Major Jeffrey Calero's 1970 GTO is being rebuilt in honor of the fallen soldier from New York. Paul DiMauro, who specializes in classic car and hot rod restoration, is donating the labor for the project, while the Long Island GTO Club is collecting donations to cover the cost of the parts. DiMauro has also sought the help of other sponsors. Here's your chance to help out with the rebuild of Major Jeff's GTO as well as learn about Jeff's life and see the progress of the car.

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Major Jeff Calero's 1970 GTO Convertible
Pauls Rods & Restos are rebuilding the Pontiac of a local soldier killed in Afghanistan. Major Jeffrey Calero of Queens died October 29, 2007 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while he was on patrol in the city of Kajaki in southern Afghanistan. He was 34. Calero, a classic car enthusiast, had been working on restoring a 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible that he had purchased 10 years earlier. Paul DiMauro, owner of Paul’s Rods and Restos in Deer Park, said he hopes to present the finished car to Calero’s family at the GTO Club’s annual Memorial Day Car-B-Que Car Show on May 17 at Crab Meadow Beach in New York.



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