SEMA News—July 2012
FROM THE HILL
U.S. Senate Approves Resolution Designating July 13 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”
A Day to Celebrate the Hobby
The 39th annual Old Car Show in Iola, Wisconsin.
Senators Tester and Burr are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 452 reaffirms the cultural importance of collector cars. The caucus is an informal, nonpartisan group that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
“We are grateful for the U.S. Senate’s recognition of the collector car hobby as an American pastime and means of individual expression,” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “Collector Car Appreciation Day is also a singular tribute to the collector-car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports. Restoration businesses help preserve our nation’s heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide.”
Collector-car owners take a pre-race lap at the Toyota Speedway in Irwindale, California.
“On July 13, 2012, collectors and enthusiasts will host hundreds of events across the country,” said Laura Bergan, chairman of ARMO.
“We will again proudly partner with individuals, car clubs and businesses as they organize car cruises, club gatherings and other educational events to celebrate the day.”
It is not too late to take action and host an event of your own! Through its grassroots hobbyist organization—the SEMA Action Network (SAN)—SEMA maintains a list of scheduled events to commemorate the day at www.SEMAsan.com.
Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events should contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@SEMA.org. If you are unable to celebrate July 13, SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July.