The Automotive Hobby’s Holiday Is Back

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

A Collector Car Appreciation Day PSA video features Courtney Hansen and her ’57 Ford Thunderbird.

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 8. At the request of SEMA, this holiday has been marked each year since 2010 by a U.S. Senate Resolution recognizing that the “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.” As in years past, a wide range of automotive events will be held to commemorate the occasion. As this annual event continues to grow worldwide, states, provinces, counties and cities are following suit with their own recognition. SEMA encourages participation throughout the month of July to honor the classics of the past and the future.

With July’s CCAD celebration just around the corner, enthusiasts are sharing the video PSA about the holiday. Featuring automotive media personality Courtney Hansen and her ’57 Ford Thunderbird, this video may be posted by everyone using the following link:

Celebrate the hobby your way!

  • Attend an official vehicle-inspired event.
  • Host your own gathering or club meeting.
  • Promote a holiday sale at your business.
  • Drive your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination.

Plan and submit your July event at no cost, locate a listing near you, register your event and more at the SEMA Action Network (SAN) website. Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at each registered event.