Many people in our community got their first glimpse into motorsports with their parents and an old car. Some had a muscle car growing up and others still keep a "fun" car in their garage to play with when they're not at the track. July 11th is a chance to show your pride for these old vehicles on Collector Car Appreciation Day.
The SEMA Action Network has created a day to celebrate these special cars for those who carve out precious resources and time to express their individuality through these machines: old or new; stock or modified; domestic or foreign. By taking over the streets to showcase the hobby’s diversity in a unified way, many more will be inspired to share our four-wheeled passion.
Since 2010, a wide range of automotive-related events are held throughout July to honor Collector Car Appreciation Day on the second Friday of the month. At the request of the SEMA Action Network, this holiday has been marked each year by a U.S. Senate Resolution recognizing that the “collection and restoration of historic and classic cars is an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.”
Car lovers throughout the country are invited to join in the celebration. Here's how you can enjoy the holiday:
- Attend an official vehicle-inspired event
- Host your own gathering or club meeting
- Drive your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination
If you're holding a Collector Car Appreciation Day event anytime in the month of July, SEMA will promote your event and provide you with marketing materials by listing it here.