By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Bill Reilich, the New York State Assembly again issued a resolution enabling Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim July 13, 2013, as Collector Car Appreciation Day in the state. The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 176 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. The date marks the fourth commemoration in what has become an annual event. Assemblyman Reilich is both a SEMA member and chairman of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus. He is the owner and operator of Rochester Auto Design—a retailer of auto display stands for auto shows and showrooms.
In the previous three years, thousands of Americans have gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation’s automotive heritage. By taking part in these events around the country, these automotive enthusiasts and related businesses ensured that their passion was honored and recognized. 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 July 2013 events should contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.