Collector Car Appreciation Day

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Collector Car Appreciation Day Ignites Celebrations Across the Country

On July 12, SEMA members, SEMA staff and thousands of enthusiasts across the United States celebrated the fourth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day. A wide range of official events were also held in Canada and Australia to commemorate the day, designated by SEMA-requested U.S. Senate Resolution 176, which was sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).The U.S. Senate Resolution recognized “that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.” Lawmakers in states, counties and local areas all over the country and Canada followed the Senate’s lead. The states of New York and New Mexico as well as the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Nova Scotia adopted their own resolutions commemorating the day.

SEMA News—September 2013


Ignited We Stand

SEMA Action Network Seeks Unified Voice to Strengthen ImpactAs the fight to defend our automotive pursuits continues, the necessity of showcasing the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) efforts to the specialty-equipment industry remains critical. SEMA-member businesses represent an integral component in successfully reaching lawmakers in the United States and Canada with a unified message on important legislation. You, your colleagues and customers can help guide the course of the future.Each legislative session, the SAN tracks and responds to hundreds of legislative initiatives affecting the specialty-equipment industry and the consumers it serves. Some bills will not advance past introduction; others will go on to become the laws of tomorrow.

SEMA News—August 2013

By Colby Martin

Ignited We Stand

SEMA Action Network Seeks Unified Voice to Strengthen Impact

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.


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.
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