July 9, 2021 – National Sugar Cookie Day | Collector Car Appreciation Day

This Collectable Car May Be The Most Expensive In The World!

Welcome to July 9th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate a classic sugar rush and cars that make our hearts beat faster. 

It’s believed that sugar cookies originated in the mid 1700s in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. German Protestant settlers created a round, crumbly butter cookie that came to be known as the Nazareth Cookie. During the Victorian era people thought that spices would overly excite children and thus tea cookies were made purposefully plain.  They evolved into the perfect medium for shaping elaborate Christmas ornaments. But starting in the 1930s, baking soda and vanilla were added and sugar cookies disappeared before they could be hung.   Today both young and old enjoy a good sugar rush, and the more ornate the better! On National Sugar Cookie Day, bake up a batch of the treats that make any day a holiday.

Jay Leno is best known as a TV host, appearing on Late Night for nearly 20 years. What some folks may not know is that Leno is also a car collector. One of the biggest in the world in fact! He owns around 180 classic cars and 160 motorcycles. The collection includes everything from a Model T to  race cars to Rolls Royce Phantoms. He even owns a few fire engines from the early 1900s. All in all, the collection is estimated to be worth over $52 million. But one car in the bunch accounts for over a quarter of that value: his McLaren F1, which is worth about $15 million! On Collector Car Appreciation Day, celebrate the lifestyles of the rich and famous or your own pride and joy that’s still worth tinkering with.

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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