July 2011


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A Day to Celebrate Our Passion
Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Slated for July 8
The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) designating July 8, 2011 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." This effort was again undertaken by your SEMA Action Network (SAN) friends in Washington, D.C., as a means to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. Like last year, Collector Car Appreciation Day will also provide an opportunity for enthusiasts, like you, to gather at events nationwide to celebrate this special day and raise awareness of the importance of our great American hobby.
S. Res. 154 was sponsored by U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Richard Burr (R-NC). Senators Tester and Burr have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, and S. Res. 154 reaffirms their understanding of the cultural importance of collector cars.
"Last year, the U.S. Senate helped launch the first national Collector Car Appreciation Day at our request," said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. "As a result, thousands of Americans gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation's automotive heritage. The SAN's commitment to preserving and promoting the automotive hobby through its projects and programs is evident in this special day. We look forward to even more celebrations this July 8 and in the years to come."
Across the country, events are being planned to recognize this important day for collectors and enthusiasts. Car cruises, club gatherings and other fun events will take place to recognize the importance of preserving the heritage of the United States by encouraging the restoration and exhibition of collector cars. The success of the resolution is only as strong as your participation in events on July 8, and we are asking all SAN members to get involved and make the 2011 celebration of Collector Car Appreciation Day one for the history books.
Collector Car Appreciation Day Events
July 8, Eagle River
Bear Paw Festival Show-N-Shine
Info: www.49thstatestreetrodders.com/id4.html
July 9, Glendale
Saturday Night Cruise-In
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.com
June 25, Riverbend
6th Annual Riverbank Favorite Rides
Car Show
Info: scottpettit@sbcglobal.net
July 6, Pomona
NHRA Museum Twilight Cruise
Info: www.museum.nhra.com
July 6­-10, San Jose
Hot San Jose Nights
Info: www.hotsanjosenights.com
July 8, Auburn
Cruise Nite of Downtown Auburn
Info: www.downtownauburnca.com/
task=view&id=15&Itemid=27 or 
July 8, Carmel
Morgan Cruise Down Highway 1 to Cambria for the Annual Mog West Weekend
Sponsor: MSCCNC and Morgan Plus 4 Club
Info: http://morgancars.us/msccnc.html
July 8, Diamond Bar
Second Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day "Drive Your Collector Car to Work" & BBQ at 12:00 p.m. for SEMA Members and Staff
Sponsor: SEMA
Info: BobS@sema.org
July 8, Downey
Cruise with The Dukes at
Bob¹s Big Boy Broiler Drive-In
Info: adrienebiondo@gmail.com
July 8, El Segundo
"Drive Your Collector Car to Work"
Staff Event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media
July 8, Oakhurst
Cruise Night
Sponsor: Oakhurst Area Chamber
of Commerce
Info: davewolin@earthlink.net
July 8, Pomona
Calrods of San Gabriel Valley¹s Collector Car Appreciation Day
Info: www.calrods.com
July 8, San Francisco
Laf-A-Lots Car Club 9th Annual
Get Together
Info: www.lafalots.com
July 8, Santee
Greater San Diego Car Club Council
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: ACCC, Greater San Diego
Car Club Council
Info: bob.celia1@netzero.net
July 8, Santee
Collector Car Appreciation Day Picnic
Sponsor: The King Pins and Christen Rods & Customs-San Diego Chapter
Info: hnielsen2@cox.net
July 8, Thousand Oaks
SoCal Collector Car Appreciation Day Southern California Collector Car
Info: www.collectorcarappreciationday-socal.com
July 8­-10, Big Bear
Corvettes West 29th Big Bear Bash
Info: www.corvetteswest.com/BigBearBash.htm
July 8­-10, Fontana
JE Pistons NMRA/NMCA West Coast Shootout and Racers Against Street Racing
(RASR) Event at the Auto Club Speedway
Info: www.nmradigital.com/events/event5.php 
July 9, Hesperia
Blue Knights Motorcycle Club Poker Run
Info: kdsracing@verizon.net
July 9, Los Angeles
Scooters and Supercars Day
Sponsor: Petersen Automotive Museum
Info: www.petersen.org
July 9­-10, Marina
All-Corvette Autocross
Santa Clara Corvettes
Info: www.sccorvettes.org/Events/Calendar/
July 10, San Diego
Cops and Rodders Car Show
Sponsor: Absolute Victory Insignia
and the San Diego Police Museum
Info: ed@sdpolicemuseum.com
July 3­-8, Colorado Springs
Conclave Colorado 2011
Sponsor: Austin-Healey Club of America
Info: www.healeyclub.org
July 8-­9, Springfield
Moon Man Memorial Car Show
Info: djwheeler47@msn.com
July 9, LaPorte
2nd Annual Car & Bike Show
Sponsor: Bob¹s Coffee Shop
Info: bobscoffeeshop@gmail.com
July 9, Conifer
14th Annual Mountain Rendezvous
Sponsor: Chassis Lassies and
Collector Car Council of Colorado
Info: www.chassislassies.com/2011_Car_Show.html
July 9, Parker
Arby¹s Cruise-In
Info: gmcbigblock@yahoo.com
July 8, Monroe
Classic Nights Car Club Cruise Night
Sponsor: Classic Nights Car Club
Info: www.classicnights.com
July 14, 2011, East Norwalk
Collector Car Appreciation Event,
Pre-Registration Required
Info: GR8968@optonline.net
July 8, Brenford
Free Admission to Brenford Auto Museum From 12:00 p.m.­8:00 p.m.
