Posted by: Mark Polk | 2016

Collector Car Appreciation Day

On July 8, 2016, the 8th anniversary of Collector Car Appreciation Day will be observed.

This day is set aside each year to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. American’s have had a fascination with the automobile since the first U.S. horseless carriage was demonstrated in 1893 by the Duryea Motor Wagon Company.

The automobile appeals to American’s sense of adventure, nostalgia, perseverance and exploration.  The motor companies tailored their designs to a public that demanded a particular style.  With the Ford assembly line came affordability.  We associate each era with a certain car.  Whether it’s a Prohibition-era Cadillac Sedans, 1950s era muscle cars, our grandfather’s pickup trucks, they take us back.


Post photos of your collector car on social media using #CollectorCarAppreciationDay.


Collector Car Appreciation Day is sponsored by the SEMA Action Network (SAN) since 2009. Per request of The SEMA Action Network (SAN), each year the U.S. Senate has passed a Resolution helping to launch Collector Car Appreciation Day. For more information visit


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