Friday, July 13, 2012

Collector Car Appreciation Day

Meet Fred Weisberger, President of the Antique Automobile Club of America, Aloha Region.  Fred is driving his own 1928 Austin Seven which was part of today's event in which the Governor proclaimed July 13 as Collector Car Appreciation Day.

News Release - Hawaii House of Representatives
July 12, 2012 - For immediate release
Contact: Rep. Karen Awana – 808-586-8465

July 13 proclaimed "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

Honolulu, Hawaii.  Rep. Karen Awana (District 44 – Honokai Hale, Nanakuli, Lualualei) announced today that Governor Abercrombie has proclaimed July 13, 2012 as Collector Car Appreciation Day.

An event will be held at the State Capitol on Friday, July 13th, from 10 a.m. to 2 the State Capitol Rotunda area to recognize the collectors.  About 15 classic cars and their owners will be present.

This past session, Rep. Awana introduced House Resolution 44.  The resolution recognizes the collector car and restoration industry as part of the country's automotive heritage.

"Hawaii is a special place where thousands participate in automobile restoration," said Rep. Awana.  "This past time helps our local economy, creates jobs and provides a wholesome environment for families to participate.  I am grateful that our Governor has proclaimed this special day as part of a national initiative."

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