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Las Vegas Issues Collector Car Appreciation Day Proclamation

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman and the Las Vegas City Council issued a proclamation declaring “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the city. Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 452 at SEMA’s request to acknowledge the day’s significance in raising awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. In addition to Las Vegas, lawmakers in several states and Canada followed the U.S. Senate’s lead. New York, New Mexico, Idaho, West Virginia and Hawaii, along with the Canadian Province of Manitoba adopted their own resolution commemorating the day.  

On July 13, 2012, automotive enthusiasts, car clubs, organizations and affiliated businesses participated in celebrations to honor the third annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). Nearly 200 official events were held in the United States, Canada and Australia. A gallery of images from these gatherings is now available on the CCAD homepage.

Event organizers who have not yet submitted their images to us for publication may e-mail them to SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director Colby Martin at with “2012 Collector Car Event Photos” as the subject line. Include your event details (name, date, city, state and host) in the message as well.

SEMA would like to thank everyone who supported our hobby’s “holiday” this year. Stay tuned for the announcement of next year’s celebration!

Extreme Automotive in Corona, California, hosted a Collector Car Appreciation Open House at their shop.
Hawaii State Representative Karen Awana presented a resolution to members of Ron's Performance Center and local enthusiasts at the state's capitol in Honolulu.
ROUSH Performance employees in Plymouth, Michigan, filled their facility’s lot with specialty vehicles.
This drag-racing car campaigned by Jack Roush's son-in-law Dale was included in ROUSH Performance’s display.
SEMA Hall of Fame member “Speedy” Bill Smith and his staff from Speedway Motors Inc. celebrated in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Skip and Debbie Walls of Lokar Performance Products welcomed Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett to their event in Knoxville, Tennessee.
In San Antonio, Texas, the employees of Vintage Air drove their collector cars to the company’s office.
AutoTrader Classics in Atlanta invited all employees to drive their special ride to work and celebrate.