City of Calgary Proclaims July 8, 2016 as COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY


Thanks to the efforts of the Specialty Vehicle Association of Alberta, the Mayor of the City of Calgary issued a proclamation designating July 8, 2016 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  Calgary joins several cities in the U.S. and Canada that have officially recognized the celebration.  Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) request to acknowledge the day’s significance in raising awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  The date marks the seventh commemoration in what has become an annual event.  

In the previous six years, thousands of hobbyists in the U.S and Canada have gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation’s automotive heritage.  By taking part in these events around the country, these automotive enthusiasts and related businesses have ensured that their passion was honored and recognized. 

There is still time to get involved. Individuals, car clubs and business owners have been registering their gatherings for inclusion on theSEMA Action Network (SAN) website. However you choose, please pay tribute to our hobby’s special day by holding or attending a celebration near you. Encourage others to follow suit. Let’s get those cars and trucks out of the garage and onto the road!


Please submit the details of your celebration. For questions, contact SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 You may also download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.