SAN Secures Companion Resolutions from U.S. Congress Recognizing July 10th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Once Again, Lawmakers Express Support for Collection and Restoration of Collector Cars

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 650 (S. Res. 650) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 10, 2020 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” A similar resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 998). The date marks the 11th commemoration of what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

The two resolutions were introduced by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. S. Res. 650 was sponsored by Senate Co-Chairs Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) while House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) sponsored H. Res. 998. These Congressional leaders are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with the car and motorsports. 

Automotive enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s CCAD celebration by planning or attending events in their community. The SAN maintains the official event list to commemorate the day, which includes car shows, cruise-ins and parades nationwide. If you or someone you know is hosting a vehicle-related gathering in July —whether public or private—submit the details on the SAN website if you haven't done so already! With an understanding that this summer may not allow in-person events, those planning to celebrate with a virtual gathering (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) are welcome to provide details for inclusion on the SAN website.

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Dear SEMA Action Network (SAN): Recent world events have impacted us all. Rest assured, the SAN will continue to be the voice of auto enthusiasts in state capitols and Washington, DC.  With your help, we’ve already achieved several triumphs this year—thank you!  Meantime, SEMA is working to safeguard our hobby so we can continue to pursue our passion.  For updates, news and resources, please visit  Ignited We Stand!