Finally, there is a day to recognize the gear heads and car collectors in the United States. United States Senate Resolution 271 officially recognizes July 12, 2019 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” A similar resolution has been introduced as House Resolution 108, expressing support for the Senate Resolution and “recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.”
The lobbying arm of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) 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 their communities. The SEMA group has also has set up a web site that lists events taking place, not only in the U.S. but in Canada.
If you really want to see a great collection of cool cars, save the dates of July 26, 27 and 28, 2019. DeKalb County will be the place to be for car enthusiasts with the Kishwaukee Fest Parade on Friday, July 26 in DeKalb (IL), DeKalb County Cruise Night on Saturday, July 27 and the 20th Annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show in Sycamore, Illinois on Sunday, July 28.