Lost Angels | Aaron Valencia, Custom Car Builder

Lost Angels | Aaron Valencia, Custom Car Builder

Growing up, Aaron Valencia got caught up in drugs and crime and didn't think he'd live to see 30. But after getting himself into rehab, he found his fresh start in the form of classic car restoration. What started as a hobby grew into what's now the Lost Angels Children's Project of L.A.

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