|Declared "Collector Car Appreciation Day" by the U.S. Senate, this Friday, July 9, industry professionals and enthusiasts across the country will gather to celebrate collector cars.|
This Friday, industry professionals and enthusiasts across the country will gather to celebrate collector cars. The U.S. Senate declared July 9, 2010, as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” when it passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of SEMA and the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) council.
S. Res. 513 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus members Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 513 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan group that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
The resolution recognizes the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. Restoration businesses help preserve our nation’s heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide. Car cruises, club gatherings and other educational events have been scheduled for July 9 nationwide.