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July 2011

A Day to Celebrate Our Passion
Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Slated for July 8
The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) designating July 8, 2011 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." This effort was again undertaken by your SEMA Action Network (SAN) friends in Washington, D.C., as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. Like last year, Collector Car Appreciation Day will also provide an opportunity for enthusiasts, like you, to gather at events nationwide to celebrate this special day and raise awareness of the importance of our great American hobby.
S. Res. 154 was sponsored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 154 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars.
"Last year, the U.S. Senate helped launch the first national Collector Car Appreciation Day at our request," said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. "As a result, thousands of Americans gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation's automotive heritage. The SAN's commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive hobby through its projects and programs is evident in this special day. We look forward to even more celebrations this July 8 and in the years to come."
Across the country, events are being planned to recognize this important day for collectors and enthusiasts. Car cruises, club gatherings and other fun events will take place to recognize the importance of preserving the heritage of the United States by encouraging the restoration and exhibition of collector cars. The success of the resolution is only as strong as your participation in events on July 8, and we are asking all SAN members to get involved and make the 2011 celebration of Collector Car Appreciation Day one for the history books.
Collector Car Appreciation Day Events
July 8, Eagle River
Bear Paw Festival Show-N-Shine
Info: www.49thstatestreetrodders.com/id4.html
July 9, Glendale
Saturday Night Cruise-In
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.com
June 25, Riverbend
6th Annual Riverbank Favorite Rides
Car Show
Info: scottpettit@sbcglobal.net
July 6, Pomona
NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise
Info: www.museum.nhra.com
July 6­-10, San Jose
Hot San Jose Nights
Info: www.hotsanjosenights.com
July 8, Auburn
Cruise Nite of Downtown Auburn
Info: www.downtownauburnca.com/
task=view&id=15&Itemid=27 or 
July 8, Carmel
Morgan Cruise Down Highway 1 to Cambria for the Annual Mog West Weekend
Sponsor: MSCCNC and Morgan Plus 4 Club
Info: http://morgancars.us/msccnc.html
July 8, Diamond Bar
Second Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day "Drive Your Collector Car to Work" & BBQ at 12:00 p.m. for SEMA Members and Staff
Sponsor: SEMA
Info: BobS@sema.org
July 8, Downey
Cruise with The Dukes at
Bob¹s Big Boy Broiler Drive-In
Info: adrienebiondo@gmail.com
July 8, El Segundo
"Drive Your Collector Car to Work"
Staff Event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media
July 8, Oakhurst
Cruise Night
Sponsor: Oakhurst Area Chamber
of Commerce
Info: davewolin@earthlink.net
July 8, Pomona
Calrods of San Gabriel Valley¹s Collector Car Appreciation Day
Info: www.calrods.com
July 8, San Francisco
Laf-A-Lots Car Club 9th Annual
Get Together
Info: www.lafalots.com
July 8, Santee
Greater San Diego Car Club Council
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: ACCC, Greater San Diego
Car Club Council
Info: bob.celia1@netzero.net
July 8, Santee
Collector Car Appreciation Day Picnic
Sponsor: The King Pins and Christen Rods & Customs-San Diego Chapter
Info: hnielsen2@cox.net
July 8, Thousand Oaks
SoCal Collector Car Appreciation Day Southern California Collector Car
Info: www.collectorcarappreciationday-socal.com
July 8­-10, Big Bear
Corvettes West 29th Big Bear Bash
Info: www.corvetteswest.com/BigBearBash.htm
July 8­-10, Fontana
JE Pistons NMRA/NMCA West Coast Shootout and Racers Against Street Racing
(RASR) Event at the Auto Club Speedway
Info: www.nmradigital.com/events/event5.php 
July 9, Hesperia
Blue Knights Motorcycle Club Poker Run
Info: kdsracing@verizon.net
July 9, Los Angeles
Scooters and Supercars Day
Sponsor: Petersen Automotive Museum
Info: www.petersen.org
July 9­-10, Marina
All-Corvette Autocross
Santa Clara Corvettes
Info: www.sccorvettes.org/Events/Calendar/
July 10, San Diego
Cops and Rodders Car Show
Sponsor: Absolute Victory Insignia
and the San Diego Police Museum
Info: ed@sdpolicemuseum.com
July 3­-8, Colorado Springs
Conclave Colorado 2011
Sponsor: Austin-Healey Club of America
Info: www.healeyclub.org
July 8-­9, Springfield
Moon Man Memorial Car Show
Info: djwheeler47@msn.com
July 9, LaPorte
2nd Annual Car & Bike Show
Sponsor: Bob¹s Coffee Shop
Info: bobscoffeeshop@gmail.com
July 9, Conifer
14th Annual Mountain Rendezvous
Sponsor: Chassis Lassies and
Collector Car Council of Colorado
Info: www.chassislassies.com/2011_Car_Show.html
July 9, Parker
Arby¹s Cruise-In
Info: gmcbigblock@yahoo.com
July 8, Monroe
Classic Nights Car Club Cruise Night
Sponsor: Classic Nights Car Club
Info: www.classicnights.com
July 14, 2011, East Norwalk
Collector Car Appreciation Event,
Pre-Registration Required
Info: GR8968@optonline.net
July 8, Brenford
Free Admission to Brenford Auto Museum From 12:00 p.m.­8:00 p.m.
