South Dakota Legislature Declares August 27 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

Thanks to the efforts of State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus member Representative Larry P. Zikmund, the South Dakota State Legislature issued a resolution commemorating Thursday, August 27, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) in the state.  This action is intended to coincide with the state’s popular collector car shows.

Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress introduced two resolutions recognizing July 10 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” nationwide.  Requested by the SEMA Action Network (SAN), these resolutions acknowledge the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  The date marked the 11th commemoration of what has become an annual event.

Formed in 2005, the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus is a nonpartisan group of over 700 of state lawmakers from all 50 states whose common thread is a love and appreciation for automobiles.  Supported by the SAN, the Caucus is raising the motor vehicle hobby’s profile in the state legislatures and in the eyes of the public.

Special thanks to the thousands of enthusiasts that have gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our automotive heritage this summer.  By taking part in events across the country, these automotive enthusiasts and related businesses have ensured that their passion was honored and recognized.

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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!