Info: 302/653-8330
July 8­-10, Dover
First State Nationals
Sponsor: Dover International Speedway
Info: www.firststatenationals.com
July 8, South Lakeland
Open Car Show at the Burger King
on Harden Blvd.
Sponsor: Lakeland Cruisers
Info: www.lakelandcruisers.com
July 8, Tampa
"Drive Your Collector Car to Work"
Staff Event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media
July 8, Port Charlotte
Cruise In
Sponsor: Charlotte Classics & Cruisers
Info: 941/815-6204
July 9, Jupiter
Second Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Lucky¹s on Jupiter
Farms Rd.
Sponsor: South East Rods & Customs
Info: 561/743-3300 or 561/753-3279
July 8, Kennesaw
Pinetree Country Club 2nd Annual Car Show
Info: adminassist@pinetreecc.org
July 8, Downers Grove
Downtown Downers Grove Summer Night
Classic Car Show
Info: http://downtowndg.org/
July 9, Moline
Quad Cities Cruisers¹ Cruise In
Info: www.quadcitiescruisers.org
July 9, Byron
Midwest Racing at Byron Dragway
Info: www.midwestracing.net
July 8, Decatur
Cruise In & Open House
Sponsor: Panacea Powder
& Ceramic Coatings 
Info: 260/728-4222
July 8, Mount Pleasant
20th Century Car Club Cruise Night
Info: www.20thcenturychevy.com
July 5­-9, Bowling Green
Pontiac Oakland Club International¹s 39th
Annual Convention
Info: 877/368-3454 or www.poci.org
July 8, Bowling Green
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: National Corvette Museum
Info: www.corvettemuseum.com
July 9, Nicholasville
Cruise In at Double Kwik BP
Info: hotdodgedart74@yahoo.com
July 9, New Iberia
Car, Truck & Bike Show
Info: angelamoreaux1@cox.net
July 8, Seal Cove
Guided Tours, Free Popcorn and Vintage
Music and Movies
Sponsor: Seal Cove Auto Museum
Info: www.sealcoveautomuseum.org
July 8, Glen Burnie
Friday Cruise Night Collector Car
Appreciation Celebration
Sponsor: The Street Survivors of Maryland
Info: www.streetsurvivorsofmaryland.com
July 8, Abingdon
Lowes Cruise
Info: www.lowescruise.com
July 9, Glen Burnie
Cruise In
Sponsor: Lost in the 50¹s
Info: Lostnthe50s_JohnT@verizon.net
July 9, Westminster
Car & Truck Cruise In to the Greens
Sponsor: Heart of Maryland Classic
Chevy Club
Info: www.hmccc.50g.com
July 10, Brookeville
Annual Car Show
Sponsor: National Capital Region
Early Ford V-8 Club
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=nationalcapitalregion
July 10, Westminster
Ice Cream Social
Sponsor: Greater Baltimore Model A
Ford Club 
Info: 410/848-2288
July 6­-9, Danvers
National Meet
Sponsor: National Buick Club of America
Info: www.minutemanbuick.citymax.com/buicknationalmeet.html
July 8, Canton
Cruise Night
Sponsor: New England Region Cadillac
& LaSalle Club 
Info: www.nerclc.com
July 10, Dedham
40th Annual BSAAC Antique Car Show,
Car Corral & Trading Bee Family Fun Day
Sponsor: Bay State Antique Auto Club
Info: www.bsaac.com
June 25, Petersburg
Pirolli Park Charity Car Show
Info: pdpjmp@yahoo.com
July 8, Ann Arbor
16th Annual ³Rolling Sculpture² Car Show
Info: http://mainstreetannarbor.org
July 8, Zeeland
Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Display and Cruise
Sponsor: Vintage Car Club of Holland
and John¹s Classic Cougars
Info: jc-cougars@egl.net
July 8­-9, Bay City
2011 Be Cool Car Show
Info: www.becoolcarshow.net
July 8, Ortonville
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-in
Sponsor: Big Stone Cruisers
Info: www.bigstonecruisers.com/Big_Stone_Cruisers/bigstonecruisers.html
July 17, Mounds View