Info: 302/653-8330
July 8­-10, Dover
First State Nationals
Sponsor: Dover International Speedway
Info: www.firststatenationals.com
July 8, South Lakeland
Open Car Show at the Burger King
on Harden Blvd.
Sponsor: Lakeland Cruisers
Info: www.lakelandcruisers.com
July 8, Tampa
"Drive Your Collector Car to Work"
Staff Event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media
July 8, Port Charlotte
Cruise In
Sponsor: Charlotte Classics & Cruisers
Info: 941/815-6204
July 9, Jupiter
Second Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Lucky¹s on Jupiter
Farms Rd.
Sponsor: South East Rods & Customs
Info: 561/743-3300 or 561/753-3279
July 8, Kennesaw
Pinetree Country Club 2nd Annual Car Show
Info: adminassist@pinetreecc.org
July 8, Downers Grove
Downtown Downers Grove Summer Night
Classic Car Show
Info: http://downtowndg.org/
July 9, Moline
Quad Cities Cruisers¹ Cruise In
Info: www.quadcitiescruisers.org
July 9, Byron
Midwest Racing at Byron Dragway
Info: www.midwestracing.net
July 8, Decatur
Cruise In & Open House
Sponsor: Panacea Powder
& Ceramic Coatings 
Info: 260/728-4222
July 8, Mount Pleasant
20th Century Car Club Cruise Night
Info: www.20thcenturychevy.com
July 5­-9, Bowling Green
Pontiac Oakland Club International¹s 39th
Annual Convention
Info: 877/368-3454 or www.poci.org
July 8, Bowling Green
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: National Corvette Museum
Info: www.corvettemuseum.com
July 9, Nicholasville
Cruise In at Double Kwik BP
Info: hotdodgedart74@yahoo.com
July 9, New Iberia
Car, Truck & Bike Show
Info: angelamoreaux1@cox.net
July 8, Seal Cove
Guided Tours, Free Popcorn and Vintage
Music and Movies
Sponsor: Seal Cove Auto Museum
Info: www.sealcoveautomuseum.org
July 8, Glen Burnie
Friday Cruise Night Collector Car
Appreciation Celebration
Sponsor: The Street Survivors of Maryland
Info: www.streetsurvivorsofmaryland.com
July 8, Abingdon
Lowes Cruise
Info: www.lowescruise.com
July 9, Glen Burnie
Cruise In
Sponsor: Lost in the 50¹s
Info: Lostnthe50s_JohnT@verizon.net
July 9, Westminster
Car & Truck Cruise In to the Greens
Sponsor: Heart of Maryland Classic
Chevy Club
Info: www.hmccc.50g.com
July 10, Brookeville
Annual Car Show
Sponsor: National Capital Region
Early Ford V-8 Club
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=nationalcapitalregion
July 10, Westminster
Ice Cream Social
Sponsor: Greater Baltimore Model A
Ford Club 
Info: 410/848-2288
July 6­-9, Danvers
National Meet
Sponsor: National Buick Club of America
Info: www.minutemanbuick.citymax.com/buicknationalmeet.html
July 8, Canton
Cruise Night
Sponsor: New England Region Cadillac
& LaSalle Club 
Info: www.nerclc.com
July 10, Dedham
40th Annual BSAAC Antique Car Show,
Car Corral & Trading Bee Family Fun Day
Sponsor: Bay State Antique Auto Club
Info: www.bsaac.com
June 25, Petersburg
Pirolli Park Charity Car Show
Info: pdpjmp@yahoo.com
July 8, Ann Arbor
16th Annual ³Rolling Sculpture² Car Show
Info: http://mainstreetannarbor.org
July 8, Zeeland
Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Display and Cruise
Sponsor: Vintage Car Club of Holland
and John¹s Classic Cougars
Info: jc-cougars@egl.net
July 8­-9, Bay City
2011 Be Cool Car Show
Info: www.becoolcarshow.net
July 8, Ortonville
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-in
Sponsor: Big Stone Cruisers
Info: www.bigstonecruisers.com/Big_Stone_Cruisers/bigstonecruisers.html
July 17, Mounds View
Scavengers 5th Annual Car Show
Info: 651/334-8181
July 17­-19, St. Paul
Back to the 50¹s
Sponsor: Minnesota Street Rod Association
Info: www.msra.com/MainPage.htm
July 9, Appleton
Appleton City 7th Annual Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show
Info: appletoncitycarshow@yahoo.com
July 9, Webster Groves
Clean Cut Creations Collector Car
Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Clean Cut Creations
Info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204969256189621
July 9­-10, Riverside
Vintage Weekend
Sponsor: American Street Rod Association
Info: www.americanstreetrodassociation.com
June 23­-26, Lake Tahoe
9th Annual Corvettes at Lake Tahoe
Info: www.laketahoecorvetteclub.org/csmain.html
July 8­-9, Las Vegas
Free Public Tour
Sponsor: Shelby American Inc.
