Idaho Governor Proclaims July 13, 2012 as COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY



At the request of organizers of Northwest Motorfest, Idaho Governor Butch Otter issued a proclamation designating July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the state.  Idaho joins West Virginia, New Mexico, New York, Hawaii and the province of Manitoba, Canada as jurisdictions that have officially recognized the celebration.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) request to acknowledge the day’s national significance in raising awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event. 

The Northwest Motorfest is billed as Idaho’s largest car show.  Celebrating its 10th year, the event is being held in Boise at EXPO IDAHO on July 13, 14 and 15.  For those attending the show, please plan on stopping by the SEMA Action Network (SAN) booth to meet SAN director Colby Martin and automotive media personality Courtney Hansen.    

In the previous two 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 You may also download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.

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