Annual Event Acknowledges Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars
Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization
(ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 8,
“Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the second
commemoration in what will become an annual event to raise awareness of
the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American
society. SEMA and its councils are now working to secure a
resolution to recognize the day’s significance.
“Last year, the
States Senate helped launch the first national Collector Car
Appreciation Day by passing Senate Resolution 513 at our request,” said
President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As a result, thousands
of Americans gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to
celebrate our nation’s automotive heritage. As we move forward, SEMA’s
commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive
restoration industry through its projects and programs is evident in
this special day.”
S. Res. 513 was
Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus members
Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators
and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in
Washington, and the resolution reaffirmed their understanding of the
importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan
group that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with
the car and motorsports. The Caucus recognizes the integral role
collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for
automobile’s unique historical place in our history.
The SAN will
maintain a list of
scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with
the automobile. Individuals, car clubs and business owners
interested in publicizing events should contact Mike Dingell, Director,
SEMA Action Network (SAN) at 202/783-6007, ext. 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to
celebrate on July 8th, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July.
Please forward this Alert to your
fellow car enthusiasts. Urge them to join the SAN and help
defend the hobby!
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