Info: www.shelbyautos.com
July 8, Newport
Cruise Night
Sponsor: Car Nutz Car Club
Info: www.carnutznh.com
July 10, Salem
35th Annual Family Fun Rod Run
Sponsor: Mass Street Rod Association
Info: gil1320@yahoo.com
July 8, Cherry Hill
National Collector Car Appreciation
Day Celebration 
Sponsor: American Collectors Insurance/
Hemmings Motor News
Info: www.americancollectors.com/NCCAD-2011-Intro/604
July 8, Somerville
Sponsor: Raritan River Region
Cadillac LaSalle 
Info: www.rrrclc.org/Upcoming_Activities.htm
July 9, Woodstown
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise
Sponsor: AACA, South Jersey Region
Info: www.sjraaca.com
July 8, North Hoosick
Cruise-In at Hathaway Drive In Theater
(Showing Cars 2 and Two Lane Blacktop) for Cars 25 Years or Older
Sponsor: Hemmings Motor News
Info: www.hathawaysdrive-in.com
July 8, Saratoga Springs
8th Annual All Firebird Cruise
Sponsor: Firebird Nation of North America
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/
July 8­-10, Norwich
$1 off admission
Sponsor: Northeast Classic Car Museum
Info: www.classiccarmuseum.org
July 9, Kenmore
13th Annual Super Cruise
Sponsor: Paddock Chevrolet
Info: www.paddockchevrolet.com
July 9, Malta
9th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/
July 9, Oneida
Car Show, Summer Fest Event
Sponsor: Oneida¹s Downtown Association
Info: tkarst@twcny.rr.com
July 9, Saratoga Springs
All Corvette Show
Sponsor: Adirondack Corvettes and the Saratoga Automobile Museum
Info: http://saratogaautomuseum.org
July 10, Rochester
51st Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Genesee Valley Antique Car Society
Info: www.gvacs.com
July 8, Denver
Customer Cruise-In
Sponsor: Steele Rubber Products
Info: esaltrick@steelerubber.com
July 8, Selma
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise from Walmart Shopping Plaza on
Highway 70 West to Hula Girls Ice Cream Shop
Sponsor: The Wayne County Cruisers
Info: edyahnker@coastalnet.com
July 9, Henderson
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
Sponsor: Vance County Tourism
Development Authority and Kerr Lake Fords Car Club
Info: www.kerrlake-nc.com/index1.cfm
July 8, Cleveland
"Cruise-In Special" Discount on Museum
Admission When You Drive In Your
Classic Car
Sponsor: Western Reserve Historical
Society Museum
Info: acochenour@wrhs.org
July 8­-10, Columbus
Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod &
Custom Association
Info: www.goodguysnats.com
July 9, Bowling Green
10th Anniversary Classics on
Main Car Show
Info: http://downtownbgohio.org/carshow_2010.php
July 4-­8, Portland
2011 GTOAA International Convention
Sponsor: Goat Herd GTO Club of Oregon
and Pypes Performance Exhaust
Info: http://goatherd.com/events/2011-gtoaa-intl-convention
July 6­-8, Roseburg, Canyonville, Southerlin
Graffiti Weekend
Info: www.graffitiweekend.com or
July 8-­10, Grants Pass
"Bear Your Vette on the Rogue" Show
Sponsor: Southern Oregon
Corvette Association
Info: www.sovette.com/pdf/CWE2011PromoFlyer.pdf
July 9, McMinnville
McMinnville Cruise In and 12th Annual
Classic Car Show at the McMinnville
Turkey Rama
Sponsor: North Valley Cruzzers
Info: www.cruzzers.org
July 8, Butler
Meridian Station Car Cruise
Sponsor: Butler Area Street
Machine Association
Info: www.basmacarclub.com
July 8, Erie
Cruise-Town Erie
Sponsor: George Lyons and Contemporary
Motor Cars
Info: www.callingallrodders.com/events.htm
July 8, Hershey
Collector Car Appreciation Day at the Museum. Complimentary Admission for
Children 17 and Under With Purchase of Adult Admission
Sponsor: AACA Museum
Info: www.aacamuseum.org/events/event.aspx?id=377
July 8­-9, York
10th Annual Muscle Car Madness
Info: www.yorknostalgia.com
July 8-­10, Carlisle
Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Sponsor: Carlisle Events
Info: www.carlisleevents.com/ce/events/chrysler-nationals
July 8­-10, Chrysler
The Crossfire International Car Club Annual Founders¹ Day Car Show at the
Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Info: caknight1@verizon.net
July 9, Harrisburg
36th Annual Muster at the Riverfront Park
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Pump Primers
Info: www.papumpprimers.org
July 9, Pottstown
