000 people, including Calero's family and his platoon. The local fire department dropped a 50-foot flag from the event's location, and area veterans attended to form a flag line in his honor. represent Calero's life in the military. If the vehicle ends up being sold or auctioned, all proceeds will go to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of the family's choice. The restoration project may have had its setbacks, but DiMauro says he wouldn't have done anything differently. "So many people contributed to the build that I wouldn't change anything," he says. "The experience of being able to unveil it to the family was unbelievable. It was a great, great journey." Calero's GTO also has inspired DiMauro to pursue other charitable projects. "I'm thankful that I was able to do it, and now I want to do another one," DiMauro says. "If the economy stays strong and we're doing well, I want to give back. If you're fortunate to be able to do it, why not do it?" February 2014 PHBFEB_52-77.indd 73 n Performance & Hotrod Business n 73 1/2/14 4:38 PM

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