Thanks to the efforts of Assemblyman Bill Reilich, the New York State Assembly issued a resolution memorializing Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the state. New York joins West Virginia, New Mexico and Hawaii as states 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 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.
Assemblyman Reilich is both a SEMA member and chairman of the SAN-supported State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus. He is the owner and operator of Rochester Auto Design, a retailer of auto display stands for auto shows and showrooms.
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.
SAN is maintaining a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile: www.SEMAsan.com/CCAD. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing July, 2012 events should submit the details here: http://www.semasan.com/ccad-event-submission-form For questions, contact 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.