Street Rodder Road Tour Stop
at Eastwood¹s Headquarters
Sponsor: Street Rodder Magazine
Info: http://tour.streetrodderweb.com
July 10, Allentown
Mustang Muscle Car Show
Sponsor: PennMustangs
Info: www.pennmustangs.com/carshow
July 8, Cumberland
Friday Nite Cruisin
Sponsor: Rhode Island Chevy Owners
Association (RICOA)
Info: ricoaadmin@ricoa.net
July 8, Greer
Greer Chiropractic Center¹s Collector
Car Appreciation Day Cruise In
Info: 864/877-5795
July 9, Charleston
Collector Car Appreciation Day at
Brittlebank Park
Sponsor: Low Country Model A Ford Club
Info: hughh41@yahoo.com
July 8, Jamestown
Town Square Collector Car Appreciation Day event in Jamestown
Sponsor: Push Rods Car Club
Info: under1981com@yahoo.com
July 8, Murfreesboro
Friday Night Cruise In
Sponsor: Murfreesboro Hot Rod Club
Info: http://4mhrc.net
July 8­-9, Johnson City
3rd Annual Car Show and Borla Open House
Sponsor: Borla Performance Industries/
Carter County Car Club
Info: www.cartercountycarclub.com/news.htm
July 8­-10, Bristol
Blue Oval Bash and All-Ford Powered
Car Show
Sponsor: Thunder Valley Drag Way
Info: www.bristoldragway.com
July 8, San Antonio
"Drive Your Hot Rod to Work Day"
Sponsor: Vintage Air
Info: www.vintageair.com
July 8, Dallas
2nd Annual National Collector Car
Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Sponsor: Dallas Area Classic Chevys
Info: www.dallasclassicchevy.com
July 8, Arlington
Nostalgia Nights Car Show
Sponsor: Classical Gas Motors
Info: cris@classicalgasmotors.com
July 8, Grapevine
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Katie¹s Woods cabanas on Lake
Sponsor: Lincoln & Continental Owners Club­North Texas Region
Info: joehillandassociates@verizon.net
July 9, McKinney
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
at La Madeleine¹s
Sponsor: Morning Maniacs of McKinney
Info: www.morningmaniacs.com
July 9, Kingsville
Street Rods & More Classic Car Show
at the Javelina Stadium Parking Lot
Info: kahp000@tamuk.edu
July 9, Dallas
Breakfast at Norma¹s Café
Sponsor: National Impala Association
& Late Great Chevys
Info: www.lategreatchevys.org/index.php/
July 4, Newport News
11th Annual 4th of July Car Show
Sponsor: Classic Cruisers Car Club
Info: www.ccccofva.org
July 8, Fredericksburg
Weekly Cruise-In
Sponsor: Fredericksburg Classic and
Muscle Car Club 
Info: www.fredericksburg-car-club.org
July 8, Woodbridge 
Cruise at Glory Days
Sponsor: Prince William Cruisers
Info: www.princewilliamcruisers.com
July 9, Gloucester
"Blast from the Past" Car Show
Sponsor: Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers
Info: www.mpccofgloucester.com
July 9, Chester
The Southern Knights Cruisers Cruise-In
Info: www.southernknightscruisers.com/events.html
July 8, Olympia
Corvette & High Performance 2nd
Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Info: lwjohnson@corvhp.com
July 8, Port Angeles
Ruddell Cruise In 
Sponsor: Oldtimers Northwest Car Club
and Ruddell Auto Mall
Info: Scottbys@aol.com
July 8, Spokane
Swap Meet
Sponsor: Early Ford V-8 Club of Spokane
Info: www.earlyfordv8ie.org
July 9, Sultan
Sultan Shindig Town Festival Car Show
and Cruise
Info: obanjd@frontier.com
July 10, Issaquah
All Chevy and Camaro Show at XXX
Root Beer Drive In
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Camaro Club
Info: www.pnwcc.com
July 7­-10, Iola
39th Annual Iola Old Car Show
Info: www.iolaoldcarshow.com
July 8­-9, West Allis
17th Millers at the Milwaukee Mile:
A Vintage Indy Car Event
Sponsor: Harry A. Miller Club
Info: www.harrymillerclub.com
July 9, Milwaukee
Show to Benefit Children¹s Hospital
of Wisconsin
Sponsor: Original Memories Car Club
Info: www.origmemoriescarclub.com
July 9, Twin Lakes
11th Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Hope Lutheran Church
Info: jrmm@charter.net
July 10, Blachardville
25th Cruisin¹ Wisconsin Car Show
Info: 608/523-4810
July 10, Green Bay
All Corvette Show
Sponsor: Corvettes of the Bay Car Club
Info: terrdl28@yahoo.com
July 2­-3, Port Colborne, Ontario
Northern Rod and Custom Nationals
at Humberstone Speedway
Info: rrobbs@hotmail.com
July 8, Bowmanville, Ontario
Collector Car Lapping Day
at Mosport International Raceway
Sponsor: Johnston Research
& Performance, Inc.
