Collector Car Appreciation Day

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The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the latest Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) was officially celebrated on July 14, 2023.  The date marked the fourteenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual holiday to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended since 2010 to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at the SAN's request.  This year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 300 (S. Res. 300 ) and a similar resolution was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 573).  Each resolution was sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.  These Congressional leaders have been strong advocates for the automotive culture 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.

The lists of events officially scheduled to commemorate America's time-tested love affair with the automobile are posted in the links below.  Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing in-person events or virtual gatherings (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) submitted the details of their July celebration at no cost.  Participating organizers were awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event.  For those unable to celebrate on the official date, the SAN encouraged festivities to be scheduled throughout the month of July. 

Help promote this special day: download the official logo and flyer using the "assets" link above, post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration's Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).


  • ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event or web-based celebration.

  • HOST your own safety-minded gathering, club meeting or online gallery.

  • Promote a "HOLIDAY SALE" at your business in-store or online.

  • INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups if possible.

  • DRIVE your special ride—new or old—whatever the destination.