Collector Car Appreciation Day …
… is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The day was first recognized on 9 July 2010 due, in part, to U.S. Senate resolution S. Res 513, sponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Richard Burr (R-NC). Hundreds of events were staged nationwide to celebrate the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. Thousands attended events ranging from car cruises and shows to small-business open houses and “drive your car to work” displays. 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.
The second commemoration of Collector Car Appreciation Day was held on Friday, July 8, 2011 marked by Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154).
The 2019 date is July 12th
SEMA has a listing of events in each state on their site.
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