Collector Car Appreciation Day is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society. The day was first recognized on July 9, 2010 due, in part, to U.S. Senate resolution S. Res 513, sponsored by Senators Jon Tester and Richard Burr.
Hundreds of events were staged nationwide to celebrate the first Collector Car Appreciation Day. Thousands attended events ranging from car cruises and shows to small-business open houses and “drive your car to work” displays. The effort was organized by the Specialty Equipment Market Association and its Automotive Restoration Market Organization and Hot Rod Industry Alliance Councils, acknowledged the importance of the automobile in American culture as the inspiration for much music, literature, photography, cinema, fashion and other artistic pursuits.
Celebrated on 2rd Friday in July.
In 2019 Collector Car Appreciation Day in USA falls on July 12.