By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 271 (S. Res. 271) at the request of SEMA recognizing July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A similar resolution was also introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 108). The date marks the 10th 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.
The two resolutions were introduced by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. S. Res. 271 was sponsored by Senate Co-Chairs Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) while House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) sponsored H. Res. 108. These Congressional leaders are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan member organization that pays tribute to America’s ever-growing love affair with the car and motorsports.
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All automotive businesses and enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s CCAD celebration by planning or participating in events in their community. The SEMA Action Network (SAN) maintains the official event list to commemorate the day, which includes car shows, cruise-ins and parades nationwide. If you or someone you know is hosting a vehicle-related gathering in July, submit the details on the SAN website if you haven't done so already! Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event.
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
- INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups
- DRIVE your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination