Collector Car Appreciation Day 2019 Announcement

10th Annual “Collector Car Appreciation Day” to be Celebrated on July 12, 2019

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 12, 2019.  The date will mark the tenth 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 2018 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.

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress helped launch CCAD by passing resolutions each year since 2010 at the SAN’s request.  The previous resolutions were sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. 

These Congressional leaders 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, Mississippi, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as most of the Canadian provinces, officially marked the occasion. 

In preparation for the tenth celebration of the nation’s automotive heritage, enthusiasts and related businesses are already planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to commemorate the day.  The SAN will again maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile at Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details of their celebration.  For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or  If you are unable to celebrate on July 12, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2019.