‘Collector Car Appreciation Day’ Set for July 12

Nov 24, 2012

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils have announced that the next “Collector Car Appreciation Day” will be marked on July 12, 2013.

The date marks the fourth consecutive year the annual event has raised awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society, stated a SEMA press release.

“The U.S. Senate helped launch ‘Collector Car Appreciation Day’ by passing resolutions each year at our request,” said Steve McDonald, SEMA vice president of governmental affairs.  “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.”

SEMA and its councils will again seek congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance. Previous resolutions were sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Sen. Jon Tester and Sen. Richard Burr. The caucus is an “informal, non-partisan group that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with car and motorsports,” the release noted.