SEMA News—January 2014
Collector Car Appreciation Day Scheduled for July 11, 2014
SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance have announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated July 11, 2014. The date will mark the fifth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
The industry endeavors to preserve the 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.
The U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing resolutions each year at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN). Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) sponsored the previous resolutions.
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 place in history. This year, New Mexico; New York; Manitoba; Nova Scotia; Madera County, California; and Washington Parish, Louisiana, joined the U.S. Senate in proclaiming Collector Car Appreciation Day.
The SAN will again maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile here. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events may submit the details of their celebrations using that link. For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.