Info: destay@jrponline.com
July 8, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Cruise In, Show & Shine BBQ
Sponsor: Mile Zero Cruisers Car Club
Info: dannyschilds@gmail.com
July 9, Irricana, Alberta
Irricana Celebrating 100 Years‹
Parade, All Cars in Groups
Sponsor: The Town of Irricana
Info: 403/935-4692 or www.irricana.com
July 9, Milton, Ontario
6th Annual Mini Meet
Sponsor: King Comet Maverick Car Club
Info: cmbutler@ca.inter.net
July 9, Morinville, Alberta
Morinville Show Œn Shine at the
Cardoff Community Hall
Sponsor: Morinville Show N' Shine Society
Info: 780/934-8815 or
July 9, Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Sylvan Lake Custom & Classics
Show & Shine at Medowlands Golf Club‹on the Grass
Info: 403/887-7047 or www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187654674615765
July 9, Westlock, Alberta
Westlock Motorcycle Ride for S.T.A.R.S.
Sponsor: S.T.A.R.S. and
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Info: www.gwrra.ca/WestlockMotorcycleRideforSTARS/info.htm
or 780/349-1093
July 11, Markham, Ontario
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
Sponsor: Thornhill Cruisers
Info: www.thornhillcruisers.com
Win a Free Trip to the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!
Compete in the SAN Challenge!
Along with defending the rights of hobbyists across the United States and Canada, the SEMA Action Network (SAN) is now making dreams come true with a chance to attend the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Known as the SAN Challenge, SAN members will have the opportunity to compete for the grand prize: two entry passes to the Show, lodging and airfare to Las Vegas for this otherwise industry-only event.
Entrants in the SAN Challenge are responsible for identifying and signing-up new members to SAN. The entrant who enrolls the most new, unique SAN members by September 1, 2011, will be awarded the grand prize. Ten runners-up will win a one-year subscription to the Source Interlink Media automotive publication of their choice.
The SAN relies on a strong, broad and vocal group of enthusiasts to fend off legislation and regulation aimed at dissolving our rights. Through the SAN Challenge, you can both win an opportunity to participate in the world-famous SEMA Show and play a vital role in the efforts to increase the power of our voice.
The Challenge is open to qualified U.S. and Canadian SAN members, 18 years or older. No purchase necessary. For rules and more information, visit www.semasan.com/challenge.
Illinois Antique Vehicles: SAN-supported legislation to provide for an expanded-use antique vehicle registration class that would allow antique vehicles and replicas to be driven without limitation during the warmer part of the year (April 1 through October 31) was approved unanimously by the full Illinois Senate. The bill has already been passed by the full Illinois House of Representatives and will now be sent to the governor for his signature and enactment into law. Under the bill, expanded-use antiques are limited to traveling to and from car shows, exhibitions, servicing or demonstration during the colder months (November 1 through March 31). Regular antique vehicle registration would still be available for a lower fee to hobbyists who would prefer only operating their vehicle on a limited-use basis throughout the year.
Nevada Emissions Exemption: SAN-supported legislation to exempt classic vehicles and classic rods from emissions inspections if owners pay a one-time $6 fee and submit a certification that their vehicle will not be driven more than 5,000 miles per year was signed into law by Governor Brian Sandoval.  Under previous law, classic rods and classic vehicles were subject to a 2,500 mile per year limit to qualify for an emissions exemption and had to pass an initial two-speed idle emissions inspection to qualify. Also, each year the owners of classic rods and classic vehicles were required to certify that their vehicles had not been driven more than 2,500 miles during the previous year and the certification had to be verified by a DMV emissions technician.  Under the new law, the initial emissions inspection is no longer required.
Texas Street Rods/Customs: In a last-minute flurry of activity before the adjournment of the legislature, SEMA-model legislation to create a vehicle registration classification for street rods and custom vehicles and provide for special license plates for these vehicles was passed by the full Texas Senate. The bill has already been approved by the full Texas House of Representatives and will now be sent to Governor Rick Perry for his signature and enactment into law. The bill defines a street rod as an altered vehicle manufactured before 1949 and a custom as an altered vehicle at least 25 years old and manufactured after 1948. The bill also allows for the use of non-original materials and creates a titling and registration criterion that assigns these vehicles the same model-year designation as the production vehicle they most closely resemble.
Citizen Lobbyist: Inspiring Truck Triggers Legislative Action
1947 Ford
Owner: Douglas Wiseman
Cheyenne, Wyoming
In September of 2010, I picked up a '47 Ford cab and frame out of Colorado that did not have a title. When I bought the truck, I saw the potential it had and decided to go ahead and buy it. After beginning the build, I installed a Ford 400 engine and a C6 transmission as well as a radiator. I started to mock up the box of the truck and, at that point, I figured I should also start working on getting the truck titled. I certainly wanted to make sure that after my build was complete, I could take it out for a spin on the long stretches of Wyoming's highways.
First, I called the local sheriff¹s department and had them do a VIN inspection. The only number we could find was on the frame, and the sheriff recorded that number on the VIN inspection sheet. With the sheriff's VIN inspection and a photo of the truck, I went down to our county license plate/title division. I showed the lady behind the counter what I had and explained to her what I was doing. I was informed that the state had recently implemented a new process of getting a vehicle titled, which appeared to be written for new vehicles, not something being restored and brought back to life. I would have needed to get a vehicle appraisal (instead of using the bill of sale to determine value) and then purchase a surety bond in an amount of two times the appraised value.
