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Las Vegas Issues Collector Car Appreciation Day Proclamation

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and the Las Vegas City Council issued a proclamation declaring “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the city. Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 at SEMA’s request to acknowledge the day’s significance in raising awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Idaho/Province of Manitoba Proclaim July 13, 2012 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

At the request of organizers of Northwest Motorfest, Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a proclamation designating July 13, 2012, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the state. Idaho joins West Virginia, New Mexico, New York and Hawaii as states that have officially recognized the celebration.

Hobbyist Bills Die as New York Legislature Adjourns for the Year

Prior to the adjournment of the New York State Legislature, the State Assembly issued a resolution memorializing Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim July 13, 2012 as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state. However, the legislature failed to complete action on a series of other bills that would have had an impact, both positive and negative, on the automotive hobby.

New York/West Virginia Proclaim July 13, 2012, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” 


Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Bill Reilich, the New York State Assembly issued a resolution memorializing Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim July 13, 2012, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state. In West Virginia, at the request of Delegate Gary Howell, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin issued a proclamation also designating July 13, 2012, as Collector Car Appreciation Day.  

Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebrates the Common Threads of Our Automotive Family

A rich fabric has been woven into our experience as Americans by the automotive hobby and the traditions that guide it. Although the variety of shapes, styles and ages of our prized collector cars is incredibly diverse, sharing our affinity for unique vehicles can create or even strengthen a common lifelong bond between family and friends.

2012 SEMA Washington Rally Brings Industry Concerns to Capitol Hill

More than 70 SEMA members met with their U.S. Representatives and Senators as part of the May 9 Washington Rally, providing a valuable opportunity to urge members of Congress to pursue a pro-growth manufacturing and job creation agenda.

SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 13 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 (S. Res. 452) at the request of SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils designating July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”

Hawaii Approves Resolutions Recognizing “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Two resolutions have been approved by the Hawaii State Legislature recognizing July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” Earlier this year, SEMA designated this date to mark the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. SEMA is again working to secure a U.S. Congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

Hawaii Resolutions Seek Recognition for Collector Car Appreciation Day

Resolutions have been introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives and Senate seeking recognition by the state for July 13, 2012, as Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Collector Car Appreciation Day Is July 13, 2012—Have You Scheduled Your Celebration Yet?

Collector Car Appreciation Day will be here sooner than you think! The SEMA Action Network (SAN) is maintaining 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 SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org.
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