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Automakers Want Aid Set Aside for Car-Grade U.S. Chip Production

Ford Motor Co. Unveils $1 Billion Chicago Plant Transformation

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Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year.

Congress last year authorized federal spending on research and design initiatives to boost domestic chip production and create a subsidy for domestic manufacturers. But the money still needs to be included in an appropriation measure before it can be doled out.

“Given the importance of chips to current auto production and future automotive innovation, it would be regrettable if none of the funding under the CHIPS for America Act, once appropriated, was used to increase the resiliency of automotive supply chains through the construction of new facilities that produce or have the ability to produce auto-grade chips,” John Bozzella, president and chief executive officer

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Petersen Automotive Museum Set To Reopen Soon

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At long last, we can make our pilgrimage to this hallowed car museum.

During the coronavirus shutdowns, we gearheads have seen races, shows, and other events canceled right and left. Even car museums shuttered their doors. Thankfully, many of these fine facilities from around the world have been sharing online videos and more to keep us entertained and informed while we’ve been cooped up as well. Now things are loosening up and we’re seeing more of these facilities reopening, including Petersen Automotive Museum.

Photo credit: Petersen Automotive Museum

That’s right, starting on Friday, June 19, 2020 the car museum located in Los Angeles, California will open its doors to the public for the first time in months. As you probably already suspect, this reopening will come with social distancing and other measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19

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Collector Car Appreciation Day Set For July 10

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It’s time to mark your calendars and make some plans.

As the coronavirus lockdowns are lifting and car enthusiasts are looking to socialize once more, everyone should keep in mind the upcoming Collector Car Appreciation Day being organized by SEMA, the Automotive Restoration Market Organization, and Hot Rod Industry Alliance. Set for July 10, 2020, this will be the 11th annual celebration of automotive restoration and collecting. In other words, you should start figuring out how you want to observe this important date.

Officially, the date of the 2020 Collector Car Appreciation Day was announced back on December 19, 2019. However, considering the past few months have felt like a few years of chaos for many, you’re completely forgiven for not remembering.

There are a lot of ways to celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day. Different automotive-related businesses will be doing

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