Senate Resolution 271 officially recognizes July 12, 2019 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day,” and a similar resolution has been introduced as House Res. 108 to recognize the 10th commemoration of “an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society,” notes the SEMA Action Network.
The lobbying arm of the Specialty Equipment Market Association said that the resolutions were introduced by the co-chairs of the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, including Sen. Richard Burr (North Carolina), Sen. Jon Tester (Montana), Rep. Bill Posey (Florida) and Rep. Sanford Bishop Jr. (Georgia).
“These Congressional leaders are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C.,” The SEMA Action Network noted. “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 SEMA group encourages car enthusiasts across the country to celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day with car shows and other activities that share the automotive passion with communities.
It also has set up a website that lists events taking place, not only in the U.S. but in Canada.
Additional events can be added through another site.