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SEMA Urges President Obama to Oppose Vehicle Scrappage Programs

SEMA expresses continued commitment to work with President and Congress toward rebuilding U.S. auto industry, while continuing to oppose “cash for clunkers."

SEMA Responds to President Obama

SEMA applauds efforts to stimulate new car sales, but continues to oppose tying vouchers to vehicle scrappage programs, known as "cash for clunkers."

Collector Car Appreciation Day Honored Worldwide

On July 11, 2014, SEMA members joined with SEMA staff and thousands of enthusiasts to celebrate the fifth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A wide range of official events were held in the United States, Canada and Australia to commemorate the special day.

Michigan State Senate Again Proclaims August as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus member Senator Michael Kowall, the Michigan State Senate adopted a resolution commemorating August 2014 as Automotive Heritage Month in the state. This action follows U.S. Senate Resolution 493, which designated July 11, 2014, as Collector Car Appreciation Day and was requested by the SEMA Action Network (SAN) to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

NHTSA Will Not Regulate Tires Based on Age

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not intend to issue a federal safety standard based on tire age. The agency announced its decision in a report entitled, “Tire Aging: A Summary of NHTSA’s Work.” The agency has been studying the issue for many years.

Rhode Island to Create Replica Year of Manufacture License Plates

Legislation to authorize the Rhode Island Division of Motor Vehicles to issue replica year of manufacture plates for antique vehicles was signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee.

Las Vegas Issues “Collector Car Appreciation Day” Proclamation

For the third consecutive year, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and the Las Vegas City Council has issued a proclamation declaring “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the city.

New York Legislature Adjourns for the Year

The New York state legislature failed to complete action on a series of bills that would have had a positive impact on the automotive hobby.

SEMA Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 11 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 (S. Res. 493) designating July 11, 2014, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils. The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
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