SEMA Applauds Introduction of Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 12 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).  H. Res. 108 is sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA). The date marks the 10th commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  
Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at SEMA’s request.  

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Stephen Sabotka built this traditional ‘29 Ford hot rod in the 1940s-style.  Goodies include a legendary “flathead” V8 sporting aluminum heads, a “two pot” manifold, ‘39 transmission with LaSalle gears, ‘40 juice brakes, ‘39 wheels, and ‘32 grill with shell.  “This car was a rebuild of the original car—I had the Model A title and original pictures of the car when it was built in the ‘40s,” he says.  He also used most of the original parts.  “After I finished, I put it in the basement of the Autorama show since the car was in primer.”  While some might consider it “unfinished,” Stephen nailed the early look with this time machine!
Additional background:
Favorite automotive memory?
I remember my older brother had his friend take me for a ride in the 1960s.  He had a ‘40 Ford coupe painted black with an Olds mill and a ‘39 transmission with LaSalle gears.  It left a mark: I actually bought a similar car!
How do you celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD)?
I always try to drive my old car for CCAD.  Even though I live in the “Motor City,” I can’t always find any events nearby on that day.  I’m hopeful for this year…
Why is the SEMA Action Network (SAN) important? 
I keep up on the legislative side of our automotive hobby as a member of SAN.  Everyone should be involved—otherwise, we might lose it.