SEMA eNews Vol. 23, No. 28, July 9, 2020

The Auto Hobby’s Holiday Is Here!

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 650 (S. Res. 650) at the request of SEMA recognizing July 10, 2020, as Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A similar resolution was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 998). The date marks the 11th commemoration of 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. 650 was sponsored by Senate Co-Chairs Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) while House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (D-GA) sponsored H. Res. 998. 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.

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—whether public or private—submit the details on the SAN website if you haven't done so already! 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.  

Check out the video PSA featuring TV personality Courtney Hansen. Please share it using the following link: https://youtu.be/_W09BQ6T19Q

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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