Scavengers 5th Annual Car Show
Info: 651/334-8181
July 17­-19, St. Paul
Back to the 50¹s
Sponsor: Minnesota Street Rod Association
Info: www.msra.com/MainPage.htm
July 9, Appleton
Appleton City 7th Annual Car, Truck, Tractor and Motorcycle Show
Info: appletoncitycarshow@yahoo.com
July 9, Webster Groves
Clean Cut Creations Collector Car
Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Clean Cut Creations
Info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204969256189621
July 9­-10, Riverside
Vintage Weekend
Sponsor: American Street Rod Association
Info: www.americanstreetrodassociation.com
June 23­-26, Lake Tahoe
9th Annual Corvettes at Lake Tahoe
Info: www.laketahoecorvetteclub.org/csmain.html
July 8­-9, Las Vegas
Free Public Tour
Sponsor: Shelby American Inc.
Info: www.shelbyautos.com
July 8, Newport
Cruise Night
Sponsor: Car Nutz Car Club
Info: www.carnutznh.com
July 10, Salem
35th Annual Family Fun Rod Run
Sponsor: Mass Street Rod Association
Info: gil1320@yahoo.com
July 8, Cherry Hill
National Collector Car Appreciation
Day Celebration 
Sponsor: American Collectors Insurance/
Hemmings Motor News
Info: www.americancollectors.com/NCCAD-2011-Intro/604
July 8, Somerville
Sponsor: Raritan River Region
Cadillac LaSalle 
Info: www.rrrclc.org/Upcoming_Activities.htm
July 9, Woodstown
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise
Sponsor: AACA, South Jersey Region
Info: www.sjraaca.com
July 8, North Hoosick
Cruise-In at Hathaway Drive In Theater
(Showing Cars 2 and Two Lane Blacktop) for Cars 25 Years or Older
Sponsor: Hemmings Motor News
Info: www.hathawaysdrive-in.com
July 8, Saratoga Springs
8th Annual All Firebird Cruise
Sponsor: Firebird Nation of North America
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/
July 8­-10, Norwich
$1 off admission
Sponsor: Northeast Classic Car Museum
Info: www.classiccarmuseum.org
July 9, Kenmore
13th Annual Super Cruise
Sponsor: Paddock Chevrolet
Info: www.paddockchevrolet.com
July 9, Malta
9th Annual All Firebird Lawn Show
Info: http://clubs.hemmings.com/
July 9, Oneida
Car Show, Summer Fest Event
Sponsor: Oneida¹s Downtown Association
Info: tkarst@twcny.rr.com
July 9, Saratoga Springs
All Corvette Show
Sponsor: Adirondack Corvettes and the Saratoga Automobile Museum
Info: http://saratogaautomuseum.org
July 10, Rochester
51st Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Genesee Valley Antique Car Society
Info: www.gvacs.com
July 8, Denver
Customer Cruise-In
Sponsor: Steele Rubber Products
Info: esaltrick@steelerubber.com
July 8, Selma
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise from Walmart Shopping Plaza on
Highway 70 West to Hula Girls Ice Cream Shop
Sponsor: The Wayne County Cruisers
Info: edyahnker@coastalnet.com
July 9, Henderson
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
Sponsor: Vance County Tourism
Development Authority and Kerr Lake Fords Car Club
Info: www.kerrlake-nc.com/index1.cfm
July 8, Cleveland
"Cruise-In Special" Discount on Museum
Admission When You Drive In Your
Classic Car
Sponsor: Western Reserve Historical
Society Museum
Info: acochenour@wrhs.org
July 8­-10, Columbus
Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod &
Custom Association
Info: www.goodguysnats.com
July 9, Bowling Green
10th Anniversary Classics on
Main Car Show
Info: http://downtownbgohio.org/carshow_2010.php
July 4-­8, Portland
2011 GTOAA International Convention
Sponsor: Goat Herd GTO Club of Oregon
