Lawmakers Acknowledge Importance of Collection and Restoration of Collector Cars

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 196 (S. Res. 196) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) designating July 10, 2015 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).”  S. Res. 196 was sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT).  The date marks the sixth 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 using this link.  Companies should consider hosting a “drive your collector car to work” day for staff members.  More event ideas are available at this link.  If you are unable to celebrate on July 10th, 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 Senate Resolution for display at each event.

States, cities and Canadian provinces joined the U.S. Senate last year by passing their own proclamations and resolutions.  This year, the state of Louisiana and provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have each made their own declarations in the spirit of this celebration.  Several other jurisdictions are pursuing similar initiatives.

For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909/978-6721 or  You may also 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."

With July’s Collector Car Appreciation Day celebration just around the corner, SEMA Action Network (SAN) members are sharing the video PSA about the “holiday.”  Featuring Spike TV’s Powerblock host Courtney Hansen and her 1957 Ford Thunderbird, this video may be posted by everyone using the following link: