SEMA successfully lobbied Congress to declare June, 12 2013 Collector Car Appreciation Day. Hot Rods have been a part of American Culture for over 60 years and we don’t see them disappearing anytime soon. SEMA and the SEMA Action Network have been active in politics trying to preserve and keep this hobby alive. Despite multiple regulations that have been put against these cars and trucks, we still have our hobby and hopefully it will stay that way for generations to come.
To help celebrate the victory, employees from Source Interink Media decided some ice cream was in order, of course surrounded by some of their favorite project vehicles. On hand were a 1968 Chevrolet C-10 and a Cadillac Coupe deVille.
Even cooler than that, we celebrated Collector Car Appreciation Day with a little bit of ice cream from the 1958 Chevrolet Stepside Auto Creamery Truck. People lined up to grab Popsicles, Choco Tacos, ice cream sandwiches, and ice cream cookies to beat the heat.
We got a chance to meet up with Boyd Jacques Cohen, founder of Auto Gelato and owner of the Auto Creamery Truck. Boyd cut and did everything himself except the paint, which turns out to be a really cool truck – no pun intended. Total build time for the bad boy: 3 weeks. It took him only 3 weeks to get this truck serving some delicious ice cream.
If you’re out there celebrating Collector Car Appreciation Day, be sure to have some ice cream and enjoy the rest of the day. Make sure to mark your calendars to help spread the word and celebrate next year!