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Tuesday, May 06 2014 10:46 AM

'First Look': New nonprofit gets veterans on the road again

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    Jon Hall, left, and Tracy Harrelson from American Warrior Customs, a nonprofit organization that is restoring service members’ and veterans’ classic cars to get them on the road again, joined this segment of "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

It started as a white 1970 Ford Torino. It's now a glittered orange and black Torino, restored and modified and belonging to a local Navy chief.

American Warrior Customs, a nonprofit organization, is restoring service members' and veterans' classic cars to get them on the road again. Whether it's a complete rebuild or a repair or modification of a vehicle for a disabled veteran, the organization does it all.

Tuesday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Jon Hall and Tracy Harrelson with AWC talked about thier organization and their upcoming projects.

"We aren't looking for any monetary gain," Harrelson said. "We are doing this to give back to our local veterans."

Many of the cars AWC restores are classics and you can't just find a part of the car in any store. Hall said they have to search for an original piece and that can run their costs way up.

Although the organization is fairly new, Harrison said many people have reached out to give them donations.

"The community response has been great in wanting to help us continue with our mission," Harrelson said.

For more information or to donate, visit www.americanwarriorcustoms.com.

 

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