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St. Anthony's Car Show

O'Hara is a fan of chrome, so he

O'Hara is a fan of chrome, so he decided to outfit his Mustang with a gleaming set of 20" chrome wheels. They are one of many touches that have helped O'Hara win his various awards. (June 10, 2012) Photo Credit: Vincent Balestriere

The Centurion Cruisers Car Club held a fundraiser at St. Anthony's High School, South Huntington, for fallen ATF Agent John Capano. Capano was killed in December while stopping a robbery in Seaford.

Leo Mengano of Greenlawn and his 2001 Chrysler
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Leo Mengano of Greenlawn and his 2001 Chrysler Prowler. "They didn't make many of these," he said. "I bought it because it was so rare." (June 10, 2012)

Mengano's Prowler is powered by a 3.5L SOHC
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Mengano's Prowler is powered by a 3.5L SOHC V6 putting out 253 horsepower, a figure rivaling Chrysler's Magnum V8 of the time. "It's only a V6, but it's a quick little thing," Mengano said. The Prowler was made mostly of aluminum, giving it a light 2,800lb. curb weight. (June 10, 2012)

Mengano's Prowler only has 33,000 miles, and will
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Mengano's Prowler only has 33,000 miles, and will stay in the family. "I'm sure they [Mengano's sons] have already figured out who's getting what, I have other cars...but I want them to bury me in this." Mengano has let two of his three sons drive the Prowler, but only on their prom days. His youngest son's prom is soon, and he will get to drive the Prowler just like his brothers before him.(June 10, 2012)

When Chrysler gave its engineers free rein to
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When Chrysler gave its engineers free rein to design a Plymouth hot rod, the retro-styled Prowler was born. Even today, the convertible has a unique style amongst even the new "retro" designs. "I thought about buying a Vette but there are so many Corvettes on the road...I just wanted something totally different," Mengano said.(June 10, 2012)

Steve O'Hara, a Northport resident, stands beside his
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Steve O'Hara, a Northport resident, stands beside his 2007 Steeda Mustang. O'Hara's Mustang was parked in a line of 'Stangs along the center aisle of St. Anthony's parking lot. (June 10, 2012)

O'Hara's
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O'Hara's "glasspack" Mustang has won multiple awards for some of its custom work. Its all-glass roof help the 'Stang stand out, even amongst a field of modded Mustangs. (June 10, 2012)

O'Hara is a fan of chrome, so he
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O'Hara is a fan of chrome, so he decided to outfit his Mustang with a gleaming set of 20" chrome wheels. They are one of many touches that have helped O'Hara win his various awards. (June 10, 2012)

With its leather seats and suede inserts, even
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With its leather seats and suede inserts, even O'Hara's interior is unique. "It's one of a kind," he said. "There's nothing like it." (June 10, 2012)

Frank Fazio of Farmingville stands with his 2006
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Frank Fazio of Farmingville stands with his 2006 black Steeda Mustang, dubbed the "Lethal Dark Pony" for the punch it packs despite its understated look (by Mustang standards). (June 10, 2012)

The Lethal Dark Pony's secret weapon is its
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The Lethal Dark Pony's secret weapon is its methanol injection system - Fazio's 'Stang easily puts over 500HP to the ground. "Plenty to have fun with," Fazio said. And faster than 95% of other cars.(June 10, 2012)

At quick glance, the Dark Pony seems like
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At quick glance, the Dark Pony seems like most other V8 Mustangs. But its boosted engine will blow most cars out of the water in a straight line. (June 10, 2012)

Gauges adorn both the Dark Pony's dashboard and
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Gauges adorn both the Dark Pony's dashboard and A-pillar, feeding Fazio important information like boost pressure and oil temperature - instrumental info at the drag strip. (June 10, 2012)

Bobby Rieth and Walter Buttler worked the grills
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Bobby Rieth and Walter Buttler worked the grills at the car show, collecting proceeds for the benefit of fallen ATF agent John Capano. (June 10, 2012)

Bobby Rieth, Mickey Thielde, and Walter Buttler kept
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Bobby Rieth, Mickey Thielde, and Walter Buttler kept the atmosphere light around the concession stand, posing on an electric golf cart while Leo Mengano stood on the cart's side step. (June 10, 2012)

Liam and Griffen Kelly of Saville came out
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Liam and Griffen Kelly of Saville came out to the show with their father John, "to show respect for the fallen officer." A squadron of Nassau County officers were on hand with police vehicles and equipment on display to the public. (June 10, 2012)

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