Since this is a older truck undergoing restoration, its value would have varied greatly depending on the appraiser. I expressed my frustration and was told that if I didn¹t like the law, to contact my legislator and change it.
I went online to SEMA SAN's website, did some reading, and emboldened by the SAN's history of successes, built up the courage to try to change a law I felt was unfair. Had it not been for the SAN, I would not have done anything other than give up. So, I sat down and wrote a letter to Wyoming State Representative James Byrd to explain the problem. Soon after, I received a detailed response from Rep. Byrd indicating that he was willing to help. "If this is the way the state is operating, no one will be restoring or at least registering and insuring vehicles in the state," he wrote in response.
Rep. Byrd worked with staff to draft legislation that would allow vehicles being restored by a hobbyist for personal use to be titled without a bond if the hobbyist provided a notarized bill of sale, a certified statement of the vehicle¹s value, an affidavit of ownership and an official VIN inspection. On March 3, 2011, I received an e-mail from Rep. Byrd informing me that Wyoming Governor Matt Mead had signed the bill into law. Most hobbyists in Wyoming will never know Rep. Byrd, SEMA SAN or me, but the work we did will make things a little easier on those restoring a vehicle and, hopefully, keep the hobby of restoring vehicles alive and kicking.
Ladies Who Do More Than Lunch
Chassis Lassies is an all-girl car club and an active member of the Collector Car Council of Colorado. The idea for the group began with two women who were members of a co-ed Camaro club. They enjoyed the meetings and events but felt that the focus was too masculine and competitive - when all the girls wanted to do was have some fun! So, these women, along with four others, formed the Colorado Chassis Lassies Car Club in 1996.
This club is all about having fun. Families are welcomed at most events, but each Lassie is expected to represent her car at shows and parades. The summer months are full of car shows, cruises and parades. The annual "girls-only" Mystery Trip is always a great time. During the colder months, the ladies enjoy a variety of activities, including plays, museums, dinners, line dancing and bowling competitions. O¹Meara Ford is the club¹s sponsor and provides a meeting room for the group to meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., except for November and December. The Chassis Lassies welcome the attendance of any woman who is interested in learning more about the club.
To learn more about the Chassis Lassies, visit their website at www.chassislassies.com/Home_Page.php.
July 2, Palmer
Show N Shine & Burn Out Contest
Sponsor: 49th State Street Rodders
Info: 907/746-6825 or 907/745-2652
July 3, Palmer
Country Cutts Palmer Show N Shine
Sponsor: 49th State Street Rodders
Info: 907/745-4809 or 907/746-3054
July 16, Wasilla
Wasilla Senior Center Summer-Fest Car Show
Sponsor: 49th state Street Rodders
Info: 907/376-3104 or 907/745-2652
July 23, Big Lake
Sully¹s Show N Shine
Sponsor: 49th State Street Rodders
Info: 907/892-7388
July 31, Sutton
Valley Trash Show N Shine
Sponsor: 49th State Street Rodders
Info: 907/745-2643 or 907/745-2652
July 2, Vallejo
NorCal KnockOut
Sponsor: Gasoline Magazine
Info: 707/319-7704
July 2, Clearlake
Annual Lions Club Show and Shine
Sponsor: Lions Club
Info: 707/994-7155
July 9, Strawberry
 4x4 in Motion Poker Run
Sponsor: 4x4 in Motion Club
Info: 209/605-7993 or mkrupka@yahoo.com
July 16, Gualala
Gualala Arts Auto Show
Sponsor: Gualala Arts Center
Info: www.gualalaarts.org
July 17, Van Nuys
Thirteenth Annual ALL GM Car Show & Swap Meet
Sponsor: The Los Angeles Chapter Buick Club of America
Info: 818/999-6626 or www.buickclub.org/losangeles
July 23, Antioch 
Bay Area Show Stopperz 1st Annual Car, Truck, and Bike Show
Sponsor: Bay Area Show Stopperz
Info: 925/584-5292
July 30­-31, Dana Point
Dana Point Concours d¹Elegance
Sponsor: 356 Club of California
Info: 949/697-4499 or NO911NV@aol.com
July 31, Courtland
Pear Fair
Sponsor: California Pear Advisory Board
Info: 530/887-1894 or 916/775-2000
July 22-­24, Lakewood
Mopar Nationals at Bandimere Speedway
Sponsor: Bandimere Speedway
Info: www.bandimere.com
July 3, New Castle
Delaware Street Rods 38th Annual ³Little Big One² Rod Run and Picnic
Sponsor: Delaware Street Rods
Info: www.delawarestreetrods.com
July 22, Kennesaw
Pinetree Country Club 2nd Annual Car Show
Info: adminassist@pinetreecc.org
July 3, Grayslake
Skip¹s Show & Swap Meet
Sponsor: Skip¹s
Info: 630/876-1042
July 15, Kankakee
Vintage Car Racing
Sponsor: NMC Club
July 15-­17, Joliet
Heidts Performance Car Challenge- Midwest
Sponsor: Heidts Hot Rod and Muscle Car Parts
Info: www.heidts.com
July 16, Flovilla
GSRA Aunnual Picnic
Sponsor: Georgia Street Rod Association
Info: www.gsra.com
July 4, Greenwood
Classic Cars Open Car Show
Sponsor: Cluster Busters Hot Rod Club, Inc.
