U.S. Congress Members Introduce Resolution Recognizing July 14th as “Collector Car Appreciation Day”

Once Again, Lawmakers Express Support for Collection and Restoration of Collector Cars

The Co-Chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus introduced U.S. House Resolution 573 (H. Res. 573) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 14, 2023 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” The date marks the 14th commemoration of what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

The SAN thanks Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus co-chairs, Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA) for recognizing the cultural significance of collecting and restoring collector vehicles. These Congressional leaders are strong advocates for the automotive culture in Washington, D.C. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with the car and motorsports.

Automotive enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s CCAD celebration by planning or attending events in their community. The SAN maintains the official event list to commemorate the day, which includes car shows, cruise-ins and parades nationwide. If you or someone you know is hosting a vehicle-related gathering in July—whether public or private—submit the details on the SAN website if you haven't done so already! Those planning to celebrate with a virtual gathering (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) are welcome to provide details for official inclusion.

Visit the homepage for more information: semaSAN.com/CCAD