July 14 is Collector Car Appreciation Day

Today’s Post by Joe Farace

The SEMA Action Network announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day will be celebrated on July 13, 2018. This mark the ninth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.


Last year, SEMA Vice President of Government Affairs Steve McDonald said “Our industry and vast enthusiast network would like to take this opportunity to thank Senators Burr and Tester for introducing and cosponsoring the “Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016. Introduced earlier this year, the “RPM Act” would verify what has been understood by Congress, industry and enthusiasts since 1970, that it is permissible to turn a street vehicle into a racing machine driven exclusively at the track.  The EPA contends that such modifications are illegal under the Clean Air Act.


All automotive enthusiasts are encouraged to take part in this year’s Collector Car Appreciation Day by planning or attending events in their community. Through its grassroots hobbyist organization, the SEMA Action Network (SAN), SEMA is maintaining a list of scheduled events to commemorate the day.