The Board of Supervisors of the County of Madera, California issued a proclamation declaring July 11, 2014 “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the jurisdiction. In doing so, the county “recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is important to preserving our cultural heritage.”
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) 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 fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event. Madera County joins several states, counties and local areas all over the country that have issued proclamations.
In the previous four 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.
There is still time to get involved. Individuals, car clubs and business owners have been registering their gatherings for inclusion on the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. However you choose, please pay tribute to our hobby’s special day by holding or attending a celebration near you. Encourage others to follow suit. Let’s get those cars and trucks out of the garage and onto the road!
Please submit the details of your celebration. For questions, contact SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.