Washington Parish, Louisiana President Richard N. Thomas issued a proclamation declaring July 12, 2013 “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the jurisdiction. Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 176 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 fourth commemoration in what has become an annual event. Washington Parish joins several state, counties and local areas all over the country that have issued proclamations.
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.
There is still time to get involved and commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile. 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 July celebration here. 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.