Collector Car Day
Collector Car Appreciation Day, July 9, 2010, is meant to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

The United States Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 513 at the request of SEMA and ARMO, designating Friday, July 9, 2010 as Collector Car Appreciation Day. The day is meant to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. Four events recently have been added in California, Kansas, Michigan and Washington.

To help collector car enthusiasts celebrate, ARMO is compiling a list of events happening around the country on July 9, 2010. But, we need your help!

If you are attending, promoting or know of any car shows, cruises, etc. that are scheduled for Friday, July 9, please forward any information to ARMO, c/o Jim Skelly at It doesn’t matter how big or small the event is, we want to know about it! At press time, the following events are being listed as part of this historic day.

National Collector Car Appreciation Day events as of 7/1/2010

25th Anniversary Bear Paw Festival Car Show, Downtown Eagle River, July 9, 5:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

National Collector Car Appreciation Day Event by Desert Cruisers & Nancy Perry Productions, Glendale, AZ, at Chilly Bombers, 4917 W. Bell Rd., from 5:00–9:00 p.m., Friday, July 9

Egge Machine and Speed Shop, Sante Fe Springs, CA, July 9, 2010*

* Post a photo or video on Egge’s Facebook page, and the top-five posts with the most comments win a $100 Egge Machine and Speed Shop gift certificate!

Sid Waterman Classic Auto and Art Show, Gualala, CA, July 9–August 1, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.*

* In celebration of Collector Car Appreciation Day, the Gualala Arts Center pushed the opening of the Art Show a week earlier than originally planned!

Hot San Jose Nights, San Jose, CA, July 9–11

Ruby’s Cruise at the Beach, Redondo Beach, CA, July 9 (and every Friday March through October)

Cruisin’ Grand, Escondido, CA, July 9 (and every Friday April through September)

Ruby’s Cruise, Whittier, CA, July 9 (and every Friday May through October)

Auburn Cruise Night, Auburn, CA, July 9 (and every second Friday through September) 5:00–10:00 p.m.

Colorful Colorado Car Truck and Rod Show, Montrose, CO, July 9–10

Classic Nights Car Club Friday Night Cruise Celebration, Monroe, CT, Friday, July 9, beginning at Route 111 in Monroe
Info: Pete Kodz,

Cruise In at the Quarterdeck, 3301 North Lake Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, 5:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Music, raffles and prizes. For information call 561/753-3279.

Northwest Motorfest, Boise, ID, July 9–11
Governor Butch Otter has proclaimed July 9, 2010, as “Northwest Motorfest Collector Car Appreciation Day” in Idaho! All attendees on Friday night will receive an official proclamation signed by Governor Otter.

Annual Porsche Parade, St. Charles, IL, July 3–July 9, 2010

28th Annual Thunderbird Bloomington Rendezvous, Taking place at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Normal, IL 61761, July 9, 2010,
6:30 p.m. and on.

2010 Haynes Apperson Festival Cruise In/Car Show, Kokomo, IN, July 1–3;

Arnolds Fabulous Fifties Drive-In CCAD Cruise Night, Decatur, IN, July 9, 8:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m. Door Prizes and food/drink specials to celebrate the day. 222 North 13th Street (Hwy. 27), Decatur Indiana 46733, Phone 260/728-4740

Collector Car Cruise-in Show, Wichita, KS, July 9 (and every Friday) West Street and Central, 5:00–10:00 p.m.
Contact Frank Upton at 316/371-3000 or

Lowes Cruise, Bel Air, MD July 9, 2010 (and every Friday, weather permitting)

Celebrate Damascus Cruise-In – Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club, Damascus, MD, July 10, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Be Cool Cruise-in and Car Show, Essexville/Bay City, MI, July 9-10

Roam’N’Chariots Friday Night Cruise, Lincoln Park, MI, July 9 (and every Friday through summer)

16th Annual Rolling Sculpture Car Show, Ann Arbor, MI, July 9, 2:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

Vintage Car Club of Holland Special Event, Holland MI, July 9, 2010, at John’s Classic Cougars, 11522 E. Lakewood Blvd.

