July 13 will be Collector Car Appreciation Day

SEMA and U.S. Senate encourage car shows throughout that weekend

July 13 has been designated as Collector Car Appreciation Day for 2018. This “holiday,” requested by SEMA, has been honored by U.S. Senate resolution annually since 2010 in recognition that, “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.”

“As in years past,” SEMA noted in its news release, “a wide range of automotive events will be held to commemorate the occasion.

Car shows will be held from coast-to-coast — and increasingly overseas as other countries join in Collector Car Appreciation Day | Larry Edsall photo

“As this annual event continues to grow worldwide, states, provinces, counties and cities are following suit with their own recognition. SEMA encourages participation throughout the month of July to honor the classics of the past and the future.”

The automotive aftermarket product industry group suggests people celebrate in various ways:

• Attend an official vehicle-inspired event.

• Host your own gathering or club meeting.

• Promote a holiday sale at your business.

•  Drive your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination.

Those planning events can list them at no cost on the SEMA Action Network’s website.

“Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the congressional resolution for display at each registered event,” SEMA noted.

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