Thanks to the efforts of the Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs, the Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage and Tourism issued a proclamation designating July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the province. The minister also proclaimed the month of July 2012 to be Collector Car Appreciation Month. Manitoba joins several states and cities in the U.S. that have already officially recognized the celebration. Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) request to acknowledge the day’s significance in raising awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event.
In the previous two years, thousands of hobbyists in the U.S and Canada have gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation’s automotive heritage. By taking part in these events around the country, these automotive enthusiasts and related businesses have ensured that their passion was honored and recognized.
There is still time to get involved. Individuals, car clubs and business owners have been registering their gatherings for inclusion on the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. However you choose, please pay tribute to our hobby’s special day by holding or attending a celebration near you. Encourage others to follow suit. Let’s get those cars and trucks out of the garage and onto the road!
Please submit the details of your celebration. For questions, contact SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.