8th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to be Celebrated July 14, 2017

8th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to be Celebrated July 14, 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. A brief recap of the 2016 festivities is highlighted in the current issue of Driving Force. Also, be sure to check out the full photo gallery.  The images sent in by this year’s event hosts are greatly appreciated.

“With the 2016 celebration now behind us, car enthusiasts and related businesses can begin planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to mark the 2017 commemoration” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “The passion for the collector car hobby that continues to be demonstrated by SAN members nationwide is most clearly evident in this special day.” 

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing Resolutions each year since 2010 at the SAN’s request.  The previous resolutions were sponsored by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and 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.  In fact, the states of Louisiana, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan, officially marked the occasion.  

The SAN will again maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile at semaSAN.com/CCAD. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details of their celebration using this link.  For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org.  If you are unable to celebrate on July 14, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2017.


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