Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
May 8, 2015
Photos By: Robert McGaffin

The Specialty Equipment Market Association, SEMA, is much more than the annual trade show that takes over Las Vegas every November. It is a powerful organization comprised of thousands of automotive aftermarket and OE companies, and a significant chunk of those member companies’ dues goes towards fighting for our gearhead rights in Washington. It’s no secret that the environmentalists want to severely restrict anything that creates pollution, especially our internal combustion-powered vehicles, and politicians are eager to appease them and sign legislation that threatens to end our hobby. But with SEMA fighting on our behalf to help change that pending legislation into something more realistic and workable, they are our Marines in D.C.

Not all politicians are ignorant in the ways of hot rods and cool cars however, and in 2010, at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) annual request, the U.S. Senate helped launch Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) by passing Resolutions each year. This national “holiday” has been marked each year since 2010 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.” This year’s CCAD is July 10, 2015, and as in years past, a wide range of automotive events will be held to commemorate the occasion—see the schedule of events listed here and attend one to show solidarity. If you can’t make it to an event for some reason, SEMA encourages everyone to participate throughout the month of July to honor the classics of the past and the future, telling us to, “Celebrate the hobby your way” and offering the following suggestions:

• Attend an official vehicle-inspired event
• Host your own gathering or club meeting
• Promote a “holiday sale” at your business
• Drive your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination

If your club has a show planned in the month of July, or wants to organize one, SAN will let you promote it on their website http://www.semasan.com/page.asp?content=ccad-event-submission-form&g=SEMAGA at no cost, and participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the congressional resolution for display at each registered event.

Many Mustang fans have beautifully restored cars that spend far too much time under a cover in the garage, so at least once a year, drag that baby out, wash it up and take it out for a drive. We’re all in this together and, after all, they’re cars and were meant to be driven, even if it’s only a day or two a year. Check out SEMA’s video featuring Courtney Hansen below or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j91KeBdli9g


Schedule of Events

ARIZONA

July 10, Glendale
SEMA National Collector Car Appreciation Day at Mixteca/Kmart
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.com, 602-843-3545 (info hotline) or nmp1bunny@aol.com

July 11, Phoenix
SEMA National Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions, Naoa Auto Parts and Sanderson Ford
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.com, 602-843-3545 (info hotline) or nmp1bunny@aol.com

CALIFORNIA

July 4, Danville
Blackhawk Museum Collector Car Apprecaition Day
Sponsor: Blackhawk Automotive Museum
Info: www.blackhawkmuseum.org, 925 736 2280

July 11, Fontana
SCEDA - Southern California Drag Racing Association
Sponsor: SCEDA
Info: www.sceda.com

July 10, Fullerton
Collector Car Appreciation Day Sale
Sponsor: Dr. Detail
Info: DrDetail@DrDetailForLess.com

July 10, Santee Lakes
King Pine of La Mesa Picknick
Sponsor: King Pins of La Mesa
Info: Hnielsen2@cox.net

July 11, Moorpark
Collector Car 6
Sponsor: Coachmen Car Club of Ventura County
Info: skeeterrader@gmail.com

July 11, San Jose
Hot San Jose Nights
Sponsor: Mike Hennessy
Info: www.hotsanjosenights.com

July 31, Rancho Cordova
Vintage Fridays - 16th Season
Sponsor: Sacramento Vintage Ford
Info: www.VintageFridays.com

CONNECTICUT

July 12, Simsbury
14th Annual Charity Benefit Car Show
Sponsor: Valley Collector Car Club, Inc
Info: www.valleycollectorcarclub.org

July 10, Monroe
Classic Nights Car Club Cruise Night
Sponsor: Classic Nights Car Club
Info: www.Classicnights.com, 203-261-1111

DELAWARE

July 11, Newark
Peoples Plaza Car Show
Sponsor: Peoples Plaza / TRISAW events
Info: Scott 302-363-2086, TRISAWevents@gmail.com

FLORIDA

July 8-12, Islamorada to Key West
Key West Power Cruise
Sponsor: Cheri Copeland
Info: www.keywestpowercruise.com

INDIANA

July 4, Kokomo
Haynes Apperson Festival Car Show
Sponsor: Pioneer Automobile Club
Info: Dave-Brammer@hotmail.com

July 10, Columbus
GTO Association Of America National Convention
Sponsor: Pontiacs of Southern Indiana & Indy GTO Association
Info: www.GTOAA.org

July 10, Newburgh
Drive Your Collector Car To Work Day
Sponsor: Warrick Automotive NAPA
Info: lemansboy70@yahoo.com

IOWA

July 11, Davenport
July Cruise In
Sponsor: Quad Cities Cruisers
Info: www.quadcitiescruisers.org

LOUISIANA

July 18, Chalmette
Brewster's Cruise Night
Sponsor: Brewster's Bar
Info: 985-869-0574

MARYLAND

July 9, Lutherville
Antique Car Show at the Fire Museum of Maryland
Sponsor: Chesapeake Region, Antique Automobile Club of America
Info: www.chesapeakeaaca.org

July 10, Abingdon
Antique Car Show at the Fire Museum of Maryland
Sponsor: Chesapeake Region, Antique Automobile Club of America
Info: www.chesapeakeaaca.org

July 10, Abingdon
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Lowes Cruisers
Info: www.lowescruise.com

July 10, Cumberland
Fire and Ice and Friends on the Downtown Cumberland Mall
Sponsor: Fire and Ice Rods & Customs
Info: allen_haines@hotmail.com, 301-707-0167

July 12, Brookeville
Car Lovers Car Show
Sponsor: National Capital Region Early Ford V8 Club of America
Info: ckpolan@gmail.com