Clean Cut Creatiosn Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebration, Webster Groves, MO, Saturday, July 10, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided from noon–2:00 p.m.

The Meguiar’s “Automotive Handshake”
This Collector Car Appreciation Day, Meguiar’s encourages hobbyists to come together and take part in a nationwide “automotive handshake” in recognition of this special day. Turn on your headlights and blink them when you see another collector car on July 9.

National Automobile Museum Two for One Admission on Collector Car Appreciation Day, Reno, NV, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

34th Annual Fun Day Rod Run at Canobie Lake Park, Salem, NH

American Collectors Insurance/Hemmings Motor News Celebration, Cherry Hill, NJ, Friday July 9, from 4:00 p.m–7:00 p.m.

South Jersey Region AACA Cruise to the Cape, starting in Woodstown NJ and cruising to Cape May.

Natural Glass Corvette Association Car Display, West Caldwell, NJ, on Saturday, July 10, taking place at Konner Chevrolet, 950 Bloomfield Avenue.
Info: David Capuano

Northern Chevelle Gathering, Grand Island, NY, July 9–11

38th Van Nats, Greenwich, NY, July 8–11

Rockland Rodders Friday Night Cruise, Central Ave. Field, Pearl River New York, Friday, July 9

Paddock Chevrolet 13th Annual Super Cruise – Kenmore, NY (Buffalo), Friday July 9, 2010

Tappet Twirlers Super Summer Cruise-Ins, St. Johns Church, W. Dominick St., Rome, NY. Friday, July 9, 2010

Historic Richmond Town Wednesday Cruise Night for CCAD, Richmond Town, Staten Island, NY, Wednesday, July 7, starting at 5:15 p.m. and going until dusk

Steele Rubber Products Employee Car Show, Denver, NC, July 9, from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Public is welcome!

Foothills Chevy II Nova Club Sonic Drive in Show, Sonic Drive in Restaurant in Newton, NC, July 9.
For Info contact Al Smith: 828/465-1943.

Wayne County Cruisers Collector Car Day, Bojangles Restaurant in Goldsboro NC, Friday July 9
Information: Ed Yahnker;

Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show & Cruise In, Metro Place in Dublin OH, July 9–10

GoodGuys PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH, July 9–11, 2010

8th Annual Fostoria Car Show, Fostoria, OH, July 9, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Graffiti Weekend, Mulitple Events throughout Oregon, July 3–10, 2010

Carlisle All Chrysler Nationals, Carlisle, PA, July 9–11, 2010

PennMustangs – Mustang Muscle at Montana West, Quakertown, PA, July 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

AACA Antique Auto Museum, Hershey, PA, July 9, 2010. Admission only $7.

York Reunion and Nostalgia Nationals, York, PA, July 9–10, 2010

Low Country Model A Ford Club Gathering and Cruise around the Battery, Charleston, SC, Friday, July 9, at Brittlebank Park from 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. with a cruise after

Black Hills Rod Run, Rapid City, SD 57709, July 9–11

Music City Chevy Show, Nashville, TN, July 8–11

Northern Reality Cruise Night, Layton, UT, July 9
Contact: 801/682-8330

July Jamboree Car Show, Cedar City, UT, July 9–10

Bo Huff’s Rockabilly Car Show, East Carbon, UT

Bull Run Street Rods Manassas Applebee’s Cruise, Liberia Ave., Manassas, VA, July 9, 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.

Fredericksburg Car Club BBQ Night, Virginia Barbeque in Fredericksburg VA, July 9, 5:00–9:00 p.m.

Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise to Pierces Pit BBQ, 447 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, VA, Sunday, July 11

Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In, Olympia, WA, July 9 Corvette & High Performance on Lake Blvd, 5:30 p.m.–8:30 pm.
Contact: Larry Johnson at 360/754-7890 or at

Atlantic Nationals, Moncton, New Brunswick, July 8–11