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Legally Binding: Senate proclaims July 9 collector-car appreciation day

Wed, 09 Jun 2010

Now here's legislation we can all get behind: The Senate has passed a resolution designating July 9 as Collector Car Appreciation Day across the land.

That's a Friday, meaning enthusiasts everywhere have a great excuse to drive to work in their favorite classic or vintage car--or to take the day off and simply drive. Or to wrench on that jalopy so one day, it will run again.

The resolution, passed in May, is meant to recognize the economic and cultural impact that collecting cars has on American society. It was the work of the Specialty Equipment Market Association, which puts on the SEMA show, and the Automotive Restoration Market Organization Council.

The resolution was the result of a nonpartisan, informal group called the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus and was sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.).

By Greg Migliore