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Collector Car Appreciation Day Events
Friday, July 13, 2012

COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY

FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012

 SAN Sets July 13 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” - Driving Force, February 2012, SEMA Action Network

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the third commemoration in what has become an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The SAN is again working to secure a congressional resolution to recognize the day’s significance.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), its Automotive Restoration Market Organization (ARMO) and Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) and the SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced July 13, 2012 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.”  The date marks the third commemoration of what has become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  If you have an event planned for the month of July and you would like it included on our list, please submit the details clicking this link.  For questions, contact the SAN at san@sema.org.  The list will help collector car enthusiasts identify an event in their area for this celebration.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT INFORMATION HERE.

 


2012 Collector Car Appreciation Day Events:



ARIZONA

July 13, Glendale
Chilly Bomber's/ Freddy's Steakburgers Cruise In 
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.webs.com/ 

July 14, Glendale
Mixteca/Kmart Cruise In
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.webs.com/ 

July 14, Mesa
National Collector Car Day East Side Location
Sponsor: Nancy Perry Productions
Info: www.nancyperryproductions.webs.com/ 

CALIFORNIA

July 11, Pomona
Prolong Twilight Cruise
Sponsor: Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum
Info: www.museum.nhra.com

July 13, El Segundo
Drive Your Collector Car to Work staff event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media

July13, Irvine
Drive Your Collector Car to Work staff event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media

July 13, Diamond Bar
Third Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day "Drive Your Collector Car to Work" & BBQ at Noon for SEMA members and staff
Sponsor: SEMA
Info: san@sema.org

July 13, Santee Lakes
Collector Car Appreciation Picnic
Sponsor: The King Pins
Info: Howard at 619-445-9777

July 13, Corona
Collector Car Appreciation Day Open House
Sponsor: Extreme Automotive
Info: (951) 371 9730 or leatherman.mary48@gmail.com

July 14, Valencia
SimTec Motorsports After Hours
Sponsor: SimTec Motorsports 
Info: SimTecMotorsports@yahoo.com

July 14-15, Santa Clara
Hot San Jose Nights
Sponsor: The Mercury News 
Info: www.hotsanjosenights.com

COLORADO

July 7, Loveland
5th Annual All American Car Show
Sponsor: the Northern Colorado Mustang Car Club      
Info: www.allamericancarshow.com or events@ncmcc.org

CONNECTICUT

July 8, Simsbury
11th Annual Charity Benefit Car Show
Sponsor: Valley Collector Car Club, Inc.
Info: www.valleycollectorcarclub.org/

July 13, Monroe
"Collector Car Appreciation Day" Cruise
Sponsor: Classic Nights Car Club
Info: www.classicnights.com

DELAWARE

July 8-15, Wilmington
19th Annual International Convention
Sponsor: International Thunderbird Club
Info: malcolm@intl-tbirdclub.com or www.intl-tbirdclub.com/

FLORIDA

July 13, Tampa
Drive Your Collector Car to Work Staff Event
Sponsor: Source Interlink Media

July 14, Jupiter
3rd Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
Sponsor: Southeast Rods & Customs
Info: 561/753-3279 or www.serodsncustoms.com/index.htm 

HAWAII

July 14, Kihei, Maui
Piilani Village Car Show
Sponsor: Maui Classic Cruisers Car Club 
Info: Patty Ventura at 808/264-6103 or Scott Borge at 808/344-0996

IDAHO

July 13-15, Boise
Northwest Motorfest
Sponsor: RPM! Productions
Info: http://www.rpmprod.com/2012_MOTORFEST_MAIN_PAGE.HTML

ILLINOIS

July 13-15, Joliet
NMRA/NMCA Super Bowl of Street-Legal Drag Racing
Sponsor: Nitto Tire
Info: www.nmcadigital.com/IL

July 14, Rockford
Midwest Racing at Byron Dragway
Sponsor: Midwest Racing
Info: www.midwestracing.net

