National Collector Car Appreciation Day

By Paul Hinkle | Contributed

On July 8, local car collectors gathered at the Old Town Clovis Farmers Market to display their special cars to celebrate “National Collector Car Appreciation Day.”

A number of classic car events take place around the country celebrating the collector car hobby throughout the United States, including fifteen in California. The City of Clovis issued a proclamation signed by Mayor Nathan Magsig recognizing this event – 2016 will mark the fourth year that recognition of this event has taken place in Clovis.

The US Senate passes resolutions each year at the request of SEMA Action Network (SAN) intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future. This annual event raises awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in our society.

On June 21, 2016, Congress passed Senate Res. 507 to designate July 8, 2016 as Collector Car Appreciation Day. Recognizing that the collection and restoration of historic and classic cars as an important part of preserving the technological achievements and cultural heritage of the United States.

An update to a California bill to expand vehicle retirement program fails Senate Committee passage. Legislation (A.B. 1965) to require the Air Resources Board to expand the state’s program for the retirement and replacement of older passenger vehicles and light/medium duty trucks was not approved by the Senate Environmental Quality Committee. The Legislation would have required the crushing of 89 and older passenger vehicles and light/medium duty trucks that ended up in wrecking yards preventing parts from being reused for restoration and/or repairs. Thank you to everyone who participated in opposing this bill.

August 12th – Clovis Farmers Market (contact Paul Hinkle)
August 13th – Hot August Night Classic Car Show & Street Party
August 19th – Clovis Missionary Baptist Church Car Show
August 20th – Clovis Park in the Park
August 21st – Summer Turlock Swap
August 26th – Clovis Missionary Baptist Church Car Show
– Kings River Winery Car Show
August 27th – Happy Hearts Car Show Dinuba
August 26th – 27th – Wheels ‘N’ Windmills Car Show
August 26th – 28th – Goodguys 30th West Coast Nationals
September 2nd – Rods on the Bluff
September 2nd – 3rd – Paso Robles Car Show & Cruise Night
September 4th – Cambria Pinedorado Car show

If your club or organization is putting on a car show or motorsports event we are always looking for interesting cars, people and events to share. You can reach Paul Hinkle at or call (559) 970-2274 or Eric Hinkle at

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