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


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

Annual Event Acknowledges
Importance of Collection and Restoration of Classic Cars

Washington, D.C. (October 31, 2012) - The
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration
Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils
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

and its Councils will once again seek a Congressional resolution to recognize
the day's significance.  The industry endeavors to preserve our nation's
automotive heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs
nationwide.  Collector Car Appreciation Day is a singular tribute to the
collector car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports.

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 throughout the
world to mark this annual commemoration.  In fact, Collector Car Appreciation
Day is quickly taking on a global character, with events held in the United
States, Canada, and Australia."

previous resolutions were sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and
Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs 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 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 Caucus is an informal, non-partisan
group that pays tribute to America's ever growing love affair with the car and

the past three years, thousands of enthusiasts and collectors have celebrated
their hobby at events throughout the country," said Alex Tainsh, Chairman of
SEMA's Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Council. "The event
continues to grow in prominence as a summer holiday for the hobby.  This
year we look forward to partnering with enthusiasts, car clubs, and businesses
to make this the largest celebration to date."

Love, Chairman-elect of SEMA's Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Council said,
"Collector Car Appreciation Day is an opportunity for hobbyists to share their
passion for the automotive hobby.  Each year, more events are held to
raise awareness of the unique educational and economic impact of collector car
enthusiasts across the globe."

will maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America's
time-tested love affair with the automobile.  Individuals, car clubs and
business owners interested in publicizing events should contact Colby Martin,
Director of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), at 909/978-6721 or san@sema.org.  If you are unable to
celebrate on July 12th, SEMA encourages events to be scheduled throughout the
month of July.

About SEMA

the Specialty Equipment Market Association founded in 1963, represents the $30
billion specialty automotive industry of more than 6,500 member-companies. It
is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth
information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides
appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for
passenger and recreational vehicles.  For more information, contact SEMA
at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909/396-0289, or visit
www.sema.org or http://www.enjoythedrive.com

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