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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 20:31

Poway, CA, Navy Veteran Has Vehicle Painted to Honor Troops

Kano Williams, US Navy Veteran HM1(FMF/PJ), had his 2006 Dodge Magnum RT painted as a tribute piece for all armed forces, active and retired, in October of 2011. At first Kano had the car wrapped with a vinyl graphic with a similar concept to the way the car is painted now. He decided to make the photos and concept permanent by having the design airbrushed on the car. All the photos on the vehicle are actual pictures of the 6 tours Kano has done throughout his career in the armed forces. The Purple Heart design is also inspired by Williams’ career as he is a Purple Heart recipient.

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“The car was really getting a lot of attention with the vinyl on it so I decided to make the concept permanent by getting it airbrushed on my car,” said Williams.

Kano’s car was featured at last year’s SEMA show and also just finished the DUB Tour in Anaheim, CA, earlier this month, where it won Best of Show in Painted Graphics. Kano’s car will also be part of the inaugural Veterans’ Cruise for a Cause in Oceanside this year.

The shop that did the build was Sinful Enhancements in Lemon Grove, CA. Owners Sinh and Han helped Kano accomplish his dream car. The beautiful artwork painted on the car was the work of Wesley Smith at Studio Wes in Lemon Grove.

The inside of the car carries on the theme with purple upholstery and more Purple Hearts embroidered in the headrests.

Kano is the CEO for an organization called Vets Cruzin’ for a Cause, an organization that uses all variations of vehicles as a way to createawareness for the past, present and on-going military related affairs. The group is a non-profit, veteran owned and operated organization. They hope to raise money to provide bi-annual bike and car shows in selected areas, as well as, hosting an annual bike/car ride/cruise.

For more information about this organization visit:

Sinful Enhancements
7666 Lemon Avenue 
Lemon Grove, CA 91945
(619) 466-0800

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