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Prepare for the Auto Enthusiasts' Holiday: Collector Car Appreciation Day, July 14

Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated Friday, July 14, 2023. 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 culture and the millions of individuals who support it.

As CCAD celebrates its 14th anniversary this year, a wide range of automotive festivities--both in-person and web-based--will honor the classics of the past and the future. Whether public or private, organizers can plan and submit their automotive-inspired July event at no cost. Enthusiasts can locate an official listing near them, plus see photos, assets, testimonials and more--like Courtney Hansen's video public service announcement (PSA) above. Navigate to for more information. 

Those planning live gatherings and virtual celebrations (online event, live stream, digital gallery, etc.) during July are invited 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 commemorating the occasion.


  • 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. 

Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event. Download the official logo and flyer from the homepage and help promote this special day. Post on social media using the hashtag #CCAD and tag the celebration's Facebook fan page (@CollectorCarAppreciationDayCCAD).