Info: 317/888-7363
July 9, Peru
Rebel Rousers Car Truck Show
Sponsor: Rebel Rousers of Indiana Car Club
Info: 574/498-6919
July 16, Fort Wayne
29th Annual Mustang & Ford Show
Sponsor: Old Fort Mustangers
Info: 260/749-5589
July 16, Ft Wayne
Rolling Classics Car Show
Sponsor: Rolling Classics Car Club
Info: www.rollingclassicscarclub.com
July 16, Portland
Hollow Block Monster Show
Sponsor: Hollow Block Monster Cruisers
Info: 260/729-3529
July 19, Anderson
Piston Poppers Memorial Cruise-In
Sponsor: Piston Poppers Car Club
Info: www.pistonpoppers.net
July 1­3, Des Moines
20th Heartland Nationals
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Info: www.good-guys.com or 925/838-9876
July 4, Pittsburg
Rollin' Nostalgia 4th of July Car Show
Sponsor: Rollin' Nostalgia Car Club
Info: 620/231-8343 or Rollin-Nostalgia@cox.net
July 23, Sumerset
Somernites Power Cruise 2011
Sponsor: Holly
Info: http://www.somernitescruise.com/powercruise.html
July 29-­30, Paris
ATCA Bluegrass Annual Show
Sponsor: Antique Truck Club of America
Info: 859/229-1409
July 16, Paris
33rd Annual Founder¹s Day and Classic Car Exhibit
Sponsor: Hamilin Memorial Library
Info: 207/743-2980
July 8, Damascus
Celebrate Damascus Parade
Sponsor: Town of Damascus
Info: Celebr8damascus@verizon.net
July 1­3, Worcester
Annual New England Summer Nationals Show
Sponsor: Sisken Sales, RT Street Rods, Sisken Imagery
Info: 508/987-3375 or www.summernationals.com
July 11, Dedham
39th Annual BSAAC Antique Car Show
Sponsor: Bay State Antique Auto Club
Info: 781-459-8800
July 15, Ipswich
Old Car Night
Sponsor: Ipswich Ford
Info: 978/356-2916
July 24, Brookline
Great American Car Show
Sponsor: The Larz Anderson Auto Museum
Info: www.larzanderson.org
July 16­-17, Houghton Lake
7th Annual Car Show to Benefit the Special Olympics
Sponsor: Rusty Nuts Car Club
Info:  989/355-5587 or http://www.oldride.com/events/5559915.html
July 17, Plymouth
Bumpers, Biles and Bands
Sponsor: Plymouth Old Village
Info: Plymouthova@yahoo.com
July 22-­23, Milan
Eighth Annual NMRA Ford Nationals
Sponsor: NMRA Digital
Info: www.nmradigital.com
July 24, Shelby
Shelby Lions Charity Car Show and Swap Meet
Sponsor: Shelby Lions Club
Info: www.shelbylionsclub.org
July 29­-31, Plymouth
Concours d¹Elegance of America
Sponsor: Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce
Info: www.concoursusa.com
July 21­-24, Brainerd
Power Cruise
Sponsor: Brainerd International Raceway
Info: 800/701-3188 or www.powercruise.com
July 24, Falcon Heights
Cops & Rodders Car Show
Sponsor: Cops N Rodders
Info: 651/982-0718
July 27-­31, Reno
Little Oldsmobile Car Show 
Sponsor: Oldsmobile Car Club of America
Info: www.norcalolds.com
July 10, Salem
35th Annual Fun Day Rod Run
Sponsor: Mass Street Rod Association
Info: 603/623-9559 or www.canobie.com
July 31, Epping
13th Annual New England Hot Rod Hall Of Fame Nationals
Sponsor: Orientals Hot Rod Club
Info: 603/679-8001 or www.newenglanddrgway.com
July 4, Livingston
Livingston¹s 17th Annual Auto Fest
Sponsor: Natural Glass Corvette Club
Info: 973/533-9190 or 201/341-4994
July 5, Rhinebeck
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome British Car Day
Sponsor: Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Info: www.oldrhinebeck.org
July 10, Arkport
AACA Chemung Valley Region¹s 55th Anniversary Car Show/Summerfest
Sponsor: Antique Automobile Club of America
Info: 607/324-4348 or www.aaca.org
July 10, Rochester
51st Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Genesee Valley Antique Car Society
Info: 585/377-0940
July 15-­17, Syracuse
Right Coast Annual Syracuse Nationals Rod and Custom Show
Sponsor: Right Coast Cars
Info: 800/753-3978 or Generalstaff@rightcoastcars.com
July 20, Saratoga
Trip to the British Motor Fest
Sponsor: Connecticut MG Club
Info: 860/346-0005
July 16­-17, Cincinnati
31st Annual Tri-State Mustang/Ford Club All Ford Show