and Pypes Performance Exhaust
Info: http://goatherd.com/events/2011-gtoaa-intl-convention
July 6­-8, Roseburg, Canyonville, Southerlin
Graffiti Weekend
Info: www.graffitiweekend.com or
July 8-­10, Grants Pass
"Bear Your Vette on the Rogue" Show
Sponsor: Southern Oregon
Corvette Association
Info: www.sovette.com/pdf/CWE2011PromoFlyer.pdf
July 9, McMinnville
McMinnville Cruise In and 12th Annual
Classic Car Show at the McMinnville
Turkey Rama
Sponsor: North Valley Cruzzers
Info: www.cruzzers.org
July 8, Butler
Meridian Station Car Cruise
Sponsor: Butler Area Street
Machine Association
Info: www.basmacarclub.com
July 8, Erie
Cruise-Town Erie
Sponsor: George Lyons and Contemporary
Motor Cars
Info: www.callingallrodders.com/events.htm
July 8, Hershey
Collector Car Appreciation Day at the Museum. Complimentary Admission for
Children 17 and Under With Purchase of Adult Admission
Sponsor: AACA Museum
Info: www.aacamuseum.org/events/event.aspx?id=377
July 8­-9, York
10th Annual Muscle Car Madness
Info: www.yorknostalgia.com
July 8-­10, Carlisle
Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Sponsor: Carlisle Events
Info: www.carlisleevents.com/ce/events/chrysler-nationals
July 8­-10, Chrysler
The Crossfire International Car Club Annual Founders¹ Day Car Show at the
Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
Info: caknight1@verizon.net
July 9, Harrisburg
36th Annual Muster at the Riverfront Park
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Pump Primers
Info: www.papumpprimers.org
July 9, Pottstown
Street Rodder Road Tour Stop
at Eastwood¹s Headquarters
Sponsor: Street Rodder Magazine
Info: http://tour.streetrodderweb.com
July 10, Allentown
Mustang Muscle Car Show
Sponsor: PennMustangs
Info: www.pennmustangs.com/carshow
July 8, Cumberland
Friday Nite Cruisin
Sponsor: Rhode Island Chevy Owners
Association (RICOA)
Info: ricoaadmin@ricoa.net
July 8, Greer
Greer Chiropractic Center¹s Collector
Car Appreciation Day Cruise In
Info: 864/877-5795
July 9, Charleston
Collector Car Appreciation Day at
Brittlebank Park
Sponsor: Low Country Model A Ford Club
Info: hughh41@yahoo.com
July 8, Jamestown
Town Square Collector Car Appreciation Day event in Jamestown
Sponsor: Push Rods Car Club
Info: under1981com@yahoo.com
July 8, Murfreesboro
Friday Night Cruise In
Sponsor: Murfreesboro Hot Rod Club
Info: http://4mhrc.net
July 8­-9, Johnson City
3rd Annual Car Show and Borla Open House
Sponsor: Borla Performance Industries/
Carter County Car Club
Info: www.cartercountycarclub.com/news.htm
July 8­-10, Bristol
Blue Oval Bash and All-Ford Powered
Car Show
Sponsor: Thunder Valley Drag Way
Info: www.bristoldragway.com
July 8, San Antonio
"Drive Your Hot Rod to Work Day"
Sponsor: Vintage Air
Info: www.vintageair.com
July 8, Dallas
2nd Annual National Collector Car
Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Sponsor: Dallas Area Classic Chevys
Info: www.dallasclassicchevy.com
July 8, Arlington
Nostalgia Nights Car Show
Sponsor: Classical Gas Motors
Info: cris@classicalgasmotors.com
July 8, Grapevine
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event at Katie¹s Woods cabanas on Lake
Sponsor: Lincoln & Continental Owners Club­North Texas Region
Info: joehillandassociates@verizon.net
July 9, McKinney
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
at La Madeleine¹s
Sponsor: Morning Maniacs of McKinney
Info: www.morningmaniacs.com
July 9, Kingsville
