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The Auto Hobby's Holiday Is Almost Here!

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated this year on July 10. At the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN), this holiday has been marked each year since 2010 by a U.S. Congressional 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.” 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.

If you or someone you know is hosting a vehicle-related gathering in July—whether public or private—submit the details at no cost on the SAN website if you haven't done so already! Locate an official listing near you and more on the SEMA Action Network homepage.  Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event.

As in years past, a wide range of automotive festivities are planned to commemorate the occasion. With an understanding that this summer may not allow in-person events, those planning to celebrate with a virtual gathering (online event, livestream, digital gallery, etc.) are welcome to provide details for inclusion on the SAN website. As always, the SAN welcomes any level of participation throughout the month of July and encourages everyone to spread the word about honoring the classics of the past and the future.

Celebrate the hobby your way!

  • Attend an official vehicle-inspired event or web-based celebration.
  • Host your own safety-minded gathering, club meeting or online gallery.
  • Promote a holiday sale at your business in-store or online.
  • Invite partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups if possible.
  • Drive your special ride—new or old—whatever the destination.

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Download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day.