Collector Car Appreciation Day’s Annual Tradition Continues

The automotive community assembled once again in honor of the 13th annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) on July 8, 2022.  Intended to honor the classics of the past and the future, a wide range of official events—numbering more than 70—were held nationwide throughout the month of July to commemorate the special day.  Virtual gatherings and online promotions were also included among the festivities.


The CCAD celebration was designated with SEMA-requested companion resolutions introduced in the U.S. Congress by the co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.  U.S. Senate Resolution 690 (S. Res. 690) was sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) while Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) sponsored U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1201 (H. Res. 1201).  These resolutions recognize "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."

With our hobby's holiday becoming an annual tradition, lawmakers in regions of the United States and Canada adopted their own recognitions to honor the occasion's significance in raising awareness of the vital role the automotive pastime plays in our society.  This year included the states of Louisiana, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan.

A summary and online photo gallery of CCAD festivities are available on the SAN website: semaSAN.com/CCAD  Special thanks to everyone who made this summer celebration yet another memorable one.  Stay tuned for the announcement of next year's annual CCAD.