The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 10, 2020. The date marks the eleventh consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual holiday to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended to celebrate the classic hot rods of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at the SAN’s request. The previous resolutions were sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. These Congressional leaders 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.

A list of officially scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile is available here. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing in-person events or virtual gatherings (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) may submit the details of their July celebration at no cost using this link.  

Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event. For those unable to celebrate on July 10, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2020.

Help promote this special day: download the official logo and flyer, post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration’s Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).

Ways to Celebrate the Hot Rod Hobby Your Way:

    ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event or web-based celebration.

    HOST your own safety-minded gathering, club meeting or online gallery.

    Promote a “HOLIDAY SALE” at your business in-store or online.

    INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups if possible.

    DRIVE your special ride—new or old—whatever the destination.


For additional information and resources to help you celebrate CCAD, visit the SAN website.