Street Rods & More Classic Car Show
at the Javelina Stadium Parking Lot
Info: kahp000@tamuk.edu
July 9, Dallas
Breakfast at Norma¹s Café
Sponsor: National Impala Association
& Late Great Chevys
Info: www.lategreatchevys.org/index.php/
July 4, Newport News
11th Annual 4th of July Car Show
Sponsor: Classic Cruisers Car Club
Info: www.ccccofva.org
July 8, Fredericksburg
Weekly Cruise-In
Sponsor: Fredericksburg Classic and
Muscle Car Club 
Info: www.fredericksburg-car-club.org
July 8, Woodbridge 
Cruise at Glory Days
Sponsor: Prince William Cruisers
Info: www.princewilliamcruisers.com
July 9, Gloucester
"Blast from the Past" Car Show
Sponsor: Middle Peninsula Classic Cruisers
Info: www.mpccofgloucester.com
July 9, Chester
The Southern Knights Cruisers Cruise-In
Info: www.southernknightscruisers.com/events.html
July 8, Olympia
Corvette & High Performance 2nd
Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Info: lwjohnson@corvhp.com
July 8, Port Angeles
Ruddell Cruise In 
Sponsor: Oldtimers Northwest Car Club
and Ruddell Auto Mall
Info: Scottbys@aol.com
July 8, Spokane
Swap Meet
Sponsor: Early Ford V-8 Club of Spokane
Info: www.earlyfordv8ie.org
July 9, Sultan
Sultan Shindig Town Festival Car Show
and Cruise
Info: obanjd@frontier.com
July 10, Issaquah
All Chevy and Camaro Show at XXX
Root Beer Drive In
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Camaro Club
Info: www.pnwcc.com
July 7­-10, Iola
39th Annual Iola Old Car Show
Info: www.iolaoldcarshow.com
July 8­-9, West Allis
17th Millers at the Milwaukee Mile:
A Vintage Indy Car Event
Sponsor: Harry A. Miller Club
Info: www.harrymillerclub.com
July 9, Milwaukee
Show to Benefit Children¹s Hospital
of Wisconsin
Sponsor: Original Memories Car Club
Info: www.origmemoriescarclub.com
July 9, Twin Lakes
11th Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Hope Lutheran Church
Info: jrmm@charter.net
July 10, Blachardville
25th Cruisin¹ Wisconsin Car Show
Info: 608/523-4810
July 10, Green Bay
All Corvette Show
Sponsor: Corvettes of the Bay Car Club
Info: terrdl28@yahoo.com
July 2­-3, Port Colborne, Ontario
Northern Rod and Custom Nationals
at Humberstone Speedway
Info: rrobbs@hotmail.com
July 8, Bowmanville, Ontario
Collector Car Lapping Day
at Mosport International Raceway
Sponsor: Johnston Research
& Performance, Inc.
Info: destay@jrponline.com
July 8, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Cruise In, Show & Shine BBQ
Sponsor: Mile Zero Cruisers Car Club
Info: dannyschilds@gmail.com
July 9, Irricana, Alberta
Irricana Celebrating 100 Years‹
Parade, All Cars in Groups
Sponsor: The Town of Irricana
Info: 403/935-4692 or www.irricana.com
July 9, Milton, Ontario
6th Annual Mini Meet
Sponsor: King Comet Maverick Car Club
Info: cmbutler@ca.inter.net
July 9, Morinville, Alberta
Morinville Show Œn Shine at the
Cardoff Community Hall
Sponsor: Morinville Show N' Shine Society
Info: 780/934-8815 or
July 9, Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Sylvan Lake Custom & Classics
Show & Shine at Medowlands Golf Club‹on the Grass
Info: 403/887-7047 or www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=187654674615765
July 9, Westlock, Alberta
Westlock Motorcycle Ride for S.T.A.R.S.
Sponsor: S.T.A.R.S. and
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Info: www.gwrra.ca/WestlockMotorcycleRideforSTARS/info.htm
or 780/349-1093
July 11, Markham, Ontario
Collector Car Appreciation Day Event