The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) has lobbied lawmakers to designate July 8 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day"

The United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 154 (S. Res. 154) designating July 8, 2011 as "Collector Car Appreciation Day." The date marks the second commemoration in what will become an annual event to celebrate and raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

In recognition of the day, collectors and enthusiasts will be hosting events across the country.