July 14, Moline
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise
Sponsor: Quad Cities Cruisers
Info: www.quadcitiescruisers.org

July 21, Evansville
Evansville Days Car, Truck & Motorcycle Cruise-In
Sponsor: Liberty Courtyard Wine Tasting & Supplies
Info: http://www.motortopia.com/car-shows/evansville-days-car-truck-motorcycle-cruise-in-8035

IOWA

July 8, Burlington
Strong Cars For Strong Kids Car Show
Sponsor: Burlington Area Community YMCA-YWCA
Info: 319-753-6734, Ext. 113 or www.burlingtony.org

July 13, Mount Pleasant
Cruise Night
Sponsor: The 20th Century Car Club
Info: 319/385-2119 or ekropa@iwc.edu

July 13, Ames
Customer and Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Arnold Motor Supply
Info: 515/556-5206 or vppublication@isra-online.org

July 13, Ames
Hot Sizzling BBQ
Sponsor: Iowa Street Rod Association
Info: 515.231.3031 jve37671@aol.com

July 15-20, Homestead
Heritage Tour
Sponsor: Veteran Motor Car Club of America
Info: RussBees@msn.com

INDIANA 

July 15-19, New Castle
Great Lakes Region Regional Tour
Sponsor: Veteran Motor Car Club of America
Info: wilkinsondarrel@wmconnect.com

KENTUCKY

July 14, Nicholasville
Cruise-In
Sponsor: Double Kwik BP
Info: hotdodgedart74@yahoo.com

July 19-21, Bowling Green
31st Annual Corvette Homecoming
Sponsor: National Corvette Owners Association
Info: 270/791-2117 or www.corvettehomecoming.com

MARYLAND

July 13, Chesapeake City
Drive Your Collector Car Day
Sponsor: Ron Francis Wiring
Info: www.ronfrancis.com

MASSACHUSETTS

July 15, Shrewsbury
Chili's Cruise Night
Sponsor: Chili's Grill & Bar & Greg's Restorations
Info: http://chiliscruisenight.com/Home_Page.php

MINNESOTA

July 13, Ortonville
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise
Sponsor: Big Stone Cruisers
Info: www.bigstonecruisers.com

July 13, Fridley
Drive Your Classic Car to Work Day
Sponsor: Friendly Cheverolet

MISSOURI

July 14, St. Louis
National Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebration
Sponsor: Clean Cut Creations
Info: 314/968-8377 or info@CleanCutCreations.com

NEBRASKA

July 14, Papillion
3rd Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Cruisers for the Breath of Life 
Info: 402/935-0974 or tmprobyn@fnni.com

NEW HAMPSHIRE

July 13, Exeter
Black Cat Cruise Night
Sponsors: Kustom Kings of New Hampshire, Foss Motors of Exeter
Info: Jim at 603-793–8126

July 15, Holderness
3rd Annual Acton Custom Open House and Collector Car Appreciation Day Event
Sponsor: Acton Custom Enterprises, LLC
Info:  603/279-0241 or www.actoncustom.com

NEW JERSEY

July 13, Somerville
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Sponsor: Raritan River Region of the Cadillac LaSalle Club
Info: www.rrrclc.org/

July 13, Woodstown
Third Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise
Sponsor: South Jersey Region AACA
Info: www.sjraaca.com

July 13, Cherry Hill
National Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show
Sponsor: American Collectors Insurance, Inc.
Info: www.AmericanCollectors.com/NCCAD

NEW MEXICO

July 13, Portales
Second Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show
Sponsor: Desert Cruzers
Info: desertcruzerscarclub.com/

July 14, Albuquerque
2012 Mopar Challenge Series - 3rd Race
Sponsor: Mopar Muscle Club of NM
Info: www.moparclub.com or 505-896-8115

NEW YORK

July 13, Sharon Springs
Cruise-In On Friday Night
Sponsor: Dairland Drive-in and Big Al's Hot Rod Shop
Info: www.carcruisein.com or Bigal55@frontiernet.net

