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U.S. Senate Declares July 9 "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

By May 12, 2010

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It's always nice to report good news, and it's even better to note that a bipartisan group of United States Senators came together to proclaim that Friday, July 9, 2010 will be known as "Collector Car Appreciation Day."

The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 513 (S. Res. 513) to solemnize the action. The legislation was co-sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus members Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). It's a little bit mind boggling that the Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus even exists in the U.S. Senate, right?

According to SEMA, 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.

In recognition of the day, collectors and enthusiasts will be hosting events across the country, ranging from cruise-ins, club gatherings, and other educational and sporting events. I know I'll be at the Portland Historic Races that day, and I encourage you to find an event to attend as well. And if you live in Montana or North Carolina, be sure to thank your Senators for their recognition of our passion.

Photo courtesy of Mecum Auctions

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