SAN Secures U.S. Senate Resolution Designating July 8th as Collector Car Appreciation Day


The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) designating July 8, 2016 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).”  S. Res. 507 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 seventh 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 8th, 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.

Many states and local governments have adopted similar commemorative declarations along with a number of Canadian Provinces, making it an international recognition of the collector car hobby and the millions of individuals that support it.  Several 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 automotive media personality Courtney Hansen and her 1957 Ford Thunderbird, this video may be posted by everyone using the following link: