Collector Car Appreciation Day Ignites Celebrations Across the Country

SEMA News—September 2013

INDUSTRY NEWS 

Collector Car Appreciation Day Ignites Celebrations Across the Country

 

In honor of Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 12, several SEMA members and staff celebrated with music, food and, of course, collector cars.
In honor of Collector Car Appreciation Day on July 12, several SEMA members and staff celebrated with music, food and, of course, collector cars. 

   

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.

The official events included car club cruise-ins, open houses at SEMA-member companies, specialty shows at automobile museums and “drive your collector car to work” displays. Scores of other unofficial events included car shows, picnics and cruise-ins.

Collector Car Appreciation Day is supported by SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance.

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