The U.S. Senate just passed Senate Resolution 196 (S. Res. 196) designating July 10, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The Resolution was requested by the Specialty Equipment Market Association and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance Councils. S. Res. 196 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
The date marks the sixth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. A number of states and local governments have adopted similar commemorative declarations as well. If you are unable to celebrate on July 10th, SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July.
With Canada, Australia and France joining the celebration, Collector Car Appreciation Day has now become an international recognition of the collector car industry and the millions of hobbyists it supports.
Through its grassroots hobbyist organization, the SEMA Action Network, SEMA is maintaining a list of scheduled events to commemorate the day at www.semasan.com/ccad. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events should contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909/978-6721 or email@example.com.