SEMA eNews Vol. 22, No. 7, February 14, 2019

SEMA Applauds Introduction of Congressional Resolution Recognizing July 12 as Collector Car Appreciation Day

By Washington, D.C., Staff

  Collector Car Appreciation DayWest Virginia’s Knobley Mountain Auto Club proudly recognized the day at its event in Keyser, shown displaying the 2018 CCAD Congressional Resolution.
   

At the request of SEMA and the SEMA Action Network (SAN), a resolution (H. Res. 108) was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize July 12, 2019, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). H. Res. 108 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 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.

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at SEMA’s request.  The previous resolutions were sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus.  These Congressional leaders have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation’s appreciation for the automobile’s unique historical place in our history.

A list of officially scheduled events to commemorate America’s time-tested love affair with the automobile is posted in the link below.  Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events may submit the details of their July celebration at no cost using this link.

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 san@sema.org.

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