7th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day to be Celebrated July 8 2016


The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on July 8, 2016. The date will mark the seventh consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. A brief recap of the 2015 festivities is highlighted in the Fall 2015 issue of Driving Forceclick here.  Also, be sure to check out the full photo gallery at the following link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/semaphotos/sets/72157655281264095  The images sent in by this year’s event hosts are greatly appreciated.

“With the 2015 celebration now behind us, car enthusiasts and related businesses can begin planning open houses, car cruises, club gatherings and educational events to mark the 2016 commemoration” said SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald. “The passion for the collector car hobby that continues to be demonstrated by SAN members nationwide is most clearly evident in this special day.”

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day by passing Resolutions each year at SAN’s request.  The previous resolutions were sponsored by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Jon Tester (D-MT). The Senators have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.  The states of Louisiana and West Virginia, along with the Canadian Provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan adopted their own resolution this year commemorating the occasion.  

The SAN will again maintain and publicize a list of scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile at semaSAN.com/CCAD. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details of their celebration using this link.  For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or san@sema.org.  If you are unable to celebrate on July 8, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2016.