Collector Car Appreciation Day, SEMA SAN CCAD
Since 2010, a wide range of automotive-related events are held throughout July to honor Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) on the month’s second Friday. At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), this “holiday” has been marked each year by a U.S. Senate 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.” If you are unable to celebrate on July 11, the SAN encourages participation throughout the month to honor the classics of today and tomorrow.




» ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event


» HOST your own gathering or club meeting


» Promote a “HOLIDAY SALE” at your business


» DRIVE your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination



Plan and submit your July event at no cost, locate a listing near you and more on the website: semasan.com/CCAD

(Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at each registered event.)



Legislative Front Liness


Click here for the complete list of Legislative Action Alerts.


» Maryland Bill to Provide "Second Chance" for Vehicles that Fail OBD Emissions Test to be Considered on Feb., 14, 2014

» Street Rod and Custom Vehicle Bill Reintroduced in New Jersey

» Michigan Bill to Exempt Certain Historic Military Vehicles From License Plate Requirement Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

» Maryland Bill to Impose Registration Surcharge to be Considered on February 19, 2014

» Virginia Bill to Exempt Antique Vehicles from Exhaust System Restrictions Approved by House; Moves to Senate

» Bill to Provide for Single License Plate Introduced in New Jersey

» Ohio Bill to Expand Use of Historical Vehicles Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

» Kentucky Bill to Assess Motor Vehicles for Property Tax Amended and Approved by Committee; Moves to Full House

» Maryland Reintroduces Bill to Restrict Eligibility for Historic Vehicle Registration; Committee Hearing Scheduled for Tues., Mar. 4, 2014

» New Jersey Bill Provides Window Stickers for Exempt Vehicles

» Washington State Bill to Exempt Collectible Vehicles From Emissions Tests Approved by Committee; Moves to House Floor

» New Jersey Reintroduces Bill to Expand Use of Historic Vehicles




SEMA SAN Strike Force

Not only an avid vintage street vehicle enthusiast, Dave Huber’s collection also includes some impressive non-street examples as well. The Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky,-based Huber uses a nicely restored yellow ’71 GMC pickup to push/tow a very rare ex-Mickey Thompson front-engine X/Dragster (pictured above) at nostalgia drag races. Here, Dave greets the camera from the car’s cockpit during an event at U.S. 60 Dragway in Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

Some folks are born “with it,” others “acquire it.” It’s clear that Dave Huber’s relentless passion for thrilling machines belongs in the former category. “My dad gets all the credit for my passion.” With a 30’ x 40’ shop that includes early Ford street rods, Chevy pickups and restored drag cars, the Pleasure Ridge Park, Kentucky,-based gearhead has a quite an impressive collection. When he’s not reliving ‘the good old days’ with his vintage slingshot dragsters, Huber can often be found with his fellow members of the Okolona Street Rods. Desiring to protect the auto hobby’s future, he joined the club in 1990 and discovered the SEMA Action Network (SAN) at its inception in 1997. Dave advocates that “safety in the sport keeps us going, on the street and the drag strip” while keeping a close eye on his state’s legislature. In fact, the 27th Annual Okolona Street Rods Safety Day is coming up on April 27, in Louisville, Kentucky. For those in the Bluegrass State, hopefully you will encounter this avid enthusiast and his unique vehicles, if you haven’t already. Keep the history alive, Dave, and thanks for all you do!


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