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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.

SEMA Sets July 13 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils this year announced July 13, 2012, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks 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.

Thousands Celebrate “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

SEMA members joined with SEMA staff and thousands of enthusiasts across the country Friday, July 8, to celebrate the second annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). More than 200 events—more than double last year’s total—were held in the United States and Canada to commemorate the day, designated by a SEMA-requested U.S. Senate Resolution (S. Res. 154) sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC).

Resolution Designating July 8, 2011, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” Approved by U.S. Senate

At the request of SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) councils, Senator John Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) have introduced and the Senate has approved Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) in the United States Senate, officially designating July 8, 2011, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” S. Res. 154 states that the Senate “recognizes 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.”


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