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Default The US Leads- A Day Devoted to Vintage and Classic Cars!

This piece of news has appeared in Old Cars Weekly,USA, and is truly path breaking!
The US Senate has approved July 9th as the day, every year, to be observed as National Collectors Car Day.
Well done the US government. Its time that the whole world emulates and pays tribute to old cars keeping aside one day every year!
Please read this piece of news (Old Cars Weekly)

Senate OKs National Collector Car Day (Source Old Cars Weekly, USA)

dated May 12, 2010

Eventually, maybe July 9 will become the Mardis Gras of the old car hobby. Or at least a day for hobbyists to get drop the top, fire up their old cars and maybe chirp the tires.

This week, the United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) to designate that date “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” According to a statement by the Speciality Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA), which backed the plan, the resolution was the result of an "effort undertaken by ARMO Automotive Restoration Market Organization as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. According to SEMA, the bill was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus members Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 513 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan group that pays tribute to America’s ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports. The Caucus recognizes the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for motorsports.
SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald said, “We greatly appreciate the United States Senate’s recognition of the important role classic car restoration serves in our country. As Americans gather at car cruises and other events in conjunction with ‘Collector Car Appreciation Day’ on July 9, these vital contributions will be honoured and preserved.” In recognition of the day, collectors and enthusiasts will be hosting events across the country. Jim Barber, Chairman of SEMA’s Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Council said, “Individuals, car clubs, and businesses affiliated with ARMO are proud to be recognized as leaders in today’s economy. Car cruises, club gatherings, and other educational events will be scheduled for July 9 nationwide. ARMO is looking forward to assisting with these events and is appreciative of this special acknowledgement by the Senate.”
Dennis Overholser, Chairman of SEMA’s Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Council said, “HRIA’s commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects and education programs is well represented by this Resolution. We are pleased that our elected officials have acknowledged our positive presence in local communities. I look forward to working with other business owners, collectors, and enthusiasts to make the inaugural ‘Collector Car Appreciation Day’ a success nationwide.”
As part of “Collector Car Appreciation Day,” a variety of events are currently being scheduled.

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Americans sure know to make a day of everything!This is surely going to spawn an all new entertainment industry there.
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The Collector's Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) was observed in the U.S. of A on 12/07/2013, for the fourth time now.
The event to mark this day for the purpose, was commenced in July 2010 and has been continued to acknowledge the unique role, the car has been playing in the recent history of the USA. Canada and Australia have too joined the bandwagon and the event is getting a global character.
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