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North Fork Hosts Classic Car Cruise-In

NORTH FORK – Dozens of classic cars, hot rods and restored vehicles will be featured at the North Fork Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In on Friday night, July 12, in downtown North Fork.

All across the country, lovers of classic cars will be hosting events to commemorate this fourth annual celebration, and the North Fork Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center have planned the perfect evening for car officianados.

Cars will be lining the main street in North Fork from 5 to 8 p.m. and everyone is invited to stroll through town and enjoy the scenery.

“The concept of the event is that folks can park in town and walk from end to end, checking out the classic cars and listening to the live music along the way,” says Scott Marsh, president of the North Fork Chamber of Commerce.

All four eateries in town, including La Cabana, the Buckhorn, Slim’s Koffee Shak and the Pizza Factory, will be hosting a band and offering $2 drink specials. Sponsors for the event are North Fork NAPA Auto Parts and K&B Carquest Auto. There is no charge for admission.

“This event is special because we have all four of our restaurants coming together and both of our auto parts stores putting on an event collectively for the first time,” says Marsh. “There is a new sense of unity and common purpose among our downtown proprietors.”

Max Rodriguez David Rogers Tom Wheeler Dave Wolin Rick Farinelli Manuel Nevarez 7-9-13On Tuesday, July 9, the Madera County Board of Supervisors designated July 12, 2013 as Collector Car Appreciation Day in Madera County and “recognizes that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is important to preserving our cultural heritage.”

The Board presented Dave Wolin, one of the event organizers, with the proclamation during their regular meeting on Tuesday.

For more information about the event, visit www.southernyosemite.com or contact media consultant Dave Wolin. davewolin@earthlink.net; 559.760.1143 or the North Fork Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center at 559.877.2410.

A bit of history on “Collector Car Appreciation Day” –

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 176 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 fourth commemoration in what has become an annual event. Madera County joins several states, counties and local areas all over the country that have issued proclamations.

National Car Collectors Appreciation  Day flierIn the previous three years, thousands of Americans 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 ensured that their passion was honored and recognized.

“There is still time to get involved and commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile,” says SAN on their website. “Individuals, car clubs and business owners have been registering their gatherings for inclusion on the SEMA Action Network 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 July celebration here. For questions, contact SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org. You may also download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.

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