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American Classic Cars & Cal-Rods team up to celebrate, Collector Car Appreciation Day July 13, 2012

American Classic Cars & Cal-Rods team up to celebrate, Collector Car Appreciation Day July 13, 2012
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American Classic Cars & Cal-Rods team up to celebrate
Collector Car Appreciation Day

Pomona, CA.
7-13-12
Story & Photos by: Roger Rohrdanz



 

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  SEMA’s commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive restoration industry through its projects and programs is evident in this event.

On July 13, 2012, American Classic Cars and the Cal-Rods car club joined to celebrate this special day at American Classic Cars garage in Pomona, CA.  The day was hot, but this event was held in the afternoon/evening to avoid some of the heat.  Also on-hand were “The San Dimas HEROES”.  They are accepting donations to construct a permanent memorial to honor all our current military personnel.  Spike Nasymth and his Daughter Maebelyn, from Hacienda Heights came to see the hot rods.  He was a POW in Vietnam. He was shot down while flying a F-4C Phantom on September 4,1966 and released February 18,1973.  Our Freedom is not Free.   For more information contact: [email protected]

The hot rods began to arrive about 3:00.  The DJ & barbeque fired up about 4:00.  By 5:30 the 150+ hot rods had arrived, food & drinks were being consumed.  A little later “The San Dimas HEROES” started drawing raffle numbers. 

A special thanks goes to Charlie Tachdjain and his American Classic Cars staff for their support of this event.

Thanks for the Show!