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Collector Car Appreciation Day Was July 12, 2013

logo_car-appreciation-dayDIAMOND BAR, CA (07.15.2013) – A significant part of the more than $31B Americans spend every year customizing and personalizing their cars, trucks and SUVs comes specifically from automotive restoration and vehicle enthusiasts working hard to preserve our automotive history.

To help raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society the SEMA Action Network (SAN), SEMA’s advocacy arm, created Collector Car Appreciation Day. The day is recognized nationwide through Senate Resolution 176.

Watch automotive celebrity Courtney Hansen speak about Collector Car Appreciation Day by visiting or by clicking play below.

logo-sq_semaIn Southern California, where many car culture trends began more than 50 local auto aftermarket business owners shared their passion for Collector Car Appreciation Day by gathering at SEMA headquarters in Diamond Bar with their collectible, hot rod and classic cars.

The SAN is a nationwide partnership between vehicle clubs, enthusiasts and members of the specialty auto parts industry who want to protect their hobby. Founded in 1997, the SAN was designed to help stamp out legislative threats to the automotive hobby and pass favorable laws. To date, SAN efforts nationwide have resulted in positive outcomes on a wide range of issues, including vehicle scrappage (“clunker”) laws, equipment standards, registration classifications, emissions-test exemptions, and hobbyist rights.

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