The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 574 (S. Res. 574) at the request of the SEMA Action Network (SAN) recognizing July 13, 2018 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD).” A similar resolution was recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives (H. Res. 980). The date marks the ninth 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.
Each resolution was introduced by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. S. Res. 574 was sponsored by Senate Co-Chairs Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) while House Co-Chairs Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL) and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) sponsored H. Res. 980. 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.
“We thank the U.S. Congress for its continued recognition of the collector car hobby as a valued American tradition and pastime,” said Daniel Ingber, SEMA Managing Director of Government and Legal Affairs. “States and local governments have adopted similar commemorative declarations along with a number of Canadian Provinces, making it an international recognition of the collector car industry and the millions of hobbyists that support it.”
All automotive enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s CCAD celebration by planning or attending events in their community. Scheduled automotive events will be held nationwide, including car shows, cruise-ins and parades. The SAN maintains the official event list to commemorate the day. Visit the homepage for more information: semaSAN.com/CCAD.