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SEMA Again Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 12th As “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 176 (S. Res. 176) designating July 12, 2013 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils. The date marks the fourth 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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June 21, 2013

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SEMA Again Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 12th As "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

Promote the Auto Hobby This July—Get in on the Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebration

Summer is around the corner and that means Collector Car Appreciation Day is quickly approaching! With great anticipation of this year’s festivities, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) will continue announcing our hobby’s “holiday” and listing those who are stepping up to honor the occasion.

Province of Nova Scotia Proclaims July 2013 as “Automotive Heritage Month”


Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Darrell E. Dexter issued a proclamation designating July 2013 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.

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.  
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