Collector Car Appreciation Day

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Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The day was first recognized on July 9, 2010, due, in part, to U.S. Senate resolution S. Res 513, sponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Richard Burr (R-NC).[1]

Hundreds of events were staged nationwide to celebrate the first CCAD. Thousands attended events ranging from car cruises and shows to small-business open houses and “drive your car to work” displays.[2] The effort was organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Councils, acknowledged the importance of the automobile in American culture as the inspiration for much music, literature, photography, cinema, fashion and other artistic pursuits.

Collector Car Appreciation Day 2011
Collector Car Appreciation Day at Toyota Speedway

The SEMA Action Network (SAN), SEMA’s grassroots enthusiast network maintains a list of scheduled events to commemorate Collector Car Appreciation Day.

Previous Dates[edit]

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Year Date Notes Reference
2010 July 9 First Collector Car Appreciation Day
2011 July 8 Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) [3]
2012 July 13 [4]
2013 July 12 held on July 12, 2013
2017 July 14 [5]
2018 July 13 Per SEMA Action Network (SAN) site
2019 July 12 Per SEMA Action Network (SAN) site


  1. ^ "Sema Action Network". Sema San. Archived from the original on 2011-05-30. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  2. ^ "Hobbyists Come Out in Force to Celebrate Inaugural "Collector Car Appreciation Day" | Specialty Equipment Market Association". Retrieved 2011-06-08.
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  4. ^ "Thousands Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day | Specialty Equipment Market Association". Archived from the original on 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
  5. ^ "COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY - Changes Annually". 22 July 2014.

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