NORTH CAROLINA

July 13, Goldsboro
Third Annual Collector Car Day Cruise
Sponsor: Wayne County Cruisers
Info: www.waynecountycruisers.com/

OHIO

July 13, Beavercreek
Friday Night Cruise-In
Sponsor: Greene County Antique & Classic Car Club
Info: www.greenecarclub.com/

OREGON

July 7, Roseburg
30th Show-N-Shine
Sponsor: Stray Angels Car Club
Info: www.strayangelscarclub.com

PENNSYLVANIA

July 8, Allentown
6th Annual Car Show
Sponsor: Penn Mustangs 
Info: www.pennmustangs.com/carshow

July 13-14, York
11th Annual Musclecar Madness at York Reunion
Sponsor: York Nostalgia
Info: 717/757-2720 or www.yorknostalgia.com

July 13-14, Alum Bank
25th Annual Alum Bank Classic Weekend Car Show 
Sponsor: Alum Bank Community Fire Company 
Info: mtbclassics@yahoo.com

July 14, Lewistown
Keystone State Muscle Cars Summer Cruise Nights 
Sponsor: Keystone State Muscle Cars 
Info: 717/348-0630  or badasspony@rocketmail.com

July 15, Gettysburg
British Invade Gettysburg
Sponsor: The Lancaster County MG Club
Info: www.lancomgclub.com

SOUTH CAROLINA
 
July 14, West Columbia
Fat Boys Cruise-In
Sponsor: Columbia Classic Chevy Club
Info: www.clubs.hemmings.com/columbiaclassicchevyclub

TENNESSEE

July 13-14, Johnson City
4th Annual Car Show and Borla Open House
Sponsor: Borla Performance Industries & Carter County Car Club
Info: www.borla.com/carshow

TEXAS

July 13, San Antonio
Drive Your Hot Rod to Work Day
Sponsor: Vintage Air
Info: rlove@vintageair.com

July 13, Castroville
3rd  Annual National Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Mopar Muscle Club of San Antonio
Info: jmmoore18@satx.rr.com

July 13, Dallas
3rd Annual Celebration of the National Collector Car Appreciation Day at Keller’s Drive In
Sponsor: Dallas Area Classic Chevys 
Info: www.DallasClassicChevy.com

July 14, Rowlett
2nd Annual Celebration of the National Collector Car Appreciation Day and Giant Garage Sale
Sponsor:  North Texas Region Lincoln and Continental Owners Club
Info: joehillandassociates@verizon.net

July 14, Fairview
Show and Shine Collector Car Appreciation Show
Sponsor: Morning Maniacs
Info: wendy.meagher@att.net

VERMONT

July 13, Bennington
Hemmings' Annual National Collector Car Day Cruise-in to the Drive-in
Sponsor: Hemmings Motor News
Info: 800/227-4373 or www.hemmings.com/events/cruiseins.html

WASHINGTON

July 8, Vancouver
Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Fort Vancouver / Rose City Region Club of AACA
Info: fam36@comcast.net

July 13, Olympia
Collector Car Appreciation Day Cruise-In
Sponsor: Corvette & High Performance
Info: 360/754-7890 or www.corvhp.com

WISCONSIN

July 12-15, Iola
40th Anniversary Old Car Show
Info: information@iolaoldcarshow.com or 715/445-4000 
 
July 13, Kenosha
National Collector Car Appreciation Day
Sponsor: Kenosha Car Club
Info: 262/652-5641

July 13-15, Spokane
Early Ford V8 Club Swap Meet & Show & Shine
Sponsor: Early Ford V8 Car Club 
Info: 509/994-4924 or ceasterly65@gmail.com

CANADA

MANITOBA

July 13, Winnipeg
Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebration
Sponsor: Manitoba Association of Auto Clubs
Info: 204-229-0397 or bobchubala@yahoo.com
 

Past Collector Car Appreciation Day Events:

2011

Photos from Collector Car Appreciation Day Celebrations:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/semaphotos/collections/72157627054459663/

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