Sponsor: Tri-State Mustang/Ford¹s Club
Info: info@tristate-mustang.com or 513/477-5634
July 12­-16, Hudson
Professional Car Society¹s 35th Annual International Meet 
Sponsor: Ohio Chapter of the Professional Car Society
Info: 216/381-2577 or Jerry-J@msn.com
July 6-­10, Roseburg
Roseburg Graffiti Weekend
Sponsor: Roseburg Chamber
Info: 800/444-9584
July 2­-3, Mohnton
Geezers at the Grove
Sponser: Maple Grove Raceway
Info: www.maplegroveraceway.com or 610-856-9200
July 4, Fleetwood
Car Show and Flea Market
Sponsor: Hawk MT Region Early Ford V-8 Club
Info: www.earlyfordv8.org
July 10, Doylestown
Run with the Angels
Sponsor: Road Angels of Doylestown
Info: www.roadangelsdoylestown.com
July 10, New Kingstown
Blue Moon Cruisers 19th Annual Rod & Custom Fun Run
Sponsor: Blue Moon Cruisers 
Info: www.bluemooncruisers.com
July 14-­17, Mohnton-Reading
Super Chevy Show
Sponsor: Autostar Productions
Info: www.superchevyshow.com or 800/692-6230
July 16-­17, York
PA Jeep Show
Sponsor: PA Jeeps
Info: www.pajeeps.org
July 3, Lead
Mile High Show and Shine 
Sponsor: Lead Chamber
Info: www.leadmethere.org
July 22­-24, Custer
Cool Pine Cruisers Car Show
Sponsor: Cool Pine Cruisers
Info: www.golddiscoverydays.com
July 2, Crossville
13th Annual Open Car Truck Show
Info: 931/456-8490
July 16, Lawrenceburg
33rd Annual Car & Truck Show 
Sponsor: Lawrence County Classic Cars
Info: http://naraaca.org/calendar.html
July 16, White House
Southeastern Truck Nationals
Sponsor: Tennessee Classic Truck Club
Info: www.southeasttrucknats.com 
July 23, Cleveland
Hot Fun in the Summertime Cruise In
Sponsor: MainStreet Cruisers
Info: 423/614-5638
July 1­3, Fort Worth
Fort Worth Motorama
Sponsor: Texas Car Show Association
Info: www.txshowcar.com
July 16, Brenham
All Ford Classic Car Show
Sponsor: The City of Brenham
Info: www.DowntownBrenham.com
July 30, Mt. Pleasant
Friends of Ron Hillman Benefit Car Show
Info: 903/431-9867 or Tfloyd727@ntcc.edu
July 30, Harrisville
Harrisville Heritage Days Car Show
Sponsor: Intermountain¹s Finest Truck Club
Info: 801/866-2053
July 13-­16, St Johnsbury
41st Annual National Meet
Sponsor: WPC Club, Inc.
Info: www.chryslerclub.org
July 21­-24, Burlington
MGs in Vermont
Sponsor: Connecticut MG Club
Info: 860/346-0005
July 2­-4
Pack It In trip to West Virginia
Sponsor: Big Dogs Offroad 
Info: 410/440-3670 or www.bigdogsoffroad.com
July 22­-24, Puyallup
Goodguys 24th Pacific Northwest Nationals
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Info: www.good-guys.com or 925/838-9876
July 4, Hales Corners
Village of Hales Corners and HOLZ Motors Antique and Custom Car Show
Sponsor: HOLZ Chevrolet 
Info: 414/425-2400 or rroller@holzmotors.com.
July 16, Okauchee Lake
Antique Car and Boat Rondeveux
Sponsor: Antique Automobile Club of America
July 14, Marwayne
Prairie Egg Gathering
Sponsor: Bolerama
Info: 780/875-3179 or modleh@shaw.ca
July 16, Calgary
VSCCC Annual Stanly Park Show, Annual European Classic Car Meet
Sponsor: Vintage Sports Car Club of Calgary
Info: 403/932-5801 or www.vsccc.ca
July 23, Calgary
Lloydminster Auto Club Summer show
Sponsor: Lloydminster Auto Club
Info: 306/825-5011 or 780/745-2545
July 23 Chestermere
Chestermere Nutz Show N Shine
Sponsor: Chestermere Car Nutz
Info: 403/272-5354
July 23, Medicine Hat
Medicine Hat Show N Shine
Info:403/528-9918 or alsalla@telus.net
July 24, Calgary
Rides N Rods Highland Industrial NE Park-S&S Calgary
Sponsor: Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts
July 23, Watrous, Saskatchewan 
Watrous and Manitou Beach Annual Fun Run Auto Show
Sponsor: Town of Watrous
Info: www.watrousfunrun.com
July 29-­31, Saskatoon
Superrun 2011
Info: www.superrun.ca or info@superrun.ca
July 29­-August 1, Toronto
Canadian Hot Rod Tour
Sponsor: Canadian Rodder
Info: 905/479-4738 or www.canadianrodder.com


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