Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO)

Trends in Restoration

ARMO LogoThe automotive specialty-equipment industry is ever growing and changing. Modern technology, quality assurance and innovative products have advanced the industry to new heights. The Automotive Restoration Market Organization’s (ARMO) motto is, “Preserving the future by restoring the past.” Being that the goal of restoration professionals is to restore classic vehicles, what types of new trends do they see in the marketplace today? SEMA Member News caught up with a couple of ARMO’s select committee members to get their thoughts.

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.

Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebrated by Thousands

On July 12, 2013, SEMA members joined with SEMA staff and thousands of enthusiasts to celebrate the fourth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A wide range of official events were held in the United States, Canada and Australia to commemorate the day, designated by a SEMA-requested U.S. Senate Resolution 176 sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC). 

Thousands Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day

On July 13, 2012, SEMA members joined with SEMA staff and thousands of
enthusiasts to celebrate the third annual Collector Car Appreciation Day
(CCAD). Nearly 200 official events were held in the United States, Canada and
Australia to commemorate the day, designated by a SEMA-requested U.S.
Senate Resolution 452 sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen.
Richard Burr (R-NC). 

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