MASSACHUSETTS

July 10, Auburn
Friday night cruisin'
Sponsor: Auburn/Webster Lodge of Elks-754 Southbridge St. (rt. 12)
Info: Paul Morin, prmorin@charter.net, 508-277-5452

MINNESOTA

July 11, Big Stone City
Big Stone City's 130th
Sponsor: Phil Blake
Info: 320-815-7918

NEW HAMPSHIRE

July 9, Bethlehem
Beech Hill Auto Cruise Night
Sponsor: White Mountain Cruisers Car Club
Info: www.whitemountaincruisers.mysite.com or dash280@juno.com

July 12, Bath
15th Annual "At The Hop"
Sponsor: White Mountain Cruisers LLC. Car Club
Info: www.whitemountaincruisers.mysite.com or 603-444-2652

July 12, Canobie Lake Park
MSRA Fun Day Rod Run
Sponsor: Mass Street Rod Assoc.
Info: 978-667-5336

July 14, Littleton
Ninety Nine "99" Cruise Night
Sponsor: White Mountain Cruisers LLC. Car Club
Info: www.whitemountaincruisers.mysite.com or dash280@juno.com

NEW MEXICO

July 11, Alamogordo
6th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Golden Gears Car Club/ Desert Sun Motors
Info: 574-491-9804

July 11, Albuquerque
Mild to Wild Classics Inc
Sponsor: Eric Kos
Info: mildtowildclassics@yahoo.com

NEW YORK

July 11, Hasbrouck
AnyMake-AnyModel Car Show
Sponsor: AnyMake-AnyModel.org
Info: www.AnyMake-AnyModel.org

NEVADA

July 15, Las Vegas
Las Vegas SEMA Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: City of Las Vegas
Info: jbear@lasvegasnevada.gov, 702-229-2420

OHIO

July 10, Columbus
Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Info: www.good-guys.com

July 12, Fairfield
British Car Day Cincinnati
Sponsor: British Car Club of Greater Cincinnati
Info: www.bccgc.com

July 25, Mentor
Annual Cruise-In For Rainbow Babies
Sponsor: D&S Automotive Collision & Restyling
Info: www.dsautomotive.com/annual-car-show

OREGON

July 10, Roseburg
Graffiti Weekend Show-n-Shine
Sponsor: Stray Angels Car Club
Info: www.strayangelscarclub.com , info@strayangelscarclub.com

July 11, Hood River
WAAAM Traffic Jam - Cruise, Car Show, and Swap Meet
Sponsor: Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Info: trafficjam@waaamuseum.org

PENNSYLVANIA

July 12, Allentown
Mustang Muscle Car Show
Sponsor: PennMustangs & Building Specialties
Info: www.PennMustangs.com/carshow

July 10, Tarentum-Pittsburgh
Ultimate Car Cruise Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills Mall
Info: 412-807-1115

July 11, Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Pump Primers Muster
Sponsor: PPP/SPAAMFAA
Info: www.pennsylvaniapumpprimers.org, 717-566-8973

July 11, Huntingdon
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Swigart Museum
Info: www.swigartmuseum.com

July 12, Washington
Classics on Main
Sponsor: Covered Bridge Region AACA
Info: coveredbridgeregionaaca@yahoo.com

July 25, Pottstown
Eastwood Summer Classic
Sponsor: Eastwood
Info: www.eastwood.com/summerclassic2015 , 800-343-9353

SOUTH CAROLINA

July 11, Charleston
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Just Friends
Info: 843-814-5862

July 11, West Columbia
Fat Boyz Cruise-in
Sponsor: Classic Chevy Club
Info: bennettcom@yahoo.com

TENNESSEE

July 10, Bartlett
MCCC Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Memphis Classic Chevy Club
Info: www.memphisclassicchevys.com

July 10, Memphis
Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Superior Custom Street Rods Inc
Info: superiorstreetrods@gmail.com

July 11, Hendersonville
Cruzin' Hendersonville
Sponsor: David Ferguson
Info: ddfergie@gmail.com

TEXAS

July 10, Arlington
Nostalgia Nights
Sponsor: Classical Gas Enterprises
Info: sherry@classicalgasmotors.com, www.classicalgasmotors.com/NostalgiaNightsInfo.pdf

July 11, El Paso
Caffeine and Octane
Sponsor: Southwest Classic Car Club & Coyote Cobras
Info: www.swclassic.org

WASHINGTON

July 18, Auburn
3rd Annual Car Show 4 Kids
Sponsor: Ed Britz
Info: www.facebook.com/carshow4kids

WISCONSIN

July 10, Brookfield
Cruisin' at the Wilson Center
Sponsor: Wilson Center for the Arts
Info: lclopton@wilson-center.com

July 10, Iola
Iola Old Car Show
Sponsor: Iola Old Car Show
Info: www.iolaoldcarshow.com, information@iolaoldcarshow.com, 715-445-4000

CANADA

July 1, Vegreville, Alberta Canada
BBQ and Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Vegreville Iron Runner's Auto Club
Info: kinparts@hotmail.com

July 4, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
21st Annual Summer Cruise Weekend
Sponsor: Mile Zero Cruisers Car Club
Info: www.milezerocruisers.ca

July 10, Moncton, New Brunswick
Atlantic Nationals
Sponsor: Atlantic Nationals
Info: www.atlanticnationals.com

July 18, Olds, Alberta
Rocket Round Up in Olds
Sponsor: Northern Lights Oldsmobile Club
Info: www.oldsclub.ca , president@oldsclub.ca

FRANCE

July 4, Trouville sur Mer Normandie
Rallye Annuel 2015 "Entre Terre et Mer" et Vintage American Cars Expo
Sponsor: US Cars Club Normandy | Mairie de Trouville
Info: Alain Lubat - Contact@uscarsclubnormandy.fr