Wisconsin Resolution Seeks Annual Recognition for Collector Vehicle Appreciation Day

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

As pictured here, the Wilson Center celebrated Collector Car Appreciation Day last year in Brookfield, Wisconsin, with a cruise-in that gathered more than 200 cars and 4,000 spectators.

An Assembly Joint Resolution (AJR 79) has been introduced in Wisconsin to annually designate the second Friday in July as Collector Vehicle Appreciation Day in the state. Six years ago, in an effort to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society, SEMA announced the second Friday in July as an annual commemoration of collector vehicles. 

The next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated July 8, 2016. As it has in years past, SEMA is again working to secure a U.S. Senate resolution to recognize the day’s significance. In the previous six years, thousands of Americans have gathered at car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate our nation’s automotive heritage. By taking part in these events around the country, these automotive enthusiasts and related businesses have ensured that their passion was honored and recognized. 

For more information, visit the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. For details, contact Steve McDonald at