Collector Car Appreciation Day Tradition Upheld by Enthusiasts
On July 10, thousands paid tribute to the automobile in honor of the 11th annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). Intended to honor the classics of the past and the future, a wide range of official events (numbering nearly 60) were held nationwide throughout the month of July to commemorate this special day. Several participants also organized virtual gatherings and online celebrations for the first time.
The celebration was designated with SEMA-requested companion resolutions introduced in the U.S. Congress by the co-chairs of the SEMAsupported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. 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 states, provinces, counties and cities in 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. In fact, the states of Louisiana, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick adopted their own recognitions honoring the occasion.
A summary and online photo gallery of CCAD festivities are available on the SAN website at semaSAN.com/CCAD. Special thanks to everyone who made this summer's celebration a memorable one. Stay tuned for the announcement of next year's CCAD.