Law & Order

SAN Secures Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 13 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a resolution (H. Res. 980) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 13, 2018, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). H. Res. 980 is sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA). The date marks the ninth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  

With the CCAD celebration just around the corner, SAN members are sharing this video PSA about the holiday, featuring automotive media personality Courtney Hansen and her ’57 Ford Thunderbird.

A growing list of scheduled events, including car shows, cruise-ins and parades, will be held in support of this annual celebration. The SAN is maintaining the event list to commemorate the day at Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events can submit the details here. Companies should consider hosting a “drive your collector car to work” day for staff members. More event ideas are available using this link. If you are unable to celebrate on July 13, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July to honor the classics of the past and the future. Event organizers will be sent a copy of the official House Resolution for display at their event.

States, local governments and Canadian provinces have adopted similar commemorative declarations, making it an international recognition of the collector-car hobby and the millions of individuals who support it. Several jurisdictions are pursuing similar initiatives.

Download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day. As always, the SAN welcomes any level of participation and encourages everyone to spread the word about our hobby’s “holiday.” For questions, contact SAN Director Colby Martin at 909-978-6721 or

With the CCAD celebration just around the corner, SAN members 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 this link.