Collector Car Appreciation Day is Coming Up

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

The SEMA Action Network announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 10, 2020. This mark the eleventh consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event that recognizes the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Americans have had a fascination with automobiles since the first U.S. horseless carriage was demonstrated in 1893 by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company. The invention of the automobile influenced the American sense of adventure. Today, collectors of these vehicles keep history and memories alive. They restore and maintain the old metal and engines. Specialists take great care to find the right part or color and skilled artists put their hard labor to work restoring a single collector car. They spend hours painting, repairing, rebuilding and welding to recreate the final result of a pristine collector car.

This day recognizes those individuals dedicated to preserving a piece of American history. We associate each era with a certain car. Whether we ride in a Prohibition-era Cadillac Sedan, a 1960s era muscle car or our grandfather’s pickup truck, they take us back. That’s Mary and I with our former 1953 Packard Clipper Club Sedan pictured above. You can read more about it here.

So remember to hug your classic on July 12.

How I made this shot: Mary and I made this self-portrait in downtown Brighton, Colorado when we owned this lovely 1953 Packard Clipper Club Sedan. Camera was a Canon EOS 1D Mark II N with an EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens with an exposure 1/250 sec at f/8 and ISO 100.


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