SAN Secures Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 13th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Lawmakers Express Support for Collection and Restoration of Collector Cars

The U.S. House of Representatives introduced a resolution (H. Res. 980) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).”  H. Res. 980 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA).  The date marks the ninth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  

A growing list of scheduled events, like car shows, cruise-ins and parades, will be held in support of this annual celebration. The SAN is maintaining the event list to commemorate the day at  Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details here.  Companies should consider hosting a “drive your collector car to work” day for staff members.  More event ideas are available using this link.  If you are unable to celebrate on July 13th, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July to honor the classics of the past and the future.  Event organizers will be sent a copy of the official House Resolution for display at their event.

States, local governments and Canadian Provinces have adopted similar commemorative declarations, making it an international recognition of the collector car hobby and the millions of individuals that support it.  Several jurisdictions are pursuing similar initiatives.

Download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.  As always, the SAN welcomes any level of participation and encourages everyone to spread the word about our hobby’s “holiday.”  For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909/978-6721 or

With the CCAD celebration just around the corner, SAN members are sharing the video PSA about the “holiday.”  Featuring automotive media personality Courtney Hansen and her 1957 Ford Thunderbird, this video may be posted by everyone using the following link: