Star Wars is HOW Old Today?

In our very own galaxy, a really long time ago...
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As May 25th is the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, here are some more articles paying tribute to Luke, Darth, and the galaxy far, far away.

When No Theater Wanted to Show the Movie in 1977.

The $11 million spent on Star Wars in 1977 was the best film investment ever made.

Revisiting Original Star Wars Reviews from 1977.

Why the blockbuster saga is the greatest soap opera in the galaxy.

Ranking the 40 greatest Star Wars quotes of all time, for the 40th anniversary.

Celebrities share their Star Wars memories.

That’s no moon ... but what if it were?

40 Years of Star Wars Anniversary Posters.

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2017

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 14, 2017. The date will mark the eighth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Senate has helped launch CCAD by passing Resolutions each year at the SAN’s request. The previous resolutions were sponsored by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Senators have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.

A list of officially scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile will be posted on the SEMA website. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events may submit the details of their July celebration at no cost using this link. For those unable to celebrate on July 14, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2017.

ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event
HOST your own gathering or club meeting
Promote a “HOLIDAY SALE” at your business
INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups
DRIVE your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination

And all involved in our hobby, please accept our offer open a fully complimentary Garagistry subscription. Click here to learn more and use code "CCAD2017" to redeem your "Collector Vault" today. Please note this offer will expire on July 31, 2017.

"It's Only Original Once"

We've promoted this concept numerous times and it's based on the input of many experts. We started with Garagistry Adviser David Burroughs, who discussed the importance of "Putting Down The Spray Paint" and the difference between preservation and restoration. Later we reviewed the "Automotive Hippocratic Oath" of do no harm and later expanded upon the details while visiting The Simeone Museum and our meeting with Dr. Fred Simeone.

We followed up with an article focused on the importance of being a caretaker of a Collector Car vs. simple ownership and the fact "No One Really Owns a Classic"Bryan Shook and David Burroughs both contributed to a variety of articles discussing the importance of documenting each Classic to support quality, interest, monetary and historical values.

We have continued to promote all of these concepts to every owner. Garagistry provides you, the Classic car owner or Collector, a private, secure and foolproof system to manage these details. It provides all Classic owners with a dedicated management system developed to enable you to leverage all changing trends and the best practices of dedicated Collectors.

This story caught our eye. It encompasses each of these concepts into a single story and connects the car, the people, the reason and the emotional importance of caring for a true Collector car. We hope you enjoy.