4th Annual "Collector Car Appreciation Day" to Be Celebrated July 12, 2013


The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 12, 2013. The date marks the fourth consecutive commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN will once again seek a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

“The U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing Resolutions each year at our request,” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “As we prepare for the fourth celebration of our nation’s automotive heritage, enthusiasts and related businesses are already planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to mark this annual commemoration. In fact, Collector Car Appreciation Day is quickly taking on a global character, with additional events held in Canada and Australia.”

The previous resolutions were sponsored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.

The SAN will again maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile at www.SEMAsan.com/CollectorCarAppreciationDay. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events should contact Colby Martin, SAN director, at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org. If you are unable to celebrate on July 12, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July.

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