By Steve Natale
Vintage Transportation Examiner
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Most of us old car people appreciate old cars every day, but this Friday, July 8th, it will be official. In 2010, the United States Senate passed Resolution 513 declaring a National Collector Car Appreciation Day. The resolution was sponsored by Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC). The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) were a major factor in getting the resolution passed. Car shows and cruises all over the country are celebrating our rich American car culture and history, and National Collector Appreciation Day will help draw attention to collector cars and the automotive history they represent. If you can’t make it to an event this weekend, take your old car out for a drive. People love seeing a vintage car driving down the road, or parked in front of a store. All the thumbs-up you get when you take a collector car out just confirms that most Americans have an appreciation for old cars.