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Post by Martin on Thu May 13, 2010 3:51 pm

SEMA SECURES U.S. SENATE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING JULY 9th AS “COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY”
Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Historic and Classic Cars

(Washington, D.C. - May 7, 2010) The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) at the request of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and the Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) Council designating July 9, 2010 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The resolution was the result of an effort undertaken by ARMO as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

S. Res. 513 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.

The resolution was the result of an effort undertaken by SEMA and its councils as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. Restoration businesses help save our nation’s heritage while providing well-paying, high-skilled jobs nationwide.

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 honored 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 acknowledgment 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 to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile. For a listing of events, please contact Jim Skelly, SEMA Council Director at 909.396.0289.

About SEMA:
SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association, founded in 1963, represents the $32 billion specialty automotive industry of almost 7,500 member-companies. It is the authoritative source for research, data, trends and market growth information for the specialty auto parts industry. The industry provides appearance, performance, comfort, convenience and technology products for passenger and recreational vehicles. For more information, contact SEMA at 1575 S. Valley Vista Dr., Diamond Bar, CA 91765, tel: 909.396.0289, or visit [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Post by mr71transam on Thu May 13, 2010 3:56 pm

Good info Martin

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:31 pm

Nice to see the Democratic controlled Senate approving a bill for recognizing the Collector Car Enthusiasts designating July 9, 2010 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Most of this Congress and administration would rather see us driving a Toyota Prius hybrid while they pass a Cap and Tax bill on Greenhouse emitting vehicles and more taxes on petroleum and gasoline.

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Post by blue81ta on Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:28 pm

Cool. Great to know that we are getting something good from our tax dollars. For those of you coming to Saratoga on Friday July 9, we'll have to celebrate this day... we may never get a pat on the back like this again.
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Post by WarbirdTA on Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:59 pm

SEMA is a fantastic thing for all car owners.
I fear we will only have a short wile to enjoy our cars.
Obama wants all gas to go away.

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:06 pm

I agree George.

SEMA has a positive image and influence on the performance industry for car owners.

If there is a tax, reduction of emissions or ban on collector cars I know it will happen in California first and will eventually come here to the East Coast too.

As California goes, so goes the nation.

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Post by WarbirdTA on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:11 pm

Now you know why I left California to Arizona 6 years ago.
In a few months, I don't even need a permit to carry conceiled anymore. Wink
Plus, I'm only 100 miles away for the best show on earth.
SEMA! Very Happy
If you ever can get to a show (it is kinda hard now), SEMA is the way to go!

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Post by blue81ta on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:17 pm

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Obama wants all gas to go away.
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Since the federal government makes 18.4 cents a gallon and Big Oil spends BILLIONS of $$$$$ lobbying in DC, it ain't going anywhere, anytime soon.
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Post by WarbirdTA on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:24 pm

Not going anywhere? Rolling Eyes
It's going along the southern coast, and probably up the east coast as well. Razz
Then, across the pond to England, where they will have it for no shipping costs. Wink
Notice the government has been lying about it?
They seem to change their story every day.
Will gas go away soon?
Maybe not.
But expect to see some out there prices soon.
I'm taking a guess at 5 bucks per gallon by the middle of summer.
Do you know that another rig is leaking about 100 miles away?
You don't see that on most stations.
I think they are throwing lots of money already to Washington, just to keep quiet.

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:53 pm

I agree that by Labor Day you will be seeing $4.00 per gallon for regular gas.

Obama still wants to pass the Cap and Trade Greenhouse Emissions Bill on carbon dioxide polluters before the Democrats lose control of Congress in November.

In the end, we all will be paying big bucks to fill up our tanks with gas so the idiots in Hollywood and Washington can stop the glaciers from melting.

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