WASHINGTON — Congress has declared July 13 "Collector Car Appreciation Day" in celebration of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed separate resolutions recently on the matter at the request of the Special Equipment Market Association's SEMA Action Network.
Each resolution was introduced by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus, SEMA said.
Senate Resolution 574 was sponsored by Sens. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Jon Tester, D-Mt. and House Resolution 980 by Reps. Bill Posey, R-Fla., and Sanford Bishop, D-Ga. — co-chairs of the automotive caucus in the Senate and House, respectively.
The caucus is considered an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America's love affair with the car and motorsports.