Auto Hobby’s “Holiday” Honored Coast to Coast

SEMA News—October 2018


Auto Hobby’s “Holiday” Honored Coast to Coast

Ninth Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Embraced by SEMA Membership

  FloridaMembers of the American Muscle Car Club in Panama City, Florida, recognized CCAD with a Sonic Takeover and Cruise-In.

On July 13, SEMA members joined with car clubs, businesses and thousands of enthusiasts to celebrate the ninth annual Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). A wide range of events was held in the United States and Canada to commemorate the special day. The celebration was designated with SEMA-requested companion resolutions introduced in the U.S. Congress by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. U.S. Senate Resolution 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 U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 980.

The resolutions acknowledge “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.” Lawmakers in states, counties and local areas all over the United States and Canada followed Congress’s lead. The states of Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia and Wisconsin as well as the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan adopted their own recognitions honoring the occasion.

More than 150 official events were held to celebrate the classics of the past and the future. The events included car club cruise-ins, open houses at SEMA-member companies, specialty shows at automobile museums and “drive your collector car to work” displays. A detailed summary and an online photo gallery of CCAD celebrations are available on the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) website at

CCAD is supported by SEMA and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance councils.

SEMA-Member CCAD Event Hosts

  • AACA Museum Inc., Hershey, PA
  • Aftermarket Auto Parts/Mild to Wild Classics, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Automobile Driving Museum,
    El Segundo, CA
  • Blacktop Media Network, Orange, CA
  • Camaro Central/Firebird Central/Muscle Car Central, Richmond, KY
  • Coker Tire Co., Chattanooga, TN
  • D&S Automotive Collision
    & Restyling, Mentor, OH
  • Daniels Performance Group,
    Smithfield, VA
  • Dr. Detail, Fullerton, CA
  • Eastwood Company, Pottstown, PA
  • Eckler Industries, Titusville, FL
  • The Filling Station, Lebanon, OR
  • 4 Wheel Center, El Paso, TX
  • Goodguys Rod & Custom
    Association, Pleasanton, CA
  • Griot’s Garage, Tacoma, WA
  • Hemmings Motor News, Bennington, VT
  • Iola Car Show, Iola, WI
  • Lane Automotive/Motor State
    Distributing, Watervliet, MI
  • LeMay: America’s Car Museum, Tacoma, WA
  • Mile Zero Cruisers Car Club, Dawson Creek, BC, Canada
  • Nancy Perry Productions, Glendale, AZ
  • OC Car Guy, Buena Park, CA
  • QA1, Lakeville, MN
  • RCM Classic Car Repair LLC,
    Merlin/Grants Pass, OR
  • Speedway Motors, Inc., Lincoln, NE
  • Steele Rubber Products, Denver, NC
Buena Park
Gary Brown (right) issued custom CCAD awards to winners at Gary’s Classic Car Fridays in Buena Park, California.
    Diamond Bar
Members of the SEMA staff drove their prized vehicles to work for CCAD in Diamond Bar, California.
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association staff paid tribute to the hobby at the company’s headquarters in Pleasanton, California.
Fullerton, California’s Dr. Detail held a Grand (re) Opening & CCAD Sale to honor the occasion.
Arizona’s Nancy Perry Productions treated guests to a variety of show cars and a special CCAD cake at Mixteca in Glendale.
Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Coker Tire hosted their annual event for employees and local enthusiasts.
Eckler’s Family of Automotive Parts Companies in Titusville, Florida, held its Fourth Annual Employee Car Show to celebrate the day.
Collector vehicles formed a display in Watervliet, Michigan, at Lane Automotive/Motor State Distributing.
An annual Open House & Cruise took place at QA1 in Lakeville, Minnesota.
The annual CCAD Cruise-in was held at the headquarters of Hemmings Motor News in Bennington, Vermont.
The Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs (MAAC) organized their annual CCAD celebration at the Provincial Capital Legislative Building in Winnipeg. Representatives from the Provincial Government were included in a ribbon cutting ceremony to proclaim the day as well as Automotive Heritage Month in Manitoba.

Steele Rubber Products in Denver, North Carolina, hosted its annual CCAD edition of the After Hours Cruise-In.



Speedway Motors Inc. held a “Cars and Coffee” event in Lincoln, Nebraska.


CCAD festivities at Hershey, Pennsylvania’s Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum Inc. included antique car rides for visitors in AACA museum vehicles.
Las Vegas
Long-time CCAD promoter Skeeter Rader (third from right) attended the City of Las Vegas CCAD ceremony to accept the city’s official proclamation.
    West Virginia
West Virginia State Representative Gary Howell (center), Chairman of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus, and members of the Knobley Mountain Auto Club proudly recog­nized the day at its event in Keyser. 


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