Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 9, 2021. At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), this holiday has been marked each year since 2010 by a U.S. Congressional Resolution recognizing that the “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.” States, local governments and Canadian provinces have adopted similar commemorative declarations, making it an international recognition of the collector-car hobby and the millions of individuals who support it.
As in years past, a wide range of automotive festivities—both in-person and web-based—will honor the classics of the past and the future. Those planning live gatherings and virtual celebrations (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) during July are invited to provide details for inclusion on the SAN website. As always, the SAN welcomes any level of participation throughout the month of July and encourages everyone to spread the word about commemorating the occasion.
CELEBRATE THE HOBBY YOUR WAY!
- 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.
Whether public or private, plan and submit your automotive-inspired July event at no cost. Locate an official listing near you and more at semaSAN.com/CCAD which includes Courtney Hansen’s video public service announcement (PSA) shown above. Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event. Download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day. Post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration's Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).
All Pipes Are Not Created Equal
Nationwide Auto Emissions Guide Gets A Tune-up
To clear the air (pardon the pun) on any confusion, looking up each state’s emissions requirements has been simplified by the SEMA Action Network (SAN). This online emissions resource is fully updated and posted live. Of course, the information is subject to change. Please consult the statutes and regulations directly to ensure the accuracy of the information. Details can be found at semaSAN.com/Emissions.
NUTS & BOLTS OF ADVOCACY: LOBBYING BASICS
Want elected officials to work for you? Boost your political influence using this digital lobbying guide from the SEMA Action Network (SAN). Whether starting from scratch or seeking the next level, this short video series breaks down common misconceptions about influencing public policy. Take advantage of this resource free of charge and share with others:
PART 10: GET OTHERS INVOLVED IN SHAPING THE COURSE OF LEGISLATION BEFORE IT BECOMES LAW
As car and truck laws become more burdensome, enthusiasts must stay active and vigilant. Grab the full set of tools to influence bills in your jurisdiction. Staying informed on issues is the first step. The SAN's up-to-the-minute alerts help ensure your rights are protected.
Help the cause and encourage others to get involved without cost or commitment by enlisting online now: semaSAN.com There is no fee, SPAM or "catch" to sign up. Their privacy will be upheld and legislative-related information is ALL they will receive.
Great strength comes with great numbers. Please ask your friends and family with an automotive interest to take action, including your online communities.
Full details about this free resource: semaSAN.com/Lobby.